Wells out 6-8 weeks
The news keeps getting worse on the injury front for the Blue Jays. This afternoon, centre fielder Vernon Wells was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left wrist and is expected to be out from 6-8 weeks. In addition, reliever Jeremy Accardo was placed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm.
To replace Wells, the Jays are recalling infielder Joe Inglett from Triple-A Syracuse and have purchased the contract of righthanded reliever Armando Benitez from Syracuse. Bemnitez, signed as a free agent at spring training, was nearing the date when he needed to be in the major leagues or else could ask for his release. He was 1-0, with a 3.86 ERA at Class-A Dunedin and had a scoreless inning in one appearance.
Wells in Friday night's game made a diving catch landing awkwardly on his left side. He was examined this morning, undergoing an MRI that revelaled the break. Wells had begun to find his stroke again, raising his average to .2381 and leading the team with 25 RBIs.
Accardo's last appearance was Friday, pitching two-thirds of an inning, allowing one run. Already on the DL are David Eckstein, John McDonald, Brian Wolfe and Casey Janssen.