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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-21 6-4 L1
44-33 6-4 W2
43-34 7-3 L1
40-36 4-6 L4
35-43 5-5 L3

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .271 6 37 .728 3

Top Santiago Espinal News

  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Launches sixth homer

    Espinal went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Rays.

    The infielder capped the scoring on the night with a two-run blast off Ryan Yarbrough in the seventh inning, his sixth long ball of the year. Espinal snapped a 21-game homer drought with the performance, but he's been picking up the pace at the plate with four two-hit efforts in the last five games, boosting his slash line back up to .271/.323/.405.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Takes seat amid slump

    Espinal is not in the lineup for Saturday's game at Milwaukee.

    Espinal started the past nine games and will receive a day off after going 3-for-37 during that stretch. Cavan Biggio will take over at the keystone and bat leadoff since George Spinger (elbow) remains sidelined.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sitting Tuesday

    Espinal is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Espinal has quietly been very productive this season, especially lately, as he is hitting .380/.426/.640 with three home runs in 12 games this month. Cavan Biggio will start at the keystone and bat ninth.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Three hits, two runs in victory

    Espinal went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs in Tuesday's win against the Royals.

    Espinal doubled and scored in the top of the second inning before later adding two singles and coming around to score again. He has now recorded multiple hits in five of his last six contests, going 12-for-24 with two homers, eight RBI and five runs over those contests. The hot stretch has his batting average up to .293 on the season while he has compiled five home runs, 27 RBI, 21 runs and three stolen bases over 188 at-bats in 55 games this year.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Homers in consecutive games

    Espinal went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 8-0 win over the Royals.

    Espinal has now turned in three consecutive two-hit games and has homered on back-to-back days while driving in five runs between the contests. After his production had slowed down in May, Espinal has opened June with a bang to help solidify himself as the everyday second baseman ahead of Cavan Biggio, who has been performing well since his late-May call-up from Triple-A Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Drives in three in win

    Espinal went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in an 8-3 win Thursday over the White Sox.

    Espinal hit leadoff for the second straight game and delivered for Toronto, recording hits in his final three plate appearances. The infielder plated a run with a fifth-inning double and drove in two more in the eighth on a single. After a 2-for-23 slump to end May, the 27-year-old has come alive in June, going 4-for-9 with a double, a homer, and four RBI. In his last seven starts, he's hit either leadoff or second in the order for the Blue Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Sitting Tuesday

    Espinal is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    After a rough weekend in Los Angeles in which he went 2-for-18 during the Blue Jays' four-game series with the Angels, Espinal will take a seat as Toronto begins a six-game homestand. Cavan Biggio replaces Espinal at the keystone.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Retreats to bench

    Espinal isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Espinal is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 7-for-17 with two homers, two doubles, five RBI and four runs. He'll get a day off while Gosuke Katoh starts at the keystone and bats eighth.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: On base four times Tuesday

    Espinal went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Red Sox.

    He was the first Toronto batter to reach base in the game, drawing a walk off Nick Pivetta to lead off the third inning, and Espinal just kept on reaching base all night. The 27-year-old has been one of the Blue Jays' biggest contributors lately, putting together a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 7-for-17 (.412) with two doubles, two homers, four runs and five RBI, and he is giving the team no reason to remove him from the starting job at second base.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Blasts first homer of year

    Espinal went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Astros.

    He went back-to-back with Bradley Zimmer in the fifth inning off Justin Verlander to erase a 3-1 deficit, setting the stage for some ninth-inning heroics by Matt Chapman and Vladimir Guerrero. Espinal's defense has apparently won him the starting job at second base, but his .214/.292/.357 slash line through 14 games doesn't do much to excite.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Riding pine Thursday

    Espinal is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

    The light-hitting infielder is batting .216 with zero home runs and two steals through 37 at-bats. Gosuke Katoh is getting his first big-league start as the Jays' second baseman.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Starting again at second base

    Espinal will start at second base and bat eighth Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Espinal will get the starting nod over the lefty-hitting Cavan Biggio with southpaw Nestor Cortes on the hill for the Yankees, but Espinal may have also supplanted Biggio as the Blue Jays' preferred second baseman against right-handed pitching. Biggio was on the bench against righties Spencer Howard and Jameson Taillon on Sunday and Monday, respectively, while Espinal picked up starts in both games and went 3-for-6 with two runs and a stolen base between the contests. Espinal looks like the Blue Jays' best option at the keystone for now, as was the case last season, when he supplanted the struggling Biggio in the regular lineup and finished with a solid .311/.376/.405 slash line over 246 plate appearances.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Set for utility role

    Espinal got the start at second base and hit ninth in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, going 1-for-2 with a walk, a double and a run scored.

    The 27-year-old hit a surprising .311 with two homers and six steals over 222 at-bats last year, and Espinal heads into Opening Day as the Blue Jays' top infield utility player. Cavan Biggio is hardly a lock to keep the starting second base job, however, and if his 2021 struggles continue, Espinal could once again get more playing time than expected.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Retains top third base job

    Espinal will start at third base and bat eighth Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Since being reinstated from the 10-day injured list last weekend, Espinal has started at third base in each of the past four games, going 3-for-13 with two runs. Espinal looks like he'll remain atop the depth chart to close out the regular season, even with Cavan Biggio returning from the IL on Tuesday. Biggio will be on the bench for the second game in a row.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Reinstated from 10-day IL

    Espinal (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

    Espinal has been dealing with a strained right hip flexor since the end of August, but he began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo last weekend. He made four appearances in Buffalo and went 4-for-13 with a home run, a double and two RBI. He's starting at the hot corner and batting eighth in Friday's game against the Twins.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Starts rehab assignment

    Espinal (hip) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Espinal has been out with a hip flexor since late August. He shouldn't need too long of a rehab assignment given that he's only missed three weeks, though his expected return date is not yet clear.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R