Blue Jays SP Yusei Kikuchi Set for Rehab Start on Friday

Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reported that Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi would make a rehab start on Friday for Triple-A Buffalo. He has been on the injured list since July 6 with a strained neck. Wagner says it sounds like the Blue Jays brass would want Kickuchi to throw around 75 pitches in his outing. Kikuchi working his way back is an excellent sign for Toronto. They have been leveled with injuries to their rotation, and Kikuchi will provide a lefty arm they need against the opposition. However, before his injury, the Blue Jays lefty was an enigma. He’ll return with a 3-5 record with a 5.12 ERA. Although, his stuff has been good, striking out 74 batters in 65 innings of work. 

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