Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

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Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 33-year-old infielder will provide infield depth while Devon Travis is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Through 22 games at Triple-A Buffalo, Kawasaki was hitting .232/.354/.290 with two RBI and four stolen bases.
May 21 - 11:43 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, with left shoulder inflammation.

The Blue Jays had been playing it day-by-day with Travis who is dealing with a sore shoulder where he was hit by a line drive and then agitated with a swing during Saturday's game. His stay on the disabled list should be minimal, so expect him to rejoin the Jays lineup in early June.
May 21 - 11:39 PM

R.A. Dickey went the distance for the first time this year Thursday as the Blue Jays beat the Angels 8-4.

Dickey allowed a two-run homer in the ninth, so this one didn't do as much for his ERA as it might of. Still, it was a fine outing. He allowed just five hits, walked two and struck out seven. He's now 2-5 with a 5.49 ERA.
May 21 - 9:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer Thursday off the Angels' Matt Shoemaker.

It still feels like Encarnacion is off to a slow start, but here he is with 10 homers barely a quarter of the way into the season. He has six bombs and 18 RBI in 20 games this month.
May 21 - 9:50 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

Jose Reyes (rib) went 1-for-4 in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

His lone hit was a single off of Tigers right-hander Bruce Rondon who is on a rehab assignment of his own at Triple-A Toledo. Reyes played six innings defensively at shortstop without any issues, and assisted on a pair of double plays. He's expected to remain with Buffalo through the weekend before potentially rejoining the Blue Jays on Monday.
May 21 - 8:19 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the team still expects Devon Travis (shoulder) to avoid the disabled list.

Travis is out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Thursday due to soreness in his left shoulder/collarbone. The Blue Jays could always backdate him on the disabled list as long as they keep him out of the lineup, but they don't think it will be necessary. Consider him day-to-day.
May 21 - 4:22 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday evening against the Angels.

Josh Thole will catch Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and bat sixth. It's just a day off for Martin, who's batting .297/.383/.555 with seven home runs and 23 RBI.
May 21 - 3:38 PM

Drew Hutchison pitched well but lost on Wednesday versus the Angels, yielding four runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Hutchison walked in a run in the fourth inning and served up a solo home run to Mike Trout, accounting for the only damage through six innings. In the seventh, though, Hutchison allowed an infield single, uncorked a wild pitch, and issued a walk to Trout before he was replaced by Steve Delabar, who allowed both inherited runners to score. Overall, Hutchison surrendered six hits while walking two and striking out five. The right-hander has pitched better than his 6.06 ERA indicates, as he also carries a 1.47 WHIP and a 43/16 K/BB ratio in 49 innings. He'll look for better results in a home start versus the White Sox next.
May 20 - 9:56 PM

Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Michael Saunders has a bone bruise in his surgically-repaired left knee.

Saunders told reporters Wednesday that he's going to need another six weeks off, conservatively. The 28-year-old outfielder appeared in only nine games for the Blue Jays before having to head back to the disabled list.
May 20 - 4:52 PM

Jose Reyes (rib) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Reyes will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Buffalo and remain there through the weekend. The veteran shortstop has been on the disabled list since April 27 because of a cracked rib. Reyes was batting just .250/.266/.300 in 16 games before the injury, but he's capable of getting it going in a hurry.
May 20 - 4:22 PM

Devon Travis (shoulder) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

Travis banged his left shoulder/collarbone on Saturday and is still sore. He remains day-to-day. Steve Tolleson is at second base in his place.
May 20 - 3:49 PM

Blue Jays signed OF Alex Hassan to a minor league contract.

Hassan will head to extended spring training for now before being assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. The 27-year-old has batted .278/.381/.402 in his time at Triple-A this season.
May 20 - 1:51 PM

Blue Jays sent LHP Jeff Francis outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He predictably cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has accepted an outright assignment. Francis will give the Jays depth at Triple-A.
May 20 - 1:36 PM

Jose Reyes (rib) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

It's not clear how many games he'll need, but the shortstop seems likely to be ready for activation early next week. Reyes has acknowledged that he could have to play through some discomfort for the remainder of the season as a result of his broken rib.
May 19 - 10:18 PM


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