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May 6, 2021 10:12 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Tweaks calf Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Panik would be sent in for an MRI after the infielder experienced tightness in his left calf muscle during Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Athletics, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

Panik, who started at first base and went 0-for-3 on the night, was lifted in the top of the eighth inning after tweaking his calf while running out a groundball in his plate appearance an inning earlier. The Blue Jays should have a clearer idea on the extent of Panik's calf issue once he gets further imaging, but he could be at risk of landing on the 10-day injured list.

May 2, 2021 12:52 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Reverts to bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Panik had started four of the past five games at second base or third base, but his window for everyday playing time appears to have closed following Teoscar Hernandez's return from the COVID-19 injured list. The 30-year-old infielder should continue to fill a utility role for Toronto moving forward.

April 24, 2021 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Playing time on upswing
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Panik got the start at third base and hit seventh during Friday's win over the Rays, going 1-for-4.

The veteran infielder has started three of the last five games, filling in at the hot corner each time, and he hasn't cost himself opportunities by hitting .300 (9-for-30) with three RBI to begin the season. Both Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette have been struggling defensively, so Panik could continue to get more work in the short term, but he's not a viable long-term replacement at either third base or shortstop.

March 26, 2021 02:28 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Nabs roster spot
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Panik was informed Friday that he made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Arden Zwelling of reports.

The 30-year-old re-signed with the Blue Jays as a non-roster invitee in February, and he showed enough in camp to crack the roster to open the season. Panik appeared in 41 games for Toronto last season and had a .225/.340/.300 slash line in 141 plate appearances. He should operate as a utility infielder.

February 12, 2021 01:08 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Rejoins Blue Jays
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Panik signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The 30-year-old spent 2020 with Toronto and had a .225/.340/.300 slash line with 141 plate appearances in 41 games, and he'll rejoin the organization for 2021. Panik will receive $1.85 million if he makes the big-league roster and could earn an additional $400,000 through incentives. He'd likely fill a utility role, as Marcus Semien, Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette are strong options at the premium infield spots.

September 17, 2020 02:20 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Slugs first homer
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Panik went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Panik was the lone bright spot for the Blue Jays as the team was crushed 13-2. He delivered a solo home run in the ninth inning, his first long ball of the season. The absence of Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) had benefited Panik, as Cavan Biggio had shifted to the outfield on a part-time basis. However, with Hernandez back, it may be more difficult for Panik to find consistent plate appearances down the stretch.

September 9, 2020 04:28 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Fourth start in five games
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Panik will start at third base and will bat fifth Wednesday against the Yankees.

Panik will stick in the lineup for the fourth time in five games, as Rowdy Tellez's knee injury has indirectly opened up an extra spot for him in Toronto's starting nine in the short term. After going 10-for-21 with six walks in his last seven games, Panik will be rewarded with an assignment in the No. 5 spot in the batting order, the highest he's hit all season.

September 7, 2020 03:44 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Wraps up weekend on high note
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Panik went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI and a run Sunday in the Blue Jays' 10-8 win over the Red Sox.

Panik feasted on Boston's beleaguered pitching staff during the five-game series, supplying seven hits and drawing four walks. Though he started in four of those contests, Panik is expected to remain on the bench more often than not when all of Cavan Biggio, Travis Shaw and Jonathan Villar are healthy and available. The veteran will return to the bench for Monday's series opener versus the Yankees.

September 2, 2020 04:12 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Moves into full-time reserve role
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Panik is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

The Blue Jays have largely been getting by with a platoon of Joe Panik and Santiago Espinal at shortstop after Bo Bichette (knee) went down with an injury Aug. 15, but the deadline-day acquisition of Jonathan Villar likely pushes both Panik and Espinal back into full-time bench roles for the foreseeable future. Panik has posted a career-worst .555 OPS through 66 plate appearances this season.

August 30, 2020 02:56 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Third straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik will start at shortstop and will bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles.

Set to make his third straight start, Panik has seemingly supplanted Santiago Espinal as the primary option at shortstop while Bo Bichette (knee) is sidelined. Panik is batting .204 with no home runs or steals across 58 plate appearances this season, so he's more of an AL-only consideration at this point.

August 20, 2020 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik remains out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Phillies.

