Found June 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:

It's never good news when a player is placed on the disabled list, but in the case of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Ramon Ortiz there was a sense that the worst-case scenario was avoided with yesterday's announcement. Ortiz will hit the DL, but further evaluation of his elbow did not reveal a torn ligament as was initially expected, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com. Ortiz exited his last appearance against the San Diego Padres. He experienced severe discomfort after throwing a pitch to third baseman Chase Headley, and he immediately threw his glove to the ground as he believed his career had come to an end. Ortiz will continue to undergo testing to determine the extent of the damage, but so far there hasn't been a significant injury revealed. Manager John Gibbons was among those surprised by the results. "It shocked me," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of the news while adding the two have exchanged text messages. “He has been around a long time and he has been healthy. He has never experienced anything like that as far as I know of. He threw that one pitch, these guys all know when something goes wrong in there. Hopefully it's something he can heal from." While there's still no guarantee that Ortiz will be able to make it back from whatever ailment he's dealing with, the outlook is more promising than it initially was. The 40-year-old has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 6.04 and 1.776 over seven appearances -- including four starts -- for the Jays this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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