The Toronto Blue Jays received news both good and bad on the injury front, with reliever Neil Wagner landing on the triple-A disabled list with a right forearm strain while designated hitter Adam Lind and closer Casey Janssen each performed well on rehab assignments.
Wagner’s stint was backdated to Saturday and he’s eligible to be activated as soon as this Friday by the triple-A Buffalo Bisons. The severity of the injury isn’t known at this point, although the Blue Jays are being cautious with him for obvious reasons.
In nine games with the Blue Jays this season, Wagner has a 3.12 ERA, while at Buffalo, he has three saves in four games and hasn’t allowed a run in 4.1 innings of work.
Lind (back), meanwhile, went 3-for-5 with two doubles an RBI and a run scored in Dunedin’s 8-3 win over Tampa on Monday. He’s expected to rejoin the Blue Jays as soon as Wednesday.
Janssen (oblique) allowed two hits in an inning of work in double-A New Hampshire’s 5-0 win over Binghamton. It was his first time on the mound since he threw an innings for single-A Dunedin on April 15 during a previous rehab stint that was later aborted.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said Janssen is likely to need four or five outings before he returns.