This afternoon was not a good time to open Twitter.
With just over a week before opening day, the Jays had a myriad of terrible injury news coming out of camp.
- First, it looks like Kirby Yates will be having surgery on Tommy John, ending his 2021 season before it begins.
- Robbie Ray fell down the stairs and bruised his left elbow. They believe that at the moment he will only be missing one start of spring and will always be ready for the opening of the series.
- George Springer has a grade 2 oblique strain (with less severe symptoms) and will not play for a few days. It will be reassessed this weekend.
Ross Atkins on George Springer: “He’s extremely motivated and determined to be ready for day one. I imagine we would have to take that away from him completely so that he doesn’t play on opening day. ” #Geais bleus
– Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) 23 mars 2021
Ross Atkins also said this rash of injuries could speed up their search for pitching via the trade market – both rotating and helping the pen.#Geais bleus
– Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) 23 mars 2021
We have good news – Nate Pearson and Thomas Hatch are both recovering exceptionally well:
- Nate Pearson is already launching and will soon have a bullpen session
- Thomas Hatch’s elbow injury doesn’t involve his UCL and the team hope he won’t be down for too long
Feel free to comment with your favorite sad news GIF as we watch the Jays take on the Phillies tonight. The Phillies provide a fixed camera video feed.