Campos exits with strained right groin

Blue Jays reliever comes up lame running to cover first base

June 21st, 2017

ARLINGTON -- The Blue Jays' list of injured players got even longer after right-hander had to leave Tuesday night's 6-1 loss against the Rangers because of a strained right groin. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Campos was running to cover first base during the sixth inning when he pulled up lame. Toronto head trainer George Poulis ran onto the field and following a brief delay, Campos was removed from the game.

"He felt something pop in his groin," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

The extent of the injury was not immediately clear, but it's another setback for an organization that has endured several injuries this season. The Blue Jays have used 21 disabled list assignments on 19 players this season.

Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before Monday's series opener to take the spot of right-hander Joe Smith, who was placed on the 10-day DL with inflammation in his right shoulder. Campos has made six appearances for Toronto with a 2.08 ERA over 8 2/3 innings.