Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada isn't expected to miss his next start after experiencing a muscle spasm in Wednesday night's 4-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox, according to TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott MacArthur.
Estrada threw 29 pitches in a seventh inning that saw him surrender three earned runs on two hits, including a triple to former teammate Dioner Navarro. He was lifted for Jesse Chavez with two outs in the inning, bringing his pitch total for the night to 118.
The 32-year-old will have the benefit of an extra off day prior to his next scheduled start against the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
Estrada has made four starts so far this season - the first year of two-year, $26 million deal with the team. In 24.2 innings of work, Estrada is 1-2 with a 2.92 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.338. He's walked 11 batters and struck out 25.
The 10-13 Blue Jays are next in action on Friday night when they visit the Rays in Tampa Bay for a second time this season.