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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-9 8-2 W3
22-15 5-5 W1
20-17 4-6 W2
14-22 4-6 L1
14-23 4-6 L5

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .234 1 9 .549 3

Top Raimel Tapia News

  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Riding pine Friday

    Tapia isn't starting Friday against the Rays.

    Tapia has gone 1-for-7 with two strikeouts over his last three games, and he'll be on the bench for the third time in the last five matchups.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: On bench Tuesday

    Tapia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

    Though both Tapia and Zack Collins are on the bench Tuesday, the former appears to have taken claim to the near-everyday role that previously belonged to the latter. The lefty-hitting Collins has now sat out three straight games, with his last two absences coming against right-handed pitchers. Meanwhile, the lefty-hitting Tapia has drawn three starts over Toronto's last five games.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Big day in win over Guardians

    Tapia went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI in an 8-3 win over the Guardians in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Hitting ninth for the Blue Jays and getting the start in right field, Tapia had run-scoring singles in the second and fourth innings and came around to score each time. The performance snapped a 1-for-18 mini-slump over his prior six games, and with Teoscar Hernandez now back in the lineup, Tapia's playing time is likely to fall by the wayside. On the season, the former Rockie is slashing a rough .222/.237/.289 through 94 plate appearances with a homer, three steals, seven RBI and 11 runs.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Gets breather Wednesday

    Tapia isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

    Tapia drew starts in the last two games but went just 1-for-8 with two strikeouts. Vinny Capra will take over in right field and bat seventh.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Tapia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Tapia started the past 12 games and played at every outfield spot during that stretch, but he'll head to the bench for Sunday's contest. That everyday role isn't likely to continue for long, with Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) targeting a return from the injured list later this week. Vinny Capra, Bradley Zimmer and George Springer are starting from left to right in the outfield Sunday.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Collects four hits

    Tapia went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Friday's 11-7 loss to Houston.

    Tapia knocked an RBI double off of Jose Urquidy in the second inning and later scored a run in the sixth. He was stuck in a 3-for-23 slump over his previous six games but he improved his slash line to .254/.261/.343 with Friday's big performance. The 28-year-old has one home run and four RBI through 17 games.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Looking good in leadoff spot

    Tapia went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base from the leadoff spot in Friday's win over the Astros.

    With Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) and George Springer (forearm) sidelined, Tapia has started to get consistent playing time and he's finding a rhythm at the plate, going 5-for-14 (.357) over the last three games with a homer, two steals, two RBI and three runs. Springer could be back at some point this weekend, but Tapia's hot streak could keep him in the starting lineup for a little while longer.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Big game in Wednesday's start

    Tapia went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Red Sox.

    He got the Blue Jays on the board by taking Nick Pivetta deep in the second inning, then swiped a bag in the seventh after reaching first on dropped third strike against Matt Barnes. The homer and steal were both the first of the season for Tapia, and until Wednesday he hadn't been taking much advantage of the playing time that's opened up with Tesocar Hernandez (oblique) on the shelf. Through his first 31 plate appearances with Toronto, Tapia is slashing .200/.200/.333 with a 0:9 BB:K.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Heads to bench Sunday

    Tapia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the A's.

    Tapia started the past three games and will take a seat despite going 4-for-11 with a double and two runs during that stretch. The 28-year-old should continue to see more regular playing time until Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) returns from the injured list, but it's Cavan Biggio who will start in right field Sunday.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Could benefit from Jansen's absence

    Tapia will start in left field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

    From a playing-time perspective, Tapia could be one of the big winners of Danny Jansen's recent move to the injured list with an oblique strain that manager Charlie Montoyo said would likely sideline the catcher for multiple weeks. While Jansen is out, Alejandro Kirk is expected to see more work behind the plate and fewer starts out of the designated-hitter spot. The Blue Jays could look to rotate the likes of Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel and George Springer in the DH spot, with Tapia being the main beneficiary of more starts in the outfield as a result. The lefty-hitting Tapia may have a tougher time finding regular at-bats against southpaw starters, however.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Batting eighth in debut

    Tapia is starting in left field and batting eighth in his debut for the Blue Jays on Saturday against the Rangers.

    He figures to sit against most lefties and some righties, as the Jays will want to have Alejandro Kirk at designated hitter some days along with their top three outfielders. However, Tapia will get a chance to show his new team what it has in him with righty Dane Dunning on the hill.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Traded to Toronto

    Tapia and Adrian Pinto were traded from the Rockies to the Blue Jays on Thursday in exchange for Randal Grichuk and cash considerations, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    The core of the deal is an unusual swap of major-league outfielders in Tapia and Grichuk. Tapia gets the short end of the stick there, as he's moving away from the hitters' paradise of Coors Field and joins a much stronger roster where playing time will be harder to come by. Tapia has been a fine fantasy option in Colorado, as the large outfield at Coors Field has helped him to a .280 batting average, but he owns a lifetime 78 wRC+ once the very hitter-friendly park is factored in, so it's hard to see him carving out a significant role for a contender like the Blue Jays, unless there's an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  • Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Strikes deal with Rox

    Tapia and the Rockies agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $3.95 million contract to avoid arbitration, Thomas Harding of reports.

    Tapia will receive a $2 million pay raise in his second year of arbitration after he slashed .273/.327/.372 with six home runs, 20 stolen bases, 69 runs and 50 RBI across 533 plate appearances in 2021. With the Rockies bringing aboard Kris Bryant earlier this month and planning to install him as their everyday left fielder, Tapia could move into more of a fourth-outfielder role during the upcoming season.

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  • Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Arrives at camp

    Tapia (not injury related) reported to spring training Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

    Tapia was a late arrival to camp due to visa issues, but he'll now be able to begin working out with the team after missing nearly a week of spring training. The 28-year-old is in line for a depth role to begin the 2022 campaign since Kris Bryant is expected to mainly play in left field, while Ryan McMahon should see the bulk of the playing time at third base. Tapia had a career-high 20 stolen bases last season and is a potential trade candidate heading into 2022.

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  • Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Role with Colorado in question

    Tapia's (not injury related) role with the Rockies is in flux after the team signed Kris Bryant to a seven-year, $182 million contract Wednesday, Thomas Harding of reports.

    Tapia hasn't yet reported to spring training due to visa issues, but he may not have a starting role once he joins the team. The 28-year-old has had plenty of playing time across the last three seasons and hit .282 during that time, but he didn't post double-digit homers in any of those years despite playing his home games at Coors Field. Tapia recorded a career-high 20 stolen bases in 2021, but Bryant provides more pop in the top half of the batting order. If the Rockies plan to use Bryant in left field while playing Ryan McMahon at third base, Tapia is a potential trade candidate since he's shown promise with his contact and speed abilities across the last several seasons.

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  • Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Dealing with visa issues

    Manager Bud Black said Wednesday that Tapia hasn't yet reported to spring training due to visa issues, Patrick Lyons of reports.

    It's not yet clear when Tapia will be able to report to camp or whether his absence will affect his availability for Opening Day. If the 28-year-old is ready for the start of the regular season, he's in line to serve as Colorado's primary left fielder after he slashed .273/.327/.372 with six homers, 69 runs, 50 RBI and 20 stolen bases last year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 180 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L