TORONTO — Jays manager John Gibbons says closer Robert Osuna has a slight problem with a cracked nail but is OK to pitch.
Fellow reliever Aaron Sanchez is in the same boat with a blister on his finger.
Both players saw action Monday in Toronto's 11-8 ALCS win over the Kansas City Royals. Sanchez pitched 2/3 of an inning while Osuna, coming in for Liam Hendriks when the Royals started to pile up late hits, gave up a two-run homer in the ninth.
Gibbons said both players can throw all their pitches. But he acknowledged he had hoped to give Osuna a rest to heal up and avoid aggravating the problem.
That didn't happen as the Royals rallied late.
The Canadian Press