Blue Jays disable Halladay and Downs



    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have today officially
placed RHP ROY HALLADAY and LHP SCOTT DOWNS on the 15-day disabled list,
recalled RHP JEREMY ACCARDO from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)
and have selected the contract of LHP BRAD MILLS from Las Vegas.
    HALLADAY, 32, suffered a right groin strain on June 12 in his start
against the Florida Marlins. His placement on the disabled list is backdated
to June 13, he would be eligible to be activated on June 28. Halladay is 10-1
this season in 14 starts with a 2.53 ERA and three complete games.
    DOWNS, 33, sustained a left great toe sprain on June 16 at Philadelphia.
In 26 relief appearances this season the left-hander is 1-0 with eight saves
and a 1.98 ERA. Downs is retro to June 17 & will be eligible to be activated
from the DL on July 3.
    MILLS, 24, will make his Major League debut today, starting against the
Philadelphia Phillies. The 5-11, 185lb. left-handed pitcher started 13 games
for Las Vegas and was 1-8 with a 4.48 ERA. The Meza, Arizona native was
drafted by Toronto in 2007 from the University of Arizona.
    ACCARDO, 27, has pitched in 21 games for the Las Vegas 51's of the
Pacific Coast League (AAA) posting a 2-1 record with nine saves and a 3.38
ERA. The 6-2, 210 lb right handed pitcher has a career Major League record of
7-16 with 37 saves in 173 games for San Francisco (2005-2006) and Toronto
(2006-2008).
    The Blue Jays now have 24 active players on the roster and will make
another roster move prior to Saturday's game in Washington.





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