Bichette will sit Saturday against Baltimore.
The Blue Jays have clinched a spot in the playoffs, so they can afford to give their stars a rest in the season's final few games. Bichette will sit for the first time since returning from a sprained knee two weeks ago, with Joe Panik taking over at shortstop.
Bichette 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and two walks during Toronto's 14-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Bichette has been a mini-slump, hitting just 7-for-29 over his past seven games. He was also caught stealing in Wednesday's contest. The 22-year-old is still slashing an elite .306/.336/.532 through 111 at-bats this season.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
Bichette scored runs in the first and seventh innings Sunday, giving him 14 runs scored on the season. The 22-year-old shortstop is sporting a strong .306/.327/.551 slash line with 13 extra-base hits in just 101 plate appearances.
Bichette (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and will start at shortstop against the Mets, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Bichette missed just shy of a month with a sprained right knee. He'd been off to an excellent start prior to the injury, going hitless just once in his first 14 games while posting a 1.063 OPS and homering five times. He may not be in the lineup every day immediately upon his return, but he should play as frequently as his knee can handle.
Bichette (knee) is expected to be activated from the injured list Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Bichette has been sidelined since Aug. 15 due to a right knee sprain, and he's expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Mets. The 22-year-old has been playing the field at the Blue Jays' alternate training site and was riding a nine-game hitting streak prior to the injury.
Bichette (knee) could return from the 10-day injured list this weekend for the Blue Jays' home series against the Mets, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
He has been out since Aug. 15 with a right knee sprain and has been playing the field in recent days at the alternate training site. The Blue Jays have gone 17-9 since Bichette went down and currently hold a playoff spot. Once activated, Bichette will look to extend the nine-game hit streak he had before getting hurt.
Bichette (knee) will play the field at the Blue Jays' alternate training site Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Bichette took five at-bats as the designated hitter in a simulated game Monday, and he'll test out his health in the field just one day later. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that the team is still taking things day by day to see how he progresses. A weekend return hasn't been ruled out.
Bichette (knee) will serve as the designated hitter in a simulated game at the Blue Jays' alternate training site Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Bichette has now missed over three weeks with a sprained knee, but it looks like he should be able to return soon. The Blue Jays have yet to announce a specific timeline for him to be activated from the injured list, however.
Bichette (knee) will face reliever Ken Giles (forearm) during his simulated game Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Bichette ran the bases and took part in field work Thursday as he's closing in on his return to the Blue Jays. The 22-year-old suffered a Grade 1 sprain of the LCL in his right knee in mid-August, but if he continues on his current progression a return sometime next week appears possible.
Bichette (knee) ran sprints and was able to field ground balls and hit in the cage during his on-field workout Sunday prior to the Blue Jays' game against the Orioles, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
The Blue Jays remain reluctant to put a timeline on Bichette's return from the injured list, but with another day of baseball activities under his belt, the young shortstop looks well on his way to being activated at some point in September. Before Toronto pinpoints a target date for his return, Bichette may need to show that he can comfortably run the bases and change direction while fielding. Toronto has leaned on a platoon of Joe Panik and Santiago Espinal at shortstop since Bichette suffered the knee injury Aug. 15.
Bichette (knee) began baseball activities Thursday but there is no timeline for him to begin taking groundballs or running the bases, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
He is ahead of schedule on beginning baseball activities, playing catch and hitting off a tee, but he has yet to stress test his strained right knee. The team will continue to monitor Bichette on a daily basis to determine when he can ramp up further.
Bichette (knee) is progressing well and could begin baseball activities this weekend, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
If he is hopeful to begin baseball activities this weekend, that likely rules out an August return, and it seems more likely we see him in early-to-mid September if all goes well. Santiago Espinal will continue to fill in for Bichette at shortstop for the time being.
General manager Ross Atkins said Thursday that he is "extremely optimistic" that Bichette (knee) will contribute again this season, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
There is no hard timeline for Bichette's return, but he will get a follow-up assessment this week. The swelling has gone down, and Atkins said the team will take it day by day, per Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Bichette was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee earlier this week.
Bichette was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
A second opinion confirmed that Bichette is dealing with a knee sprain. Fortunately, the injury is being considered a minor injury with no long-term impact, according to Davidi. The shortstop remains without a firm timetable for a return, though the team is currently laying out a rehab plan.
Bichette is slated to receive a second opinion on his sprained right knee Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The Blue Jays have yet to provide a projected timeline for Bichette's return after he was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, but a source familiar with the young shortstop's knee injury believes he could be sidelined until mid-September, per Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. More clarity on the matter should be available once the results of Bichette's second opinion are revealed, but his fantasy managers should at least be prepared for the 22-year-old to miss multiple weeks with the injury. Joe Panik, Brandon Drury and Santiago Espinal are the top options to replace Bichette at shortstop, but none of those players are particularly enticing from a fantasy perspective, especially if the Blue Jays opt for a timeshare at the position.
Bichette (knee) could be sidelined until mid-September, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Bichette was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained right knee, but the injury could be worse than initially anticipated. As a result, he could be sidelined until the middle of September as he recovers. The update is a significant blow for the Blue Jays and for his fantasy value. Joe Panik, Brandon Drury and Santiago Espinal could see increased time at shortstop while Bichette is sidelined.
The Blue Jays placed Bichette on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained right knee, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Bichette's move to the IL comes just hours after he was sent in for an MRI on the injured knee, which prevented him from playing in the resumption of Saturday's suspended game against the Rays. He'll now be sidelined for the regularly-scheduled game Sunday and at least a week and a half beyond that, even though the Blue Jays have yet to reveal the results of his MRI. Bichette's move to the IL could open up steady action at shortstop for veteran Joe Panik, with Brandon Drury and the newly recalled Santiago Espinal also representing potential options at the position.
Bichette felt something in his knee Saturday and will get an MRI on Sunday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
He brought up the issue with the club after the game was suspended for rain, saying he felt something while stretching. Bichette won't play in the first game Sunday and is doubtful for the second game.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs and one strikeout in Friday's win over the Rays.
Bichette has been on a tear in recent games, and he's blasted home runs in each of his past four games. Now that the Blue Jays are playing their home games at hitter-friendly Sahlen Field, he could continue to see slightly elevated power numbers at home in 2020. The shortstop carries a 1.065 OPS with five home runs and 13 RBI this year.
Bichette went 5-for-5 with a solo home run, walk, three runs scored and two stolen bases Wednesday against the Marlins.
Bichette reached base each time he came to the plate, and smacked a clutch solo home run to lead off the eighth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season, but third in as many contests. Bichette was also active on the basepaths, swiping two bases to bring his stolen base total on the season to four. For the season, Bichette now has an excellent .352/.386/.648 line with 10 RBI and nine runs scored across 57 plate appearances.
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|09/29||@ TB||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|09/27||vs BAL||L 5-7||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs BAL||W 10-5||5||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/24||vs NYY||W 4-1||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|09/22||vs NYY||L 1-12||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2016||R-GCL Blue Jays||22||82||21||35||9||2||4||36||6||17||3||0||.427||.451||.732|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||40||164||28||53||9||1||4||23||14||26||10||4||.323||.379||.463|
|2018||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||131||539||95||154||43||7||11||74||48||101||32||11||.286||.343||.453|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||4||11||4||6||2||0||0||1||5||3||1||0||.545||.688||.727|