Jays' Giles (elbow) won't pitch before trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays right-handed closer Ken Giles received a cortisone shot in his elbow on Tuesday and will not pitch again before the Wednesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, according to multiple reports.

The Athletic reported that Giles went to see Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Tuesday, and underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage to his right elbow.

Giles, 28, has been experiencing elbow soreness and has not been available to pitch in the last two games, according to Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo.

"He's working through it," Montoyo said after Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. "If he's not 100 percent, we're not going to pitch him."

Giles, who has compiled a 2-2 record with 14 saves, a 1.54 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 35 innings, has been the subject of trade talks, but his injury status could affect that possibility. He spent 10 days on the injured list in June with right elbow inflammation.

--Field Level Media