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  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Slugs Homer Number Nine

    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. provided the only offense for his team as his club fell 5-1 to the Phillies on Friday. The 22-year-old went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks as he slugged his ninth long ball of the season to the opposite field. Guerrero is up to 27 RBI on the season with 26 runs and a shiny .310/.440/.566 slash line through 37 games as he's finally living up to the top prospect pedigree. Tonight marked the first of a 10-game homestand at the hitter-friendly TD Ballpark in Dunedin, so Guerrero has a chance to truly pad his stats before May is over.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Steven Matz Hurls Five Scoreless Versus Phillies

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Steven Matz shutout the Phillies bats over five innings on Friday, but was stuck with a no-decision since the club's own bats fell silent. The lefty allowed four hits and three walks while striking out nine in the 106-pitch effort, which marked the first time all season he threw triple-digit pitches in a game. Matz lowered his ERA to a modest 4.29 with a 1.29 WHIP and 46 punchouts in 42 IP on the campaign, making him mostly a streaming option in 12-team leagues. However, he won't be on the streaming radar when he takes the mound in his next scheduled start versus the Red Sox.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Steven Matz
  • Nate Pearson To Miss Next Start At Triple-A

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Nate Pearson (shoulder) will miss his next start with Triple-A Buffalo due to a mild shoulder impingement, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. After getting rocked in his start on Sunday against the Astros, Pearson was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, and now with the injury and scratched start it's worth wondering if maybe the shoulder issue affected his performance on Sunday. Pearson is the top pitching prospect in Toronto's system, and managers will hope that when he's healthy he can show the high strikeout potential that he has displayed in the minors.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Nate Pearson
  • Cavan Biggio Swats Two Doubles In Victory

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Cavan Biggio swatted a pair of doubles against the Braves on Thursday as his club went on to an 8-4 victory. He chipped in with a pair of RBI and a run scored with two walks to up his OBP to .333 despite hitting just .210 in the early going. Biggio's bat should pick up some steam as we get deeper into the season, but he's always been more of an asset in OBP leagues and it's continuing to look that way for 2021. His demotion to the sixth hole in the lineup hurts his counting stats moving forward, but the Jays lineup is deep enough for him to still provide fantasy relevance.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Cavan Biggio
  • Bo Bichette Cashes In Three Versus Braves

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Thursday's matinee versus the Braves, helping lead the club to an 8-4 victory. His biggest hit of the afternoon was a two-run double with the score tied in the top of the ninth inning to give the club a lead they would not relinquish. Bichette also scored a pair of runs in the contest to tie him for the American League lead with 31, as he continues to serve as an important cog at the top of the order. The 23-year-old is up to a .277/.321/.493 slash line on the season with three multi-hit games in his last four outings. He's putting together another strong fantasy season across the board.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Ross Stripling Strikes Out Nine In No-Decision

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling pitched well in the team's 8-4 win over the Braves on Thursday, although he settled for a no-decision. He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out a season-high nine batters over his five complete frames of work. Stripling's start wasn't looking too promising after allowing both runs in the first, including a leadoff homer to Ronald Acuna Jr., but he settled down the rest of the way holding the Braves lineup to one baserunner over the next four innings. It was by far the best start of the season for the right-hander, but we'll need to see more outings like this before we can consider him for fantasy squads. Stripling will take his 5.91 ERA and 1.69 WHIP into his scheduled matchup at home versus the Red Sox next week.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Ross Stripling
  • Alejandro Kirk Hitting And Throwing

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) has been hitting off a tee and throwing, but running will be the biggest hurdle that he'll need to clear. It was announced a week ago that Kirk was expected to miss around six weeks with a left hip flexor strain. While the 22-year-old backstop still has a ways to go before a return, it sounds like he's at least making some progress on the rehab front. Before his injury, Kirk was slashing just .225/.326/.475 with three home runs and eight RBI in 46 plate appearances over 17 games. Danny Jansen has been the primary backstop for Toronto in the wake of Kirk's injury, with Reese McGuire also helping to fill in behind the dish.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Alejandro Kirk
  • Rafael Dolis, Anthony Castro Set For Bullpen Sessions

