Osuna day to day due to sore groin

Storen registered save Friday vs. Dodgers with closer given night off

Osuna day to day due to sore groin

TORONTO -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided not to use closer Roberto Osuna in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Dodgers because he is dealing with a sore groin.

Osuna said after the game that he could have pitched, but Gibbons wanted to take a cautious approach. The injury is not considered serious, but it's also something that could become a long-term problem if he aggravates the area and makes it worse.

Gibbons instead went to right-hander Drew Storen in the ninth inning vs. the Dodgers. Storen didn't allow a run, but he loaded the bases before getting Corey Seager to fly out and end the game.

"I pitched maybe too often, and maybe I pulled something," said Osuna, who has a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings this season. "I don't know exactly what happened. That's the movement when I throw to home plate ... I didn't feel it during the game, I just felt it after the game."

Osuna is expected to be ready for Saturday afternoon's game against the Dodgers. He has converted all 12 of his save opportunities this season, but his last chance came back on April 24.

"I was ready today, so tomorrow I should be fine," Osuna said through an interpreter.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.