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Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Sits versus righty again
Tapia is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.
Though Toronto still has a regular spot in the lineup open while Danny Jansen (finger) remains on the injured list, the lefty-hitting Tapia has now found himself on the bench for two games in a row against right-handed starting pitcher (Chi Chi Gonzalez and Connor Seabold). Rather than Tapia or Gabriel Moreno, Cavan Biggio -- who is making his fourth consecutive start Monday -- seems to be benefiting the most of late from Jansen's absence.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Heads to bench Sunday
Tapia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
With George Springer (elbow) returning from a three-game absence and with Vladimir Guerrero handling designated-hitter duties in the series finale in Milwaukee, Tapia will be forced to the bench. Tapia had started each of Toronto's last seven games in the outfield, going 7-for-27 (.259 average) with a home run, two doubles, a stolen base, three RBI and two runs.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Hits homer in loss
Tapia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the White Sox on Monday.
Tapia gave the Blue Jays an early lead with his two-run shot to left field in the second inning. The long ball extended his hitting streak to eight games, during which he's slashing .345/.345/.586 with four doubles, a homer and four RBI. Tapia has been taking advantage of increased playing time since Danny Jansen (finger) was placed on the injured list June 8.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Gets third straight start
Tapia will start in right field and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
Tapia remains the Blue Jays' fourth outfielder, but Danny Jansen's (finger) presence on the injured list creates a slight opening for the 28-year-old to hold down at least a semi-regular spot in the lineup. He'll be rewarded with his third consecutive start after going 3-for-7 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the first two contests of the series.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Pops second homer
Tapia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Royals.
He swatted his second homer of the season off Brady Singer in the second inning to get the Blue Jays on the board. Tapia has been producing lately, batting .333 (9-for-27) over his last 10 games with four runs and six RBI, but the addition of top prospect Gabriel Moreno to the roster this weekend will push Alejandro Kirk to DH more often and leave less playing time for the team's bench options, including Tapia.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Playing time reopens
Tapia will start in right field and bat fifth in Wednesday's game in Kansas City.
Tapia will be filling in for a resting Teoscar Hernandez on Wednesday, but the 28-year-old could benefit from a steadier role moving forward as part of the domino effect of top backstop Danny Jansen (finger) landing on the 10-day injured list. While Jansen is on the shelf, Alejandro Kirk will see more work behind the plate, which should allow the Blue Jays to rotate a number of their outfielders in the designated-hitter spot. If that ends up being the case, the lefty-hitting Tapia would be in good position to pick up regular starts versus right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Sitting versus righty
Tapia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
The lefty-hitting Tapia will sit for the second time in three games, with his absence from the lineup Tuesday coming against a right-handed starting pitcher (Lucas Giolito). With both Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk excelling at the plate of late, the Blue Jays could choose to open up more playing time for both players by deploying one of the two catchers as a designated hitter. If that ends up being the case, Tapia may find himself as the odd man out of the lineup against right-handed pitching in most games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Not in Saturday's lineup
Tapi will sit Saturday against the Angels.
Tapia struggled to a .243/.260/.329 line in April, but he's hit an even worse .210/.258/.210 thus far in May. As of Sunday, it will be one month since his last extra-base hit. Cavan Biggio will start in left field Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Out of lineup
Tapia will be on the bench Monday against St. Louis.
Tapia sits after starting seven of the last eight games. He hasn't done much at the plate this season, hitting .230/.258/.279. Lourdes Gurriel will start in left field.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Heads to bench Wednesday
Tapia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
The lefty-hitting Tapia will take a seat against Seattle southpaw Marco Gonzales after he went 2-for-10 with three walks, a run and an RBI while starting in each of Toronto's last four games. Toronto will run out an outfield of Lourdes Gurriel, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez from left to right.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 180 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|