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Toronto Blue Jays lose third starting pitcher to injury

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have three starting pitchers on the injured list after Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation on Monday.

The Blue Jays also announced Monday that right-hander Matt Shoemaker is week-to-week with a lat strain and right-hander Nate Pearson (right elbow tightness) is getting a second medical opinion.

The pitching injuries leave the Blue Jays scrambling for starters. The team has not announced starting pitchers for games on Wednesday or Friday.

Left-hander Travis Bergen had his contract selected to the active roster Monday after Thornton’s injury was announced.

To make room for Bergen on the 40-man roster, left-hander Thomas Pannone was designated for assignment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 24, 2020.


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