Relievers Jason Grilli, Joe Smith, Aaron Loup and J.P. Howell can also find themselves suiting up for new teams if the Blue Jays continue their poor play. However, the Blue Jays started the season with a disappointing 2-10 mark.
The famous saying "double trouble" falls one short for the Blue Jays as their injury crisis has worsened significantly in a little over three days.
Sanchez, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, had a procedure to remove a portion of a fingernail on Monday; it was performed by a dermatologist in Kansas City. To that end, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reported last night that the team received positive news on both Happ and Sanchez yesterday. Before his injury, the star infielder had a slash line of.310/.429/.586, along with two home runs, two doubles and four runs batted in, acorss his first nine games of the year, which is exactly the kind of performance the Jays crave for after such a rocky start to the campaign.
The left-hander exited Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles because of soreness in his elbow. Happ hopes he will have better results than he has had so far this season, going is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA.
It sounds like the injury-riddled Jays have dodged a bullet with this injury, as it remains to be seen if Happ will even land on the disabled list.
RHP Danny Barnes and utility player Ty Kelly were recalled from Triple-A Buffalo Bisons to fill Sanchez and Happ's spots on the roster.