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  • George Springer Hits Fourth Home Run Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer had a nice game at the plate in Monday's 5-1 win over the White Sox. The 34-year-old went 2-for-3 with a single, a two-run home run, and a walk. Springer crushed a second-inning Nick Nastrini fastball into the left-center seats for his fourth HR of the season. Springer has seven stolen bases but has been dreadful offensively otherwise, slashing just .196/.274/.296 with 11 RBI in 201 plate appearances. He has been a solid fantasy option throughout his career and still can produce power and speed, making him a worthwhile roto player. However, fantasy managers in shallower points leagues may be able to find more impactful players to pick up.

    May 28 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Bo Bichette Hits Fourth Homer Of Season Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette made his one hit count in Monday's 5-1 win over the White Sox, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. Bichette drilled a fourth-inning Nick Nastrini fastball over the center-field wall for his fourth HR of the season. The 26-year-old has had an uncharacteristically underwhelming season with the bat so far, slashing just .247/.297/.366 with 23 RBI. The good news is that he is running more overall and has picked things up in May with an improved .291/.330/.442 slash line. The Blue Jays have started slowly as a team offensively, but it looks like Bichette has started to turn the corner.

    May 28 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Davis Schneider Smashes Sixth Home Run In Win Against White Sox

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    <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Toronto Blue Jays outfielder</span>Davis Schneider<span data-preserver-spaces="true">had a two-run home run on Memorial Day to put the game out of reach for the White Sox as Toronto won 5-1. After</span>Gavin Sheets<span data-preserver-spaces="true">hit a solo shot in the eighth inning to cut the Blue Jays lead to two, Schneider answered in the top of the ninth with his sixth blast to left field, scoring</span>George Springer<span data-preserver-spaces="true"> and sealed the deal for Chicago. After mainly going undrafted in fantasy leagues this spring, Schneider looks to hold value sitting at the top of an under-performing but always dangerous Blue Jays lineup. Hopefully, Monday's home run will be a sign of things to come. The 25-year-old should be added to watchlists everywhere. Schneider is currently rostered in only 21% of Yahoo leagues and less than six percent of ESPN leagues.</span>

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Davis Schneider
  • Chris Bassitt Strikes Out Seven, Battles Neck Spasms On Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt tossed five scoreless innings during Monday's 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. He struck out seven batters, gave up five hits and did not issue a walk. It was a solid performance from the veteran right-hander, especially since he almost missed today's start due to a battle with neck spasms. His neck was clearly bothering him throughout Monday's outing and ultimately resulted in an early departure from the game. Bassitt now owns a 4.03 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 56:25 K:BB after the gritty effort. There is no word yet on whether the 35-year-old will make his next scheduled start but it is a situation to monitor for fantasy managers.

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassitt
  • Bowden Francis To Make Another Rehab Start Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Bowden Francis (forearm) will pitch in another minor-league rehab game on Tuesday for Triple-A Buffalo in what feels like the last rehab outing that he'll need before being reinstated from the injured list. The 28-year-old reliever gave up three runs (two earned) while striking out six and walking one in 6 2/3 innings in his first three rehab appearances. In what will most likely be a middle-relief/long-relief role in Toronto when he returns, Francis will have very little fantasy value. Before going on the injured list this year, he had gone 2-2 with an 8.59 ERA (5.99 FIP) and 1.70 WHIP with seven walks and 17 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings over five outings (two starts). Francis will always be an option for a spot start, too, if Toronto needs it.

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bowden Francis
  • Orelvis Martinez Slumping In Triple-A

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    Toronto Blue Jays infield prospect Orelvis Martinez has been struggling at the plate over the last two weeks in Triple-A Buffalo. In 43 plate appearances, he's gone 4-for-37 with only three walks and 16 strikeouts. Interestingly, each of his four hits has been for extra bases (two doubles and two home runs). While he's had trouble making contact, he's been noticeably unlucky when he puts the ball in play. During this stretch, Martinez has a .100 BABIP. The league average BABIP is generally around .300, suggesting that some of his woes resulted from misfortune. Despite this recent slump, he's still having a solid year. In 192 plate appearances, Martinez is slashing .240/.325/.515 with 10 doubles, 12 home runs, and 36 RBI.

    May 27 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Orelvis Martinez
  • Chad Green Could Return Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chad Green (shoulder) could be activated from the injured list as early as Tuesday, according to manager John Schneider. Green has been out since the middle of April with a right-shoulder strain but is ready to return to the big-league bullpen after throwing three scoreless innings for Triple-A Buffalo on his minor-league rehab start. Green opened the season as Toronto's primary ninth-inning guy, but that was with Jordan Romano on the injured list. The 33-year-old reliever could still be valuable in fantasy leagues that count holds, but as long as Romano is healthy, Green will serve in a late-inning setup role for the Jays. Before going on the IL, Green went 1-0 with two saves, a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 7 2/3 frames.

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green
  • George Springer Hitting Seventh Against White Sox

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup on Monday against the White Sox on the road in Chicago. Given Springer's struggles at the plate this year, the Blue Jays feel that it justifies moving him down as low in the lineup as he's ever been in his career. The 34-year-old four-time All-Star hasn't homered since April 24 and is slashing .188/.264/.273 with three home runs, nine RBI and seven stolen bases in 197 plate appearances. Springer hasn't had a single multi-hit game so far in the month of May and has gone 9-for-62 (.145) with no homers, four RBI, 12 strikeouts and four stolen bases in 17 games since May 1. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues should probably keep him on their benches until he shows some kind of spark. Springer has never faced rookie right-hander Nick Nastrini, who he will be facing on Monday.

