The Blue Jays have announced Friday that starting pitcher Jesse Litsch will miss the remainder of the season with labral tear in his right hip. Litsch will undergo the surgery next month and be lost to the team for four to six months.

The 25-year-old Litsch was 1-5 with a 5.79 ERA in nine starts. The last two years have been pretty injury filled seasons for Litsch who also underwent Tommy John Surgery and was trying to return from that injury.

The Jays recalled lefty Brad Mills from AAA Las Vegas on Friday. Mills compiled a record of 8-4 with a very respectable 4.20 ERA in the Pacific Coast League. Mills earned his first ever MLB victory against the Orioles earlier in the month going seven shutout innings against Baltimore.

Litsch will rehab the injury and should be back in time for Spring Training next March. He will be competing for the fifth starters job along with Kyle Drabek, Zach Stewart, Brad Mills, Marc Rzepcynski and hopefully a healthy Dustin McGowan.

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