Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another blow to Jays rotation: Romero to DL

The Blue Jays already thin rotation was dealt another blow after Ricky Romero was placed on the 15 day DL with an oblique strain.

The injury comes out of no where, as Romero has been dynamite to start his major league career. Over 3 starts, the 2005 1st round pick has posted a 2-0 record with an ERA of 1.71. For an already depleted staff, this marks another blow and will test the Blue Jays depth even further. Having already put Shaun Marcum, Dustin McGowan, Casey Janssen, Jesse Litsch, and now Romero on the shelf, Toronto will likely dip to the minors for another starter.

As posted a few days ago in the Jays prospect watch, the obvious choices would be prospects Brad Mills or Brett Cecil, although they have both struggled thus far in AAA. At this point though, with yet another starter injured, Toronto's hand might be forced in seeing what one of the young kids can do.

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