Drew Hutchinson exits in the first inning with elbow soreness. (Presswire)Adversity is inevitable throughout the course of a 162 game season. However, the adversity the Toronto Blue Jays have faced this week alone is more than enough to cripple even the deepest team in Major League Baseball.
It began on Monday when starting pitcher Brandon Morrow felt a pull in his side nine pitches into his start against the Washington Nationals. He was later diagnosed with strained oblique muscle and placed on the disabled list. A timetable for his return has not yet been established.
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On Wednesday, Kyle Drabek exited his start against Washington after feeling a popping sensation in his right elbow. The 24-year-old right-hander was not overly concerned about the ailment immediately after the game, insisting that he didn't feel any discomfort, but was evaluated on Thursday morning and then diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on Friday.Read More »from Another one bites the dust: Blue Jays lose third starting pitcher to injury this week