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Rafael Dolis (calf) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday. Reliever Anthony Castro (forearm) is hoping to throw a bullpen this weekend, but he still has some tightness in his forearm. Dolis landed on the 10-day injured list four days ago with a right calf strain, and there remains no timetable for his return, but it's a good sign that he's throwing a bullpen session already. With Julian Merryweather (oblique) on the 60-day injured list and Castro out with injury as well, Jordan Romano is leading a closer-by-committee approach in the Blue Jays bullpen that also includes Ryan Borucki and Tyler Chatwood. Romano had the most recent save and is the one to own if you're searching for saves in fantasy. Dolis should be back in the committee mix once he's healthy.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Rafael Dolis Anthony Castro
  • Julian Merryweather, Patrick Murphy Progressing

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather (oblique) has been playing loss toss, while reliever Patrick Murphy (shoulder) threw an 18-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw again later this week. Murphy is on the 60-day injured list with a sprained AC joint. Relief pitcher David Phelps (lat) is still waiting for the MRI results on his lat strain. Merryweather was also moved to the 60-day injured list last week, so it'll be a while before he's able to pitch any high-leverage innings for Toronto's bullpen. The 29-year-old struck out seven and walked one with two saves in 4 1/3 scoreless innings to begin the year before his injury. With the Blue Jays bullpen beat up, Merryweather could be in the mix for saves once again when he's ready to return.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Julian Merryweather
  • George Springer, Joe Panik Take Batting Practice

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quadriceps) and infielder Joe Panik (calf) took batting practice in the cages on Wednesday. Springer will begin a running progression on Thursday. The 31-year-old outfielder has been a huge disappointment for fantasy managers, as he's played in just four games in his first season in Toronto while dealing with oblique and quadriceps issues. Barring setbacks, Springer is hoping to return to the lineup by the end of May, and the Blue Jays and fantasy managers will be hoping he can hit the ground running by then. Panik, a utility infielder for Toronto, is currently on the 10-day injured list with a calf strain. He's hitting just .226/.241/.302 with no homers and four RBI in 19 games and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer Joe Panik
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu Stymies Braves Over Seven Frames

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was excellent in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Braves, limiting the team to one run over seven innings. The lefty struck out six while allowing five hits and a walk with the only damage coming off of a William Contreras home run in the fifth. Ryu is making fantasy managers happy with a sterling 2.95 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 39 2/3 IP on the year despite striking out less than a batter per inning (32 K). He'll look to keep his strong start to the season going in his next scheduled matchup at home versus a daunting Red Sox lineup.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • Teoscar Hernandez Slugs A Pair Of Dingers In Win

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez walloped a pair of homers to help lead the club to a 4-1 victory over the Braves on Wednesday. His solo shot in the seventh put them ahead by a run before he added some insurance in the top of the ninth with a 464' two-run shot for his 10th multi-homer game of his career. Hernandez added a walk in the contest and is now 7-for-11 over his past three games which has pushed his slash line to an impressive .293/.338/.507 through 19 games. The 28-year-old was slowed up to start the season with COVID-19, but he now appears to be in fine form hitting in the middle of the Jays lineup.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Teoscar Hernandez
  • A.J. Cole Closes Door On Braves

    Toronto Blue Jays reliever A.J. Cole picked up his first save of the season on Wednesday, closing the door on the Braves in the club's 4-1 win. He walked one in the outing while serving up three fly-ball outs to secure his fourth career save. It was just the second appearance of the season for the right-hander after getting called up from the alternate site last week, but he did a fine job with the club in 2020 with a 3.09 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Cole got the nod in the ninth with Jordan Romano getting the night off after a 29-pitch outing on Tuesday and primary setup man Tyler Chatwood handling the heart of the order in a 2-1 game in the eighth. There's no need to chase Cole on the waiver wire unless another arm were to fall in the Jays depleted bullpen.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Blue Jays A.J. Cole
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Continuing To Struggle At The Dish

