Toronto closer Roberto Osuna cited a sore shoulder for his removal in the top of the 10th inning from the Blue Jays' 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Tuesday night's American League wild-card game.
"The doctor told me that I was going to be fine. I just need a couple of days," Osuna said. "I've been pitching a lot lately. They think it's just fatigue from the last couple of weeks."
Osuna retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth and then came back out for the 10th with the score tied at 2. He retired Chris Davis to start the inning, but after the at-bat, Toronto manager John Gibbons and trainer George Poulis ran onto the field. Following a brief meeting on the mound, Gibbons removed Osuna from the game and brought in left-hander Francisco Liriano out of the bullpen, who recorded the final five outs of the game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.