Sunday, June 28, 2009

Barajas not heading to DL after all

Rod Barajas was to be heading to the disabled list with an injured hamstring following Friday's game against the Phillies. However, the Blue Jays have had a change of heart. The starting catcher is now considered day to day and will not be heading to the DL.

The decision occurred a day following the tweaked hammy, and means that minor league catcher Kyle Phillips, will not be he promoted to the big club to fill in for Barajas. In all likelihood, should Barajas not face a setback, Phillips will likely be passed over because Michael Barrett, who started the season as the Jays backup catcher but went down with a shoulder injury in April is close to finishing his rehab assignment at AAA Las Vegas.

In the meantime, Barajas will backup Chavez with Manager Cito Gaston indicating veterans John McDonald and Kevin Millar could catch in an emergency situation. Let's hope it doesn't get to that point.

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