Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said RP Casey Janssen (abdomen, back) likely will miss at least two more weeks because of his strained back and abdominal muscle.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:10:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) has been shut down temporarily due to his sore lower back. He's expected to take a few days off from throwing, at minimum.
Fantasy Tip: This gives Sergio Santos at least another week in the interim closer job. At this rate, if Janssen struggles to stay healthy or return to his old form on the field, Santos could serve in the role for even longer.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:21 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said RP Casey Janssen (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin Monday, April 14, or Tuesday, April 15.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:48:21 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) could begin a rehab assignment next week after he was able throw a bullpen session Saturday, April 12. Janssen said he does not know how many rehab appearances he will need but believes he could return after two outings.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:18:54 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) will throw another side session Saturday, April 12, and a decision on whether he'll go on a rehab assignment will be made after that.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:31:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) looked good during his side session Wednesday, April 9, and will likely throw one more bullpen session before heading off for a rehab outing.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:35:17 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) will throw a side session Wednesday, April 9, and he expects to need one or two rehab outings before he returns from the disabled list, which means he's unlikely to be ready to return when eligible.
Fantasy Tip: Janssen is eligible to come off the DL Sunday, but that probably won't happen. He could, however, be ready to go at some point early next week. Janssen is expected to be the team's closer when healthy, but they may ease him back in, giving Sergio Santos more run as a fantasy closer.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:39:08 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (side, back) threw long toss Thursday, April 3, and said the session "went well." It's unclear what the next step in his recovery will be.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:54:39 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the team doesn't expect RP Casey Janssen (side, back) to be out long with a strain in his left side and lower back. C Erik Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo when the team put Janssen on the disabled list. Janssen will be eligible to return April 13.
Fantasy Tip: This could be a tricky injury to shake quickly, especially for Janssen, since he didn't see much action this spring. Prepare for an absence longer than his short DL stint. If you haven't already done so, Sergio Santos should be added immediately in all leagues.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:08:33 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (abdominal) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left abdominal/lower back strain, retroactive to March 29. RP Sergio Santos will close in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Santos is an immediate add in all formats and has the stuff to hold the job should the team decide to stick with him.