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Justin Turner, Kevin Kiermaier Not Playing Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Turner and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier are both starting on the bench for Monday's contest in Chicago against the White Sox. Turner has lost playing time of late, with this being the third time in the last five games that he finds himself on the bench to start. Kiermaier, meanwhile, will ride the pine for the second straight day. Daniel Vogelbach is serving as the DH and will hit fifth, while Daulton Varsho starts in center field and bats sixth against White Sox right-handed rookie Nick Nastrini. Davis Schneider is in left field and is batting leadoff for the Jays. Turner has had a disastrous month of May, hitting .102 (6-for-59) without a home run to drop his season line to .222/.301/.359. Kiermaier hasn't been much better in 2024, hitting .226 (.21-for-93) with only one homer and seven RBI.

    May 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier Justin Turner
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Tallies Four Hits On Sunday

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 4-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored during Sunday's wild 14-11 loss to the Detroit Tigers. The 25-year-old has come alive in recent weeks after a quiet start to the season as he is batting .439 with a 9:8 BB:K over his past 15 games. Overall, Guerrero Jr. is slashing .302/.393/.427 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 24 runs scored and one stolen base across 52 games. An uptick in the power department would be nice for fantasy managers but at least the hits are starting to fall with frequency.

    May 26 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Jose Berrios Sharp On Saturday In Loss

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios was sharp on Saturday but still picked up the loss in Toronto's 2-1 loss to the Tigers. Berrios made just one real mistake on a 2-0 changeup to Tigers outfielder Kerry Carpenter that Carpenter hit just well enough to sneak out. Berrios didn't give up a single run after that and threw seven innings while recording five strikeouts and giving up seven hits. The 29-year-old lowered his ERA to 2.94 on the season. While his ERA is continuing to stay low, expected stats suggest Berrios has been a bit lucky this season. Fantasy managers and DFS players should take this into consideration if starting Berrios against a solid offense, though he should continue to cruise against subpar hitters. Berrios' next scheduled start is Friday when the Blue Jays will host the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    May 25 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Jose Berrios
  • Danny Jansen Getting A Breather In Detroit

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is taking the day off on Saturday in Detroit with the team taking on the Tigers. With Jansen riding the pine, Alejandro Kirk will step in to catch right-hander Jose Berrios while batting sixth against Tigers right-hander Reese Olson. Jansen got a late start to the 2024 season due to injury, but he didn't let the late start get to him, as he's currently hitting .313 (25-for-80) with five home runs, 13 RBI and 16 runs as he shares playing time with Kirk at catcher in Toronto. He has 18 hits in 54 at-bats (.333 average) in the month of May with three homers and 11 RBI. Kirk, meanwhile, hasn't been nearly as reliable for fantasy managers with a .207/.297/.287 slash line with just one long ball and 13 RBI in his 87 at-bats.

    May 25 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Bo Bichette Singles Three Times In 9-1 Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette may finally be showing signs of breaking out of his early season funk at the plate for the Blue Jays. In the team's 9-1 victory over the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday, he went 3-for-5 with three singles, an RBI and a run scored to raise his season average to .243 (43-for-177) with three home runs, 20 RBI, four stolen bases and 16 runs scored in 46 games played. He's now hitting .290 (20-for-69) with two homers, nine RBI and a stolen base in 18 games in the month of May. Since May 13, he's gone 14-for-34 (.412) with a homer, four doubles, seven RBI and a steal in 37 plate appearances. The 26-year-old two-time All-Star was dropped from the top of the batting order amid his struggles, but that could change if he continues to swing the bat well. His fantasy managers will be hoping he can keep it up to conclude the weekend series in Motown.

    May 24 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Crushes Two-Run Homer On Thursday

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. smacked a two-run homer Thursday night, going 2-for-5 with an additional run scored in a 9-1 win against the Detroit Tigers. Despite the power outage, Guerrero Jr. has turned it around from a batting average perspective in May. The slugger has produced a .371 batting average in May after batting a horrific .219 in April. Overall, the 25-year-old has been disappointed in fantasy baseball and regular baseball as he's only on pace for 20 home runs, which would be his lowest total since clubbing 15 home runs during his rookie season. If it wasn't for his name and potential, you can argue that he would be on the waiver wire in most leagues after his abysmal April. Hopefully, the first baseman's hot hitting will start, leading to more balls going over the fence moving forward.

    May 24 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Kevin Gausman Fans Season-High 10 In Third Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman shined in Thursday's victory on the road over the Detroit Tigers, fanning a season-high 10 batters while throwing six innings of one-run ball on three hits and two walks for his third win of the campaign. It was almost certainly Gausman's finest effort of the season, as it was his first double-digit strikeout performance this year. The 33-year-old strikeout machine missed some time during spring training due to injury, and while he has work to do to improve on his lackluster 4.47 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 10 starts, Gausman's superb 53:13 K:BB is a reason for optimism. Tuesday's matchup against the last-place Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field marks Gausman's next projected start, a prime opportunity for Toronto's ace to right the ship further.

    May 23 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gausman
  • Chris Bassitt With Fifth Quality Start In Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt went seven strong innings in Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the White Sox. The veteran allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four on his way to earning the win. It was the righty's fifth quality start out of 10 starts, and his record now stands at 4-6. This season has been a bit of a mixed bag, as the 35-year-old has a 4.39 ERA on the season despite Wednesday's strong outing, and owns a 1.46 WHIP with a low 10.0% K-BB%. His K% is slightly below average at 20.5%, but it's the walks that have been hurting him, as his BB% stands at 10.5%. He's also got an elevated .314 BABIP, which isn't normal for him (career .281), so perhaps there's been a bit of bad luck too. You're probably only using Bassitt in easier matchups like this one against the Sox, and as luck would have it, he'll face them again in his next start next Monday in Chicago.

