The multitude of Toronto Blue Jays pitchers going down to injury this season is not only concerning to the casual fan, but should also beg some questions as to why it is happening.
There is a very obvious trend with these injuries that does not take the next coming of Sherlock Holmes to crack. Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutichson, Robert Coello and Luis Perez all have landed on the disabled list this season with elbow injuries. Does this mean there is some over training going on? A conditioning issue? Your guess is as good as mine.
But then there are the injuries to Henderson Alvarez (shin), J.A. Happ (foot), Jason Frasor (forearm), Brandon Morrow (oblique) and Sergio Santos (shoulder) that offer no apparent explanation other than bad luck.
Let’s be honest here, there is no quick fix to frequent injuries. There is no spell, potion, or energy drink that can save arms from the day-to-day rigors of pitching in the MLB.
To say that there are certain “keys” to keeping a pitcher healthy is to insinuate that I somehow have one of these quick fixes. That is obviously not the case; these are just some options that the Blue Jays could look into.