Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rays and is expected to announce his retirement from baseball shortly thereafter, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports. David Price was initially on track to start Sunday's game, but the Blue Jays will give Buehrle the nod in what amounts to a curtain call for his excellent 16-year career. Per Levine's report, Buehrle is only expected to pitch two innings to reach 200 for the season, the 15th consecutive campaign in which he'll have reached that mark. Despite his respectable 3.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season, Buehrle is expected to be left off the Jays' postseason roster, as the team is likely to go with a four-man rotation. Buehrle's low-to-mid-80s fastball velocity wouldn't make him particularly useful in a relief role.
Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle took a no-decision, giving up three earned runs across six innings on Sunday. He gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out one. Buehrle offered up another workmanlike performance, collecting yet another quality start. On the season, he's 14-7 with a 3.69 ERA, but may not hit the 200-inning threshold as he has in the past 14 seasons.
Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings Tuesday against the Braves. He threw just 66 pitches after getting a cortisone shot in his throwing shoulder Sept. 8, so owners were probably fortunate to get five innings out of Buehrle on Tuesday. The veteran lefty will make his next start Sunday against the Red Sox and lines up to make two more starts after that before the conclusion of the regular season.
After receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle declared himself ready to make his next start, reports The Toronto Sun. Buehrle is scheduled to start Tuesday's game at Atlanta. "I'm a little sore. No big deal I've had them before," Buehrle said of the cortisone shot. "I still could have pitched on Saturday if need be, but obviously Stroman is ready and they want to put him in there, so they pushed me back to Tuesday. I'm for it."
Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is bothered by a left shoulder issue and will receive a cortisone shot, reports the National Post. Buehrle had his last start pushed back so he could receive more rest, but his next start is not known at this point.