Janssen on DL. Jays bring up Brad Mills

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Via Bastain at MLB.com

On Wedneday, right-hander Casey Janssen was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder — the same one that required surgery two springs ago and cost him all of last season. The Blue Jays have promoted lefty Brad Mills to take Janssen’s turn in the rotation on Thursday in Philadelphia.

I’m not sure about calling up Mills over Cecil. Mills has allowed five or more runs in three of his past four starts. He’s also walked 11 over that span (24.1 IP). I guess the Jays are willing to give him a look.

On the other hand Cecil has allowed only five runs once in five starts since being sent back down to AAA. During that time he has a 23/11 K/BB ratio.

The injury to Janssen plus the Halladay question mark gives the Jays a Romero, Tallet, Richmond, Mills rotation. Depending on Doc’s status the Bluebirds may need to reach back down to AAA and bring up Cecil or promote Hayhurst to the rotation (five starts in AAA this season)

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  • I believe I read near the end of spring training that the Jays told Mills he’d be up in 60 days. Obviously, they’ve passed that deadline by a couple of weeks, but they’re keeping their word. We’ve seen Cecil, let’s see what Mills can do. Looking forward to it.

  • I can live with that logic. I just wish the Jays extended Cecil more than one bad start. He threw three consecutive quality starts and got bombed in Boston. His ERA for the season is still only 4.38 with a 18/6 K/BB ratio.

  • mathesond

    I had forgotten about Cecil (lousy job keeping me from what’s important). I’d certainly feel more comfortable with him than Mills, unless perhaps he’s more prone to the gopher ball