Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison could return in September, Blue Jays GM says

Brad White

It's been about a year since two Blue Jays had Tommy John surgery.

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said pitchers Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison could each return in September from their Tommy John surgeries, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

Drabek had the second Tommy John surgery of his career last June and began to build his arm back up at Single-A Dunedin. He made eight appearances there and was promoted to Double-A New Hampshire in late July, where he's made one start so far. The 25-year-old righty was considered one of the top prospects in baseball while coming up through the Blue Jays' system, peaking as high as No. 25 on Baseball America's pre-2010 list. He has a 5.34 ERA in 167 major-league innings.

Hutchison made his debut with Toronto last April, but he was moved to the disabled list after 11 starts for an injury that eventually called for his Tommy John surgery in August. His on-field rehab has also begun, and he's currently pitching in Double-A New Hampshire after three appearances for Single-A Dunedin.

Anthopoulos also said prospects Sean Nolin and Marcus Stroman will be considered for September call-ups, Davidi said.

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