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Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez: Sits for second straight
Hernandez sits for the second straight game Monday against the Yankees.
Hernandez has a strong .889 OPS in 15 games since returning from the minors. Randal Grichuk will again slide over to center field, with Billy McKinney starting in right.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: Not in Monday's lineup
Jansen is not starting Monday against the Yankees.
Jansen and Luke Maile have alternated starts behind the plate over the last six games. Maile will take his turn Monday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' David Paulino: Shut down with injury
Triple-A Buffalo placed Paulino on its 7-day injured list Friday with an undisclosed issue, Pat Malacaro of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
T.J. Zeuch returned from a rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin to claim the opening in the Buffalo rotation vacated by Paulino's injury. Prior to getting shut down, Paulino, 25, posted a 3.45 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 28.2 innings across seven starts.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' T.J. Zeuch: Back with Triple-A club
Zeuch (lat) was reinstated to the Triple-A Buffalo roster Saturday and started in the affiliate's 3-0 win over Norfolk. He tossed 5.2 scoreless frames, striking out four while working around two hits and a walk.
Sidelined since spring training with a right lat strain, Zeuch was cleared to resume a rehab assignment earlier this month. After two outings with High-A Dunedin, Zeuch was cleared to make his International League debut and didn't disappoint in the 93-pitch masterpiece. Given the lack of rotation depth at the big-league level, Zeuch could make a case for a promotion to the Blue Jays before 2019 is out if he continues to thrive in his subsequent starts.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Four-hit day
Bichette went 4-for-5 with a double and a stolen base Sunday in Triple-A Buffalo's 8-1 win over Norfolk.
The four-hit performance was Bichette's first at the Triple-A level and is the latest in a growing list of strong offensive showings for the 21-year-old. Since rejoining Buffalo on June 13 after missing nearly two months with a fractured left hand, Bichette is slashing .342/.375/.605 with six extra-base hits and two steals in nine games. A promotion to the big leagues in 2019 remains in play for Bichette, though it's not a certainty with the rebuilding Blue Jays organization perhaps eager to delay his service clock.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel: Three more hits Sunday
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
He's been absolutely on fire at the plate lately, slashing .338/.370/.632 over his last 17 games with eight multi-hit performances and nine extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple and five homers). Gurriel's hot streak has boosted his OPS on the year to .896, and he's emerging as a rare bright spot in a rough season for Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Eric Sogard: Smashes eighth homer
Sogard went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-1 victory against the Red Sox on Sunday.
The 33-year-old went 0-for-4 Saturday, and still, he's 10-for-23 (.435) in the last five games. The mini-hot streak has brought his average above .300 and slugging percentage north of .500 for the season. After hitting .189 with a .574 OPS in May, Sogard is batting .382 with a 1.022 OPS this month. Overall, he's hitting .305 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, 31 runs and five steals in 190 at-bats this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman: Captures fifth win
Stroman (5-9) threw six shutout innings, allowing five hits with one walk and six strikeouts to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Sunday.
This was his first time Stroman yielded no runs in a start since April 26, but he has pitched very well over the last several weeks. His record won't indicate that, but he owns a 2.96 ERA in his last eight outings. Overall, Stroman is 5-9 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 100.2 innings this season. The margin of error for Stroman is just so small, though, that he needs outings like the one from Sunday in order to win. He will make his next start at home Saturday against the Royals.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jordan Romano: Sent to Triple-A
Romano was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Romano made four appearances during his time in Toronto, striking out an incredible 57.9 percent of opposing batters while recording an unimpressive 5.06 ERA. Sean Reid-Foley was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Sean Reid-Foley: Back in big leagues
Reid-Foley was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Reid-Foley made one appearance for the Blue Jays early in the season but has spent the bulk of the season in Buffalo, where he's recorded a 5.87 ERA in 69 innings. Toronto has been using an opener for one spot in the rotation, a spot Reid-Foley could eventually fill, though off days mean a fifth starter won't be needed for over a week. Jordan Romano was optioned in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez: Day off Sunday
Hernandez will hit the bench for Sunday's game against Boston.
Hernandez has a strong .259/.333/.556 slash line in 14 games since returning to the majors in early June. Randal Grichuk will slide over to center field in his absence, with Cavan Biggio in right.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Struggles continue Saturday
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.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Allows run in 12th save
Giles secured the save Saturday against the Red Sox despite giving up a run on one hit and one walk in one inning, though he did strike out three.
Giles issued a walk to Mookie Betts, who stole second base and subsequently scored on Xander Bogaerts' two-out, ground-rule double. Giles then struck out J.D. Martinez on five pitches with the tying run on second base to end the game. The run breaks a string of 17 straight scoreless outings for the right-hander, and he now has a 1.33 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 47:8 K:BB while converting 12 of 13 save chances.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Nate Pearson: Lands on injured list
Pearson was placed on the minor-league injured list with an undisclosed injury Saturday, retroactive to June 20.
Pearson has pitched well since earning the promotion to Double-A New Hampshire in early May with a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 31:5 K:BB, but he's now sidelined with the undisclosed issue. The 22-year-old will be eligible to be activated June 27, but it's unclear if he'll require a longer absence.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Brandon Drury: Back on bench
Drury is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.
Drury picked up starts in four of the Blue Jays' previous five days, delivering only one hit in 15 at-bats. He's slashing a lowly .198/.234/.284 since the beginning of May and could be in danger of demotion to Triple-A Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: On bench Saturday
Jansen is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.
Jansen continues to share time behind the dish with Luke Maile, who will draw the nod Saturday. Neither backstop has done much to separate himself in the job battle lately; Jansen has turned in a .508 OPS in June while Maile sports a .572 mark.... See More ... See Less