Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles was not available for Saturday's game against the New York Yankees due to a swelling of the nerves in his right elbow that potentially resulted from a massage he had during the off-season. Game of Stars, said manager Charlie Montoyo.
As a possible commercial target, Giles lost 10 days in June with a mild case of swelling of the elbow, but Montoyo noted that this new case was not related to the previous one.
Giles is considered day to day and is not scheduled for testing.
"Nothing serious," Giles told reporters after Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Yankees, according to the Toronto Star. "Just a bit of fatigue, I worked a little during the All-Star break. It hurts a little, so we're being cautious, just a little irritated, right now I'm on a day-to-day basis and hopefully I'll be back on the mound tomorrow. "
Daniel Hudson closed the Jays 'victory on Saturday at Giles' place.
Giles has 13 saves and a 1.45 ERA in 31 appearances this season.
Giles & # 39; would not be the first injury related to the massage that MLB has seen this year. In May, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said he suffered a rib fracture during a massage at his home.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.