Jays closer Casey Janssen experiences rehab setback

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been shut down during his rehab and will stop throwing for the...

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been shut down during his rehab and will stop throwing for the time being. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:29 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS - Don’t expect to see Casey Janssen any time soon.

Janssen, the Blue Jays closer, opened the season on the disabled list after experiencing pain in the lower left side of his back.

Janssen is now down in Dunedin on a rehab assignment and originally it was thought that he may need two to three one-inning appearances to get up to speed.

Janssen made an appearance on Tuesday in a class-A game but on Wednesday the issues in his left side resurfaced to a degree and manager John Gibbons reported Thursday morning that Janssen has been shut down and will stop throwing for the time being.

“It’s just not right. It’s not like he’s a lot worse but he doesn’t feel quite comfortable enough yet to start really cutting it loose,” Gibbons said. “He’s going to take a few days off. It’s not completely out of there to where he feels comfortable.”


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