Mar 24, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays place closer Casey Janssen on disabled list

The 2014 Major League Baseball season hasn’t even officially gotten underway yet (not counting the Australian series) and the Toronto Blue Jays are already dealing with a significant injury.

According to a handful of sources, closer Casey Janssen will be placed on the 15-day disabled list as he’s dealing with a left abdominal/lower back strain.

Bummer of a start to season for Blue Jays: Closer Casey Janssen placed on DL with left abdominal/lower back strain.

Janssen didn’t make his Spring Training debut until recently as he was dealing with shoulder soreness and not wanting to aggravate the situation, the Blue Jays felt it would be best to bring him back slowly.

Now they’ll be without Janssen regardless at least for the next fifteen days as he attempts to recover on the disabled list.

Hopefully by the end of his time on the DL, Janssen will be back and healthy.

In the meantime, former closer Sergio Santos will likely take over for Janssen while everybody else in the bullpen moves up an inning.

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