The Toronto Blue Jays were hopeful that closer Casey Janssen, who has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training, would be available to return this weekend.
Janssen even went as far as to participate in a rehab appearance, but the closer began to feel discomfort and has been shutdown by the Blue Jays yet again.
Janssen has been temporarily shutdown because of his sore lower back. He’ll take at least a few days off from throwing.
The veteran reliever has been dealing with a strained muscle in his lower back, but has struggled to get healthy.
Toronto even went as far as to limit Janssen’s appearances during spring training in hopes of avoiding an injury, but the closer still seemingly found his way to the disabled list.
There’s no word on how long the shutdown will take place as it’s expected Janssen will attempt to throw again in a few days and see how he feels.
Sergio Santos will continue to handle the ninth inning duties for the Jays in his place.