Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Jays to put Zaun on DL with injured hand
BOSTON -- Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun will be placed on the
15-day disabled list after injuring his right hand in Tuesday
night's game against Boston.
He will be replaced on the Blue Jays' roster by Sal Fasano.
Zaun was injured on the base of the thumb in the first inning
when he was hit by Eric Hinske's foul ball. He remained in the game
after some practice throws, but walked off the field after warming
up Roy Halladay in the middle of the third inning.
Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said Zaun had a scan that
was inconclusive, so he will see a hand specialist in Baltimore on
Jason Phillips replaced Zaun in the lineup. Fasano was to be
recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, when Zaun is placed
on the DL.
"The nice thing is we've got Fasano to come up," Ricciardi
said. "Between him and Phillips, we've got a veteran presence."