    May 23 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassitt
  • Danny Jansen Getting A Day Off Against White Sox

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is being rested on Wednesday versus the visiting Chicago White Sox. Alejandro Kirk will do the catching for right-hander Chris Bassitt and will bat seventh in the batting order against White Sox rookie right-hander Nick Nastrini, who is making only his third career start. Jansen got a late start to the 2024 season due to a fracture in his hand, but it hasn't slowed him down at all, as he's currently slashing .319/.390/.653 with a 1.043 OPS, five home runs, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored in his first 72 at-bats. He's been even better so far in May, going 16-for-46 (.348) with three homers and 10 RBI. Jansen has earned more playing time over Kirk early in the year as Toronto's primary backstop. Kirk, meanwhile, is under the Mendoza Line at .198 with a homer and 12 RBI in 81 at-bats.

    May 22 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Kevin Kiermaier Sitting Versus Southpaw

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is out of the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The Blue Jays will play matchups here and give Kiermaier the night off against tough left-hander Garrett Crochet. In his absence, Daulton Varsho will bat seventh and cover center field on Tuesday. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly.

    May 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier
  • Blue Jays Considering Trading Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.?

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    One American League executive thinks it's possible that the Toronto Blue Jays could move one or both of shortstop Bo Bichette and first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this summer given the team's 21-25 start and the competitive state of the AL East. "I don't think they're opposed to it," the executive said. "They've talked to teams about it. The asks were ridiculous, but I think they're going to try to retool a lot, and using those guys to get pieces may be the way to do it." Both players are scheduled to reach free agency after the 2025 season, so any acquiring team would have them for the rest of this year and another full season. Bichette, a two-time All-Star, has had a sluggish start with a .230 average, only two homers and 16 RBI in 43 games. Guerrero is hitting .286 but with only four homers and 21 RBI in 45 games.

    May 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Bowden Francis Set For Rehab Outing On Wednesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Bowden Francis (forearm) is scheduled to make a minor-league rehab outing for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and throw two to three innings or 45 pitches, according to manager John Schneider. If Francis comes out of that appearance without any issues, the Blue Jays are hoping he'll be ready to come off the injured list after that and rejoin the pitching staff this weekend. In his first two rehab appearances, Francis threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits allowed, five strikeouts and just one walk. The 28-year-old was in Toronto's starting rotation to open the year due to injuries to other pitchers, but he's likely to return in a long-relief role this weekend, which puts him off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of leagues.

    May 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bowden Francis
  • Chad Green May Need Just One More Rehab Outing

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Chad Green (shoulder) said he felt good during a nine-pitch minor-league rehab outing on Sunday for Triple-A Buffalo. Green will throw another inning for the Bisons on Wednesday, and the Blue Jays are hoping he'll be ready to return from the injured list after that. The 32-year-old veteran tossed a scoreless inning on Sunday and struck out one. He landed on the injured list in the middle of April after straining his right shoulder, but Green appears to be healthy now and ready to rejoin Toronto's bullpen as a late-inning setup man in front of closer Jordan Romano. When Romano opened the 2024 season on the injured list himself, Green filled in as the Jays' primary ninth-inning man. Green is a handcuff option for Romano and can also be useful in holds leagues.

    May 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green
  • Danny Jansen Homers, Plates Five Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen continued his breakout offensive season in Monday's 9-3 win over the White Sox. Jansen batted second, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a two-run home run, and five RBI. The 29-year-old is now slashing an impressive .333/.397/.681 with five HR and 12 RBI in 78 plate appearances. He has started to earn regular at-bats and is hitting much better than his batterymate Alejandro Kirk, who is slashing just .198/.295/.284. Jansen is currently rostered in just 17% of leagues. Fantasy managers may not need to look his way in shallower leagues, but he is definitely worth a roster spot in at least all two-catcher leagues at this time.

    May 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen Alejandro Kirk
  • Bo Bichette Collects Four Hits

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette put on a show during Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The young infielder went 4-for-4 with three doubles in the win over Chicago. He was crushing the ball with most of hits being over 100 mph. To be fair, the White Sox pitching staff shouldn't be considered elite. Regardless, it was a nice showing from Bichette and hopefully more to come.

    May 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • George Springer Will Hit Sixth Again On Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will bat sixth against the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Springer started the season as the Blue Jays' leadoff hitter, but his recent struggles at the plate have pushed him down in the order. He will bat sixth for the third straight game, where he has seen some success. The 34-year-old went 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, and two walks in Sunday's 5-2 win. Hitting the veteran lower in the order should result in more RBI opportunities, and Toronto is hoping it helps him turn a corner on offense. He is batting just .201 with three home runs and eight RBI this season.

    May 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Danny Jansen Hitting Second On Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is hitting in the two-hole on Monday against the visiting Chicago White Sox and right-hander Erick Fedde. The Blue Jays have recently been using Davis Schneider in the leadoff spot instead of veteran George Springer to try and jump-start their struggling offense, so perhaps Jansen will get more looks in the No. 2 spot moving forward as well. The 29-year-old backstop will hit higher than fifth for the first time this year, but he's earned a move up the batting order by slashing .313/.384/.625 with a 1.009 OPS, four home runs and seven RBI in his first 64 at-bats of the year. For as long as Jansen's move up the lineup lasts, he'll be more attractive in all fantasy formats. Jansen got a late start to the season due to an injury. He has a career .228 batting average but has decent pop for a catcher sharing playing time with Alejandro Kirk.

    May 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Jordan Romano Nets Seventh Save

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    Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano safeguarded Sunday's win over the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays, recording the final out for his seventh save of the year. After Isaac Paredes got to Zach Pop for a two-run home run, it became a save situation for Romano to handle. He needed just four pitches (all sliders) to put away Jonny DeLuca and wrap things up in the ninth inning. The 31-year-old two-time All-Star stopper has endured a rocky start to the season after also missing the early stages with an elbow problem, posting a 4.91 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 11 innings thus far, but he's converted seven of his eight save opportunities with a 10:3 K:BB for the Jays and remains Toronto's favorite for ninth-inning work moving ahead.

