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DUNEDIN, Florida The Blue Jays are on the record with the clubs plan to start Brandon Morrow in the seasons fifth game, the home opener on April 4th against the New York Yankees. Joe Berger Jersey . "Right now were kind of looking at him at the end of the rotation right now," said pitching coach Pete Walker. "Not indicative of how hes doing or how hes feeling. Its just, it seems like the spot we want him right now." Morrows final outing last season came on May 28. He was suffering from pain and stiffness in his right forearm. The diagnosis was an entrapped radial nerve. When rest and treatment didnt solve the problem, Morrow was shut down for the year in late July. Now, with just more than two weeks left until opening day, Morrows high count for the spring is 47 pitches. His last outing came last Tuesday, March 11, against the Baseball Canada junior team, during which he threw only fastballs and splitters. He has struggled to command his fastball, which the club and Morrow insist isnt worrisome due to his long layoff. "Were looking at the way guys are throwing and Brandon, right now, we want to make sure hes healthy, we want to make sure he gets through the season healthy," said Walker. "We need him to be a big part of this rotation and right now its just where he fits in." Morrow has been throwing relatively consistently since November. The Jays have brought him along carefully this spring but with the regular season looming, Morrow is running out of time to build up to go deeper into games. With too few innings to spread among all of their rotation hopefuls, the Jays are giving minor league games to rotation certainties like R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle. Morrow is included in that bunch. The plan is for Morrow to pitch four or five innings against the Yankees Scranton affiliate on Tuesday in Tampa. Tuesdays start will come a full week after Morrows last appearance. Walker says theres no concern about Morrows health. "No, no, but just past history we want to make sure we take care of him as best we can," he said. "Tuesday will be a good outing for him," continued Walker. "Hes going to get some good work on Tuesday and hell still have two outings after that." The Blue Jays have off days on three consecutive Mondays in April: April 7, 14 and 21. The club will require a fifth starter on four occasions during the first month of the season, although Walker and manager John Gibbons will be able to make adjustments as they see fit. "It depends on who youre playing, how you line up sometimes as you look at the first couple of weeks of the season," said Walker. "We can always slot him back in where we want to put him but, right now, this is how things look right now. Things could change." Meanwhile, Gibbons reiterated on Sunday morning that, in his mind, there is one spot open in the starting rotation. Neither the manager nor anyone on his coaching staff will publicly confirm Drew Hutchison has a big league job. However, the 23-year-old has been the best starter in camp. It would be a hard sell, barring the unforeseen, to keep Hutchison off the opening day roster. That leaves J.A. Happ, Esmil Rogers, Todd Redmond and Ricky Romero fighting for the final spot. "Im a big Happ fan," said Gibbons. "I think hes going to have a heck of a year for us. All indications the other day, his backs fine, he threw very well and that was a big question. Now, if his back flares up, it may be a different story." Casey Janssen, Steve Delabar, Sergio Santos, Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil are assured bullpen jobs. What isnt yet decided is whether there will be a seven reliever contingent or an eight-man bullpen heading north. An eight-man bullpen would shorten Gibbons bench but with much uncertainty about the group of starters, Gibbons wouldnt rule out taking an extra arm. There is also the business matter of options who has them and who doesnt to factor in. The Jays may have no choice but to put one of their pitchers through waivers but the club is loathe to lose the bodies. "What makes the team the strongest," said Gibbons. "Do we feel we need to carry that extra guy to help the rotation out? Because theyre all really good; I mean, were not going to keep a guy just to keep a guy unless theyre valuable and we think everybody we have is valuable." CAMP CUTS The Blue Jays optioned pitchers Kyle Drabek, Sean Nolin and Chad Jenkins to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Sundays 4-3, 10-inning win over the Orioles. Drabek, 26, struggled to command his repertoire this spring, giving up eight earned runs, 10 hits and six walks over eight innings. "Go down there and start pitching," said manager John Gibbons. "Were running out of time. Hes not going to make the team. He needs to go down there and get his work in." Jenkins, 26, allowed three runs over 6 2/3 spring innings, including one each in his final two appearances. He was a contributor as a call up last season, both as a starter and as a reliever, but he has options remaining. The Blue Jays can get Jenkins to Buffalo without first passing him through waivers. "He should be pitching in the big leagues," said Gibbons. "Theyre not far away. If somebody falters, if we keep somebody in the bullpen and they falter and we feel like they can help us more, theyll be right back up. Thats just the way the game works." Nolin, a 24-year-old lefthander, appeared in four spring games, starting one. He made his big league debut last May in a loss to Baltimore, was quickly demoted and not recalled the remainder of the season. Hes an option for the Blue Jays if the rotation suffers from underperformance or an injury. Linval Joseph Jersey . Paul, MN (SportsNetwork. Adam Thielen Jersey . