Feb 18, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tomo Ohka throws the ball during a drill as the Blue Jays workout at Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays injuries to Janssen & Rasmus, Perez and Ohka reassigned

Blue Jays’ closer Casey Janssen who has yet to make his first spring training appearance, will be shut down for a week with minor shoulder inflammation.

Fan 590’s Mike Wilner reports that no one thinks that this will a big deal:

In other injury related notes, Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was penciled in to start today’s game against the Yankees, however felt his neck was a bit stiff and decided to sit this one out. Citing that he had slept incorrectly and woke up with a kink in his neck.

Mike Wilner reports that Rasmus believes he’ll be fine in a couple of days:


And finally, the Blue Jays have reassigned relievers Juan Perez and Tomo Ohka to the minor league camp. Neither pitcher made an appearance in the Blue Jays’s 5 spring training games.

The 35 year old Perez was a pleasant surprise for the Jays last season, making 19 relief appearances with a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP. But his season was cut short after suffering a partially torn UCL in August. Blue Jays signed him to a minor league contract this offseason with an invite to spring training.

Tomo Ohka, better known as ‘the other knuckleballer on the Blue Jays’, returned to the franchise for a 2nd stint (2007) after the Jays signed him to a minor league contract. Ohka returned to America at 37 years old with a new knuckleball added to his arsenal— after pitching in his home Japan for the Yokohama Baystars over the past 4 years.

Blue Jays are currently 3-2 in spring training after suffering back-to-back losses to the Baltimore Orioles (9-7) and New York Yankees (8-2).

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