Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi said Tuesday that B.J. Ryan won't immediately re-inherit the closer's role once he returns from the disabled list.
The Blue Jays, who are off to an incredible start and sit atop the American League standings, will continue to use Scott Downs in the ninth inning. "I think B.J. understands that at this point," Ricciardi said. "One thing about B.J. that you respect is the fact that he wants to win. I think right now with Downs doing such a good job and the club being comfortable in that role I don't think it's a role right now that's open. Ultimately I think B.J. will get back to being a closer at some point but I think right now Downs has got the role. Tough to argue with the club playing so well." Ryan is expected to return by week's end and will operate in a setup role. He had an 11.12 ERA in six games before he was sidelined. May. 12 - 6:27 pm e
can i please drop him now for someone like andrew bailey?