As expected, the Toronto Blue Jays placed right fielder Jose Bautista on the 15 day Disabled List with left wrist inflammation and have called up outfield prospect Anthony Gose from Triple A Las Vegas to take his spot on the active roster.
The best hitter in the Blue Jays lineup suffered the injury in the eighth inning of last night’s loss to the New York Yankees, when Bautista fell to the ground clutching his wrist after following though on a foul ball. While an x-ray came back negative, his reaction coupled with claims that he felt something pop led the team to anticipate a visit to the DL. Gose, was pulled early from his Pacific Coast League game last night shortly after the incident.
Starting Gose’s Major League service time clock is a curious decision by the Blue Jays, especially considering that both Travis Snider and Eric Thames represent valid replacement options. In fact, earlier this season General Manager Alex Anthopoulos admitted that the organization did Snider no favours by calling him up as a 20 year old and rushing his development. Gose will now be making his Major League debut at the age of 21.
To make room on the 40 man roster, the Blue Jays have moved pitcher Brandon Morrow to the 60 day DL.