Jays DL Grows by One Canadian
Canadian right-hander Scott Richmond was placed on the 15-day disabled list following today's game against the Yankees, throwing the Jays' rotation into further disarray. The 29-year-old righthander is suffering from tendinitis in his right shoulder and becomes the 10th different Jays pitcher to go on the DL this season. Brad Mills will be recalled by the Jays and will start on Tuesday vs. the Rays.
"I'm just trying to squash it, nip it in the bud before it turns into anything," Richmond said. "It's a little inflammation in my biceps tendon. The all-star break will help it out. The rest is what I need."
Richmond has struggled so hard to earn a spot in the Jays' major-league rotation that even the thought of going on the disabled list, erring on the side of caution, is a difficult decision.
"It was very hard," Richmond admitted. "Trying to downplay to the trainers. They're there to help and I can't not be telling them the truth and hoping it just comes back and don't say anything. It's not getting worse, it's just not getting better and it needs rest."
Brett Cecil will take Richmond's start tomorrow vs. the Yankees.