This afternoon was not a good time to open Twitter.
With just over a week to go until Opening Day, the Jays have had a myriad of terrible injury news to come out of camp.
- First, it appears as if Kirby Yates will be getting Tommy John surgery, ending his 2021 season before it started
- Robbie Ray fell down the stairs and bruised his left elbow. They think right now he’ll only miss one Spring start and still be ready for opening series
- George Springer has a Grade 2 oblique strain (with less severe symptoms) and won’t play for a couple days. He will be reevaluated this weekend.
Ross Atkins on George Springer: "He is extremely motivated and driven to be ready for opening day. I would imagine that it would have to be us taking that completely out of his hands in order for him not to be playing on opening day." #BlueJays— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) March 23, 2021
Ross Atkins did also say this rash of injuries could expedite their search for pitching via the trade market — both rotation and bullpen help.#BlueJays— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) March 23, 2021
We do have some good news - Nate Pearson and Thomas Hatch are both recovering exceptionally well:
- Nate Pearson is already throwing and will have a bullpen session soon
- Thomas Hatch’s elbow injury doesn’t involve his UCL and the team is hopeful he won’t be down for too long
Feel free to comment with your favorite sad news GIF while we watch the Jays take on the Phillies tonight. The Phillies are providing a fixed cam video feed.