April 24, 2007
Bad news for B.J.
By KEN FIDLIN -- Sun Media
The Blue Jays have moved injured closer B.J. Ryan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day which means his return to active bullpen duty can't happen before June 15, or about nine weeks since he last pitched on April 14. Originally, after elbow surgery was ruled out by Dr. James Andrews, it was suggested Ryan would be out from six to eight weeks. Ryan has a strained tendon in his pitching elbow and is currently resting it for a period of a month. This latest move means he will require at least another month of rehab.
Nobody was blindsided by the decision to send Brian Tallet to the minors at the end of spring training more than Brian Tallet himself. Tallet pitched in 44 games last year for the Jays and went 3-0 with a 3.81 ERA. He came to camp this year, expecting to be a part of the team that went north, but was largely unimpressive in spring games.
Now that he's back, recalled from Syracuse, Tallet says he would have done things differently this spring had he realized his tenuous situation.
"I wouldn't have taken as much for granted," he said. "I kind of thought I had a spot on the team. I thought I had earned that right. But until they say 'Here's a guaranteed contract,' nothing is guaranteed and I found that out the hard way this year.
GLAUS ON MEND
Troy Glaus isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until Saturday but he's expected to join the club in New York to work out with the team before games there on tomorrow and Thursday.
"We'll see how he is and hopefully he'll be ready to go," said Gibbons. Glaus is resting a sore left heel.
B+ At the plate: After being humiliated by knuckleballer tim Wakefield last week, the Jays got to him for eight hits .
B Starter: Tomo Ohka bent but didn't break through five innings and when he gave up a leadoff single in the sixth, John Gibbons didn't wait one more minute to get him out.
B+ Bullpen: A Manager John Gibbons emptied the bullpen, using Casey Janssen, Scott Downs, Jeremy Accardo and, finally Jason Frasor and they redeemed themselves for blowing two games late last week.