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Steve Tolleson | Shortstop

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays designated INF Steve Tolleson for assignment.
The 31-year-old hit just .200/.250/.400 with five strikeouts in his 16 plate appearances with the Jays. With his versatility, there's a chance that Tolleson could attract interest on waivers, otherwise he'll continue to provide organizational infield depth for the Jays. Apr 24 - 10:30 PM

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X-rays on Steve Tolleson's right hand came back negative.

Tolleson was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. The 31-year-old has a shot to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility player with Maicer Izturis (groin) slated to open the year on the disabled list.
Mar 29 - 12:40 PM

Steve Tolleson will have precautionary X-rays taken of his right hand after being hit by a pitch Saturday.

"I'm not too worried about it," Tolleson told reporters Saturday. Indications are that it's not broken, but the Jays just want to be sure. More will be known about his injury status after the results of the test come back.
Mar 28 - 4:11 PM

Steve Tolleson hit a three-run homer off Ken Giles to lead the Jays past the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday.

With Devon Travis looking probable for the second base job, it'll probably be between Tolleson and Ryan Goins for a utility gig, with Tolleson having the advantage of being out of options. Tolleson is hitting .259/.310/.556 in 27 at-bats this spring.
Mar 26 - 5:33 PM

Steve Tolleson went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Wednesday against the Rays.

Tolleson would seem to be a big beneficiary of Ramon Santiago's broken collarbone, but even so, his chances of winning a utility job might hinge on Maicer Izturis being named the starter at second base. Izturis is going to be on the roster either way, but Ryan Goins and Devon Travis can both be sent down if they don't start at second base.
Mar 18 - 4:48 PM

Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the paternity leave list.

Tolleson was away for a couple days while his wife gave birth. He's hitting .246/.313/.392 over 73 games for the Jays this season.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Steve Tolleson on the paternity leave list.

Tolleson can remain away from the team for 24 to 72 hours. Brett Lawrie has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Steve Tolleson came through with a two-run single in the ninth inning on Friday, leading the Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Rays in Tampa Bay.

Tolleson’s run-scoring knock off Grant Balfour broke a 5-5 tie. He entered the game late after Munenori Kawasaki departed with a hamstring injury, and he certainly made the most of his only at-bat. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him in Saturday’s starting lineup after his heroics on Friday.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Steve Tolleson (ankle) hit a pinch-hit home run in the Blue Jays' loss to the A's on Sunday.

It was a ninth-inning solo jack off A's closer Sean Doolittle -- only the fourth homer that Doolittle had allowed this season. Tolleson has been dealing with a tweaked ankle but should get some starts this week.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 08:29:00 AM

Steve Tolleson rolled his ankle before Friday's game against the Athletics.

Munenori Kawasaki will get the start at second base versus the A's on Saturday night and Juan Francisco is at third. Tolleson has a .237/.317/.409 batting line on the season. It's not clear how long he'll be out.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 08:55:00 PM

Steve Tolleson (eye) is available on Thursday.

Tolleson visited a vision specialist on Thursday morning after experiencing blurriness this week. The specialist told him he was having an allergic reaction to his contact lenses and the problem was quickly corrected.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Steve Tolleson (eye) will see a cornea specialist on Thursday.

Tolleson has been dealing with "blurry" vision for the past three days, and he'll visit the specialist in hopes of figuring out why. It's worth noting that he had Lasik eye surgery in 2009, so it's not the first time he's had issues with his eyes. More should be known after Thursday's visit.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Steve Tolleson hit his second homer in four days before coming out for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Rays.

It's nice to see the 30-year-old Tolleson getting a real shot and capitalizing on it after several strong seasons in the minors. Second base in Toronto is up for grabs, so he has some value in AL-only leagues right now.
Mon, May 26, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Steve Tolleson clubbed a two-run homer Friday in a win over the Athletics.

It was his first home run of the season and the fourth of his career. Tolleson is batting .275/.341/.550 with seven extra-base hits and four RBI in 17 games since coming up from Triple-A Buffalo earlier this month. It's unlikely to last, but he has provided a nice boost for Toronto.
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Miguel Castro
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Marco Estrada
8Jeff Francis