The Blue Jays have placed starter Francisco Liriano on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation and recalled pitcher Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports.
Liriano struggled in his last two starts, allowing 10 runs in a total of 5 2/3 innings. As Davidi notes, the lefty has also seen a decline in his fastball velocity, creating cause for concern.
The list of injured Jays grows ever longer. Liriano joins fellow starters J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez on the DL along with Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin, and Troy Tulowitzki. Sanchez is expected to return on Sunday. Mike Bolsinger will take Liriano’s spot in the rotation temporarily.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.