Jansen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Jansen went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Saturday's game as his September struggles -- .178/.288/.333 slash line in 45 at-bats -- continued. Reese McGuire grabs another start behind the plate for the Blue Jays, and the two figure to battle for catching duties come spring training.
Jansen is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Jansen takes a seat for the third time in the last four games, as he hasn't seen back-to-back starts since Sept. 13. Reese McGuire will start behind the plate and bat sixth for the Blue Jays.
Jansen is not in the lineup against Houston on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Jansen will retreat to the bench after going 0-for-2 during Tuesday's defeat. Reese McGuire will handle the catching duties and hit seventh in the order for the series finale.
Jansen is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Jansen hits the bench for the third time in the last four games as the Blue Jays appear to be protecting the young catcher down the stretch. The 24-year-old had a hot start when he was first recalled in August, but is slashing .171/.256/.371 over 35 at-bats in September.
Jansen went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 9-8 win over Tampa Bay. Down 8-2 heading into the ninth inning, Toronto pulled off an incredible comeback, lead by Jansen's three-run slam. Through 71 career at-bats, the rookie catcher has three homers and a .254 average.