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The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to June 12, and recalled infielder Yan Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Morrow left nine pitches into Monday's start against Washington after suffering a strained muscle in his left side. A second round of tests Tuesday confirmed the initial diagnosis and Morrow was placed on the DL. There is no timetable for his return.
Morrow entered Monday's game having won three of his previous four starts, a stretch in which he also threw two shutouts. The former first round pick has a career-high three shutouts this season. He's 7-4 with a 3.01 earned-run average in 13 starts.
In 14 games with Toronto this season, Gomes is hitting .226 with three homers and eight RBIs.
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Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow had to be helped off the field after he was struck on the lower right leg by Wilson Betemit's line drive in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game against Baltimore.
X-rays were negative, and Morrow was diagnosed with a bruised right shin. He is day to day.
Morrow was hit between the knee and ankle on Betemit's infield single...
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Before I get to Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, I got a little bit of news about the Blue Jays.
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Lawrie also made a spectacular sliding catch...
Let’s play a game called “Which one of these is not like the others?”
Culled from Fangraphs, Baseball-Reference, and yours truly, defensive ratings for Brett Lawrie:
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