Blue Jays manager Montoyo provides updates on injured pitchers

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Manager Charlie Montoyo provided an update on the Toronto Blue Jays‘ long list of injured pitchers ahead of Wednesday’s matchup against the Atlanta Braves.

Montoyo said that Thomas Hatch, who’s been dealing with a right-elbow issue since mid-March, is scheduled to throw two or three innings of a simulation game on Thursday. He is currently on the 60-day injured list.

Right-handed reliever Rafael Dolis is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday. The 33-year-old left the Blue Jays’ game against the Houston Astros on May 7 with right-calf tightness.

Prospect Patrick Murphy threw 18 pitches on Tuesday, according to Montoyo, and is expected to throw another bullpen session later in the week as he rehabs a shoulder ailment.

Young Venezuelan right-hander Anthony Castro is still experiencing tightness in his forearm, but is also expected to throw a bullpen this weekend.

Montoyo also reiterated that slugger George Springer has been taking batting practice and should start testing out his injured quad with some running soon.

The Blue Jays face the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. ET/4:20 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE.

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