D-backs set to face Bassitt as Gausman scratched from Saturday’s start
Jul 15, 2023, 8:53 AM | Updated: 12:07 pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman was scratched from Saturday’s scheduled start against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of discomfort in his left side. The team said an MRI revealed no damage and that Gausman is day to day.
Right-hander Chris Bassitt is starting in Gausman’s place.
The Diamondbacks’ ace, Zac Gallen, is scheduled to throw for Arizona. The right-hander is 11-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 125 strikeouts on the season.
Bassitt is 8-5 with a 4.19 ERA in 19 starts. He signed a three-year, $63 million contract with the Blue Jays last offseason.
Gausman is 7-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 starts. The two-time All-Star signed a five-year, $110-million contract with Toronto before the 2022 season.