Bartolo Colon suffered a sprained tendon in his right foot two weeks ago while running the bases.
That might help explain why he got blown up for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins. It was the worst start of the season for Colon, whose ERA jumped from 3.12 to 3.42. The hope is he can continue to pitch through the foot injury.
Henry Owens is scheduled to start for the Red Sox in Thursday's series finale against the Yankees.
That was supposed to be Drew Pomeranz's turn, but the lefty has been bothered by forearm soreness and there is concern about his overall workload. Owens owns an ugly 7.79 ERA in four starts this season at the major league level. He's a poor fantasy streaming option at Yankee Stadium.
Drew Pomeranz has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Yankees due to soreness in his left forearm and concerns about his overall workload.
Henry Owens will take the mound instead at Yankee Stadium. According to the Red Sox, if Pomeranz pitches again this season it will be out of the bullpen. The southpaw holds a 3.35 ERA in a career-high 169 1/3 frames this year. He is eligible for salary arbitration this winter after earning $1.35 million in 2016.
Blue Jays designated RHP Brady Dragmire for assignment.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for right-hander Chris Smith, who joined the Blue Jays' bullpen on Tuesday. Dragmire, 23, had a pedestrian 4.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 45 relief appearances this season at Double-A New Hampshire.
Blue Jays recalled INF/OF Andy Burns from Triple-A Buffalo.
Burns will add depth to the Jays' bench with Devon Travis nursing a shoulder injury. The versatile Burns batted just .230/.285/.352 this year at the Triple-A level.