Another day and more bad news on the reliever front. Specifically, we're talking about the Blue Jays new closer Frank Francisco and veteran right-hander Octavio Dotel. Francisco threw a bullpen session on Saturday back at the Jays camp in Dunedin and afterwards said he still felt a knot and had some discomfort in the pec area of his right shoulder, so the plan to have him throw in a minor-league game on Monday was cancelled. "Again we have to continue to evaluate it day to day and hopefully opening day is still a possibility, but without anything definitive today we're still uncertain about it," manager John Farrell said. As for Dotel, he threw a bullpen session Saturday as well but still is hampered somewhat by the hamstring issue.
No relief: Francisco, Dotel still hurting
Toronto Sun | Mar 20