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Julian Merryweather
  • Julian Merryweather, Patrick Murphy Progressing

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather (oblique) has been playing loss toss, while reliever Patrick Murphy (shoulder) threw an 18-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw again later this week. Murphy is on the 60-day injured list with a sprained AC joint. Relief pitcher David Phelps (lat) is still waiting for the MRI results on his lat strain. Merryweather was also moved to the 60-day injured list last week, so it'll be a while before he's able to pitch any high-leverage innings for Toronto's bullpen. The 29-year-old struck out seven and walked one with two saves in 4 1/3 scoreless innings to begin the year before his injury. With the Blue Jays bullpen beat up, Merryweather could be in the mix for saves once again when he's ready to return.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Julian Merryweather
  • Julian Merryweather Transferred To 60-Day IL

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Merryweather looked to be breaking out as one of the top closers in fantasy early on, recording two saves and a 0.00 ERA with seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings before landing on the injured list April 14 with a left oblique strain. It had been reported recently that Merryweather would likely be out longer than 10 days, but Wednesday's move strikes a major blow to his fantasy value. Now he won't return until mid-to-late June at the earliest. Managers with a spare IL slot can go ahead and continue to stash him until then, otherwise Merryweather can be dropped in most mixed leagues for now.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Julian Merryweather