Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

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Blue Jays outfield prospect Dalton Pompey went 2-for-4 with his first Double-A home run for Double-A New Hampshire on Wednesday.

Pompey has struggled in his introduction to Double-A pitching, putting up a brutal .083/.233/.139 line over his first 11 games. But the 21-year-old has been productive now in two straight. Pompey was hitting .319/.397/.471 for High-A Dunedin before his promotion. The primary knock on his game is that he may never develop power, but if he does, the speedy former 16th-rounder could become a special player.
Jul 10 - 9:17 AM

Adam Lind will miss the next six to eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot.

Lind played in games as recently as Monday, but an MRI revealed the fracture after the first basemen felt some discomfort in the foot. It's a huge blow for the struggling Blue Jays, as they're already missing Edwin Encarnacion for the next few weeks.
Jul 9 - 8:05 PM

Nolan Reimold went 2-for-4 with three RBI in a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

Reimold doubled twice in Tuesday's win, and his third double in a Jays uniform plated two. The 30-year-old also drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run. He was added to take some of the sting out of losing Edwin Encarnacion, and he continues to get regular at-bats he should be a nice AL-only option while Encarnacion is down.
Jul 9 - 7:32 PM

Marcus Stroman was knocked around by the Angels on Wednesday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Seven of the eight hits were singles, with Kole Calhoun's two-run home run the only extra-base hit of the bunch. The right-hander also walked one while striking out four. Stroman was coming off a string of good starts, so Wednesday's outing was simply a misstep for the 23-year-old. He'll carry a 4.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 47/13 K/BB ratio into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 7:28 PM

Jose Reyes admitted Tuesday that he's been playing with a right shoulder injury for the past month.

The ailment has resulted in a bunch of throwing errors of late. "To be honest with you, I don’t know," Reyes told Sportsnet on Tuesday when asked what triggered the problems. "It’s been long enough. One day I feel good, the next day I feel sore, that’s the way it is. Baseball, you’re never going to be perfect, you’re always going to have some soreness in your body. You need to find a way to control that." Reyes also said the shoulder bothers him on certain swings. He was batting just .227/.244/.273 over his previous 10 games before Tuesday's 4-for-5 outburst that included a home run.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Jul 9 - 10:25 AM

Jose Reyes' monster game sunk the Angels on Tuesday, as he finished 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and a run scored in a 4-0 victory.

Reyes' fifth inning RBI single plated Munenori Kawasaki to give Toronto a 1-0 lead. His two-run seventh inning home run off Tyler Skaggs also plated Kawasaki and put the Blue Jays on top 3-0. The veteran shortstop is slashing .267/.320/.410 and now has seven homers.
Jul 9 - 1:41 AM

Blue Jays recalled C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Buffalo.

Kratz has hit .221/.254/.382 with three homers in 71 plate appearances this season for the Jays. He's not going to receive much playing time.
Jul 9 - 1:36 AM

Blue Jays placed OF Cole Gillespie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with a strained oblique.

The injury comes at a bad time, as the Blue Jays were planning to use Gillespie regularly in the DH spot versus lefties. He figures to be sidelined through the end of July.
Jul 9 - 1:34 AM

R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for seven innings, scattering four hits, in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Dickey punched out five and walked one. The right-handed knuckleballer left his most nimble offerings back in New York, and has reverted to being a solid innings eater. That doesn't mean that he isn't capable of stretches of excellence, however. He's posted a 3.15 ERA over his last six outings, though he's only 1-4 during that stretch, including tonight's win. Dickey ends the first half 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
Jul 9 - 1:32 AM

Cole Gillespie is not in Tuesday's lineup due to a rib cage issue.

It's poor timing for Gillespie, as the Blue Jays were planning to use him regularly in the DH spot versus lefties. There's no word yet on how long he might be out. Dioner Navarro will be the DH instead Tuesday.
Jul 8 - 8:07 PM

Blue Jays sent OF Brad Glenn outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Glenn cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 27-year-old will stick around as organizational depth.
Jul 8 - 3:53 PM

J.A. Happ was whipped for five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings of a loss Monday against the Angels.

The lefty struck out two and walked three. On a contending team -- which Toronto purports to be -- Happ is no better than a swingman. He's been forced to occupy the No. 5 starter role, and hasn't done much in that capacity, going 7-5 with a 4.72 ERA. Happ toes the rubber in Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Jul 8 - 1:35 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that Adam Lind and Cole Gillespie will platoon for a while.

Lind is batting a robust .377/.442/.582 against righties this season but has just two hits in 28 at-bats against lefties. The 30-year-old has always been benched often against southpaws, so this is no surprise. Gillespie, who was claimed off waivers on Saturday, is a career .230/.295/.329 hitter over 270 plate appearances.
Jul 7 - 8:18 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that he will platoon Colby Rasmus and Darin Mastroianni in center field for a while until someone gets hot.

Rasmus has 12 homers and 27 RBI over 54 games this season, but he's batting just .216/.270/.463 overall and is hitting .167/.286/.333 versus lefties. It's worth a shot, but Mastroianni (a career .218/.283/.300 hitter over 290 plate appearances) is unlikely to do much damage.
Jul 7 - 8:12 PM

Blue Jays placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Encarnacion suffered the quad injury Saturday while trying to beat out a double play relay throw at first base and could be out for up to four weeks. The slugger boasts a .277/.368/.591 batting line with 26 home runs and 70 RBI in 88 games this season. It's obviously a big loss for the Blue Jays.
Jul 7 - 3:31 PM


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