Blue Jays transferred Maicer Izturis to the 60-day disabled list.
This was done merely as a procedural move to clear a spot for Juan Francisco on the 40-man roster. Izturis, sidelined with a ligament tear in his left knee, isn't expected to be ready to return until September.
Blue Jays optioned INF Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo.
The 32-year-old appeared in just two games during his brief stint with the Blue Jays, going 2-for-9 (.222) with a double and two strikeouts. He'll continue to function as organizational depth.
Blue Jays recalled INF Juan Francisco from Triple-A Buffalo.
With Adam Lind heading to the disabled list with lower back tightness, Francisco will provide additional punch off the bench for the Blue Jays. He could be worth a look in AL-only formats.
Blue Jays placed INF Adam Lind on the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness.
Lind was pulled from Tuesday's game when his back got tight on him, and he was unable to progress in recent days which necessitated the move. In a corresponding move, Juan Francisco was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.
Leonys Martin homered, tripled and drove home four runs, leading the Rangers in a 12-0 rout of the White Sox in Texas on Friday.
Martin wound up 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in the game, finishing a double short of the cycle. He's doing everything in his power to show that he deserves to be hitting higher in the lineup, slashing .315/.373/.444 with a homer, nine RBI and two steals on the season.
Robinson Chirinos had a monster day at the plate in Friday's rout of the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.
With all of the powerful bats in the Rangers lineup, it's Chirinos who is the first to sock a pair of dingers on the season. He's hitting .233/.303/.467 on the year, which blows J.P. Arencibia out of the water, and could soon lead to more playing time behind the dish.
Edwin Encarnacion delivered a go-ahead RBI single in Friday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Indians intentionally walked Jose Bautista to load the bases, but Encarnacion made them pay by lining a single to center field to put the Jays in front. The 31-year-old is hitting just .246/.329/.338 through 17 games this season and has yet to hit his first home run, but there's every reason to believe that he's going to be fine.
Sergio Santos survived a shaky ninth inning to convert his fifth save of the season Friday night against the Indians.
Coming off one of the worst outings you could ever imagine Thursday against the Twins, Santos entered the bottom of the ninth inning Friday with a one-run lead. He allowed a leadoff double to Lonnie Chisenhall before striking out Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. However, he then issued consecutive walks to Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to load the bases. As opposed to Thursday night, he didn't implode this time, as he got Michael Brantley to ground out to first base to end it. It wasn't pretty, but it qualifies as a bounce-back outing. With Casey Janssen's setback, Santos should continue to get save chances for Toronto in the short-term.