Semien went 4-for-6 with a home run, a double and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Athletics.
Semien has been seeing the ball well of late, as he's riding a six-game hitting streak while also recording at least one knock in 12 of his last 13 appearances and registering four multi-hit games in that period. He's hitting .367 with three homers, nine RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.049 OPS during that 13-game span.
Semien went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 7-2 win over Atlanta.
Semien gave Toronto a 3-1 lead with his two-run double in the third inning and later broke the game open with his two-run shot in the eighth. The 30-year-old improved his season slash line to .228/.301/.416 with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
Semien isn't starting Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Semien will be out of the lineup for the first time this season after he hit .211 with five home runs and 10 RBI in April. Joe Panik will start at second base and bat eighth.
Semien went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and one strikeout in Friday's 5-3 win over the Rays.
Semien capped off a four-run rally with two outs in the first inning Friday by hitting his fifth home run of the year. The 30-year-old is now slashing .208/.279/.403 with five home runs, 10 RBI and four stolen bases this season.
Semien went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run in Wednesday's win over Boston.
Semien was one one of four Blue Jays with two hits in the contest, and he crossed the plate with the team's second run after singling, stealing second, advancing to third on a wild pitch and coming home on a sacrifice fly in the second inning. Though he's batting a meager .192 on the season, the veteran infielder has provided fantasy value with four homers, four steals and seven RBI.
Semien went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk during Tuesday's win over the Yankees.
Semien extended Toronto's lead with his long ball against Jameson Taillon in the fourth inning. It was the team-leading fourth homer of the season for the 30-year-old, who is hitting .213/.288/.468 across 11 games.
Semien went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Semien got the Blue Jays on the board with his homer off Rangers reliever Matt Bush in the eighth inning. Through six games, Semien has racked up three homers, five RBI, three runs scored and a pair of walks. He's slashing .240/.296/.600 across 27 plate appearances.
Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Rangers.
Semien increased his club's lead to three in the top of the second with a two-run blast to left field. The 30-year-old shortstop is now 4-for-18 with two home runs, two steals, four RBI and one walk early in his 2021 campaign (four games).
Semien went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, a pair of RBI and a pair of steals in Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Semien hit a solo shot in the fifth inning, driving Corey Kluber from the game. He later hit an RBI groundout in the seventh inning. His two steals were perhaps the most encouraging part of his day, as he stole just four last season.
Semien has gone 6-for-28 (.214) through 11 Grapefruit League games with a double, a home run and a 4:7 BB:K.
The former Athletic is adjusting to life with a new team and at a new position as he converts from shortstop to second base for the Jays. Semien appears to be handling the switch well from a defensive perspective, and while he's coming off a disappointing 2020 at the plate, the 30-year-old slashed .285/.369/.522 the season before with a career-high 33 homers, 92 RBI and 123 runs. In a loaded Toronto lineup, Semien won't be one of the core pieces as he was in Oakland, but he could still provide strong fantasy numbers.
Semien agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 30-year-old was unable to secure a long-term deal this offseason, but he'll get $18 million this season before returning to free agency ahead of the 2022 campaign. Bo Bichette isn't going anywhere at shortstop for the Blue Jays, so Semien is expected to take over at second base, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Semien has exclusively played shortstop since 2015, but he did have some big-league experience at second base and third base across the two previous seasons. He largely struggled in 2020 with a .679 OPS in 53 games, but he posted an .891 OPS with 33 homers in 2019 and will look to recapture that form for Toronto.
Semien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a single and a walk during Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Semien launched his solo blast in the fifth inning off Jose Urquidy, playing a role in keeping the Athletics' season alive. Semien's slashed a pedestrian .223/.305/.374 during the regular season, but he's come alive in the playoffs with a .391 average (9-for-23) with a double, two homers, three RBI, three walks and five runs across six contests.
Semien is not starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Seattle.
The Athletics have clinched the division, so there's no need for them to ask their star hitters to play twice in one day. Nate Orf will take over at shortstop in his absence.
Semien went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI during a 6-5 loss to the Mariners in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.
His three-run shot off Marco Gonzales in the fourth inning gave the A's a 5-0 lead, but Jesus Luzardo and Joakim Soria combined to squander it. Semien is hitting .318 (7-for-22) over his last six games including the nightcap, but on the year he still carries a sluggish .227/.300/.395 slash line with seven homers, four steals, 21 RBI and 24 runs through 42 contests.
Semien went 2-for-8 with with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored across both games of a doubleheader against the Rangers on Saturday.
Semien went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the opening game, but he rebounded in the second contest, slugging a three-run home run for his sixth long ball of the season. Entering the game, Semien had gone just 2-for-15 in four games since returning from a side injury, so it's possible this performance will get him back on track at the plate. Overall, Semien is hitting .221/.286/.374 across 178 plate appearances.
Semien is 0-for-8 with one walk and three strikeouts in his first two games back since missing four contests with a side injury.
That tally includes a particularly rough day in Wednesday's win against the Astros, a game in which Semien struck out thrice in five plate appearances. The veteran shortstop was showing some signs of life at the plate prior to his injury, going 7-for-13 with a double, a home run and two RBI in three of the last four games he played before being sidelined.
Semien is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
The 29-year-old returned from a four-game absence to start Tuesday's matinee, and he went 0-for-4 in the contest. It's not a major surprise to see the A's easing Semien back into action and not having him start both ends of the twin bill. Vimael Machin will take over at shortstop for the nightcap.
Semien (side) is starting Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Semien missed four consecutive games with a side injury, but he feels well enough to return to the lineup for Tuesday's matinee. The 29-year-old is hitting .229 with five home runs and 12 RBI this year.
Semien (side) could return to the lineup for one of the Athletics' two games Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manager Bob Melvin said that if Semien feels good, he will return to the lineup after missing over a week of action. Complicating matters a bit is the fact that Oakland plays a doubleheader Tuesday, so it's unclear for which of the contests Melvin would place Semien back in the lineup.
Semien (side) is expected to return at some point during the Athletics' series against the Astros, which ends Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Semien has already been out for over a week with side soreness, though he was never placed on the injured list. It remains unclear precisely when he'll return, but there's no reason for Oakland to move him to the injured list at this point.
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