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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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