Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rookie Casey Janssen Will Replace A.J. Burnett

Rookie Casey Janssen has been called to appear for the Blue Jays against the veteran Kris Benson in today's game against the Orioles. Janssen, 24, was a combined 10-1 with a 1.91 ERA in two A-level minor league stops last year, and was 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings this year for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs. The Blue Jays drafted the 6-foot-4, 200-pound former UCLA hurler in the fourth round of the '04 draft. Burnett is missing time due to ruptured scar tissue related to Tommy John surgery.