Gurriel went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and an additional RBI in Tuesday's win over the Tigers. After lining out to center field in his first at-bat, Gurriel responded with a solo homer -- his second of spring -- in his next trip to the plate. He added a sacrifice fly in his third and final plate appearance before giving way to Richard Urena at the keystone. The young infielder now has five hits through 12 at-bats this spring, including a trio of extra-base hits.
Gurriel (hand) is in the lineup for Sunday's spring game against the Yankees, according to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet. Gurriel got a scare when he was hit by a pitch in Friday's exhibition contest, but he avoided a serious problem, and is ready to get back on the field after missing just one day of action. Gurriel will play second base and hit seventh Sunday.
Gurriel (hand) may be able to return Sunday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Fortunately the hit-by-pitch he endured Friday resulted in just a bruise, and Gurriel is simply day-to-day. More noteworthy, however, is the fact that Devon Travis is dealing with left knee inflammation, meaning Gurriel could be the starting second baseman on Opening Day.
Gurriel has a left forearm contusion but no fracture after getting hit by a pitch Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Gurriel was pulled for a pinch runner after getting struck on the left arm, but the issue does not appear to be a serious one. Barring setbacks, he should have plenty of time to stake his claim for a significant role in the Blue Jays' infield this season.
Gurriel exited Friday's spring game against the Braves after being hit by a pitch in the hand/wrist area, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports. The specifics and severity of the injury remains unclear, but Gurriel was replaced by a pinch runner after taking the pitch. He'd gone 2-for-2 with his first homer of the spring before exiting.