    May 20 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Daniel Vogelbach Explodes With Three Hits

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    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach exploded with three hits in Sunday's win over the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays, homering, doubling, and singling with three runs scored. Having barely played for the Jays in 2024, Vogelbach came out nowhere with this effort after first tagging Rays right-hander Aaron Civale for a solo shot to get Toronto on the scoreboard in the second inning. Don't expect Sunday's performance to become a habit for the 31-year-old righty masher, who is still batting just .171 with a .594 OPS, the aforementioned homer, and four RBI over 41 at-bats, but with Justin Turner in a brutal slump, it could help him carve out a more consistent role at the DH spot going forward. Vogelbach is going to be hard-pressed for ABs when Joey Votto (ankle) eventually returns to the mix, though.

    May 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Vogelbach
  • Alek Manoah Tosses Seven Scoreless Innings

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah was outstanding during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander struck over seven batters, allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings of work. Fantasy managers should be well aware of Manoah's up-and-down career in the MLB. This was a strong outing but fantasy managers shouldn't jump onto the bandwagon yet.

    May 19 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Kevin Gausman Goes Six Solid Innings In No-Decision

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    Veteran ace Kevin Gausman threw six strong innings on Saturday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. Gausman surrendered three earned runs on eight hits while striking out six, leaving with a 4-3 lead. However, Nate Pearson gave up a two-run homer to outfielder Jonny DeLuca to ruin the win for Gausman. Gausman remains at 2-3 with a 4.89 ERA and 1.51 WHIP, with 43 strikeouts in 42 innings. He only went three innings in his last start, giving up six earned runs. He will make his next start this coming week at Detroit on Thursday.

    May 18 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gausman
  • Davis Schneider Hitting Leadoff Again

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    Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Davis Schneider is starting at the keystone and hitting in the leadoff spot on Saturday against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander Zach Eflin. This will be the fourth time in the last seven games that Schneider has hit in the top spot for the Jays, with normal leadoff hitter George Springer down in the six-hole. Between second base and a corner-outfield spot, Schneider has become a lineup regular for Toronto of late and is hitting .257 (9-for-35) with two homers, five RBI and two stolen bases in 11 games so far in May. Schneider has never faced Eflin in his career and is hitting .260/.370/.490 on the season with an .860 OPS, five long balls, 17 RBI and two steals in 100 at-bats. If Springer continues to struggle offensively, it looks like Schneider will benefit by hitting atop Toronto's batting order.

    May 18 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Davis Schneider
  • Davis Schneider Hits Two-Run Homer On Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Davis Schneider went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Schneider provided most of the offense for the Blue Jays with a two-run shot off left-hander Tyler Alexander in the eighth inning. Schneider is hitting .260 with five homers, 17 runs, 17 RBI, and two steals across 100 at-bats this season. He has two homers and five RBI over his last seven games as he looks to stay hot for the Jays moving forward.

    May 18 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Davis Schneider
  • Justin Turner Back In Action Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Turner (illness) is back in the lineup on Friday, serving as the DH and batting cleanup against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays and left-hander Tyler Alexander. Turner missed a few games this week while feeling under the weather, but he's back in there for the start of a series against the Rays. The 39-year-old veteran should be returned to starting fantasy lineups in redraft leagues. He's gone hitless in his last 16 plate appearances over four games but does have two home runs and five RBI in five career at-bats against Alexander. On the year, Turner has slashed .246/.317/.405 with four home runs, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored in 126 at-bats.

    May 17 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Justin Turner
  • Yusei Kikuchi Starting Wednesday Against Orioles

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    Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Yusei Kikuchi is getting the start on Wednesday in Baltimore against the Orioles. Right-hander Chris Bassitt was scheduled to start Tuesday's contest before it was postponed, and rather than just pushing Bassitt back a day, the Jays have elected to let Kikuchi take his turn in the rotation on normal rest. The 32-year-old Japanese left-hander has had a solid year to this point for Toronto, going 2-3 with a 2.64 ERA (2.59 FIP) and 1.05 WHIP with nine walks and 46 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings over his eight starts. He's allowed more than three runs in an outing just once in his eight starts and went a season-high eight innings while giving up just two runs his last time out in a tough-luck loss against the Twins last Friday. Kikuchi has been a must-start in fantasy lineups in 2024, but he's up against a tough matchup in the O's on Wednesday on the road.

    May 15 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Justin Turner Still Out Sick

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    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Turner (illness) is not in the team's starting lineup on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Turner was under the weather on Tuesday and was scheduled to sit out, but the contest in Baltimore was postponed due to inclement weather. However, the 39-year-old veteran is still feeling bad on Wednesday and will not play. The Blue Jays have a scheduled day off on Thursday, so perhaps Turner is feeling good enough to play on Friday in the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. The left-handed hitting Daniel Vogelbach is serving as the DH on Wednesday and will hit seventh against Orioles right-hander Kyle Bradish. On the year to this point, Turner is slashing a modest .250/.321/.411 with four home runs, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored in his first 36 games with Toronto.

    May 15 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Justin Turner
  • George Springer Back In Wednesday's Lineup

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (illness) is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Baltimore Orioles. Springer has been under the weather of late and missed a couple games over the weekend before returning to Sunday's contest. The 34-year-old veteran was feeling sick again on Tuesday, though, and was set to be held out again before the game was postponed due to inclement weather. He's back in right field and is hitting in his customary leadoff spot against Orioles right-hander Kyle Bradish. Fantasy managers may want to keep Springer on the bench despite his return, as he's gone just 5-for-31 (.161) in eight games so far in May and is hitting an even .200 (29-for-145) on the year to this point with only three home run, six RBI, six stolen bases and 13 runs scored in his first 37 games played. In his career against Bradish, Springer is hitting .412 with a 1.236 OPS, a homer and three RBI in 17 at-bats.

