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Julian Merryweather was lifted after giving up two runs in the first inning Thursday in the loss against the Yankees by a 10-7 score.
Merryweather was the opener on Thursday and was supposed to go two innings but only made it for one. The 28-year-old righty may get another shot as an opener but may end up being used as a reliever down the stretch for the Blue Jays.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Julian Merryweather (oblique) should be able to play catch by the end of the week, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
This is encouraging news for Merryweather who suffered a left oblique strain on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was never a likely candidate to be included on the Blue Jays' season-opening roster, and the timing of the injury likely means he won't be ready for the start of the season.