Blue Jays place Rasmus on 15-day disabled list

BY foxsports • May 15, 2014

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have put outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right hamstring and recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons also said he's dropping right-hander Dustin McGowan from the rotation. Gibbons said Todd Redmond and rookie Marcus Stroman are potential replacements.

Gose was starting in center field and batting ninth Thursday night against Cleveland. He'll platoon with Kevin Pillar, who was called up this week.

Rasmus left after six innings Monday following a running catch. He's batting .222 with nine homers and 19 RBIs. His DL move was made retroactive to Tuesday.

McGowan was 2-2 with a 5.08 ERA in eight starts during his first season as a starter since 2008. He's averaging less than five innings per outing and has complained of fatigue.

Stroman is a former first-round draft pick who made his major league debut earlier this month. He's 1-0 with a 12.79 ERA in five relief appearances.