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Jays add Ryan to injured list

March 25, 2008


Pitcher B.J. Ryan will miss the start of the season, adding to a long list of key players burdened by injuries during the final week of spring training.

The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Ryan and third baseman Scott Rolen when the season starts.

Ryan, who had 38 saves and a 1.37 ERA for Toronto in 2006, is still recovering from elbow surgery and isn't expected back until at least mid-April. Rolen had surgery on his broken finger Monday and will be out two weeks or more.

Both will stay behind in Florida when the Blue Jays break camp this week and head north.

At Winter Haven, Fla., Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz decided not to test his sore right shoulder, opting to postpone a throwing session that could determine whether he opens the season on the disabled list.

At Tampa, Fla., Andy Pettitte made 47 throws on level ground, two days after the New York Yankees' left-hander was scratched from a scheduled start due to lower back spasms.

At Tempe, Ariz., Los Angeles Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. sprained his right ankle against San Diego and is day-to-day.

At Scottsdale, Ariz., San Francisco Giants utility infielder Kevin Frandsen ruptured his left Achilles' tendon in a minor-league game and could miss the entire season.

In other news, pitcher John Patterson agreed to a minor-league contract with Texas.

In spring training games:

Mets 1, Orioles 0

At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., John Maine allowed a single over six shutout innings.

Astros 10, Marlins 10, 10 innings

At Jupiter, Fla., Cameron Maybin will start the season in the minors for Florida.

Tigers 5, Nationals 3

At Viera, Fla., Paul Lo Duca went 2-for-3 with an RBI double for Washington.

Indians 8, Braves 0

At Winter Haven, Fla., Jake Westbrook pitched six perfect innings, striking out eight.

Rays 13, Pirates 4

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Edwin Jackson threw seven strong innings.

Cardinals 8, Twins 4

At Fort Myers, Fla., Carlos Gomez went 1-for-5 with an infield single.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5

At Tucson, Ariz., Micah Owings gave up four runs, including two homers, in 51â3 innings.

Padres 4, Angels 4, 10 innings

At Tempe, Ariz., San Diego left-hander Randy Wolf pitched six scoreless innings.

Rockies 6, Brewers 5

At Phoenix, Ubaldo Jimenez allowed 10 hits and five runs in four innings.

Cubs 7, Rangers 6

At Mesa, Ariz., Mark DeRosa hit a three-run homer.

Mariners 3, White Sox 1

At Peoria, Ariz., Jarrod Washburn tossed seven shutout innings for Seattle.

Reds 5, Blue Jays 3

At Sarasota, Fla., prospect Homer Bailey failed to last five innings.

Yankees 13, Phillies 4

At Tampa, Fla., Jason Giambi, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera homered.


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