ANAHEIM -- Blue Jays relief pitcher David Purcey, is listed as day-to-day after injuring his right foot in Thursday's game against the Red Sox. The left-hander induced Jacoby Ellsbury's ground ball to first baseman Adam Lind, and in covering first base, Purcey leaped to catch the high toss from Lind and landed awkwardly on his right ankle.
"He's day-to-day right now," said Jays manager Cito Gaston. "He's swollen a little bit, and it depends on how our pitching goes as far as how long we can go without him."
"It's good, it's not the ankle, it's the ligaments in my foot." Purcey said, feeling that the injury wasn't as bad as first thought
He hasn't played catch or been able to run on it yet, but he is optimistic that he'll be back sooner rather than later.
"It's a little bit sore, but we're shooting for [Purcey's return in] a couple of days," he said, adding that trainer George Poulis told him that, "We'll be day-to day for a couple of days, and then we will see how it recovers and go from there."
As for what could change it from day-to-day to a stint on the DL, Gaston said, "If we burn out our bullpen in one or two days, you never know, but if the starters pitch well than it will help us not put him on the DL."
While Gaston suggest that the starters "may have to suck it up a little bit," he has no intention of letting that impact how he uses the 'pen if the game is on the line.
"We'll do whatever we have to do if we have a chance to win," Gaston said. "We'll use everyone and then worry about tomorrow, tomorrow."