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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
95-59 4-6 L3
94-61 5-5 L1
86-68 6-4 W1
78-76 6-4 W2
76-78 3-7 W1

Top Blue Jays News

  • Blue Jays' Mason McCoy: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Toronto outrighted McCoy to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

    McCoy was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old infielder has logged only six career plate appearances at the MLB level and holds a .693 OPS this season at Triple-A.

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  • Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Notches 36th save

    Romano picked up the save in Friday's 6-2 win over Tampa Bay. He allowed no hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.1 scoreless innings.

    Romano entered with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth and induced a Curtis Mead grounder to escape the jam before shutting down the Rays in the ninth. The 30-year-old closer added to his current stretch of consecutive saves, pushing the mark up to 26. He hasn't blown a save since May 20 against the Orioles. Romano has produced another steady season with a 2.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 69:24 K:BB over 56.1 innings.

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  • Blue Jays' Chris Bassitt: Cruises to 15th win

    Bassitt (15-8) earned the win Friday, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks over 6.2 innings against the Rays. He struck out eight.

    Bassitt tied his career-high in wins with the victory, equaling his total with the Mets last year (15). The 34-year-old pitcher has fully turned his season around after posting a 5.18 ERA over 33 innings in April. Bassitt sports a 3.74 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 174:58 K:BB over 192.1 innings this year. He is tentatively scheduled to make his next start, which should be his last of the season, at home against the Yankees.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Sitting Friday

    Kiermaier isn't in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday against the Rays.

    Kiermaier will get a breather to begin Toronto's series with Tampa Bay after going 4-for-10 and scoring four times during the Jays' series against the Yankees. Daulton Varsho will shift to center field in Kiermaier's absence while Whit Merrifield starts in left.

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  • Blue Jays' Davis Schneider: Out of lineup Friday

    Schneider isn't starting Friday against the Rays.

    Schneider is 0-for-26 with 11 strikeouts across his last seven games, so he'll get a day off to regroup Friday. Santiago Espinal will start at second base in Schneider's place and bat ninth.

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  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Returns to lineup

    Guerrero (knee) is starting at designated hitter and batting third Friday against Tampa Bay.

    Guerrero missed two consecutive starts due to discomfort in his right knee, but he'll return to the lineup Friday after making a pinch-hit appearance during Thursday's loss. Guerrero had been enjoying a five-game hitting streak before getting injured, going 7-for-18 with three homers and six RBI in that span.

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  • Blue Jays' Ricky Tiedemann: Will continue season in AFL

    Tiedemann will pitch in the Arizona Fall League this October, Jonathan Mayo and Sam Dykstra of report.

    Top pitching prospects don't often see action in the AFL -- the Tigers' Jackson Jobe is the only other young arm of note getting sent to the desert this year -- and in both cases, the hurler missed significant time this season due to injury and could use additional reps. Tiedemann has thrown just 40 innings across all levels in 2023 due to biceps inflammation, although the 21-year-old southpaw is set to make his first Triple-A start Friday night. In those 40 frames, he's posted a remarkable 76:21 K:BB, and if he can stay healthy into next season Tiedemann remains on track for a potential 2024 big-league debut.

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  • Blue Jays' Jose Berrios: Falls to Yankees

    Berrios (11-11) took the loss Thursday, allowing four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings against the Yankees. He struck out six.

    Most of the damage against Berrios came in the first inning on Jake Bauers' three-run homer. While Berrios would settle down and hold the Yankees off the board until the sixth, he'd still ultimately wind up with his first loss in his last four outings. The 29-year-old Berrios had been pitching well coming into Thursday's appearance, with a 1.80 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his previous three starts (20 innings). He'll look to end a solid regular season on a high note in his next outing, currently scheduled as a home rematch with the Yankees next week.

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  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Enters as pinch hitter

    Guerrero (knee) entered Thursday's game against the Yankees as a pinch hitter, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

    Guerrero has been out of the lineup for two consecutive games due to right knee discomfort. He had an MRI done Thursday that came back clean, which apparently gave Toronto confidence to use him off the bench. Guerrero beat out a groundball for a base hit, and his ability to run down the line is another good sign for his potential return.

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  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: MRI clean on right knee

    An MRI on Guerrero's right knee showed no structural damage, and he might be available off the bench Thursday against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of reports.

    Guerrero was scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday -- and is not starting Thursday -- because of lingering right knee discomfort, but this latest round of imaging scans has confirmed he is merely dealing with inflammation and won't require an extended break. Spencer Horwitz will get the start at first base in Thursday's series finale at Yankee Stadium, but it sounds like Guerrero could be a full-go for the Jays' three-game weekend set versus Tampa Bay.

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  • Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: Cleared for mobility work

    Jansen (finger) was cleared Thursday to begin mobility exercises with his surgically-repaired right hand, Shi Davidi of reports.

    Jansen fractured his right middle finger when he was struck by a foul ball Sept. 1 in Colorado. There is no official timetable yet for his return to the Blue Jays' active roster, but the 28-year-old catcher has expressed optimism about being available for a potential postseason run. Alejandro Kirk continues to draw the majority of starts behind the plate in Jansen's absence.

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  • Blue Jays' Spencer Horwitz: Another start Thursday

    Horwitz is playing first base and batting sixth Thursday against the Yankees.

    It's the second straight start for Horwitz, who filled the DH role Wednesday after Vladimir Guerrero (knee) was scratched and tallied three RBI as part of a 6-1 victory. The 25-year-old has batted .286/.375/.429 across his first 40 major-league plate appearances this season with Toronto and could see more opportunities if Guerrero requires an extended absence.

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  • Blue Jays' Daulton Varsho: On bench Thursday

    Varsho is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

    Varsho will grab a bit of rest after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday in New York. Whit Merrifield, Kevin Kiermaier and George Springer are starting across the outfield for the Blue Jays in Thursday's series finale.

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  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Out again with knee issue

    Guerrero (knee) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Yankees.

    Guerrero was scratched from the lineup Wednesday due to right knee discomfort and promptly sent for an MRI, the results of which are still being evaluated. Spencer Horwitz will play first base and bat sixth for the Blue Jays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium as Davis Schneider fills the DH role and hits cleanup.

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  • Blue Jays' Yusei Kikuchi: Lined up for Sunday

    Kikuchi (neck) is scheduled to start Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    Kikuchi made an early exit from his last start Tuesday against the Yankees because of a left upper trap muscle cramp, but it was never much of a concern and he'll stay on turn this weekend versus the Rays. The 32-year-old left-hander holds a solid 3.74 ERA and 170:46 K:BB in 158.2 innings (30 starts) this season with Toronto.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .256


Player Injury
D. Jansen C Danny Jansen C Finger
B. Belt DH Brandon Belt DH Back
A. Cimber RP Adam Cimber RP Shoulder
H. Danner RP Hagen Danner RP Oblique

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