Anthony Alford

#30 LF / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Summoned to majors

      Anthony Alford was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.Alford will join the Toronto Blue Jays for the final two weeks of the season after slashing .240/.312/.344 with five homers and 17 stolen bases across 105 games with Buffalo. The 24-year-old has flashed power and speed in the minors, though he's struggled in his limited big-league opportunities, hitting just .136/.208/.182 across 24 plate appearances with the Blue Jays over the past two seasons. Alford will look to build on his major-league body of work down the stretch, though it's unclear how much he'll start with Billy McKinney, Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez and Kevin Pillar already sharing three outfield spots.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Optioned to Triple-A

      Anthony Alford was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after Sunday's game against the Red Sox.Alford saw fairly regular playing time this past week but only notched two hits in 14 at-bats while posting a 6:2 K:BB over that stretch. The Toronto Blue Jays want him playing every day, but considering he appeared overmatched against big-league pitching, they are opting for him to get those everyday at-bats at the Triple-A level. If he gets rolling, he could return to take on an everyday role for the big club, but there's no knowing when that might be. Teoscar Hernandez, Kevin Pillar and Curtis Granderson will see the bulk of the starts in the outfield going forward.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Draws third straight start

      Anthony Alford will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.With the Toronto Blue Jays opposing left-handed starters in three straight games, Alford has been a fixture in the lineup throughout the series with Boston while the lefty-hitting Curtis Granderson has settled into a bench role. Alford has recorded one hit in six at-bats over the first two games of the series and is just 2-for-12 overall since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo earlier this month, so he'll likely need to step up his performance if he hopes to retain a short-side platoon role in the outfield.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Returns to majors Saturday

      The Toronto Blue Jays recalled Anthony Alford from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.Alford has been with Buffalo since returning from a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-April, and he's struggled with a .154/.214/179 slash line and 16 strikeouts in 39 at-bats. Curtis Granderson left Friday's game against the Rays with hamstring tightness, which could open up some at-bats, but the severity of the injury is currently unclear.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Activated; optioned to Triple-A Buffalo

      Anthony Alford (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.Alford went down with a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-March but appears to be fully operational after competing in six rehab outings with High-A Dunedin over the past 10 days. He was expected to be optioned to the Triple-A level following his activation, where he will continue to receive everyday at-bats and serve as organizational outfield depth.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Begins rehab assignment

      Anthony Alford (hamstring) reported to High-A Dunedin on Monday to begin a rehab assignment, Gregor Chisholm of reports. He served as Dunedin's designated hitter and went 1-for-3 in the team's 9-1 loss to Palm Beach.Alford, who has been sidelined since mid-March with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain, is expected to eventually draw starts in the outfield later this week for Dunedin. Due to the nearly month-long layoff, Alford will likely require a handful of games in the lower minors before being activated from the 10-day disabled list. The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to option Alford to Triple-A Buffalo upon activating him to afford the outfielder regular at-bats.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Expected to be optioned when healthy

      Anthony Alford (hamstring) is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo once healthy,'s Mike Rosenbaum reports.He has resumed light running and has taken batting practice since suffering the injury in spring training. Alford was having a strong spring before getting hurt, and the expectation is that he could eventually earn a promotion to the majors if he is producing at Triple-A. The big challenge for the oft-injured outfielder will be to stay healthy once he comes off the disabled list.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Lands on 10-day DL

      Anthony Alford (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day DL on Thursday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.The initial estimates on his return date would have him back in action sometime in the back half of April. Once healthy, he may be optioned to Triple-A to get more reps in the upper levels of the minors.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Takes cuts in cage

      Anthony Alford (hamstring) was able to hit in the batting cage and run in the outfield Thursday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.Alford has started to resume activities after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain this past weekend. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined for another 2-to-5 weeks and he's likely set to begin the 2018 season on the disabled list at Triple-A Buffalo.

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      Blue Jays' Anthony Alford: Out 3-6 weeks

      Anthony Alford will miss 3-to-6 weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.Injuries continue to be a big part of the story with Alford, as they have been since he got into pro ball. This eliminates any slight chance he may have had of breaking camp with the big club. He should open the year on the disabled list at Triple-A and then spend first month or two in the minor leagues before possibly being summoned to the majors if he is producing.

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