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The surging Toronto Blue Jays may not be out of the running yet. They have won six games in a row and eight of their last ten. Now, the Blue Jays find themselves eight games out of first, getting healthier, and gaining confidence. Jose Reyes and Brandon Morrow could help the team continue this surge.
According to John Lott of the National Post, both Reyes and Morrow are nearing a return. They have both began minor league rehab assignments with the Class-A affiliate of the Blue Jays.
Gibbons: Reyes and Morrow to start for Dunedin tonight, Reyes 4-5 innings, Morrow 45-50 pitches.
— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) June 17, 2013
Reyes has been out since he severely sprained his ankle sliding into second base. The injury happened in early April, and Reyes is not expected back until the beginning of July. If rehab goes well, perhaps he returns by the end of June.
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Morrow has been sidelined with forearm tightness since the beginning of June. The concern with Morrow's injury was that it could be more serious than the Blue Jays were letting on, but his return to action in his minor league rehab assignment is indicative of the injury simply being tightness.
Both player will look to return within the next couple of weeks. Of course, any setbacks could push the timetable out much further. That's always the risk in predicting when a player returns to the roster. Optimistically though, the Blue Jays could get Reyes and Morrow back while they are still hot, and in time for them to continue their push to get back over .500.
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