    May 15 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Leo Jimenez Swinging A Hot Bat

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop prospect Leo Jimenez has settled in quite nicely in his first extended look at Triple-A and is making a case to join the major league roster later in the summer. Over the past week, Jimenez is riding a solid .263/.417/.632 line with two long balls and an impressive 4:3 BB:K ratio. On the season, he is sporting a .237/.413/.392 line with four home runs and a 23:21 BB:K ratio. This is a big step forward as the 22-year-old posted a disappointing .190/.338/.238 line through his first taste of Triple-A ball last season. Jimenez is projected to reach the major leagues this season and is worth monitoring in AL-only formats.

    May 14 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Leo Jimenez
  • Danny Jansen Out With Back Spasms

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (back) is experiencing back spasms, according to manager John Schneider. Jansen is getting treatment and the hope is that he can be available off the bench, if needed, on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles on the road. Alejandro Kirk will do the catching for Toronto on Monday and will hit sixth in the batting order against Orioles right-hander Corbin Burnes. Jansen will miss his second straight game after he was held out of Sunday's series finale against the Minnesota Twins. The 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues will want to check back on Tuesday to see if Jansen is back in action. Jansen got a late start to the 2024 season due to a fractured wrist but has made up for lost time by going 17-for-54 (.315) with four home runs and seven RBI in his first 18 games.

    May 13 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • George Springer, Justin Turner Under The Weather

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    Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (illness) and Kevin Kiermaier (illness) and designated hitter Justin Turner (illness) are both out sick on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles. Springer missed Friday and Saturday while being sick but was able to return on Sunday before going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. It appears he's still not feeling great and will sit out another game. Turner is sick and in a slump of late, so a day off second consecutive day off should do him well. Kiermaier will miss his fourth straight game. Cavan Biggio is in right field and batting eighth, Daniel Vogelbach is the DH and is hitting fifth, while Daulton Varsho is in center field and batting second against Orioles right-hander Corbin Burnes. Davis Schneider is in left field and is batting leadoff for Toronto. It's a tough matchup for all of Toronto's hitters in the series opener against Burnes.

    May 13 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer Justin Turner
  • Orelvis Martinez Hits Tenth Home Run

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    Toronto Blue Jays infield prospect Orelvis Martinez was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk on Sunday against the Worcester Red Sox. Over the previous five games, he had managed only one hit and three walks in 17 plate appearances. Despite a cold spell, Martinez has been excellent in Triple-A. Through 36 games with the Buffalo Bisons, he's hitting .277/.362/.569 with 10 home runs, 30 RBI, and 31 runs scored. Positionally, he spent his first 22 starts at second base. However, two of his last six starts have seen him at third. It may be that Martinez is taking reps at the hot corner in preparation for his major league debut. According to MLB.com, that debut should come sometime this year.

    May 13 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Orelvis Martinez
  • Alek Manoah Saddled With Tough-Luck Loss On Sunday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah had his best start in a long time on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. Manoah allowed three runs (none earned) across seven innings of work and only threw 78 pitches. He struck out six batters while issuing one walk. Manoah was cruising through the start, but an error by Blue Jays infielder Ernie Clement in the seventh inning turned into a three-run home run from Carlos Santana three batters later. It was nice to see Manoah hold his own against a strong lineup after he gave up seven runs in his first start of the season. He is by no means a must-roster player, but there is some more streaming intrigue surrounding him for his next projected start against the Tampa Bay Rays. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on Manoah and consider picking him up if he strings together some momentum on the mound.

    May 12 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • George Springer Returns From Illness

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (illness) is in right field and is hitting in his usual leadoff spot on Sunday against the visiting Minnesota Twins and right-hander Bailey Ober. However, Kevin Kiermaier (illness) will miss his third straight game. With Kiermaier still out, Daulton Varsho is making yet another start in center field and will hit in the two-hole for Toronto. Springer will return to the lineup with a .206/.280/.298 slash line with three home runs, six RBI, six stolen bases and 13 runs scored in 157 plate appearances over 36 games. The four-time All-Star and the rest of Toronto's offense will hope to get going on Sunday on Mother's Day in Toronto. In eight career at-bats against Ober, Springer is hitting .250.

    May 12 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Has Big Day In Blue Jays Victory

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    Saturday was only one game, but long-suffering Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. managers received welcomed news in the form of a 4-for-5, three-RBI performance in the team's 10-8 win over the Minnesota Twins. Guerrero tied the score at 8-8 with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to give him 19 RBI this season. However, all four of his hits were singles, and while his .272 batting average is acceptable, Guerrero's .391 slugging percentage continues to be a source of discontent. He has just one home run since April 12 and only 10 extra-base hits. Overall, Guerrero is slashing .272/.360/.391 with four home runs, 19 RBI, 14 runs, and a stolen base over 39 games in 2024.

    May 11 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Jordan Romano Preserves Blue Jays Win Over Twins

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    Despite allowing a two-out double to Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano picked up his sixth save of the season in Saturday's 10-8 win at Rodgers Centre. Romano avoided allowing an earned run for the first time in three appearances in May, lowering his ERA to 4.15. An encouraging stat for fantasy managers is that Romano struck out two batters on Saturday, only the second time he has done so in 2024. His current 7.0 K/9 is light years from Romano's 11.0 K/9 last season. Despite the drop in K/9, Romano is a top-five fantasy closer with six saves, 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and an 8:2 K: BB across 8 2/3 innings in 2024.

