J.A. Happ (head) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
Another step in the right direction for the left-handed starter, who suffered a sprained right knee when he collapsed on the mound after being in the head by a line drive last month. He should be ready to return to live major league games in early-to-mid July.
Brandon Morrow (forearm) suffered a physical setback Monday in his rehab start at High-A Dunedin.
Morrow will have his forearm reexamined this week. He did not look sharp in the outing, allowing three runs in two innings, and can now be considered out indefinitely.
Brandon Morrow (forearm) allowed three runs in two innings Monday in his first rehab start with High-A Dunedin.
Morrow allowed five hits (including a two-run homer) while walking one and striking out none. While his forearm issues appear to be behind him, the Blue Jays will want to see better results before bringing him back from the disabled list. He will likely require two more rehab starts.
Jose Reyes (ankle) went 2-for-3 with two singles and two runs scored Monday in his first rehab games with High-A Dunedin.
Reyes, who was playing his first game since his severe ankle sprain on April 12, also played five innings at shortstop. Barring any setbacks, the speedy shortstop could rejoin the suddenly red-hot Blue Jays within the next 10 days.
Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday against the Rockies.
Despite a meager .265 average, E-5 has been dynamite for fantasy owners in 2013, ranking third in the American League in homers (18) and RBI (55) and ninth in runs (43). Encarnacion had a 10-game hitting streak snapped on July 15 and has gone hit-less in two of three games since.
Maicer Izturis singled in Rajai Davis and Colby Rasmus in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Izturis had two of the Jays' three hits on the night. He's finally come alive of late, going 10-for-29 over his last seven games. Previously, he was hitting just .202/.240/.288 in 163 at-bats.