TORONTO (AP) _ The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that pitcher Jose Nunez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and his place on the team's active roster has been taken by Mark Ross, whose contract was purchased from Syracuse of the Class AAA International League.

Nunez, a right-handed pitcher whose name was added to the DL retroactive to June 3, suffered a strained muscle on June 2. He had been recalled from Syracuse on April 29.

The 24-year-old native of the Dominican Republic was 0-1 with a 2.95 earned-run average in nine games with Toronto.

Ross, 31, was signed by Syracuse in February. He posted a 1-7 record while starting 12 games with the Chiefs.

The Blue Jays also announced the signing of 12 players selected in the June free-agent draft, including their first pick - in the third round and 82nd overall - David Weathers, a right-handed pitcher from Leoma, Tenn.

Other players signed out of the draft, with the round in which they were selected, positions and home towns:

Curtis Johnson (13), right-handed pitcher, Marysville, Wash.; Michael Brady (17), right-handed pitcher, Smithtown, N.Y.; Richard Vaughn (18), catcher, Tulsa, Okla.; Tim Bruzdewicz (19), left-handed pitcher, Imperial, Pa.

Marshall Holifield (21), outfield, New York City; Terry Jones (23), shortstop, Liverpool, N.Y.; Tim Brown (26), right-handed pitcher, Brandon, Fla.; Greg McCutcheon (27), right-handed pitcher, Mingo Junction, Ohio; Greg Williams (28), right-handed pitcher, Houston.