The Blue Jays will put third baseman Troy Glaus on the disabled list on Tuesday due to a sore left heel, GM J.P. Ricciardi said Monday.
Maybe his hamstring is feeling better, but the heel injury that first sidelined him a week ago is a bigger problem. The Jays are reduced to using Jason Smith and John McDonald at third base with Glaus sidelined. They'll probably keep Lyle Overbay in the fifth spot in the order behind Frank Thomas, making Adam Lind the No. 2 hitter against right-handers.
Reed Johnson will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his back and isn't expected to return before July.
Back surgery can be tricky, so Johnson can't be counted on to show up at full strength after the All-Star break. Fortunately, the Jays have Adam Lind to cover for him in left field and should be fine there. However, now the only backup they have for the outfield, first base and DH is Matt Stairs. They'll want to add some depth, even if it's just a quad-A player. Alex Rios is likely to remain in the leadoff spot until Johnson returns, giving him some additional value
Ryan out 4-6 weeks.
Johnson out till July.
Glaus going on the DL.
Definitely not feeling too good right now with the injuries that we've suffered early this season.