Toronto, ON – The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left oblique strain.
Morrow suffered the injury during the first inning of Monday's outing against the Washington Nationals. He was removed after throwing just nine pitches, and a timetable for his return has not been determined.
The 27-year-old Morrow is 7-4 with a 3.01 earned run average in 13 starts this season. He has tossed three shutouts while limiting hitters to a .194 average in 2012.
To fill the roster spot, the Blue Jays recalled infielder Yan Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas. A 24-year-old rookie, Gomes, who returns to the major league club after being demoted on Tuesday, has batted .226 with three homers in 14 games with Toronto this year.