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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue Jays' Casey Janssen will throw bullpen session this weekend

By on 4/26/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox on Friday by the score of 8-1 to drop to 11-12 on the season. The loss was the Blue Jays' fourth in their last five games. Much of the team's early season troubles is due to a pitching staff which is 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is hope that closer Casey Janssen can return soon. He is scheduled for a bullpen session this weekend.

Shi Davidi, who covers the Blue Jays for, tweeted the following on Janssen's status.
Janssen was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29 for a mild abdominal strain. Our own PaulF reported on April 17 that Janssen  had a setback.  Janssen is no stranger to the disabled list, having been on five times in his career, but this is the first time for anything that wasn't related to his shoulder or forearm. 

With Sergio Santos struggling in the closers' role in Janssen's place, the Blue Jays need Janssen back as soon as possible.  Santos is 0-1 with five saves and a high ERA of 6.14. Although he's struck out 13 in 7 1/3 innings, he's walked eight.

Janssen was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2004 amateur draft.  In 56 games last season, he was 4-1 with 34 saves and an ERA of 2.56.  He allowed only 39 hits and 13 walks in 52 2/3 innings and struck out 50. The seven-year veteran has a career record of 26-21 with 65 saves and an ERA of 3.48. 

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