Blue Jays placed RHP Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with soreness in his right elbow. Marcum had felt discomfort in his throwing arm for a few weeks and finally decided he needed some extra rest. "This is a blow to the rotation -- that's for sure," Blue Jays pitching coach Brad Arnsberg said. "He's throwing the ball as well as anybody on the entire staff. But, bumps in the road come, and hopefully we just get good news." John Parrish, who is 10-0 with a 2.83 ERA at Triple-A Syracuse, is the likely replacement in the rotation.
Another Blue Jay "mystery" injury!! This came from frickin no where!! I'm stunned right now. Marcum's probably been the 4th or 5th best pitcher this year thus far, (and he'd be better than that if the pen wouldn't blow his wins all the time, or the offense would score a few runs for him). One minute he's dominating, and then he's on the DL and on his way to see Dr. Death!! No hints of soreness, nothing at all about anything!! The Blue Jays have become the New England Patriots of baseball. The thing that ticks me off is that they are saying that it's been bothering him for a few weeks now. Marcum will have to find room next to Ortiz, Konerko, Weeks, and Wainright!! What looked like a promising season 4 weeks ago, now looks bleak at best.