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While not the only reason the Jays are off to an absolutely shitfuck start, injuries certainly have been a major factor in the teams dismal record. A quick review is in order, because without a list, how else are you supposed to keep track of it all?
Aaron Sanchez- Finger Blister- Till May 14th
JA Happ- Elbow- Back Mid May ( last I read might be longer)
Glenn Sparkman- Thumb- 60 day DL -unknown return
Bo Schultz-Elbow- unknown return
Kendrys Morales- Hamstring -Day to day
Russell Martin- Shoulder nerve- 10 day DL-Return Mid May?
Troy Tulowitzki-Hamstring-10 day DL- Return Mid May
Josh Donaldson- Calf Muscle- 10 Day DL- Return unknown Mid May?
Dalton Pompey- Concussion- 60 Day DL
That's over 70 million dollars of talent that's unavailable.
This doesn't include players that were on the DL earlier in the season.
Roberto Osuna- Cervical spasm
J.P Howell- Left shoulder discomfort
It should be noted that last year there were a few injuries, to regular players, that may or may not affect some of their performances.
Jose Bautista- Shoulder issues and Turf toe- It doesn't seem to be affecting him in the field. At the plate, I have no clue what's causing the problem.
Devon Travis- Shoulder issues- Again doesn't seem to be affecting him in the field. At the plate, I have no clue what's causing the problem.
Marco Estrada- Back issues- So far ( knock on wood) he's performing well and no mention of any back problems.
So how does this compare to the rest of the Major Leagues?
You can check it out here.
There have been some that have wondered, MYSELF included, why all the injuries? When the Jays have a new High Performance Department, touted to be among MLB's best, at taking care of player's health?
After reading the linked article, I don't think the problem is with preparation or the HPD. The best answer I have is: