Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Toronto Blue Jays placed pitcher Josh
Johnson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday as the offseason acquisition
continues to deal with an injury to his right arm.
Johnson was scratched from a scheduled start last Friday due to inflammation
in his right triceps, with the team initially hoping the two-time All-Star
would miss only one turn in the rotation.
The move was made retroactive to April 29.
Johnson, one of five major league players acquired from the Miami Marlins in a
blockbuster trade back in November, had gone 0-1 with a 6.86 earned run
average through his first four starts with Toronto. The right-hander had
allowed 28 hits in 19 2/3 innings of work.
To fill the rotation spot, the Blue Jays announced that Ricky Romero will be
recalled from Single-A Dunedin to start Friday's game against Seattle.
Romero, Toronto's Opening Day starter in each of the previous two seasons, was
shipped to the minors to begin the 2013 campaign after experiencing control
problems during spring training. The left-hander walked an American League-
high 105 batters while posting a disappointing 9-14 record with a 5.77 ERA
The former first-round pick did not issue a walk in his lone outing for
Dunedin, however, while yielding just one run over seven innings this past
Toronto also recalled Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo, with the reliever
available to pitch in Thursday's matchup against Boston.
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