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr.has yet to find his groove at the plate so far in 2021. Through 31 games, Gurriel is slashing .200/.223/.287 with two home runs, four doubles, nine RBI and nine runs. He has a hard-hit rate of just 34.4%, down from 49.4% last year. His .229 wOBA on the year ranks him in the bottom 5% of the league. He also ranks in the bottom 2% of the league with his minuscule 2.5% walk rate. Gurriel has been a must-roster outfielder in most leagues since his mid-2019 breakout. But fantasy managers might want to start thinking about jumping ship this year, especially with the scary underlying peripherals. In the deepest of leagues, he's worth holding in a bench spot if possible, but he's certainly a drop candidate in all leagues if there's a hot outfielder on the waiver wire.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Lourdes Gurriel
  • Jordan Romano Records First Save Of The Season

    Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jordan Romano picked up his first save of the season Tuesday when he shut down the Atlanta Braves 5-3. The front runner to lead the bullpen in saves after Kirby Yates' season was lost due to injury, Romano took nearly six weeks to get the first 'S'' on his scorecard. He struck out Ozzie Albies to start the ninth, then allowed an Austin Riley infield single and retired Dansby Swanson on a fielder's choice. Pablo Sandoval then walked before Ehire Adrianza flew out to end the game. All four other Blue Jays to record a save this season are on the injured list, which leaves no doubt on who the short-term closer is. After this series in Atlanta, the Blue Jays go home to face the Phillies, Red Sox, and Rays. Expect Romano to have about five by the end of the homestand.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Jordan Romano Notches First Save

    Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jordan Romano picked up his first save of the season, holding the Braves off the scoreboard in the team's 5-3 win. He worked out of a bit of trouble after allowing an infield single to Austin Riley and a walk to Pablo Sandoval, but he left both runners stranded when Ehire Adrianza flew out to end the game. Romano struck out one in the outing as he looks to regain his dominant 2020 form after spending the early part of this season on the IL with an elbow injury. The closing job in Toronto has been a carousel so far this season, but the right-hander is the best bet for save opportunities moving forward with Rafael Dolis and Julian Merryweather both hurt.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Leads Jays To Victory With Three RBI

    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. propelled the team to victory over the Braves on Tuesday night as he cashed in three runners in the 5-3 win. He finished the game going 3-for-5 while launching his eighth homer with a pair of singles, upping his average to a crisp .322 on the year. It's been a tremendous season so far for the former top prospect as he finally seems to be putting it all together in his third big-league campaign. With 25 runs and 26 RBI, Guerrero has a shot to hit triple digits in both categories as he's locked into the middle of the Jays stacked lineup.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Robbie Ray Strikes Out 10 In Win

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray kept his strong start to the 2021 season going versus the Braves on Tuesday, striking out 10 in the team's 5-3 victory. The southpaw allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in the 99-pitch effort as he unfortunately settled for the no-decision. Ray had gone three-straight games without issuing a free pass, but we'll certainly take just the one freebie tonight after he's struggled with control for most of his career. His improved command has come at the expense of some strikeouts with 39 K through 34 2/3 IP, but it's a sacrifice he'll make with his refined ratios. He'll take a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his next scheduled contest versus the Phillies in Dunedin this weekend.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Robbie Ray
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Off To Slow Start To Open May

    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts on Sunday, as he continued what has been a cold start to the month of May. Through nine games this month, Guerrero is now slashing .212/.333/.273 with three RBI and eight runs scored. Despite this mini-slump, Guerrero still has solid numbers overall this season with a .310/.447/.519 triple-slash line with seven home runs, 23 RBI and 24 runs scored in 33 games. Managers shouldn't worry too much about this slump, as Guerrero's .303 xBA and .535 xSLG are much closer to his performance in April. He'll look to get things back on track on Tuesday.