Since Bo Bichette (knee) moved to the 10-day injured list Sunday, Panik has started at shortstop in only one of the Blue Jays' five games. Meanwhile, Santiago Espinal will pick up his third straight start at the position in the first game of the doubleheader, suggesting that the Blue Jays may view him as the primary replacement for Bichette.

August 19, 2020 11:32 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Sitting against lefty
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Panik is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

The lefty-hitting Panik will sit for the second day in a row with the Orioles bringing another southpaw (Tommy Milone) to the hill, but the 29-year-old still may be headed for a large-side platoon role at shortstop after Bo Bichette (knee) shifted to the injured list Sunday. Santiago Espinal and Brandon Drury should see reps at the position versus right-handed pitching.

July 30, 2020 12:48 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Returns to bench
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Panik is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

The absences of Bo Bichette (hamstring), Randal Grichuk (back) and Travis Shaw (personal) allowed Panik to start the past three games, but he'll retreat to the bench in the series finale with Bichette back in action. Panik has appeared in four contests in total for the Jays, producing two hits in 11 at-bats.

March 16, 2020 10:36 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Earns roster spot
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The Blue Jays officially purchased Panik's contract Sunday and added him to their 40-man roster, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

Panik was attending spring training with Toronto on a minor-league deal that contained an opt-out clause for March 15, so the Blue Jays were forced to make a decision on his status even while the MLB season remains suspended. The Blue Jays placed pitcher Yennsy Diaz on the 60-day injured list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Panik. He'll offer Toronto some veteran depth up the middle behind second-year starters Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette.

March 10, 2020 05:44 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Keeps raking
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik got the start at second base and hit second in Monday's split-squad game against the Pirates, going 2-for-3 with a caught stealing.

The 29-year-old came into camp as a non-roster invitee, but a .375/.476/.750 slash line through eight spring games has put Panik in position to win a spot on the Jays' bench. The club had a great deal of success reviving Eric Sogard's career in a similar spot last year, but fantasy GMs will likely want to see Panik string together some hits in the regular season before taking the plunge.

February 21, 2020 11:40 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Favorite for bench job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik appears to be a favorite to win a spot on the 26-man roster, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.

Despite the fact that the 29-year-old has essentially only ever played second base in the majors -- Panik saw action at first base for one game in 2018 -- he was a shortstop in the minors, and the Jays see him potentially filling a utility role similar to what Eric Sogard handled last season. Panik's contact skills could make him a useful bench bat and a left-handed complement to Brandon Drury as a reserve, but he's posted an OPS north of .700 only once in the last four years, so Panik will likely need to show he can provide depth at multiple positions to break camp in the majors.

January 18, 2020 04:08 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Panik: Signs with Blue Jays
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Panik signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Saturday as a non-roster invitee, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

After a slow start to the season, Panik was released by the Giants in August prior to being picked up by the Mets. Overall, the 29-year-old hit .244/.315/.336 with five home runs over 142 games between the two teams. He'll get the chance to compete at major-league spring training, but it's unclear how much time he'll see in the majors in 2020 after back-to-back disappointing seasons.

November 1, 2019 07:52 PM
Joe Panik: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and elected free agency, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

Panik appeared in 142 games across stops with the Giants and the Mets in 2019, and he hit .244 with five homers and 39 RBI over that stretch. He chose to test his value on the open market rather than heading to Triple-A.

September 4, 2019 11:16 AM
Mets' Joe Panik: Cedes lineup spot to Cano
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Panik is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

With Robinson Cano (hamstring) returning from the injured list Tuesday and drawing back into the lineup for the series finale, Panik's time as the Mets' primary second baseman is likely over. Panik has slashed an underwhelming .273/.317/.390 since signing with the Mets on Aug. 9 but turned in one of his better performances in Tuesday's 11-10 loss, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

August 29, 2019 03:24 PM
Mets' Joe Panik: On bench vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panik is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

Panik is slashing .273/.310/.327 in 17 games since joining the Mets earlier in August. He'll give way to Jeff McNeil at the keystone in Thursday's series finale with left-hander Jon Lester starting for Chicago.

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Yonkers, NY
Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Experience:

2016: NL Gold Glove-2B