VILLANUEVA TOSSES FIRST REHAB GAME

By on August 29, 2011

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Carlos Villanueva get a rehab start Sunday in Dunedin vs Daytona (photo by Eddie Michels)

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Toronto Blue Jays RHP Carlos Villanueva (sore right forearm) allowed an unearned run on one hit in his first rehab start for Class-A Dunedin against Daytona.

     Villanueva needed just 15-pitches, 12 for strikes in his one inning and allowed one hit with the runner scoring on a

Carlos Villanueva (photo by Eddie Michels)

double error by the infield.

     “It felt (like) fun to be out there,” said Villanueva who has been on the 15-Day DL since August 4, “It has felt longer than the three weeks it has been since I have been on the mound.   On the side that I felt no pain it tells me something I have wanted very badly since June.  Now one or two more then I will go back and help the guys up there.”

     Villanueva will pitch two innings for Dunedin on Wednesda.y.

     In closing Villanueva said,  ”If it’s up to me I want to go up and help the team quickly but I have learned through this process to be a little more patient.”

     LHP Brian Tallet (chest cartilage strain) will return to Toronto on Monday

Brian Tallet in a rehab game in Dunedin last week (photo by Eddie Michels)

after making four rehab appearances with Dunedin going 1-0 with a 2.25 era.

Carlos Villanueva (photo by Eddie Michels)

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