Zaun leaves with injury, will land on DL
Jays catcher Gregg Zaun left Tuesday night’s game prior to the second inning. Zaun caught one warm-up pitch from Roy Halladay and then tossed the ball back toward the mound. The baseball sailed into center field and Zaun pulled himself out of the game. He was replaced by Jason Phillips.
In the first inning, Zaun appeared to have hurt his right hand after being struck by a foul ball by Eric Hinske. Toronto head trainer George Poulis visted with the catcher on the field, but Zaun stayed in the game at the time.
UPDATE: After the game, the Jays said that Zaun would be placed on the disabled list on Wednesday. First, he’s going to visit a hand specialist in Baltimore to determine the extent of the injury. If it’s going to keep him out for an extended period of time, Toronto will likely place him on the 60-day DL, which will clear room on the 40-man roster for catcher Sal Fasano. If the injury isnt too serious and Zaun goes on the 15-day DL, an additional roster move will be required to add Fasano. Either way, Fasano is up and Zaun is down (with injury). Zaun injured his right hand, near his thumb. Toronto gave him a flourascope scan, which wasn’t clear as to whether or not he broke anything in his hand.