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.
CLEVELAND (AP) Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.
Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he will be re-examined in two weeks.
The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami’s Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn’t needed, and Francona said the medical staff told him Kluber was having “expected healing.”
Kluber has been fitted with a protective brace. He said it was a relief to have the cast off and is excited that he “can do a lot more now.”
The 33-year-old ran sprints in the outfield before the series opener against Tampa Bay.
Kluber won 20 games last season and at least 18 in each of the past three seasons. He is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this year.
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