Bichette will sit Saturday against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have clinched a spot in the playoffs, so they can afford to give their stars a rest in the season's final few games. Bichette will sit for the first time since returning from a sprained knee two weeks ago, with Joe Panik taking over at shortstop.
Bichette 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and two walks during Toronto's 14-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Bichette has been a mini-slump, hitting just 7-for-29 over his past seven games. He was also caught stealing in Wednesday's contest. The 22-year-old is still slashing an elite .306/.336/.532 through 111 at-bats this season.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies. Bichette scored runs in the first and seventh innings Sunday, giving him 14 runs scored on the season. The 22-year-old shortstop is sporting a strong .306/.327/.551 slash line with 13 extra-base hits in just 101 plate appearances.
Bichette (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and will start at shortstop against the Mets, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Bichette missed just shy of a month with a sprained right knee. He'd been off to an excellent start prior to the injury, going hitless just once in his first 14 games while posting a 1.063 OPS and homering five times. He may not be in the lineup every day immediately upon his return, but he should play as frequently as his knee can handle.
Bichette (knee) is expected to be activated from the injured list Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Bichette has been sidelined since Aug. 15 due to a right knee sprain, and he's expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Mets. The 22-year-old has been playing the field at the Blue Jays' alternate training site and was riding a nine-game hitting streak prior to the injury.