TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano will be sidelined for at least six weeks after undergoing surgery Wednesday to remove a pinched right elbow, manager John Schneider said.

It is not yet clear whether the two-time All-Star will be able to return this season.

Romano is 1-2 with a 6.59 ERA and eight saves in nine chances this season, his sixth. He tied his career high of 36 saves last year.

Romano missed part of spring training and the first 17 games of the regular season with elbow soreness. He went on the injured list for the second time on June 1, retroactive to May 30.

On Saturday, the Blue Jays said Romano would be sidelined due to persistent elbow pain. The Canadian-born pitcher visited renowned surgeon Dr. Keith Meister in Texas on Tuesday.

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