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Ezequiel Carrera | Outfielder | #3

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles) went 0-for-5 at the plate in his return to the lineup Saturday.
Carrera missed a few days of action with a sore Achilles. With Jose Bautista (toe) due back Monday, Carrera's time in the starting lineup is about to come to an end. Jul 24 - 8:47 AM

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Ezequiel Carrera is sitting out Wednesday due to a recurrence of Achilles discomfort.

Carrera first began having problems with the Achilles in late June. We'll call him day-to-day for now. Darwin Barney is starting in left field and Junior Lake is starting in right field Wednesday in Arizona. Daily Slant: With Carrera out of the lineup, it'll be Darwin Barney leading off against Patrick Corbin with Devon Travis hitting in the 8th spot. Barney's numbers certainly don't jump off the table, but hitting atop of a very potent Toronto order in a hitter-friendly environment makes him a viable punt play. Corbin has allowed a .399 wOBA and a 2.54 HR/9 rate when facing RH bats at home.
Jul 20 - 1:58 PM

Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles) went 1-for-5 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the lineup Friday versus the White Sox.

Carrera sat out Wednesday's game because of a sore Achilles, but he was back in the leadoff spot Friday night. He should continue to see plenty of playing time with Jose Bautista (toe) sidelined.
Jun 25 - 8:25 AM

Ezequiel Carrera is out Wednesday because of a sore Achilles.

Darrell Ceciliani will start in right field and bat ninth versus Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray. Carrera is considered day-to-day. He's been filling in as Toronto's primary right fielder with Jose Bautista on the disabled list because of turf toe.
Jun 22 - 1:40 PM

Ezequiel Carrera is out of the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Carrera is serving as the Jays' primary right fielder with Jose Bautista battling turf toe, but Darrell Ceciliani gets the nod Wednesday versus Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray. Ceciliani is hitting ninth.
Jun 22 - 1:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the Rangers.

Drawing an increasingly rare start, Carrera notched two of the team's 15 hits on the night. Unlike some of his past starts, he batted at the bottom of the Jays' lineup, not the top. He's hit when in the lineup -- wherever that is -- batting .359/.405/.487 through 39 at-bats.
May 5 - 10:10 PM

Ezequiel Carrera singled and smacked a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Athletics.

He also drew a walk, reaching base in three of his five trips to the plate. The Jays have been without Michael Saunders (hamstring) for the entire weekend, but they haven't missed him with Carrera picking up seven hits over 14 at-bats. Carrera will head back to the bench when Saunders is ready.
Apr 24 - 4:03 PM

Ezequiel Carrera is starting in left field and hitting eighth Wednesday against the Rays.

Michael Saunders and Ryan Goins will get the day off versus Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore. Darwin Barney is starting at second base for Goins and batting ninth.

Ezequiel Carrera has won the fourth outfielder job with the Blue Jays.

He beat out Junior Lake, Darrell Ceciliani, and Domonic Brown for the gig. Carrera is batting just .154 (4-for-26) this spring, but he's out of options and proved useful last season with a .273/.321/.372 batting line over 91 games. He provides speed and can play all three outfield positions.
Mar 30 - 8:26 AM

Ezequiel Carrera hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Blue Jays a 3-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Carrera had been 2-for-19 this spring before the homer off Buddy Carlyle. He's battling with Junior Lake, Dominic Brown and Darrell Ceciliani to become the Jays' fourth outfielder. Only Ceciliani is having a strong spring, and he was thought to be at a big disadvantage coming in because he has options remaining and Carrera and Lake don't. Brown, who has a .646 OPS and can't play center field, is also a long shot.
Mar 23 - 4:41 PM

Ezequiel Carrera tripled and stole a couple of bases as a Blue Jays split-squad beat Team Canada 11-0 on Thursday.

Canadians Russell Martin and Michael Saunders made cameos in this one, though neither played the field. The roster was primarily comprised mostly of minor leaguers, including the four pitchers who combined on a one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts. Carrera, who could make the Jays as a fourth outfielder, is just 1-for-15 in official spring action this season.
Mar 17 - 3:41 PM

Ezequiel Carrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and two strikeouts in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Orioles.

Carrera hit a ground rule double to drive in two runs in the seventh inning. At the time, it drew the Jays to within 6-4. They would be unable to complete the comeback, though, eventually falling by that score. Over the course of 170 at-bats this season, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .276/.324/.376 with three homers and 26 RBI.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrera was designated for assignment by the Jays earlier this month, but he elected to remain with the organization and is now getting another shot in the show. The 28-year-old is a .279/.327/.374 career hitter in MLB. He probably won't see many starts.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Blue Jays sent OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrera was designated for assignment by the Jays on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .259/.311/.349 career hitter.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Blue Jays designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

The 28-year-old outfielder had done a nice job in limited time for the Jays, hitting .279/.327/.374 with three homers and 21 RBI in 70 games. He could attract some interest on waivers.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:15:00 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Sanchez
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Franklin Morales
7Jesse Chavez
8Gavin Floyd