DUNEDIN, Fla. – Toronto Blue Jays closer to Julian Merryweather is placed on the 10-day injury list with a strained left slant.
The right-hander felt discomfort in the left side of his abdomen on his last warm-up run in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 7-3 win over the New York Yankees.
Merryweather came in with two runners on and two outs and threw just two lanes to Aaron Hicks before Gary Sanchez was tagged out in a rounddown between first and second bases after a pitch in the dirt. He did not return to the ninth.
Merryweather has two saves and has only allowed one hit and one turn with seven strikes over 4⅓ innings in four appearances. His fastball has reached 1
Also Ross Stripling was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Yankees due to tightness in his right forearm. He was unable to get loose before the match.
TJ Zeuch replaced Stripling.
Game notes: RHP David Phelps, hit in the lower part of Clint Frazier’s 100.7 mph liner Tuesday night, is day-to-day with a bruised back. … RHP Anthony Castro got his contract bought from the alternative venue and will work out of the bullpen.