A headline that could normally describe the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen for large stretches of this season was given literal meaning today when closer parce qu’il est la Jon Rauch underwent an emergency appendectomy in Seattle this morning.
The least intimidating 6’10″ pitcher of all time has been placed on the Disabled List, while left handed specialist Trever Miller, who came over to the Blue Jays from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Colby Rasmus trade was designated for assignment. The two roster spots will be filled by lefty relievers Will Ledezma and Rommie Lewis.
Oooooh. Doesn’t that just give you so many warm and fuzzy feelings about this team’s bullpen?
Despite what the Toronto Star’s Mark Zwolinski might try tell you, look for the Jays to use Frank Francisco as the team’s closer moving forward.