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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
96-59 9-1 W2
87-69 4-6 L2
85-70 4-6 L1
80-75 4-6 L2
74-81 4-6 W2

2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .260 6 50 .659 8

Top Raimel Tapia News

  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Not starting Thursday

    Tapia isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

    Tapia is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 5-for-16 with a triple, two doubles, six RBI, a run and a stolen base. Whit Merrifield will take over in left field and bat eighth Thursday.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Three RBI in Tuesday's win

    Tapia went 2-for-6 with a triple, double, three RBI and a run in Tuesday's 18-11 win over the Phillies.

    Tapia made his sixth start Wednesday in the Blue Jays' last seven games and came through with his second three-RBI performance in the past four days. He should continue to handle a near-everyday role in the outfield while Lourdes Gurriel (hamstring) remains on the injured list.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Steals eighth base

    Tapia went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a 5-4 loss Sunday against Baltimore.

    Tapia reached on an infield hit and stole second base in the second inning. It was his eighth stolen base in nine attempts this season and third this month. He started in center and could see more time there if George Springer (elbow) has limited availability.

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

    Tapia is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.

    Tapia recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight games, but he will be held out Thursday with the Blue Jays facing southpaw Shane McClanahan.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Swipes seventh bag

    Tapia went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rays.

    Getting another start in left field and batting ninth, Tapia swiped his second bag in his last three games and his seventh of the season. The 28-year-old has hit safely in five straight contests, going 6-for-18 (.333) with a homer, three RBI and four runs, and he should continue seeing regular playing time while Lourdes Gurriel (hamstring) is sidelined.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Operating as primary left fielder

    Tapia will start in left field and bat ninth in Monday's game against the Rays, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

    Tapia will be making his fourth start in five games after going 4-for-11 with a home run, two walks and a stolen base across the past three contests. While Lourdes Gurriel (hamstring) is on the 10-day injured list, Tapia appears set to serve as his primary replacement in left field.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Blasts homer in win

    Tapia went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 11-7 victory over Texas.

    Tapia put Toronto up 8-3 with a homer off righty starter Kohei Arihara with nobody out in the third. The outfielder has struggled offensively in his last 15 games, recording a .163 average and .233 slugging percentage over 43 at-bats. The 28-year-old is turning in his lowest OPS (.661) since his rookie season in 2016, when he recorded a .556 OPS in 41 plate appearances.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Sits for third time in four games

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

    Tapia will sit for the third time in four games and may not have a clear path to an everyday role even with George Springer (knee) having now missed three straight contests. Jackie Bradley will draw the start in center field Sunday, and he and Whit Merrifield will represent potential threats to Tapia's opportunities in the outfield even if Springer is limited to the designated-hitter role whenever he returns to the lineup.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Gives way to Merrifield in CF

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

    With George Springer still relegated to the designated-hitter role since returning from the injured list Monday, Tapia and Whit Merrifield should continue to see most of the opportunities in center field. Tapia started and went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's 6-1 win over Baltimore, but it'll be Merrifield who draws the nod in center for the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Sits after three straight starts

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

    Tapia started in center field each of the last three games and went 2-for-9 with a double and a walk, but he'll take a seat Tuesday and give way to Jackie Bradley. Though George Springer returned from the injured list Monday, he's been deployed at designated hitter in both of his first two games back, so Tapia and Bradley could continue to see work in center field until the Blue Jays are comfortable deploying Springer on defense.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Out of Friday's lineup

    Tapia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Guardians.

    Tapia started the past three games but will head to the bench for Friday's contest. Jackie Bradley was signed by Toronto earlier this week to provide outfield depth with George Springer (elbow) on the injured list, and he'll make his first start with the Blue Jays in center field.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Making third straight start

    Tapia will start in right field and bat sixth in Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    The Toronto outfield became more crowded Monday with the signing of Jackie Bradley, but Tapia should have a chance at playing semi-regularly so long as George Springer (elbow) is on the injured list. Tapia will pick up his third start in a row after going 3-for-7 with an RBI in the Blue Jays' previous two contests.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Five-game starting streak ends

    Tapia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Minnesota.

    Tapia had started the past five games in center field, going 2-for-15 with a run and an RBI over those contests while George Springer was either out of the lineup or limited to designated-hitter duties due to an elbow issue. Springer is back in the starting nine at DH on Thursday, but Tapia is on the bench with the newly acquired Whit Merrifield making his team debut as the Jays' center fielder. Merrifield will likely end up seeing most of his playing time at second base moving forward, but with Springer expected back in the outfield sooner rather than later, Tapia could see his opportunities tail off over the final two months of the season.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Making third straight start

    Tapia will start in center field and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Tigers.

    Tapia will pick up his third consecutive start in the outfield, with two coming at the expense of George Springer, who is resting for the series finale after sitting out Friday's loss with an elbow injury. Since opening the second half with three extra-base hits and 10 RBI in his first two starts, Tapia has gone 2-for-9 with an RBI over his subsequent three starts.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Three-RBI triple in win

    Tapia went 3-for-5 with a triple, four RBI and a run scored in Sunday's victory over Boston.

    Tapia sent Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Matt Chapman home on a triple in the first inning to put Toronto ahead 5-0. He also singled home Teoscar Hernandez in the fifth, then came around to score later that inning on a Vladimir Guerrero single. This offensive outburst comes two days after Tapia went 3-for-7 with six RBI against Boston. The outfielder is on a six-game hit streak which includes three three-hit performances, 14 RBI, two home runs and six runs scored. Tapia is batting .409 for the month and if he continues to produce, it will be difficult to justify keeping his bat out of the lineup in Toronto.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Drives in six runs

    Tapia went 3-for-7 with a homer, a double, six RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 28-5 win against the Red Sox.

    Tapia drilled an inside-the-park grand slam during Toronto's seven-run third inning. He later doubled in another pair of runs in the fifth. The hot-hitting outfielder is 10-for-19 (.526) with four extra-base hits during his active five-game RBI streak. On the year, Tapia owns a .709 OPS with 31 RBI and 29 runs scored through 76 games.

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  • Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia: Playing time set to take hit

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

    With catcher Danny Jansen (finger) returning from the 10-day injured list and starting behind the plate Tuesday, Alejandro Kirk is likely to begin seeing more starts out of the designated-hitter spot. As a result, Tapia and Cavan Biggio are likely to see their opportunities decrease moving forward, since the Blue Jays had previously been able to open up spots in the lineup for the two while rotating a number of different players at DH. Tapia had started in seven of the Jays' previous 11 games in July, while Biggio picked up nine starts over that stretch.

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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