Blue Jays place Brandon Morrow on DL, outright Ricky Romero
The struggling Blue Jays have been forced to make some changes to their rotation and their 40-man roster.
The terminally struggling Blue Jays announced a pair of significant roster moves on Saturday.
First, the Jays have placed right-hander Brandon Morrow on the 15-day DL because of forearm inflammation. The 28-year-old Morrow has pitched to a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts this season. Coming off a strong 2012 season (144 ERA+, 1.12 WHIP in 124 2/3 innings) hopes had been high for Morrow. In 2011, Morrow missed roughly a month with a similar condition.
On that front, don't expect help from Ricky Romero any time soon. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler passed along word that Romero has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. The struggling Romero was already on the roster for Buffalo, but this procedural move removes him from the 40-man roster.
This season, Romero is lugging around a 12.46 ERA in two starts for Toronto and a 9.45 ERA across 20 minor-league innings. Just two seasons ago, Romero finished 10th in the AL Cy Young balloting.
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