    May 10 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Blue Jays Sign Dilson Herrera

    May 10 · MLB Trade Rumors Blue Jays Dilson Herrera
  • Teoscar Hernandez Picks Up Two Hits Sunday

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez finished 2-for-4 with a double in a 7-4 loss to the Astros on Sunday. Ever since his return from a bout with COVID-19, Hernandez has been on a tear at the plate, slashing .282/.349/.462 with two home runs, 11 RBI and six runs scored in 10 games. He'll look to continue this hot streak at the plate in the series opener with Atlanta on Tuesday.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Teoscar Hernandez
  • Nate Pearson Wild In Season Debut

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Nate Pearson made his first start of the 2021 season versus the Astros on Sunday, but the results were far from spectacular. He surrendered three runs on four hits and five walks in just 2 1/3 innings without striking out a batter. Pearson threw just 28 of his 64 pitches for strikes, but there will undoubtedly be better days ahead for the team's top pitching prospect. The right-hander is still getting stretched out after suffering a groin injury in spring training, so he remains a stash in deeper leagues for now. He's scheduled to face the Phillies in Dunedin next, providing he stays in the big-league rotation.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Nate Pearson
  • Rowdy Tellez Spanks Second Homer

    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez launched his second homer of the season during the team's 7-4 loss to the Astros on Sunday. His solo shot in the fifth came off Astros starter Zack Greinke as he finished the day going 2-for-4. Tellez was sent to the team's alternate site after a slow start at the end of April, but was brought back up when George Springer landed back on the shelf earlier this week. The slugger is a streaky hitter, but if you can time it right he can be a valuable asset in all formats. Tellez should receive the lion's share of starts versus righties, but the team will lose the DH for a three-game set in Atlanta this week, so there's no need to scoop him up yet.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Rowdy Tellez
  • Cavan Biggio Homers And Walks Twice In Win

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio belted his third homer of the season on Saturday, helping his team beat the Astros 8-4. He took Cristian Javier deep in the third inning for a two-run shot as he finished the game going 1-for-2 with two runs and a pair of walks. Biggio has spent the season splitting time between the outfield and third base which might be having an effect on his focus at the plate since he's learning new positions. He's slashing just .215/.327/.344 with a 29.5% K-rate, zero steals, and seven RBI through 28 games, not ideal numbers for where he was taken in drafts. There's still plenty of time for the 26-year-old to turn it around, but be wary he may not meet his counting stats projections by year's end.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Cavan Biggio
  • Steven Matz Notches Fifth Win

    Toronto Blue Jays starter Steven Matz improved to 5-2 on the season in the team's 8-4 win over the Astros on Saturday. The lefty struck out four over five innings while allowing three runs on eight hits and no walks in the 92-pitch effort. Matz has cooled off since his first three superb starts of the season as his ERA and WHIP are now up to 4.86 and 1.27 on the season. Without his five wins his stats don't offer much for fantasy, so he's fallen off the 12-team radar, but there's still some streamer appeal in deeper formats. Matz will get the Phillies in Dunedin in his next contest which isn't a matchup that's very appealing on paper.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Steven Matz
  • Danny Jansen Hits Third Homer In As Many Days

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen popped his third homer of the season, and third in as many days, during the team's 8-4 win over the Astros on Saturday. After finishing April with an atrocious .045/.143/.068 slash line, the 26-year-old has picked it up with the bat of late with hits in four of his six May starts. We still need to see a lot more from Jansen to warrant roster consideration in one-catcher formats since his batting average has just finally pushed above the .100 mark. With Alejandro Kirk on the 60-day IL, Jansen will get more than the lion's share of starts behind the dish, and perhaps more playing time will help his bat find a groove.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Rafael Dolis Placed On Injured List Saturday

