The Blue Jays are preparing to activate left-hander Robbie Ray from the injured list in advance of their upcoming series against the Yankees, manager Charlie Montoyo tells reporters, including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. He’ll get the start Monday evening against New York.
Ray re-signed with Toronto over the offseason after the Jays acquired him in a midseason trade with the Diamondbacks. His 2021 regular-season debut was delayed a couple of weeks by a bruised elbow he suffered during the spring. With Ray making his return to the rotation, the Jays will bump Tanner Roark to the bullpen for now, per Montoyo.
In other Toronto injury news, star outfielder George Springer is still not nearing a return from his recent quad injury, via Nicholson-Smith. Springer’s debut with the Jays was delayed by an oblique strain, and he hurt his quad while rehabbing the original injury. The three-time All-Star has now recovered from the oblique problem, but the leg issue will keep him out of the lineup for a while longer.