|Blue Jays closer Ryan cleared to work on consecutive days|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 05 May 2008 13:32|
Ryan had season-ending surgery last May 10 and started this season on the disabled list. He was activated April 13 and has four saves in seven scoreless appearances since returning. The left-hander has struck out 10, walked three and allowed six hits in seven innings.
Ryan got the go-ahead after a consultation with Dr. Timothy Kremchek, who operated on his elbow last spring. Toronto will remain cautious with Ryan, who is in the third season of a five-year, $47-million deal.
``We feel he's ready to go, the Doc says he's ready to go,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday. ``We'll watch him to make sure he's OK.''
Gibbons said Ryan will not make any multi-inning appearances for the remainder of the season.
``You won't see him in more than one inning,'' Gibbons said. ``We don't want him to come out here, cool off and then go back out.
``You can't forget what he's coming off,'' Gibbons added. ``That's always in the back of your mind.''
Left-handers Scott Downs and Jesse Carlson and right-hander Jeremy Accardo will close games on days that Ryan is not available.