Overbay to the DL
Just when he was starting to feel better at the plate, Lyle Overbay gets struck on the right hand with a pitch from Chicago’s John Danks. An X-ray revealed a fracture and Overbay is expected to miss 4-6 weeks as a result. In the meantime, Matt Stairs will probably get the bulk of the playing time at first, and the Jays will call someone up from Triple-A to help out.
Overbay, who has played in at least 157 games in each of the past three years, has never been on the DL in his career. But, he’s an unfortunate member of the 2007 Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse.
Take a look at the injury woes that have plagued the Jays this season:
RHP Roy Halladay — DL stint in May after emergency appendectomy
3B Troy Glaus — DL stint in April with left heel issue. Troublesome left hammy.
LF Reed Johnson — On DL after back surgery. Possible return this month.
RHP Brandon League — On DL with shoulder issue. Possible return this month.
C Gregg Zaun — On DL with broken hand. Could return later this week.
1B Lyle Overbay — On DL with broken hand. Possibly out until mid-July.
RHP John Thomson — On DL with shoulder issue. No timetable announced.
RHP Victor Zambrano — On DL with forearm issue. No timetable announced.
LHP Gustavo Chacin — On DL with shoulder issue. No timetable announced.
LHP B.J. Ryan — On DL after elbow surgery. Out until 2008.
LHP Davis Romero — On DL after left shoulder surgery. Out until 2008.
CF Vernon Wells — Missed time earlier this year with flu symptoms.
C Jason Phillips — Missed time earlier this year with flu symptoms.
SS Royce Clayton — Missed time with left foot and back issues.
MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian — Missed one game with a back injury.
Did I miss anything? At least there’s no staph infections yet.
HE SAID IT: "It’s almost comical when you start thinking about all the guys who have gone down. I’ve never seen anything like this." — Overbay