Fernandez has been out for three weeks with a biceps strain. His season has been limited by injury to eight starts.
"I think it went something like, wow," Dan Jennings said of the 30-pitch BP session. "I talked to (trainer Sean Cunningham) and he said it was very impressive. He said he's right on track, looks good, jumped out of his hand."
Fernandez will likely throw one more bullpen before a simulation game and return to the mound in a game.
Brandon Moss is set to play the position instead.
Piscotty owns a slash line of .316/.349/.538.
Encarnacion's double was the only source of runs for the Jays, but it was enough to add to his impressive hitting stretch. He has seven multi-hit games over the 22-game streak, and his season average has gone from .234 to .264.
After suffering a loss and a blown save in his previous outing,
Tolleson has 13 saves since the All-Star break, which is tops in the game. He has emerged as a reliable closer for the surging Rangers.
Estrada (11-8, 3.19 ERA) was let down by his offense, as the Jays were shutdown by Yovani Gallardo and the Rangers' bullpen. But Estrada was solid. The only run he allowed came on an RBI single in the very first inning.
The right-hander pitched well in August, going 3-2 with a 2.06 ERA in five starts.
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