Espinal was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
Espinal was sent to Triple-A on Friday, but with Jonathan Davis being placed on the paternity list Tuesday, he finds himself back on the major-league roster. He'll provide infield depth in the coming days, though he could well be sent back to the minors once Davis is ready to rejoin the club.
Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The 26-year-old is 6-for-15 in his past 10 games but will head to the minors Friday with Cavan Biggio (neck) returning from the injured list. Espinal could rejoin the Blue Jays later in the year when the team requires infield depth.
Espinal isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.
Espinal will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 3-for-8 with a double, three RBI and a run across his last four appearances. Joe Panik will start at the hot corner and bat sixth.
Espinal isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Espinal started in Sunday's matinee and went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Joe Panik will start at third base and bat sixth.
Espinal is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader at Cleveland.
Espinal has been the primary starter at third base since Cavan Biggio (neck) landed on the injured list, but he's been unable to solidify his grip on the role and is 3-for-20 over the past seven games. Joe Panik will receive the start at the hot corner in Sunday's matinee.
Espinal isn't in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Espinal will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 0-for-10 with an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts across his last three appearances. Joe Panik will start at third base and bat eighth.
Espinal will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Rays.
Espinal will be in the lineup for the sixth time in seven games, and at this point, he appears to have emerged as the primary replacement at third base for the injured Cavan Biggio (neck). The 26-year-old should provide capable defense at the hot corner, but he hasn't offered much of an impact with the bat over his 114 career MLB plate appearances (73 wRC+).
Espinal was recalled from the alternate training site prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
He will likely be back and forth between the alternate training site and the majors all season long. Espinal has played in three games, collecting three hits in eight at-bats.
Espinal was recalled by the Blue Jays to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.
Espinal will start at third base and bat seventh in Saturday's matinee. During his first stint with the major-league club this year, Espinal went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.
The Blue Jays optioned Espinal to their alternate training site Monday.
He'll cede his spot on the 26-man active roster to outfielder Lourdes Gurriel (illness), who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Espinal was with the big club for two days and made an impact in his lone start Saturday against the Angels, going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Espinal was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Espinal was unable to break camp with the major-league club this year, but he'll join the big-league roster after Lourdes Gurriel was placed on the COVID-19 injured list due to vaccine-related symptoms Saturday. Since Gurriel will be eligible to return as soon as his symptoms subside, Espinal might not spend much time in the majors.
Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
Espinal's ability to fill in at shortstop and second base should make him one of the top candidates for a call-up should injuries strike the Blue Jays' infield, but there's no room for him on the Opening Day roster. His .267/.308/.333 slash line in his 27-game debut last year doesn't suggest he'll be all that interesting to fantasy teams should he find himself with unexpected playing time.
Espinal will join the Blue Jays for the AL Wild Card Round against Tampa Bay.
Espinal appeared in 27 games for the Blue Jays in his rookie season but didn't do much at the plate, hitting .267/.308/.333. He'll be a bench option for this series.
Espinal was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Saturday.
Espinal carved out a role with the Blue Jays in late August, but he saw his playing time dwindle in recent games. He should get more consistent playing time at the alternate training site and could serve as depth if injuries occur in the team's infield.
Espinal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Espinal will bow out of the lineup for a third straight game while Joe Panik draws another start at shortstop in his place. The rookie looks in line to fill a short-side platoon role at the position while the Blue Jays wait for Bo Bichette (knee) to return from the injured list.
Espinal is not in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles.
Espinal will head to the bench Saturday after garnering four straight starts at shortstop in place of Bo Bichette (knee). Joe Panik will pick up the start and bat eighth in his place.
Espinal went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Red Sox.
The former Boston farmhand, acquired a couple years ago for Steve Pearce, showed his old bosses what they were missing both at the plate and in the field. Since taking over as the Jays' main shortstop when Bo Bichette (knee) got hurt, Espinal has three multi-hit performances in his seven starts but is 0-for-11 in the other four games, leading to a .304/.320/.391 slash line during that stretch.
Espinal isn't in the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Joe Panik will receive the start at shortstop in favor of Espinal.
Espinal started three straight games at shortstop for the injured Bo Bichette (knee) but will now sit for the second time in three games as he still has more to prove if he wants more consistent playing time as Bichette's fill-in.
Espinal isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Espinal drew three consecutive starts at shortstop with Bo Bichette (knee) out indefinitely, but Joe Panik will get the start for the second game of the twin bill. Espinal is hitting .263 with one stolen base and seven strikeouts over 19 at-bats this year.
Espinal will start at shortstop and will bat ninth Thursday in the first game of the Blue Jays' doubleheader with the Phillies.
He'll be manning shortstop for the third straight game after turning in two-hit performances in both of his past two starts. The Blue Jays haven't committed to Espinal as their everyday shortstop, but he looks like he'll be first in line for playing time at the position while Bo Bichette (knee) is out indefinitely.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/15||vs NYY||L 5-6||4||1||3||0||0||0||0|
|06/10||@ CHW||L 2-5||3||0||2||0||0||1||0|
|06/09||@ CHW||W 6-2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/08||@ CHW||L 1-6||3||0||1||0||0||0||1|
|06/05||vs HOU||W 6-2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/04||vs HOU||L 1-13||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/01||vs MIA||W 5-1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2016||R-GCL Red Sox||26||86||8||21||2||0||0||10||10||11||1||0||.244||.330||.267|
|2018||AFA-Salem Red Sox||65||256||53||80||15||3||7||32||18||35||9||1||.312||.363||.477|
|2018||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||17||65||9||17||3||1||2||8||6||10||0||3||.262||.333||.431|
|2018||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||42||147||17||42||9||2||1||20||14||22||2||1||.286||.354||.395|
|2019||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||94||367||46||102||21||1||5||57||35||50||10||11||.278||.343||.382|