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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
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Ezequiel Carrera was scratched from the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League lineup on Saturday due to a sore left pinky finger.
Carrera said he bent his finger back while sliding back into second base during Thursday's game. The injury sounds minor, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit another day or two to be on the safe side. Mar 18 - 12:04 PM

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Ezequiel Carrera singled, walked twice and scored twice Friday against the Phillies.

The Blue Jays have sent a lot of mixed messages on Carrera since the end of last season, alternating claiming he'd start against righties and making bids for players to start over him. They've indicated that they'd like Steve Pearce to play left field, but they also don't yet know whether he'll an option there early on as he returns from forearm surgery. Carrera fits better as a reserve on a contender, but considering his ample defensive advantage, he's probably a better option than Pearce against right-handers. It remains to be seen how it will all shake out. Frankly, we're not optimistic anyone from the group (Melvin Upton Jr. included) will be worth what they go for in AL-only leagues.
Mar 17 - 4:39 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that he's planning to use a platoon of Ezequiel Carrera and Melvin Upton in left field.

Steve Pearce will eventually be in the mix, as well, but he's not cleared to play the outfield yet after having forearm surgery last September. Carrera has actually hit lefties (.711 OPS) better than righties (.649) in his career, but it looks like he'll serve on the strong side of a platoon initially. Gibbons did add that he'll ride the hot hand, so Carrera or Upton could play their way into additional at-bats.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 10 - 12:54 PM

Blue Jays and OF Ezequiel Carrera avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1625 million contract.

He made $521,800 last year and more than doubles that in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Carrera has served as a part-time player the last couple of seasons in Toronto, but right now he projects as the Blue Jays' starting right fielder pending what happens with Jose Bautista and Michael Saunders. Chances are the Blue Jays will bring in at least another outfielder, thereby relegating Carrera to part-time duty.
Jan 12 - 7:50 PM

Ezequiel Carrera will bat seventh in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Indians on Tuesday.

The only change from Game 3 is that Carrera and Kevin Pillar have been flip-flopped in the order. Here's the full lineup for Game 4 as the Blue Jays attempt to avoid a sweep: Jose Bautista RF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Edwin Encarnacion 1B, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Russell Martin C, Michael Saunders DH, Carrera LF, Pillar CF, Ryan Goins 2B. Aaron Sanchez will start for Toronto while Corey Kluber will go on short rest for Cleveland.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:32:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera smacked a pinch-hit, go-ahead solo home run in Monday's victory over the Rays.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons elected to pinch-hit Carrera for Darwin Barney to lead off the eighth inning and Carrera made his skipper look smart by cranking one over the wall in left field. It was Carrera's fifth dinger on the season. Jose Bautista also hit a two-run shot for the Jays.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Blue Jays activated OF Ezequiel Carrera from the 15-day disabled list.

Carrera has been out since the end of July due to a nagging issue with his left Achilles, but he's feeling better now and should see plenty of playing time until Jose Bautista and Kevin Pillar are ready to return. The 29-year-old is batting .258/.346/.368 with four homers and five steals over 75 games this season.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera (heel) could be activated during this week's series against the Yankees.

Carrera, who has been out all month with lingering soreness in his left Achilles, is 1-for-9 through three minor league rehab games with Triple-A Buffalo and will play a fourth one on Monday. He's eligible to return on Tuesday and it sounds like he could be ready to go at that time. He should see regular at-bats with Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista both sidelined.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Ezequiel Carrera (heel) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrera is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday (August 16) and could be ready to rock then. He's been out since August 1 because of a sore left Achilles. There is playing time available to the 29-year-old outfielder in Toronto with Jose Bautista (knee) landing on the disabled list Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles) will likely need at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo before he joins the team.

Carrera is eligible to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will return to the Jays immediately. Even if he doesn't rejoin the big league club when immediately eligible, the outfielder's recovery from a sore Achilles suffered in June comes at a rather convenient time for the Blue Jays, as Jose Bautista was just placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a knee injury. Carrera will provide them another option once he is ready to roll.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Blue Jays placed OF Ezequiel Carrera on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles strain.

Carrera has been bothered by the issue for a while and will now get some extended rest. The Blue Jays recently acquired Melvin Upton from the Padres, so they should be fine in the outfield.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 07:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 08:47:00 AM

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.

RotoGrinders.com 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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 01:58:00 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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 08:25:00 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.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Juan Graterol
4Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
4Richard Urena
5Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Melvin Upton
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Jose Tabata
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
8Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Brett Oberholtzer
10Dominic Leone
11Gavin Floyd
12Jeff Beliveau
13Lucas Harrell
14Matt Dermody