    May 11 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Yusei Kikuchi Goes Eight Innings But Picks Up Loss

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi had a very strong outing on Friday night but picked up the loss as the Blue Jays fell to the Minnesota Twins 3-2. Kikuchi threw eight innings and gave up just two earned runs while striking out three. Kikuchi has been the Blue Jays' best pitcher this season, now having a 2.64 ERA. Kikuchi has shown significant improvement year-over-year by slightly reducing his BB% and has greatly reduced his HR/9 rate also. Fantasy managers should snag Kikuchi off the waiver wire if available. The lefty will look to continue his dominant season next Wednesday in a tough matchup against the Baltimore Orioles.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Joey Votto Making Good Progress

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Joey Votto (ankle) continues to ramp up his baseball activity and is said to be making good progress with hitting, fielding and throwing. His next steps will be live at-bats and then to play in minor-league rehab games. Votto made it clear that he wants to be 100 percent healthy before he returns. It sounds like it won't be until June when we might see the 40-year-old Canadian back in the big leagues with Toronto. When Votto is finally ready to return, he'll be a designated hitter option, at best, against right-handed pitching for the Blue Jays. The six-time All-Star has been hampered by injuries in recent years as he ages and is probably in the final season of his career. In 65 games in his final campaign with the Cincinnati Reds in 2023, Votto hit just .202 (42-for-208), but he did have 14 home runs and 38 RBI.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Joey Votto
  • Yariel Rodriguez Playing Catch Up To 90 Feet

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    Toronto Blue Jays rookie right-hander Yariel Rodriguez (back) is playing catch up to 90 feet as he rehabs from thoracic spine inflammation that caused him to land on the 15-day injured list on April 30. Rodriguez will continue to ramp up his arm as he recovers from his back injury, but he almost certainly won't be coming off the injured list when he's eligible on May 14. The 27-year-old Cuban made his first four big-league starts with Toronto before getting hurt, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 19 hits (two home runs) while walking eight and striking out 16 for a 4.11 ERA (4.53 FIP) and 1.76 WHIP. Rodriguez is much more intriguing in the long term in fantasy than in 2024 as the Blue Jays look to ease him into a starter's workload. Expect them to play it safe with Rodriguez when he returns from his back injury.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yariel Rodriguez
  • Chad Green Throws Bullpen Session

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Chad Green (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Friday, which was his first time throwing off a mound since he was placed on the injured list back on April 20 with a right-shoulder strain. As long as the 32-year-old veteran doesn't encounter any setbacks along the way, he should certainly be back in Toronto's bullpen by the end of the month. The former 11th-round pick by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 out of Louisville isn't as attractive in fantasy now that regular closer Jordan Romano is back and healthy, but Green still plays a key role as a late-inning setup man and can carry fantasy value in holds leagues when he's active. Before his injury, he was 1-0 with two saves, a 2.35 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 7 2/3 relief innings.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green
  • Yimi Garcia Available On Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia (back) is available to pitch out of the bullpen for Friday's game against the visiting Minnesota Twins, according to manager John Schneider. Because of a back injury, Garcia has not appeared in a game for the Blue Jays since April 28, but he should get into a game at some point this weekend. The 33-year-old isn't as attractive in fantasy now that regular closer Jordan Romano is back in the fold at the back end of the bullpen, but Garcia has still been excellent this year. He's currently sporting a microscopic 0.68 ERA and 0.53 WHIP with only three walks and 16 strikeouts in 13 1/3 relief innings pitched. Garcia has also recorded two saves, both those both came early in the year when Romano was hurt.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yimi Garcia
  • Kevin Kiermaier, George Springer Both Out Sick Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielders Kevin Kiermaier (illness) and George Springer (illness) are both out of Friday's lineup against the visiting Minnesota Twins because they are sick, according to manager John Schneider. Daulton Varsho is starting in center field and is batting second, while Cavan Biggio is in right field and is hitting seventh against Twins right-hander Joe Ryan. Davis Schneider is in left field and is batting leadoff for the Jays. With Springer under the weather and struggling offensively for much of the year so far, it's possible Schneider sees more time in the leadoff spot, even when Springer gets over his illness. Fantasy baseball managers will need to check back on Saturday to see if either Kiermaier or Springer are feeling well enough to get back on the field for the second game of the weekend series.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier George Springer
  • George Springer Resting On Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielders George Springer and Kevin Kiermaier are taking the day off on Friday for the series opener against the visiting Minnesota Twins. Davis Schneider is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff, while Daulton Varsho is in center field and batting No. 2 against Twins right-hander Joe Ryan. Cavan Biggio is in right field and hitting seventh. Springer will get his first day off since April 30. He's hitting just .206 (29-for-141) on the year with three homers, six RBI and six stolen bases. Kiermaier has one homer, seven RBI and two steals while hitting .224 (15-for-67). Varsho will be the most attractive fantasy option for regular leagues and in DFS on Friday night, while Schneider also takes on some added value while batting atop Toronto's order.

    May 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Ricky Tiedemann Resumes Throwing On Flat Ground

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    Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Ricky Tiedemann (elbow) has resumed throwing from flat ground at the team's spring training complex in Dunedin, Fla., and it could be a couple more weeks until he's back throwing off a mound. It's good news for the Blue Jays' top pitching prospect and the No. 25 overall prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline. However, fantasy managers that are stashing Tiedemann in single-year leagues may never get to use him in 2024. There's no timeline for the 21-year-old left-hander's return to game action in the minors, and given the fact that he also dealt with an arm issue in 2023, Toronto certainly is going to slow-play their best pitching prospect. Before his elbow injury, Tiedemann was struggling to the tune of a 5.63 ERA with nine walks and 10 strikeouts in his three starts for Triple-A Buffalo.

