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Toronto Blue Jays

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August 1, 2020 10:32 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Optioned to alternate camp
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Gaviglio was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

Despite pitching just one inning over two appearances to begin the season, Gaviglio gave up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one. As a result, he'll lose his place in the major-league bullpen for now and attempt to turn things around at the alternate training site.

March 23, 2020 02:08 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Role uncertain in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio's role in the bullpen remains unclear when the 2020 season finally begins.

Two years ago, the junk-balling right-hander started 24 games as the Jays were unable to scrounge up any better rotation options. Last season, the team kept Gaviglio in long relief despite numerous injuries to its starters. In both campaigns, keeping the ball in the park was his biggest issue -- he posted a HR/9 north of 1.5 both years. Gavigio was held to one-inning stints in camp this season before spring training was suspended, posting a 0.00 ERA and 3:0 K:BB through three frames, which suggests he could find himself in a low-leverage middle-relief role in 2020 after the organization significantly bolstered its rotation depth and long-relief options over the winter. Whatever his role, he'll need to improve on his career 4.84 ERA in the majors if he wants to remain in Toronto's plans beyond 2020.

August 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Stuck with loss Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio (4-2) allowed three runs on a hit and three walks Friday, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. He took the loss as the Blue Jays fell 7-4 to the Mariners.

Gaviglio got into trouble in the sixth inning as he loaded the bases and walked Kyle Seager to being one run around, and then Tim Mayza allowed a pair of inherited runners to score after Gaviglio got the hook. The reliever now owns a 4.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 80.1 innings this year while working mainly in low-leverage situations that keep him off the radar of most fantasy GMs.

July 22, 2019 11:04 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Stuck in low-leverage role
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Gaviglio has a 5.27 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB through 27.1 innings since the beginning of June.

The right-hander is acting as a long reliever for the Jays, and while the role does get him regular work due to the shaky nature of the team's rotation, Gaviglio isn't exactly thriving in it. Unless he can start pitching better and find his way into a higher-leverage spot in the pecking order, he'll remain a fantasy afterthought.

June 23, 2019 01:44 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Struggles continue Saturday
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Gaviglio was charged with two runs on six hits and a walk over 3.2 innings during Saturday's 8-7 win at Boston. He had one strikeout and did not factor in the decision.

Gaviglio entered with one out and a runner on first base in the second inning, and he was unable to prevent further damage after issuing a walk and giving up a two-run double. All things considered, the 29-year-old did well to only get charged with two runs after allowing six hits, including three extra-base knocks. Gaviglio has struggled mightily over his last 11 appearances with 20 runs allowed -- including nine homers -- across 21.1 innings.

June 22, 2019 10:16 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Slated for primary pitcher role
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The Blue Jays will deploy Gaviglio as their primary pitcher in Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Considering Gaviglio was last used out of the bullpen four days ago, he should be well rested and available for around 3-to-4 innings or 40-to-50 pitches. After turning in a 1.76 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 30:4 K:BB through his first 15 appearances of the season, Gaviglio has fallen on hard times lately. He's given up at least one run in all but one of his last nine outings, posting a 9.17 ERA and 1.75 WHIP during that stretch.

June 6, 2019 12:12 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Picks up fourth win
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Gaviglio (4-1) walked one and struck out three over two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday to record the win over the Yankees.

The right-hander has been in a serious tailspin lately, allowing at least one run in five straight appearances and seven of his last eight coming into Wednesday, but Gaviglio was able to get the job done. Homers have been the problem -- he was taken deep eight times in 14 innings, leaving him with a 9.64 ERA over that rough stretch -- and given his career 1.78 HR/9, that's likely to be an issue for him straight through the summer. Gaviglio's 4.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 40:7 K:BB through 40 innings this season have provided him with some surprising deep-league fantasy value, but he's a risky play going forward.

May 18, 2019 12:28 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Gets win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio (3-0) picked up the win in Friday's 10-2 victory over the White Sox, giving up a hit and a walk over three scoreless innings of relief while striking out one.

Aaron Sanchez was forced from the game after three innings due to yet another blister, handing an easy win to Gaviglio after he entered the game with the Jays already up 9-2. The right-hander now has a sparkling 1,76 ERA and 30:4 K:BB through 30.2 innings over 15 appearances, giving him fantasy value in deeper AL-only formats despite his typically lower-leverage role.

May 11, 2019 01:20 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Punches out three
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Gaviglio allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three over 2.2 innings Friday against the White Sox to record his second hold of the season.

Gaviglio took care of the bulk of the innings Friday evening after the Blue Jays elected to open the ballgame with Daniel Hudson. Gaviglio did give up a solo homer in the fifth, but he would exit with a two-run lead. The 28-year-old reliever has been stellar so far in 2019 and owns a 1.95 ERA with 29 punchouts over 27.2 frames.

April 20, 2019 08:16 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Outstanding relief effort
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Gaviglio (2-0) picked up the win Saturday, tossing four perfect innings of relief while striking out five in a 10-1 victory over the A's.

