Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox. The 25-year-old has mostly been impressing with his power, but Gurriel got a chance to display his overall athleticism with an active night on the basepaths at Fenway. He's slowed down at the plate in July, slashing .244/.300/.467 through 11 games, but he has stolen three of his five bases on the season this month.
Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Gurriel kicked off the scoring in this one with a two-run blast to center field, giving the Blue Jays all the offense they'd need emerge victorious. The 25-year-old was 0-for-8 at the dish over his last two contests entering the day, but he managed to bounce back with a multi-hit performance. He'll enter the break hitting .303 with 30 extra-base hits and 37 RBI through 53 games.
Gurriel (wrist) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles. A dive attempt Thursday resulted in a jammed left wrist and an absence Friday, but fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief as Gurriel is back in the three hole. Gurriel has played at an MVP level since his return from the minor leagues in late May, slashing .338/.383/.716 with 15 homers in his last 38 games (148 at-bats). He should be in left field close to every day for the Jays in the second half.
Gurriel is not in the lineup Friday against the Orioles due to a jammed left wrist, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Gurriel suffered the injury on a dive attempt Thursday and will require at least one day out of the lineup. The severity of the injury isn't fully clear, but the Blue Jays are likely to remain cautious with the All-Star break only a few days away.
Gurriel is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Orioles. Gurriel started the last 18 games and has been crushing the ball with a 1.157 OPS and eight homers in that stretch, but he'll receive a breather after going 0-for-5 on Thursday. Brandon Drury will take over in left field and bat seventh for Toronto.
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