NEW YORK (AP) -Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun had surgery on his broken right thumb Thursday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Zaun, who had surgery in Baltimore to insert two small screws in his hand, was hurt when he was hit by a foul ball Tuesday night against Boston. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, and the Blue Jays purchased catcher Sal Fasano's contract from Triple-A Syracuse.
Fasano was in uniform for Thursday night's game against the New York Yankees. Jason Phillips started behind the plate for Toronto.
To make room for Fasano on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays designated infielder John Hattig for assignment.
Zaun was batting .186 with one home run and eight RBIs. Toronto has seven players on the DL, including closer B.J. Ryan, third baseman Troy Glaus and outfielder Reed Johnson.
Glaus (left heel) was slated to take batting practice Thursday. If all goes well, he could return this weekend.
``Injuries happen, you'd just like to spread 'em out a little,'' manager John Gibbons said.

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