TORONTO – After the pregame media discussion with the manager of Blue Jays, John Gibbons, he was asked about the Jays closer Robert Osuna just when everyone was ready to get up and leave. The condition of the player’s sore neck, and the question of whether he will still be allowed to do a pitch for their next game on Monday was asked during the interview.
Gibbons said that Osuna went home because he is having a baby. He stated that the player came to them the other night to ask permission to live. He is now in Mexico with his family.
Osuna has been all over a pretty wild season this year, with himself being considered as one of the best and youngest relief pitchers in baseball. With quite a slow start, he came up with a fantastic game at the middle of the season and had an up and down performance toward the end of the season. Osuna has a total of 35 saves, which comes second in the American League. He also has ten blown saves leading in MLB.
Despite the trouble Osuna might be having this season, Gibbons, as well as the rest of the team’s pitching staff, would like for him to return as their closer again for the next year.
Russel Martin, their number one catcher, also suffered from a left oblique injury, although Gibbons said that he is feeling much better. He is also expected to be back in the game after a couple of days.
The manager has also given the status of OF/IF Steve Pierce who has suffered from a sore back. He said that the player would still be away for recovery for a day or two.
On the other hand, Josh Donaldson, club’s third baseman, has already returned to the lineup for the Monday game after missing four consecutive games because of a bug.
Gibbons also revealed during the discussion that Michael Saunders, the Blue Jay’s outfielder, has also returned to his home in Colorado to be with his pregnant wife.