TORONTO -- Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left forearm, a move retroactive to Saturday.
Britton says he felt pain while throwing a curveball in the ninth inning of Friday's win over the Blue Jays. Britton earned the save in that game, his fifth this season, and matched Tom Gordon by converting his 54th consecutive opportunity, the second-longest streak ever. The record belongs to Eric Gagne (84).
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says he isn't certain Britton will be ready to return as soon as he's eligible on April 25.
The Orioles recalled right-hander Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Norfolk. Crichton had been optioned to Norfolk on Saturday to make room for right-hander Alec Asher but is allowed to return to replace an injured player.
BLUE JAYS: Sanchez (blister) placed on DL
TORONTO -- Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his middle finger, another blow to a struggling team off to a 2-9 start.
The AL ERA leader last season, Sanchez allowed five runs and seven hits, including three home runs, in a loss to Baltimore on Friday. He's 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA. The blister has been bothering him since spring training, and also was an issue last September.
Toronto recalled left-hander Matt Dermody from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
The Blue Jays lost 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson to a calf injury Thursday and put him on the 10-day DL Friday.
Toronto had lost seven straight, falling to a franchise-worst 1-8 to start a season, before Kendrys Morales hit a game-winning home run in the ninth inning against Baltimore on Saturday.
PADRES: Cahill activated from DL
ATLANTA -- The San Diego Padres have activated right-hander Trevor Cahill from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.
Cahill is scheduled to start in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Cahill allowed three runs, two earned, in 5 2/3 innings in his only start of the season, a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, on April 5. He was placed on the disabled list the following day with a lower back strain.
Quackenbush pitched a scoreless inning against the Braves on Friday in his only appearance after being recalled from El Paso.