September 26, 2022
Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen gets the break he didn't deserve

The finger is Jansen’s latest injury. It follows a strained left oblique, and a hamstring injury last season. There were also two hand surgeries and one knee surgery, all as he navigated the minor leagues.

Zack Collins is the initial benefactor, returning to the Jays where he had about a 20-game stint earlier in the year when Jansen was out with that oblique strain.

General manager Ross Atkins sounded optimistic that Jansen’s absence wouldn’t be that long, based on how he was feeling both immediately after he was struck by the pitch and through the remainder of the game.

“From the CT scan, it’s stable in nature,” Atkins said of the Jansen injury. “We feel confident he will be able to get back into game action at least relatively soon, but he’s going to be down for at least a couple of weeks. After 10 days we will know a lot more. That’s unfortunate, but I do feel good about his return being relatively soon.”

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