Blue Jays planning to use six-man rotation

Blue Jays planning to use six-man rotation

Blue Jays planning to use six-man rotation
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays will turn to a six-man rotation to end the season, but it has yet to be determined when that will take place.

After Sunday's game against the Rays, the Blue Jays play the Orioles for three, have an off-day, then have another off-day the following Monday after a three-game set with the Red Sox next weekend.

Since the off-days will give each member of the rotation an extra day of rest, the team isn't likely to use a sixth man until the following week.

Toronto has one more day off on Sept. 17 before playing 16 consecutive days to end the year, including a doubleheader against the Orioles on Sept. 24.

The six-man rotation will consist of Brandon Morrow, Ricky Romero, Henderson Alvarez, Carlos Villanueva, J.A. Happ and Aaron Laffey.

Brett Cecil, who will likely rejoin the team on Tuesday, will pitch out of the bullpen upon his return.