Starter Roulette

Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 10:26 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Over the winter the Jays were looking for another starting pitcher to add to their rotation.  Now we know why.

Brett Cecil has been optioned to AA after his bad start yesterday.

Kyle Drabek will be the #5 starter.

Aaron Laffey has been sent down to Las Vegas.

Joel Carreno has been recalled from AA and will start game 3 for the Jays.

I don't think this will do wonders for the Jays confidence heading into the season, but Carreno could pitch well in his first start.  Drabek will be challenged with the Red Sox in his first start.  It ups the ante on Romero and Morrow to win the first two games and reduce the pressure on the other starters.

After next week the Jays do not need a fifth starter until April 21st.  Carreno can move to the bullpen after his start and the Jays will have a couple of weeks to pick the hottest pitcher, Carreno or someone else, to start that game.