NEW YORK (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays expect right-hander Josh Johnson to return to the rotation late next week.
Johnson was scratched from a start Friday night because of tightness in his right triceps. He had an MRI and manager John Gibbons says team doctors don't think the problem is serious.
Gibbons says Johnson will throw on the side early next week and start a few days later ``unless something changes.''
Johnson is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in four starts since being acquired in an offseason trade with Miami.
The Blue Jays selected the contract of righty Justin Germano from Triple-A Buffalo before Saturday's game. Toronto designated lefty Aaron Laffey for assignment on Friday night after he started for Johnson and walked five in 2 2-3 innings against the Yankees.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers vs. Nationals Prediction Will Max Scherzer shut down the Brewers this afternoon when the Nationals host the Brewers at 12:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Blue Jays Pick Will the Toronto Blue Jays complete a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics when the two meet...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Indians Pick Will the Cleveland Indians finish off a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels when the two teams meet up this afternoon at 12:10PM...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Padres Prediction Will the Mets and Padres go over the betting total tonight at 10:10PM ET when they clash at Petco Park?
Thumbnail Twins vs. Dodgers Pick Can the Los Angeles Dodgers cruise to another win over the Minnesota Twins when the two meet up again...

MLB Team Pages