Jays beat reporter Jordan Bastian is reporting that B.J. Ryan has been placed on the 15-day DL with left-trap tightness.
Let’s hope this “tightness” explains the increased wildness in Uncle B.J.’s ride this season. Two blown saves in four attempts ain’t exactly what one would expect from a closer making eight figures.
So who’s going to replace B.J. in the closer’s role while he’s out? Based on his stellar performance so far this season, I’d say Jason Frasor would be the best choice.
Scott Downs will likely get some consideration, but I’d rather him keep being used as is. I’m a big fan of the best relief pitcher throwing in the most important situations. That’s the old school fireman’s job, and that’s the way it should be.