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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
65-44 5-5 W1
64-45 4-6 W1
58-49 7-3 W2
56-49 7-3 W2
38-69 5-5 L2

Top Blue Jays News

  • Blue Jays' Nate Pearson: Progressing toward rehab stint

    Pearson (groin) recently completed a simulated game and is scheduled for an outing in the Florida Complex League, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Pearson is building up as a reliever while he makes his return from the sports hernia that's sidelined him since mid-June. After throwing in Florida, the 24-year-old could be ticketed for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo before rejoining the Blue Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Joakim Soria: Lands on injured list

    Soria was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right middle finger inflammation.

    The veteran right-hander was acquired from the Diamondbacks on Friday and debuted for the Blue Jays on Monday, but he's dealing with a finger issue after debuting with his new team. It's unclear how long Soria is expected to be sidelined, though he won't be eligible to be activated until Aug. 13 in Seattle.

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  • Blue Jays' Tayler Saucedo: Rejoins Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays recalled Saucedo from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.

    The lefty was demoted to Buffalo after the acquisition of Joakim Soria, but Soria landed on the injured list Wednesday with finger inflammation, creating an opening for Saucedo to rejoin the big-league club. Saucedo has appeared in 15 games for the Blue Jays, posting a 2.03 ERA and 13:4 K:BB in 13.1 innings of relief.

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  • Blue Jays' Reese McGuire: Taking playing time away from Kirk

    McGuire will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against Cleveland.

    He'll find himself in the lineup for the third time in four games, with each of those starts coming against right-handed pitching. For the time being, McGuire appears to have the edge over Alejandro Kirk on Toronto's No. 1 catcher role.

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  • Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: Gearing up for return

    Jansen (hamstring) has been catching side sessions this week and was spotted taking batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

    Jansen has been sidelined since July 21 with a right hamstring strain, but he appears to have resumed full baseball activities and could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list within the next week or two. The Blue Jays will likely send Jansen out on a minor-league rehab assignment before activating him.

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  • Blue Jays' Santiago Espinal: Riding pine Wednesday

    Espinal isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.

    Espinal recently drew six consecutive starts, but he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight contest after he went 1-for-9 with a home run, two RBI, two walks and a strikeout in his last three appearances. Breyvic Valera will start at the hot corner and bat eighth.

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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Remains out of lineup

    Kirk isn't starting Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

    Kirk has recorded hits in each of his last three appearances, but he'll be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games. Reese McGuire will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel: On bench Wednesday

    Gurriel isn't starting Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

    Gurriel will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, a walk and a strikeout Tuesday. George Springer will serve as the designated hitter while Corey Dickerson enters the lineup in left field.

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  • Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez: Homers in win

    Hernandez went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Cleveland. He was also hit by a pitch.

    Hernandez took Cleveland starter Zach Plesac deep in the first inning for a two-run homer, then later knocked in another run with a single in the fifth. While his power production has fallen off a bit in 2021, the 28-year-old slugger has maintained the high batting average we saw from him during his breakout 2020 campaign. After this perfect night, it now sits at .294, which would be a new career high if he can maintain this pace for the rest of the season.

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  • Blue Jays' George Springer: Crushes another leadoff homer

    Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two RBI and two runs in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Cleveland.

    Springer bashed his 41st career leadoff homer off Zach Plesac in the first, then completed his outstanding performance with a double and a sacrifice fly. Since the All-Star break, nobody has hit more home runs in the American League than the former Astro. In that span, Springer has paced the Blue Jays in batting average, runs scored, OBP, SLG and OPS.

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  • Blue Jays' Hyun Jin Ryu: Shines in 11th win

    Ryu (11-5) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out eight through seven stellar innings, getting the win in Tuesday's 7-2 victory over Cleveland.

    After making 32 starts with the Blue Jays during their nomadic adventures of 2020 and 2021, Ryu didn't disappoint when he finally got a chance to show Toronto what he's all about. In his first start at Rogers Centre as a Blue Jay, the southpaw made quick work of Cleveland, rattling off four 1-2-3 innings. He also posted a season-high eight strikeouts and did not walk a batter for a second consecutive start. Ryu is scheduled for another chance to pitch in front of the home fans Sunday against Boston.

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  • Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk: Not starting Tuesday

    Grichuk is not in the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland.

    The 29-year-old went 0-for-4 with a trio of strikeouts in Monday's contest, lowering his batting average to .216 in 16 games since the All-Star break. On the bright side, Grichuk has hit three home runs and tallied 10 RBI in that span. Corey Dickerson will bat sixth as the designated hitter in his debut with the Blue Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On bench Tuesday

    Kirk is not starting Tuesday's game against Cleveland.

    Kirk went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts Monday. In six games since rejoining the Blue Jays, he's gone 6-for-19 with two doubles, one walk and no RBI. Reese McGuire will catch and bat ninth Tuesday.

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  • Blue Jays' Kellin Deglan: Dealt to Blue Jays

    The Yankees traded Deglan to the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports. It's unclear what New York received in the deal.

    The 29-year-old catcher hit .233/.281/.367 with a home run and three RBI in 12 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. With the Blue Jays, Deglan is unlikely to be viewed as anything more than organizational depth at his position.

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  • Blue Jays' Corey Dickerson: Returns from IL

    The Blue Jays activated Dickerson (foot) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

    Dickerson has been out with a foot injury since June 15, at which point he was still a member of the Marlins. Now, the outfielder is available to make his debut with the Blue Jays, who traded for him June 29. Dickerson slashed .263/.324/.380 with two home runs, 12 doubles and 14 RBI in 63 games before getting hurt.

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  • Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: To IL with back/neck issues

    Biggio was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with back/neck problems, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

    The Blue Jays are hopeful that Biggio will be able to return when first eligible on Aug. 13. Corey Dickerson (foot) was activated in a corresponding move.

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  • Blue Jays' Jacob Barnes: Outrighted off roster

    The Blue Jays outrighted Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

    Barnes will remain in Toronto's organizations after none of MLB's other 29 teams were willing to put in a waiver claim for the 31-year-old reliever when he was designated for assignment last week. Before being dropped from the 40-man roster, Barnes appeared in nine games for Toronto and gave up six earned runs while striking out 13 in nine innings.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .265
(2nd)
545
(3rd)
163
(2nd)
3.92
(12th)

Injuries

Player Injury
C. Biggio 3B Cavan Biggio 3B Back
J. Soria RP Joakim Soria RP Finger
J. Merryweather RP Julian Merryweather RP Oblique
K. Yates RP Kirby Yates RP Elbow
D. Jansen C Danny Jansen C Hamstring

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