Following yesterday's brutal performance by Gustavo Chacin attempting to come back from major surgery that kept him out of the entire 2007 MLB season, the Jays received a crushing blow today.
Toronto learned that standout setup man Casey Janssen would be undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
The Jays were looking for Casey to build off a very successful sophomore campaign from the bullpen last season, and even considered bringing him into the starting rotation. The setup spot looks to be Jesse Litsch's to lose at this point of the spring, after a great outing earlier in the week.
The Jays are looking to make their first playoff appearance since winning back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. However, expectations are hard to fill when year after year key players go down to injury.
Could this already be a sign of things to come for a hopeful 2008 Blue Jays team?
Stay tuned to find out.