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent. http://www.thevikingsshoponline.com/Youth-Tramaine-Brock-Vikings-Jersey/ . -- Kyle Busch edged teammate Joey Logano at the Bristol Motor Speedway finish line Friday night to become the all-time winningest driver in Nationwide Series. OTTAWA -- The Senators proved on Friday you wont win if you cant control the puck. Ottawa, which struggled all night with puck possession and making passes, had 16 giveaways to the Ducks two en route to a 2-1 defeat. "They didnt give us a lot of time and space to do anything and they were, I thought, for the most part better than we were," said Senators coach Paul MacLean. "We turned over pucks in the first period and we turned over pucks all night long." The win came as a welcome relief for the Ducks, who are on their longest road trip of the season at eight games in 15 days. They were losers of their first two, including a 4-1 loss to Montreal Thursday night. "Our guys did a great job responding and getting back to the hockey that we like to play," said Ryan Getzlaf. "After back-to-back games you cant ask for anything else. Our guys did a great job parking (Thursdays) loss and focusing on this one." Focus, or lack thereof, seemed to be an issue for the Senators as both Anaheim goals were a result of turnovers . "Its a game of mistakes," said Senators goalie Craig Anderson. "They made mistakes also, but we didnt capitalize. When we had our opportunities their goalie made some good saves or we missed our chances." Patrick Maroon and Getzlaf scored for the Ducks (7-3-0) as Frederik Andersen made 26 saves for the victory. Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal for the Senators (4-3-2). Anderson stopped 26 shots in defeat. The Senators best period was the third, but Andersen, who was making his first start for Anaheim, stopped all 12 shots he faced. "I just want to build on this," said Andersen. "It was fun. It was nice to get a win." For his part Anderson made a couple of great saves late in the third to give the Senators a chance in the final minute with the extra man, but Ottawa was unable to score. Maroon opened the scoring at the seven-minute mark of the first period when he took a pass from Corey Perry and beat Anderson with a wrist shot. A communicatiion breakdown between defenceman Erik Karlsson and Anderson led to the Ducks second goal. Harrison Smith Jersey. Karlsson took the puck behind Ottawas net but mishandled it, allowing Perry to grab it and put it out front where once again Karlsson struggled to clear it. Eventually Getzlaf jumped on the puck and buried it. "I dont think we were there from the start," said Karlsson. "We caught a couple of really bad breaks and were down two goals. Were running up hill the whole game." The Senators cut the lead in half midway through the second on Zibanejads power-play goal, which came as a result of some great work by Cory Conacher, who took a beating in the crease to create a screen. Zibanejad, who was recalled Tuesday, now has a goal and an assist in his last two games and was rewarded for his effort on the night as he saw time on the top line. "Its nice to get that confidence up and be able to contribute to the team with goals and good play, but its a tough loss," said Zibanejad. Ottawa then took three straight minor penalties. Its only saving grace was the fact the Ducks power play has struggled of late. "Those (penalties) are Duracell drainers for sure," said MacLean. "The opposition put us under some pressure again and forced us to take penalties. Thats what good teams do to you and thats what speed does to you." The Senators had a great opportunity to tie the game early in the third with the man advantage, but Clarke MacArthur, who is still looking for his first of the season, wasnt able to bury a loose puck. This was the second and final meeting between the two teams this season. Notes: D Jared Cowen played his 100th NHL career game. C Jean-Gabriel Pageau, LW Matt Kassian and D Patrick Wiercioch were a healthy scratch for the Senatorsa Anaheims RW Teemu Selanne, RW Dustin Penner (concussion, out indefinitely) and D Mark Fistric did not play. The Ducks announced post-game that G Frederik Andersen signed a two-year contract extension. Terms of the agrrement were not disclosed. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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