SP,RP - TOR
Julian Merryweather allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
This was Merryweather's first time as an opener this season as he has been used in various roles. The 29-year-old reliever has a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 7:4 K:BB to go along with two saves and a hold.
Blue Jays' RP Julian Merryweather suffered a setback during his rehab stint in the minors, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
After pitching one inning during a rehab assignment in Dunedin on Wednesday, the Jays are now saying that their young power arm suffered a setback that they are describing as "general soreness." Merryweather was expected to throw again on Saturday, but his return to the mound is now uncertain.
Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather is expected to begin a rehab assignment in Low-A on Wednesday in Dunedin.
Merryweather seems to be on the right track to return at some point in late August or early September. In his four appearances, Merryweather went scoreless, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out seven. He was simply lockdown for the Blue Jays, and while it seems as if teammate Jordan Romano has locked down the closer role, Merryweather could push for some save opportunities if he flashes that same prowess.
Julian Merryweather appears to be on his way back after dealing with multiple oblique issues. He's thrown bullpens and will move towards live at-bats soon.
The reliever has thrown 4 1/3 shutout innings this season with two saves. He would be a great help to Toronto's bullpen if he is able to stay healthy.
Blue Jays RHP Julian Merryweather (oblique) is "not closer" to returning, per manager Charlie Montoyo.
Merryweather hit the injured list back in April and recently suffered a setback with his oblique injury. He doesn't been to be stashed in redraft leagues.