The Blue Jays are likely in need of available relief help for Monday's game, after the team used seven relievers against the Orioles in the series finale. Copeland lasted only 1 1/3 innings in what was his third start in place of injured right-hander Aaron Sanchez, which taxed Toronto's bullpen.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the team hadn't yet decided if they'll take advantage of an off-day on Thursday and skip Copeland's now-vacant spot in the rotation the next time it rolls around. But he said Sanchez, who's working his way back from a mild lat strain, won't be ready.
The Blue Jays are expecting the return of second baseman Devon Travis sometime this week, and R.A. Dickey is expected to come off the bereavement list in time to start on Tuesday.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.