• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays promote 1B Matt Hague, OF Ezequiel Carrera

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera clear waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He was designated for assignment Saturday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays promote Munenori Kawasaki, DFA Ezequiel Carrera

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera ties game with pinch-hit home run

    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."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ezequiel Carrera in RF for Blue Jays, Jose Bautista to DH

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera blasts three-run home run Sunday

    Blue Jays outfielder Ezequiel Carrera connected for his first home run since 2012 in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Orioles. Carrera finished the day 2 for 4 with a single and the second-inning three-run shot, which cut Baltimore's lead to 7-3 at the time.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jose Bautista out of Blue Jays' lineup after cortisone shot

    Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista received a cortisone shot in his shoulder, per Toronto's 590 AM. Bautista is out of the lineup Sunday and will likely miss Monday as well. Edwin Encarnacion moves to DH from first base to replace Bautista, with Justin Smoak getting the start at first. Munenori Kawasaki also gets his second start of the year second base, replacing Steve Tolleson. Danny Valencia also gets a rest. Chris Colabello moves over from right field to left to replace him. Ezequiel Carrera replaces Colabello in right.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson finally gets a day off Friday

    Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will get his first day off this season, as he is being held out of the lineup on Friday against the Mariners. Donaldson has hit well lately, batting .270 with two home runs and seven RBI over his last 10 games, batting solely out of the top two spots in the lineup. Manager John Gibbons said Donaldson, who has started each of the team's first 43 games this year, has been playing on a "bad calf" and was looking to give him a day off, acording to SportsNet. Danny Valencia will get the start at the hot corner, while Ezequiel Carrera will move up to the leadoff spot the batting order.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar gets first day off this year on Wednesday

    Blue Jays outfielder will be held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. Pillar, who has started every game for the Jays so far this year, is really struggling at the plate. He is just 6 for 40 with just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games. Ezequiel Carrera will handle center field and bat sixth on Wednesday. Pillar should be available as a late-inning option for manager John Gibbons if necessary.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Devon Travis held out of lineup

    Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday. It's the first time in 10 games that Travis hasn't led off or started at second. Manager John Gibbons said that it was just a day off for Travis. He admitted that the rookie is a little "banged up" but said he was fine. "He could use a day off," Gibbons said, per the Toronto Star. Steve Tolleson replaces Travis at second base. It's Tolleson's first start of the year at the position and just his fourth start of the season at any spot for the Jays. Tolleson bats ninth. Replacing Travis in the leadoff spot is left fielder Ezequiel Carrera. It's Carrera's first time leading off this season and the first time he's hit higher than seventh in the order. Carrera becomes the Blue Jays' fourth leadoff man of the season.