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Rafael Dolis (calf) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, according to Ben Wagner of Sportsnet. Dolis exited Friday's game after experiencing tightness in his right calf, having allowed a hit and a walk before he was seen walking gingerly off the field. It's yet another blow to a Toronto bullpen that has been ravaged by injury this season. With Dolis out, Jordan Romano is now the guy to target as next in line for save opportunities.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Rafael Dolis
  • Blue Jays Expected To Start Nate Pearson On Sunday

    May 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Blue Jays Nate Pearson
  • Rafael Dolis Exits Friday With Calf Tightness

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Rafael Dolis exited his appearance versus the Astros on Friday early after experiencing tightness in his right calf. He entered the game in the eighth inning and surrendered a hit and a walk before getting removed as he walked gingerly off the field. Dolis will go for an MRI on Saturday so we'll have a better understanding of a possible timeline if he were to miss some action. The Blue Jays bullpen is getting ravaged with injuries, but we can expect Jordan Romano to receive the save chances now that he's back from his IL stint.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Rafael Dolis
  • Marcus Semien Has Huge Day Versus Old Team

    Toronto Blue Jays middle infielder Marcus Semien tormented his former team on Thursday, going 4-for-6 at the plate in the team's 10-4 win. He returned to the leadoff spot in this contest as he clubbed his seventh homer and scored three runs in the series finale from Oakland. After starting the season as the team's leadoff hitter he was demoted to sixth in the lineup for a 10-game stretch, but with George Springer back on the IL he could reclaim the spot for the time being. Semien is now riding a six-game hit streak and should continue to put up a sturdy power/speed floor in his first season in Toronto.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Marcus Semien
  • Bo Bichette Swipes A Pair On Thursday

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette was a menace on the basepaths on Thursday, stealing a pair of bags in the 10-4 win over the Athletics. He finished the game going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored as he upped his theft total to seven and his batting average to .270 on the year. The youngster is heating up at the dish with a .343 BA over his last eight games and he's providing plenty of fantasy value in the counting categories with seven homers, 25 runs, and 17 RBI. He looks like he's well on his way to a 20/20 season while the rest of his numbers will continue to pile up batting second in the formidable Jays lineup.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Randal Grichuk Drives In Five Versus Athletics

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk kept his torrid start to the season going on Thursday, driving in five runs in the club's 10-4 win over the Athletics. He took starter Mike Fiers deep in the third inning for a three-run shot before cashing in a pair on a double in the sixth as he finished the game going 2-for-5. Grichuk has recorded a hit in eight of his last nine games which has seen his average rise to a crisp .306 to go along with six homers, 15 runs, and 26 RBI. The 29-year-old is proving his stellar campaign during the shortened season was no fluke and he should be rostered in all formats.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Randal Grichuk
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu Earns Win In Shaky Start

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu improved to 2-2 on the season in the team's 10-4 win over the Athletics on Thursday. It wasn't the most impressive outing for the veteran as he surrendered four runs on six hits and a walk through five frames, but the Jays bats came alive to help him earn the win. Ryu struck out six in the outing as he's now up to 32 punchouts with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP through 32 2/3 innings on the season. He gets the Braves in his next start on the road where he'll have to be sharper to earn another victory.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • David Phelps Placed On Injured List

    The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander David Phelps (lat) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right lat strain. Phelps had to leave after feeling pain while warming up after entering to pitch the eighth inning in the win on Wednesday over the Oakland Athletics. In a corresponding move, the team activated starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (gluteus) from the 10-day injured list, and the left-hander will make the start on Thursday against the A's. There is no timetable for Phelps' return, and given the nature of his ailment, don't be surprised if he's not back when his 10 days are up. The 34-year-old has been solid in relief for Toronto this year, allowing just an earned run while striking out 15 and walking four in 10 1/3 innings over 11 appearances.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays David Phelps
  • George Springer Likely Out Longer Than 10 Days

