Blue Jays place JA Happ on 10-day DL, recall Ty Kelly

Josh Donaldson

An MRI on Happ's problematic left elbow didn't show any structural damage.

The Blue Jays are will start right-handers Mat Latos and Casey Lawrence this weekend in place of the injured Aaron Sanchez and J.A. Happ, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter).

Manager John Gibbons says he's optimistic Happ will be ready to return at the end of his DL stint, or shortly after.

"That was a scare for everybody but it came out good", he said. He likely will as more of a precautionary measure, especially with the DL shortened to 10 days this season. The Blue Jays' relief corps is also pathetic, averaging 5.22 ERA with one save in four chances.

The Blue Jays' third baseman was taken off the field Thursday when the Jays played the Baltimore Orioles because he felt some pain in his calf, once again, after blasting a double.

Sanchez was 15-2 last season and led the American League with a 3.00 ERA. He has a 4.50 ERA and 20 punch-outs through 16 innings of work.

Toronto (2-10) may try to flip Happ to a contender if it continues to struggle this season.

The Blue Jays did recall utilityman Ty Kelly and right-hander Danny Barnes from triple-A Buffalo before Tuesday's home game against the Boston Red Sox.

But this team could be in desperate need for a drastic shakeup, although the team has to see how the rest of the spring goes, as hard as that may be to watch.

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