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Steve Tolleson | Second Baseman

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 sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain with the organization. Tolleson could get another shot with the big club at some point. Jul 3 - 9:25 AM

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Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Jul 1 - 11:38 AM

Steve Tolleson (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

He had been scheduled to begin on Friday, but the game was rained out. The reserve infielder is working his way back from a strained groin that has sidelined him since late May.
Jun 13 - 9:59 AM

Blue Jays placed Steve Tolleson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list.

He hasn't played since Tuesday because of a groin injury. The 31-year-old has hit .268 this year with three RBI. Munenori Kawasaki will occupy the roster spot left by Tolleson.
May 30 - 10:18 PM

Steve Tolleson went 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.

As usual, it was the Blue Jays' dynamic middle-infield combination leading the way, with Tolleson and Ryan Goins reaching base in a combined seven of eight plate appearances. Who needs Devon Travis and Jose Reyes anyway?
May 21 - 9:48 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF/OF Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Tolleson was removed from the Jays' 40-man roster a couple weeks ago but now finds himself back in the majors. He'll be used in a utility role.
May 10 - 9:37 AM

Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays designated Tolleson for assignment on April 24. He got 16 plate appearances with the team this season and didn't do much with them, but over 170 at-bats in 2014, he hit .253/.308/.371. He offers some versatility and his bat plays OK for a utility role.
May 5 - 3:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Felix Doubront
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Ryan Tepera