The Jays just made a big announcement, Ricky Romero has been optioned to the minors. All the way down to Dunedin. Wow. That I didn't see coming. The full Roy Halladay treatment.
That means J.A. Happ will be the 5th starter.
So Gibbons was telling the truth earlier.
I figured Ricky would be put on the DL and sent to the minors on a rehab assignment.
Some tweets coming out of Alex talking to the press:
AA says decision made after game today in discussion with Gibbons, Pete Walker, AGM Tony LaCava. Aftrer discussion, decision "unanimous."— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) March 26, 2013
Happ will be fifth starter. AA says it's undetermined whether Romero will progress through minors or stay in Fla. until he is deemed fixed.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) March 26, 2013