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quadriceps) isn't expected to be ready to return to the lineup when his latest stint on the 10-day injured list ends on May 13, according to general manager Ross Atkins. Springer aggravated his strained right quadriceps and had been out of the lineup for two days before undergoing an MRI exam on Wednesday. He didn't make his team debut until April 28 because of a strained oblique and later the quad injury. The 2017 World Series MVP hit two home runs on Saturday but also felt pain while running out a ground ball. Springer was the designated hitter in all four games he's played in and will have a "minimal workload" as he tries to recover from his latest setback. The 31-year-old has been a huge disappointment for fantasy managers so far this year.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • Bo Bichette Scores Three Runs On Wednesday

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette was all over the base paths in the team's 9-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Bichette went 1-for-5 in the game and tallied three runs to go along with a stolen base. Bichette closed out April on a high note, hitting home runs in each of his last two games. He's hitting just .254 so far this year, but he has seven home runs, six doubles, four stolen bases and 24 runs. Bichette has so much versatility that he should always help fantasy managers in at least a few departments. Look for his batting average to improve over the course of the year.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Randal Grichuk Continues Hot Streak

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 on Wednesday driving in two runs while scoring another in the Blue Jays 9-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Grichuk is in the midst of a sustained hot streak, accumulating 15 hits across the past 12 contests along with three home runs and 10 RBI. Considered an afterthought in a crowded Blue Jays outfield after the George Springer signing this offseason, Grichuk has forced his way into the lineup after excelling over the past three weeks. Often struggling to get on base, Grichuk's .330 OBP entering Wednesday's game would be the highest of his career. The man known to many baseball fans the outfielder the Los Angeles Angels drafted one pick prior to Mike Trout, Grichuk is doing everything he can to make 2021 his breakout season.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Randal Grichuk
  • George Springer Placed On The Injured List

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quadriceps) has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 3. The veteran had an MRI on Wednesday to determine the severity of the lingering strain in his right quad. Although the injury doesn't appear to be too serious, it is bad enough to keep him out of the lineup for the next week or so. Springer has struggled this season, so hopefully, he will pick things up for fantasy managers upon his return.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • George Springer Set To Miss Another One

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quadriceps) will remain out ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Athletics. The 31-year-old will miss another one as the team waits for the MRI results to determine whether or not he will spend more time on the injured list. Springer is batting .200 throughout 15 at-bats this season while racking up three RBI and two homers.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • Julian Merryweather Transferred To 60-Day IL

    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Merryweather looked to be breaking out as one of the top closers in fantasy early on, recording two saves and a 0.00 ERA with seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings before landing on the injured list April 14 with a left oblique strain. It had been reported recently that Merryweather would likely be out longer than 10 days, but Wednesday's move strikes a major blow to his fantasy value. Now he won't return until mid-to-late June at the earliest. Managers with a spare IL slot can go ahead and continue to stash him until then, otherwise Merryweather can be dropped in most mixed leagues for now.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Julian Merryweather
  • George Springer Undergoes MRI Wednesday

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quad) underwent an MRI on Wednesday for his right quad, according to Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic. McGrath adds that the team is concerned he hasn't been improving fast enough, and that depending on the results of the MRI, he could end up being held out of the lineup longer or could face another stint on the injured list. For now, Springer is out of Wednesday's lineup, marking his fourth straight game being held out of the starting nine. Managers should look for further updates on his condition later tonight.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • George Springer Out Of Lineup Again On Tuesday

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is out of the starting lineup again on Tuesday night, as it will be his third game in a row he will sit out. Springer was held out of the lineup on Sunday due to it being a day game immediately following a night game, and then Monday's absence was announced as being planned in advance. Currently there is no word for why Springer is being held out Tuesday. Springer opened the year on the injured list dealing with an oblique strain and a quad strain, and managers will now hope that he won't need to head back to the IL again.

