Injuries & Moves: Jansen, Ryu return from IL 

May 15th, 2022

Keep track of the Blue Jays’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

May 14: C activated from IL
Jansen has fully recovered from a left oblique strain and recently finished a rehab stint with Single-A Dunedin. Jansen looked fantastic in Spring Training and carried that into the regular season, going 4-for-7 (.571) in three games, so this is a welcome return for the Blue Jays. He’ll slide right back in as the club’s "1A" behind the plate. -- Keegan Matheson

May 14: LHP activated from IL
Ryu had been on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation since April 17. He got up to 74 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on May 7. Ryu struggled in his first two outings this season, allowing 11 runs over 7 1/3 innings, and the Blue Jays need him to bounce back to stabilize the back of their rotation. -- Keegan Matheson

May 14: RHP optioned to Triple-A Buffalo
Thornton has put up a 3.52 ERA this season over 10 appearances, but with Ross Stripling sliding back into the bullpen to provide length, Thornton moves to Triple-A. It’s likely he'll be called upon again, though. -- Keegan Matheson

May 14: C optioned to Triple-A Buffalo
Heineman appeared in 10 games for the Blue Jays and hit .267, but he became the odd man out as the club went with Danny Jansen, Alejandro Kirk and Zach Collins at catcher. At Triple-A, Heineman is expected to back up No. 1 prospect Gabriel Moreno. -- Keegan Matheson

INJURY UPDATES

10-day & 15-day IL

INF Cavan Biggio (Cleared COVID protocols)
Expected return: Potentially this week
Biggio began a rehab assignment on May 10 with Triple-A Buffalo. He’s cleared COVID protocols, and because there isn’t a specific injury that he’s rehabbing, this should just be a matter of Biggio getting his timing back. With some at-bats and a couple of games in the field, Biggio should be ready to return. -- Keegan Matheson (Last updated: May 10)

RHP Nate Pearson (mononucleosis)
Expected return:
Potentially late May
Pearson threw 28 pitches in a bullpen session on May 3 and was scheduled to throw another bullpen on May 6 at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, Fla., with a stop at Triple-A Buffalo the next step after that. He’ll need to build his innings and prove he’s ready, but a “bulky” role awaits him eventually with the team. -- Keegan Matheson (Last updated: May 5)

LHP Tayler Saucedo (right hip discomfort)
Expected return:
TBD
Saucedo exited the game on April 29 after his hip seemed to tighten up on a pitch, and he is undergoing an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. Saucedo has been up and down plenty of times over the past two seasons, offering the Blue Jays some depth out of the bullpen. -- Keegan Matheson (Last updated: April 30)