Blue Jays right-handed reliever David Phelps is coping with a “important” lat pressure, supervisor Charlie Montoyo stated Friday (by way of Scott Mitchell of TSN). Montoyo was unable to supply a timeline for Phelps’ return.
Lat strains typically result in prolonged absences for pitchers, and it appears that would be the case for Phelps. The 34-year-old has already gone nearly two full weeks with out pitching, having most lately taken the mound on Might 2.
Phelps, whom the Blue Jays signed for $1.75MM in free company, delivered excellent outcomes previous to his placement on the 10-day injured listing. Now in his second stint with Toronto (he beforehand hung out with the membership in 2019), Phelps has thrown 8 1/3 innings of two-run ball (one earned) with 15 strikeouts, 4 walks, eight hits allowed, and 4 holds. He’s one in every of seven Blue Jays relievers on the IL, but the staff has nonetheless discovered a technique to a 20-16 file.