    May 4 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu Expected To Return From IL, Make Start Thursday

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) is expected to return from the injured list and get the start on Thursday, according to Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic. Ryu landed on the injured list last week with a glute strain he suffered in his start last Sunday, having allowed three hits and one walk while striking out five in 3 2/3 innings before his early exit. He's gotten off to a good start this year with a 2.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings of work, and he'll look to continue that success against the Athletics on Thursday.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • Alejandro Kirk Expected To Miss At Least Six Weeks

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) is expected to miss at least six weeks with a left hip flexor strain, according to Ben Wagner of Sportsnet. Kirk was placed on the injured list on Sunday after suffering the injury during Saturday's game, and according to Wagner's sources it will be six weeks before a potential return to the team. Kirk has been one of the better catchers in fantasy this season, slashing .231/.318/.487 with three home runs and eight RBI in 16 games. The Blue Jays called up prospect Riley Adams to replace Kirk on the roster, but in all likelihood Danny Jansen will get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate. Jansen will not be fantasy relevant despite the increased playing time, as he is slashing .083/.185/.104 in 18 games.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Alejandro Kirk
  • George Springer Gets Planned Night Off Monday

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is not in the starting lineup on Monday night, according to Rob Langley of the Toronto Sun. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Springer's night off was planned in advance and that there is no injury issue related to his absence from the lineup. Springer dealt with oblique and quad injuries to open the 2021 campaign, and in his first four games back. Springer is 3-for-15 with two home runs, one steal, three RBI and three runs scored. He should be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer
  • Danny Jansen's Bat Wakes Up With Two Hits

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen busted a 0-for-35 slump at the dish Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a walk. The 26-year-old scored a run and drove in his first runner of the season in the 7-2 win as he looks to heat up after entering the game hitting .044 (2-for-45). Jansen's leash as the starter got extended a bit with Alejandro Kirk now on the IL, but even with more playing time moving forward he can't be trusted in any fantasy format after several years of disappointment.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Marcus Semien Paces Offense With Four RBI

    Toronto Blue Jays middle infielder Marcus Semien cranked his sixth homer of the season in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Braves. He took reliever Sean Newcomb deep in the eighth and also added a two-run double in the contest, upping his RBI count to 14 on the season. Semien is slashing just .228/.301/.416 through 26 games, but his counting stats continue to add up especially when you factor in his six thefts. All signs are pointing to the 30-year-old continuing to put up a stellar fantasy season batting in the middle of the Jays lineup.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Marcus Semien
  • Alejandro Kirk Placed On 10-Day IL With Hip Injury

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hip flexor strain, according to Keegan Matheson of MLB.com. Kirk exited Saturday's game in the seventh inning after going 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored against the Braves. He's been a productive catcher in fantasy this season, slashing .231/.318/.487 with three home runs and eight RBI in 16 games. The Blue Jays recalled Riley Adams to replace Kirk on the roster, as Danny Jensen will get the start in Sunday's finale.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Alejandro Kirk
  • Alejandro Kirk Exits Game With Hip Injury

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) exited Saturday's game with left hip flexor discomfort, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Kirk was replaced defensively in the seventh inning after going 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored against the Braves. There's no word as to how long Kirk could be out, but managers will hope they won't be without Kirk for long, as he is slashing .231/.318/.487 with three home runs and eight RBI in 16 games.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Blue Jays Alejandro Kirk
  • George Springer Slugs A Pair Of Dingers In Win

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer launched his first two homers with his new club during the team's 6-5 win over the Braves on Saturday. He took Charlie Morton deep in the third inning for a two-run shot before slugging a solo bomb off Luke Jackson in the seventh as he acted as the team's DH for the contest tonight. Both shots came off 3-0 counts as Springer looks to have his swing in midseason form despite missing 21 games due to an oblique and a quad injury. There may be some questions surrounding his health for 2021, but as long as the 31-year-old is on the field, he'll produce tremendous fantasy results.

    May 1 · RotoBaller Blue Jays George Springer