Tellez sits as expected for Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Rays on Wednesday. Tellez was able to return from a knee strain faster than expected and make the Wild Card Series roster, though he's not recovered enough to start. He was able to appear off the bench in Game 1, however, grabbing a hit and scoring Toronto's lone run, so a pinch-hit appearance is certainly possible again in Game 2.
Tellez is on the wild-card roster after his knee injury improved faster than expected, but he's expected to be limited to pinch-hit or designated hitter duty, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Tellez will fill the former role in Game 1, but it's apparently not out of the question that he starts at some point this series. Alejandro Kirk will be the designated hitter Tuesday against the Rays.
Tellez will sit for the first game of the AL Wild Card Round against the Rays on Tuesday. Tellez is evidently far enough along in his recovery from a knee strain that he was able to make the postseason roster but not far enough along that he'll be able to start the first game of the series, though it's worth noting the Rays are starting lefty Blake Snell in Game 1. Whether or not Tellez is able to start future games remains to be seen. Alejandro Kirk will be the designated hitter Tuesday.
Tellez (knee) will be part of the Blue Jays' roster for their AL Wild Card Series against the Rays. Tellez has missed three weeks with a strained knee but is evidently ready to return. Whether or not he's ready to start right away remains to be seen. He was quite a useful player for Toronto prior to the injury, hitting .283/.346/.540 in 35 games.
Tellez (knee) ran the bases during a workout Saturday and took live batting practice Sunday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Tellez still appears unlikely to be ready to go for the Blue Jays' wild-card series next week, but based on his activity this weekend, he looks like he may be an option for the divisional-round series, should Toronto qualify. The 25-year-old concluded the regular season with a .283 average to go with eight home runs and 23 RBI over 35 games before he was shut down earlier this month with a right knee strain.
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