B.J. Ryan's injury is apparently a bit worse than originally feared. Earlier today, the Beej was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
Ryan was initially ruled out for 4-6 weeks on Sunday, April 15th with a "strained ligament" in the elbow of his throwing arm. According to G.M. J.P. Ricciardi at the time, Ryan was not to begin throwing again for the first four weeks, with the hope that he might return quickly upon restarting his pitching regimen.
That plan appears to have changed. The first timeline would have seen Ryan return some time in late May.
The DL change means Ryan will not be available until the June 15th match-up against the Washington Nationals at the earliest, an absence of 56 games.
So what better way to celebrate the loss of your handsomely-paid closer than bury your division rivals with a 15-hit barrage. And that's just what the Jays did, turning their game against the Red Sox into a dinner theatre version of "Deliverance," and forcing the Sox to take it Ned Beatty style in a 10-3 whippin'.
With an offense like that, who needs a closer?