The Toronto Blue Jays have placed pitcher Josh Johnson on the disabled list with right triceps inflammation and in a corresponding move, Ricky Romero will be recalled from Single-A Dunedin:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) May 2, 2013
This will be Romero’s chance to show off his new mechanics after remaining in Dunedin when spring training concluded to get back to the basics. Romero pitched in one contest last week for the Dunedin Blue Jays, allowing one run over seven quality innings pitched. Romero will try to forget about his disastrous 2012 campaign and wipe the slate clean on Friday night.
Johnson missed his last start due to the triceps soreness and was rumoured to be in line to make his next start. The injury may explain the crooked numbers Johnson has put up in his first month as a Blue Jay.
In four starts Johnson has a 6.86 earned run average allowing 28 hits in 19.2 innings of work. Johnson is in the last year of his contract, and a significant injury could definitely make prospective suitors shy about doling out big money to the injury-prone hurler.
The news about Johnson could not come at a worse time for the 10-18 Blue Jays as they try to creep out of the American League East gutter. So Blue Jays fans, gather around Friday and witness the Re-birth of Ricky of Romero.