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Blue Jays’ Sergio Santos Will Miss The Rest of the Season

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Sergio Santos has been on the disabled list since April 21st.  He experienced right shoulder inflammation

and was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list.  The injury has lingered and after throwing a side session Saturday, Greg Chisholm of MLB.com reports Santos will need season-ending shoulder surgery.

Santos was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in six appearances this year.  He had only pitched five innings before landing on the disabled list.  The 29-year old righty was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on December 6, 2011 in a trade for Nester Molina.  Santos has pitched in three Major League seasons and has a combined record of 6-8.  In 120 innings-pitched, he has a 3.53 ERA.

"“As he got back through his throwing program, flat ground and long toss — he felt good in that regard — but when he gets on the mound with that increased intensity, that’s where he feels the discomfort. So that’s where the surgery is the next step,” said Blue Jays Manager John Farrell."

The Blue Jays have been bitten by the injury bug this year, especially on their pitching staff.  They have been trying to plug holes all season including a short-lived plan to have Jamie Moyer as a stop-gap.  Moyer last two starts with the Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas before he was released.

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