Blue Jays' Stripling scratched from start vs. Yankees; Merryweather hits IL

Toronto Blue Jays' Ross Stripling pitches during the second inning of a baseball game. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ross Stripling has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the New York Yankees due to forearm tightness, according to manager Charlie Montoyo.

T.J. Zeuch, who was originally scheduled to start Thursday, will take Stripling's place for the series finale versus the Yankees.

Additionally, the Blue Jays have placed reliever Julian Merryweather on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. The 29-year-old was pulled from Tuesday night's game after experiencing what the team called "left hip irritation."

Merryweather entered with two runners on and two outs and threw just two pitches to Aaron Hicks before Gary Sanchez was tagged out in a rundown between first and second base after a pitch in the dirt. He didn't return for the ninth.

Merryweather has two saves and has allowed just one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts over 4.1 innings in four appearances. His fastball has reached 100.4 mph this season.

In a corresponding move, Anthony Castro has been selected to the major-league roster.

-- With files from The Associated Press

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