Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Accardo heading to the DL?

Not another pitcher heading to the disabled list! It appears that might be the case for the Jays, this time, the victim being Jeremy Accardo. After facing one batter in a game against Washington, the recently recalled reliever exited the contest with what was described as a "cramp in his leg caused by dehydration" That has since led to problems with his groin.

Accardo was held of the game last night as a precaution, even when the Jays relief corps was struggling against Cincinnati. Manager Cito Gaston has indicated he'd prefer to rest him tonight as well. Should the problem persist, the team will have no choice but to place him on the disabled list, particularly with how taxed the bullpen has been in the past week.

Accardo filled in admirably two seasons ago, saving 30 games for Toronto, and had three fantastic outings this year, notching a save and striking out 4 batters without allowing a run in 3 innings. His brief stint with the big club might be coming to an end, as a trip to the disabled list is a distinct possibility.

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