He entered the game after Matt Shoemaker injured his knee in a rundown getting the final out of the third inning, and Gaviglio was simply brilliant in shutting down Oakland's offense. The right-hander now sports a 1.20 ERA and 16:2 K:BB through 15 innings. He could be a candidate to move into the rotation should Shoemaker miss a significant amount of time, but Gaviglio's best chance for improved fantasy value might come if the Jays employ a bullpen day to cover for Shoemaker's absence, with Gaviglio filling the primary role after the opener.

April 16, 2019 04:48 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Vultures win in Minnesota
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Gaviglio (1-0) gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief to pick up the win Monday over the Twins.

The 28-year-old has looked good in a long-relief role so far, posting a 1.64 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB through 11 innings over six appearances. Gaviglio's fantasy value is limited by his usage, but after struggling in the rotation last year, he seems to have found his niche on the Jays' staff.

March 26, 2019 04:24 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Wins bullpen spot
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Gaviglio will open the season in the Blue Jays' bullpen, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

An Opening Day roster spot was far from guaranteed for Gaviglio, but he earned one by striking out 24 batters in 19.1 innings. The 28-year-old spent most of last season in the rotation and could end up back there at some point this year, but his 5.31 ERA in 123.2 innings last year doesn't make him look like much of a fantasy asset.

March 18, 2019 07:24 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Fans five against O's
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Gaviglio gave up two runs on two hits and a walk over 3.2 innings while striking out five in Saturday's spit-squad game against the Orioles.

The right-hander came into camp a long shot to win a rotation spot, but Gaviglio has done his best to keep himself in the mix, posting a 1.29 ERA and 15:4 K:BB over 14 innings. An assignment to Triple-A Buffalo -- where he dominated in five starts last year -- is still the likeliest outcome when camp breaks, but the 28-year-old is keeping himself on the short list for potential reinforcements during the season.

September 30, 2018 08:13 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Drilled for five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio (3-10) pitched 5.2 innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in the loss to the Rays.

Gaviglio ends his 2018 campaign with an unsightly 5.31 ERA and a 105:38 K:BB in 123.2 innings. He allowed two runs through the first four innings Sunday, but the Rays tagged him for three more in the fifth. The 28-year-old last earned a win on Aug. 21.

September 28, 2018 06:08 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Tabbed with start Sunday
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Gaviglio will draw the start Sunday against Tampa Bay, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Marco Estrada was expected to take the mound in Toronto's final game of the regular season, but manager John Gibbons decided to give Gaviglio the nod. The 28-year-old owns a 5.19 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 102 punchouts over 118 frames heading into his final start of the 2018 campaign.

September 26, 2018 12:01 AM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Tagged with ninth loss
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Gaviglio (3-9) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings Tuesday against the Astros. He took the loss.

He surrendered a two-run homer to Alex Bregman in the first inning and was chased in the sixth when Tyler White laced an RBI single. This was Gaviglio's fifth straight winless outing. With just four games left on the calendar for Toronto, this was likely his last appearance of 2018.

September 20, 2018 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Allows two runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio threw five innings and took a no-decision Thursday, yielding two runs on a walk and four hits while striking out two in a win over the Rays.

It wasn't the most impressive start for the 28-year-old, but on the bright side, he didn't allow a home run for the first time since Aug. 11. Gaviglio now owns a 5.18 ERA and a 99:33 K:BB across 113 innings this season. He'll take on the Astros next Tuesday.

September 14, 2018 03:24 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Solid in no-decision but pulled early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio (3-8) settled for a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and one walk while striking out one over 3.1 innings.

Gaviglio was pulled with one out in the fourth inning after throwing 53 pitches. He gave up a homer to J.D. Martinez in the second frame, and he's now allowed at least one home run in five consecutive starts. Gaviglio's ERA stands at a disappointing 5.25 for the season, along with a 97:32 K:BB ratio over 108 innings. He'll look to pitch deeper in his next start, which is currently scheduled for Wednesday against the Orioles.

September 6, 2018 10:36 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Hit hard for five earned
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Gaviglio (3-8) allowed five earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Indians.

Gaviglio was taken deep by Francisco Lindor twice in the first three innings and ran into trouble again in the fifth by allowing three consecutive hits prior to being pulled from the game. Home runs remain an issue for him, as he has now surrendered 1.6 HR/9 across 104.2 innings and has allowed at least one home run in four consecutive starts. While Gaviglio had some good results earlier in the season, his 5.25 ERA and 1.42 WHIP suggest he is an option to avoid in the majority of formats.

September 6, 2018 01:40 PM
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Will start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaviglio (biceps) has been cleared to start Thursday's game against the Indians.

Gaviglio will return to the hill for the first time since Aug. 27 after he was struck in the biceps by a line drive during his start that day, resulting in a temporary shutdown. While Gaviglio was out, the Blue Jays called up Sean Reid-Foley from Triple-A Buffalo and activated Marcus Stroman from the disabled list, but there should still be room for Gaviglio moving forward in what will likely be a six-man rotation. Stroman experienced a recurrence of a blister on his pitching hand during his Sept. 3 start and could miss the rest of the season, which should afford some time for Gaviglio to turn things around in a starting role. Over his eight outings since the All-Star break, the soft-tossing right-hander has posted a 5.61 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 43.1 innings.

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vs LHB 38.000 5.2101229
vs RHB 57.200 4.2101059
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