Michael Saunders

#21 LF / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Avoids arbitration, settles with TOR

      Saunders (knee) and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.9 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Saunders was limited to only nine games in 2015 due to a lingering knee issue, but the team's medical staff is confident that he'll be ready to begin spring training. With Ben Revere dealt to Washington, Saunders will have an opportunity to seize the everyday left field role.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Could be ready for start of spring training

      The Blue Jays' medical staff is "extremely confident" that Saunders (knee) will be ready for the start of spring training, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. Saunders' knee injury limited him to just nine games in 2015 due to lingering inflammation in the joint that never allowed him to get back on the field. However, the medical staff's positive outlook on his recovery points to him being ready for the opening of spring training, where he very well may land the every day role in left field.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) shut down for 2015

      Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has been ruled out for a return in 2015, manager John Gibbons said. Saunders played all of nine games in 2015, but a bone bruise in his knee ended his season in early May. The veteran outfielder went 6 for 31 with three RBI in his nine games this year.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Blue Jays GM backs Michael Saunders as long-term left fielder

      Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos backed Michael Saunders as the "long-term guy" in left field Friday, according to the Toronto Star. However, Saunders -- who has missed most of the season due to knee issues -- isn't playing in rehab games yet and might not return this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) likely out until September

      Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said outfielder Michael Saunders is not close to returning to the team. Saunders is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, and he has not played a game since May 9. Gibbons said Saunders is increasing his activity, but he does not expect Saunders to return until September, according to SportsNet.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders still not close to returning

      Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) is slowly recovering and there remains no timetable for his return, according to the Toronto Star. He is expected to need a long rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list. General manager Alex Anthopoulos doesn't expect Saunders to return until at least August.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Blue Jays' Saunders undergoes MRI Monday, another one in two weeks

      Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders underwent an MRI on Monday, which indicated the bone bruise in his knee was healing well, per Sportsnet.ca. He will undergo another MRI in two weeks. If bone bruise is gone in a few weeks, then he will begin baseball activities.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Doc confirms bone bruise for Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders

      Dr. James Andrews has confirmed that Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a bone bruise in his knee, the Toronto Sun reports. "It was good news, just reconfirming what we believed," Saunders said of his consultation with Dr. Andrews. "I have developed a pretty good bone bruise because of the lack of the meniscus. It's something that happens in the aftermath of the surgery. It will heal and my body will get acclimated to the bone on bone. "The toughest thing is just hearing it will take time. Knowing that it will get better and that there's still plenty of season left is great. My body will get back to 100 percent. I'm already in week two and will start ramping up some activity." Saunders will be out for as much as another month before he's ready to return to action.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Anthopoulos: Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders out 4-6 weeks

      Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has declared that outfielder Michael Saunders will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with the left knee inflammation that landed him on the disabled list Sunday. Anthopolous further stated that Saunders is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, per TSN 1050. Saunders has only played in nine games this season with six hits in 31 at-bats.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays place Michael Saunders on DL, add Steve Tolleson

      The Blue Jays placed outfielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to left knee inflammation and selected the contract of infielder Steve Tolleson. Saunders missed most of the week after having his knee drained but returned to action Saturday, going 0 for 4 at the plate. One day later, he's been sent to the disabled list to allow the knee more rest and more time to heal. Tolleson went 3 for 15 with the Blue Jays in April before being removed from the 40-man roster. In order to clear a 40-man roster spot for his promotion, the Blue Jays designated pitcher Preston Guilmet for assignment. Guilment has made 10 appearances with Triple-A Buffalo, giving up two earned runs in 14 1/3 innings while striking out 12 and walking three.

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