Minor injuries just part of return to baseball

Minor injuries just part of return to baseball

Minor injuries just part of return to baseball
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays have several players in camp dealing with minor injuries but nothing that is expected to cause any long-term problems.

Outfielder Anthony Gose, the Blue Jays' No. 2 prospect, was sidelined on Sunday morning with a blister on his right hand. The minor ailment was wrapped in a large bandage but isn't uncommon at this time of the year with all players getting back into the daily routine of baseball activities.

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva missed Sunday's workout following a mysterious hand injury suffered earlier this week but the test results came back OK and he should make a return on Monday.

Villanueva threw a bullpen session on Saturday and experienced a cold sensation in his hand that the club felt might have something to do with poor circulation. He was examined later that day and will undergo more tests at the beginning of the week.

"He went through a number of tests yesterday and everything turned out -- as far as the results went -- fine," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "He's going to be re-examined tomorrow and we'll have more of an update at that point."

Toronto right-hander Henderson Alvarez also suffered a minor injury on Sunday morning. He took a ball off his right foot while playing catch with left-hander Luis Perez. Alvarez was pulled off the field to be checked out by the club's medical staff but got full clearance and should return to action on Monday.