Blue Jays reliever Rauch placed on 15-day DL

Blue Jays reliever Jon Rauch has been placed on the 15-day

disabled list Monday because of a cartilage tear in his right

knee.

The right-hander plans to be examined next week by knee

specialist Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo. The team’s medical

staff has recommended surgery, which would have a likely recovery

time of six-to-eight weeks.

Monday’s move is retroactive to Sept. 5. Rauch is 5-4 with 11

saves and a 4.85 ERA.