This season just hasn’t been the year for the Blue Jays thus far. At this point, they already have nine different players on the disabled list. Thursday night, we learned that even when a Blue Jays player does something to help the team, they get hurt.
Blue Jays outfielder Darrell Ceciliani made just his third start of the season Thursday night. In the first inning, he smocked an RBI double down the right field line, giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.
In the third, Ceciliani stepped in again with a man on base. Ceciliani unloaded on a 2-1 changeup and sent it over the right field wall for his second career homer. All was looking good for Ceciliani and the Jays.
However, as the 26-year old outfielder stepped out of the box everything turned upside down real quick. He grabbed for his left shoulder right away, and didn’t appear to move it as he ran around the bases. Immediately after he returned to the dugout, Ceciliani went straight to the Blue Jays’ clubhouse and did not return.
It was later announced that Ceciliani has suffered a partial shoulder separation, and he will undergo more testing tomorrow. However, he will likely join a list of players including Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson on the Blue Jays disabled list. Ceciliani had a .345 OPS in Triple-A this season, and could’ve been a decent addition to this ailing Blue Jays lineup.