    May 9 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Ricky Tiedemann
  • Chris Bassitt Logs Another Quality Start

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt delivered an outstanding performance in Wednesday's 5-3 victory on the road over the Philadelphia Phillies, striking out six and allowing just two runs on three hits and two walks for his third win of the season. That's back-to-back quality starts now for Bassitt, who was hammered for seven runs at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers in his prior appearance on April 26. The 35-year-old veteran right-hander still has work to do to enhance his 5.06 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 40:20 K:BB through 42 2/3 frames (eight starts) for the Jays this season, but he's certainly trending the right direction. Tuesday's scheduled start against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards unfortunately looks like a nightmarish spot for Bassitt, who went 0-2 and gave up 12 runs across nine innings (two starts) against Baltimore a year ago.

    May 8 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassitt
  • Bo Bichette Dropped To Sixth In Batting Order

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette has been dropped to sixth in the batting order for Wednesday's contest in Philadelphia against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. It's the lowest spot in the batting order that Bichette has hit since August of 2022. The 26-year-old All-Star is hitting just .189/.246/.268 on the year with a homer, 11 RBI, three stolen bases, nine walks and 22 strikeouts in 138 plate appearances over 33 games. Since April 24, Bichette has gone 3-for-40 (.075) with an RBI and eight strikeouts in 11 games. He's really in an early season funk right now and should be avoided in DFS lineups until he breaks out of it. With the move down the lineup for Bichette, outfielder Daulton Varsho is hitting in the two-hole for Toronto on Wednesday. Bichette is hitting .429 in seven career at-bats against Nola with a homer and two RBI, so perhaps he can get going in a tough matchup.

    May 8 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Jose Berrios Clobbered In Tuesday Start

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios hit his first snag of the season in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Phillies. Berrios pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits (including two home runs) and two walks with seven strikeouts. He also hit two batters. Despite the rough outing, the 29-year-old has pitched well this season with a 4-3 record, a 2.85 ERA, a 7.23 K/9 rate, and a 2.85 BB/9 rate. Things won't get easier for him in his next scheduled start at the Orioles, but hopefully, Berrios can pitch more in line with his season numbers.

    May 8 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Jose Berrios
  • Blue Jays, Aaron Sanchez Agree To Minor League Deal

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    The Blue Jays are in agreement with right-hander Aaron Sanchez on a minor league contract, reports Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell (X link). He joins Beau Sulser as recent non-roster signees to add rotation depth to the organization. Sanchez returns to the team with which he's had by far the most success. The Blue Jays selected him 34th overall...

    May 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Sanchez Beau Sulser
  • Orelvis Martinez Stays Hot

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    Toronto Blue Jays infield prospect Orelvis Martinez continued to hit on Sunday for Triple-A Buffalo, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, putting his season slashline at .296/.367/.574. If there is a question as to whether or not Martinez is ready to face major league pitching, his RBI single was a liner to left field off of Pirates pitching prospect Paul Skenes, who is about as close to major league pitching as you'll find in the minors. The 22-year-old doesn't have much left to prove in the minors after hitting at least 28 home runs in each of the last three seasons between the ages of 19 and 21, and tallying eight so far in 2024. His promotion to the big league club feels more or less imminent, so managers in need of some power production should consider stashing him ahead of time if possible.

    May 6 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Orelvis Martinez
  • Blue Jays Sign Beau Sulser To Minors Contract

    The Blue Jays have signed right-hander Beau Sulser to a minor league contract.  Sulser made the start for Triple-A Buffalo today, which happens to be his 30th birthday. Sulser's only MLB experience came during the 2022 season, when he posted a 3.63 ERA across 22 1/3 combined innings with the Pirates and Orioles.  He was...

    May 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Toronto Blue Jays Beau Sulser
  • Alek Manoah Shelled In 2024 Debut

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah got rocked in his first start of the season against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Manoah allowed seven runs (six earned) in just four innings, giving up six hits and walking four while striking out six. He showed glimpses of his former self, but overall it was a lackluster performance for the big righty. The Jays have already committed to Manoah for at least one more start, but he will have to be much better to instill confidence that they can keep rolling with him. Fantasy managers should not consider starting Manoah until he can consistently deliver good outings, and he can be dropped outside of the deepest of leagues.

    May 6 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Blue Jays Activate Alek Manoah From Injuried List

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    TODAY: The Blue Jays announced Manoah's activation today, and optioned left-hander Brendon Little to Triple-A in order to make room for the righty on the active roster. Little, 27, has just four innings of work at the big league level under his belt from his time with the Cubs and Blue Jays and has surrendered...

    May 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Toronto Blue Jays Brendon Little Alek Manoah
  • Kevin Gausman Earns Second Win Of The Season

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman earned his second win of the season in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Nationals. The veteran went five-and-a-third innings, allowing no runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight. After a bumpy start to the season, this was Gausman's fourth straight start of allowing one earned run or less. The 33-year-old now sports a 3.78 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with a 16.0% K-BB%. The 2x All-Star's next start currently lines up next weekend at home against the Twins, the hottest team in baseball and winners of 12 straight.

    May 5 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gausman
  • Blue Jays Acquire Joel Kuhnel

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    The Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Joel Kuhnel from the Astros in exchange for cash considerations, per an announcement from both teams. Toronto optioned Kuhnel to Triple-A Buffalo following his addition. The Blue Jays had an open space on their 40-man roster for Kuhnel, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, and do not...

    May 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Houston Astros Toronto Blue Jays Joel Kuhnel
  • Alek Manoah To Start Sunday For Blue Jays

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah (shoulder) is slated to make his season debut on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old threw a side session on Friday after he was rocked for a 6.50 ERA across four starts with Triple-A Buffalo to begin his season. It's been tough sledding for Manoah since he was named a Cy Young finalist in the 2022 season as he posted a 5.87 ERA alongside a monster 14.2% BB% across 19 big-league starts. He was also optioned to the team's Florida spring training complex and refused an assignment to Buffalo after he scuffled in his big-league return. He will take on a Nationals offense that entered Saturday's action ranked 18th with a .303 wOBA on the season.

