We all feared the worst when we saw John McDonald writhing in pain on Tuesday night. And to add to that, the Blue Jays were already on starting shortstop #2, after Eckstein pulled out because of a groin injury.
Initially, most people figured McDonald would be on the 60-day DL. But I am pleased to say that both shortstops will only be spending 15 days on the disabled list. This means Little Eck and J-Mac probably won’t be back with the club until their home series vs. the Angels on May 20th.
In the meantime, Marco Scutaro will fill in at SS, with Joe Inglett backing up.
McDonald’s injury really opened my eyes to how much the Blue Jays (and fans alike) take him for granted. Every night, he puts himself on the line for the team; and I really expect that. 99 times out of 100, McDonald makes that play and gets the out. But it just seemed like he caught something on the field.
Get well soon boys, we need you back!