The Blue Jays have promoted emerging corner infielder Matt Hague and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Neither are spring chickens in baseball years. The 29-year-old Hague has just 72 big league at-bats, but is tearing it at in the minors with a league-leading .348 average and .427 on-base percentage. The 28-year-old Carrera performed well in a stint with Toronto earlier in the season, posting a .279 average before being designated for assignment on Aug. 1.
Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He was designated for assignment Saturday.
The Blue Jays have announced that they have recalled second baseman Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo and designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment. Kawasaki has been tearing it up for the Bisons with 19 hits in 52 at-bats since his demotion in late June. Carrera lost his job despite a hot streak in which he smacked eight hits in his last 14 at-bats to sweeten his slash line to .279/.327/.374.
Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera came off the bench to provide one of the biggest hits of the game on Saturday. Carrera belted a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game up at 6-6. The Blue Jays would score two more in the ninth to beat the Mariners 8-6. The home run was Carrera's second of the year, and it was the first time in his career that he tied a game with a longball. "I was very happy, knowing that the manager put the trust in me to go over and pinch-hit," Carrera said through an interpreter, per MLB.com. "After I hit that ball, I felt great knowing that we just tied the game in the eighth inning."
Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista will get a break from the field on Monday. After starting 18 of the last 19 in right field, Bautista will play designated hitter in Monday's game. Ezequiel Carrera replaces Bautista in the field, getting his 17th start in right. Carrera is in the lineup for the second straight day. He started in left field on Sunday.