    May 4 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Kevin Kiermaier Activated From Injured List

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (hip) has been activated from the 10-day injured list and will start in Saturday's lineup as the Blue Jays continue a three-game set against right-handed pitcher Jake Irvin and the Washington Nationals. Kiermaier only stayed on the injured list for a minimum of ten days and should be expected to return to his everyday role in center field. The 34-year-old struggled at the plate to open the season with a .193/.246/.228 line but put up a solid .265/.322/.419 line last season, so fantasy managers should expect a nice turnaround. He swiped 14 bags last season and already stole two before being placed on the injured list and remains on pace to smash his 2023 total. Kiermaier remains an AL-only option but could be deployed in a good matchup in DFS.

    May 4 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier
  • Blue Jays Send Addison Barger Back To The Farm

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    The Toronto Blue Jays optioned third baseman/outfielder Addison Barger to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday and recalled outfielder Nathan Lukes in a corresponding move. Barger, the team's No. 6 prospect per MLB Pipeline, didn't fare well in his first taste of big-league pitching, so he'll go back to the minors and work on his craft before potentially helping the Blue Jays as a utility option later in the year. In his first 18 major-league at-bats, the 24-year-old former sixth-rounder in 2018 had just one hit, a run scored, no walks and six strikeouts in five games played. Barger certainly has the look of a major-leaguer and is a physical specimen at 6-foot, 210 pounds, but he has some work to do before he's an option for fantasy managers outside of dynasty/keeper formats.

    May 3 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Addison Barger
  • Alek Manoah Could Start On Sunday

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a side session on Friday. The right-hander is working his way back from a shoulder issue but appears to be ready to return. Manoah struck out 12 batters over six scoreless innings during his last rehab start. That being said, Manoah is a potential option to pitch during Sunday's game with Yariel Rodriguez (back) going down. Manoah has been up-and-down during his time in the big leagues, but a matchup against the Washington Nationals does give him some streaming appeal.

    May 3 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Jose Berrios Takes Tough Loss Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios pitched well but took the loss in Tuesday's 4-1 game against the Royals. Berrios pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits (including a two-run home run) and a walk with three strikeouts. He also hit a batter. The 29-year-old has been excellent overall this season, going 4-2 with a 1.44 ERA in seven starts and 43 2/3 IP. He will look to keep things going in his next start, which will likely be at the Phillies.

    May 1 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Jose Berrios
  • Alek Manoah Dominates In Fifth Rehab Start

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (shoulder) dominated in his fifth rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, throwing six innings of one-run ball on just two hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters. Manoah's return from soreness in his right shoulder appears to be on the horizon, and with rookie right-hander Yariel Rodriguez (back) getting placed on the injured list on Tuesday, Manoah appears to have a spot in Toronto's rotation waiting for him. The big 26-year-old right-hander is looking at an early-May activation from the IL, and Sunday's favorable matchup on the road against the Washington Nationals might be the date fantasy managers can circle on their calendars for Manoah's 2024 regular-season debut. Although Manoah limped to a 5.87 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and 79:59 K:BB over 87 1/3 frames last year, he'd carry streaming appeal if he ultimately takes the ball on Sunday against the Nats.

    Apr 30 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Alan Roden Continuing Double-A Success

    Toronto Blue Jays outfield prospect Alan Roden has been off to a great start at Double-A to begin the 2024 season. Roden has posted a strong .290/.388/.464 line with two round-trippers and two stolen bases. Last season, the 24-year-old put up similar numbers in Double-A (.310/.421/.460), suggesting that Roden may be ready to move up to Triple-A. MLB Pipeline ranked Roden as the seventh-best prospect in the Toronto system and projects him to reach the major league level later this summer. As a result, dynasty and keeper league managers should monitor Roden's status as he could be joining Triple-A Buffalo fairly soon.

    Apr 30 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Alan Roden
  • Blue Jays Place Yariel Rodriguez On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-handed rookie Yariel Rodriguez (spine) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday with thoracic-spine inflammation and recalled right-hander Zach Pop from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. Rodriguez began experiencing soreness in his back during his outing on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals in which he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out one in 3 2/3 innings. Given the nature of the injury, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if the 27-year-old Cuban hurler misses more than the 15 days on the IL. Rodriguez hasn't been bad in his first four MLB starts, but he also hasn't gone past four innings pitched in any of his outings while sporting a 4.11 ERA and 1.76 WHIP with 16 K's in 15 1/3 frames. It's unclear who will take Rodriguez's spot in Toronto's rotation for at least the next two weeks.

    Apr 30 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yariel Rodriguez
  • Daulton Varsho Out Against Lefty Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Daulton Varsho is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday with the team facing a left-handed pitcher. With Varsho getting the day off, Cavan Biggio will make the start in right field for the Jays and will hit ninth in the batting order against Royals left-hander Cole Ragans. Varsho has gone 5-for-17 (.294) with a solo home run against southpaws so far in 2024, but he also has just one hit in his last 14 at-bats over his last four games to drop his season slash line to .233/.324/.500. The 27-year-old left-handed slugger has added six home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases. Varsho should be back in Toronto's starting lineup on Wednesday. Biggio has very little fantasy upside in the nine-hole. He's hitting .229 (16-for-70) on the year with a homer and six RBI.

    Apr 30 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Daulton Varsho
  • Brandon Barriera Undergoes Surgery

    Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Brandon Barriera who has been dealing with an elbow injury has undergone a combination of Tommy John surgery and a internal brace procedure on his throwing elbow. Barriera, was the 23rd overall pick in the 2022 draft and is the Blue Jays No. 4 prospect. The 20-year-old has only thrown 21 2/3 innings in his professional career and was currently in Single-A at the time of his injury. Barriera has potential long-term, but can be avoided in all formats.

    Apr 30 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Brandon Barriera
  • Nate Pearson Escapes With Save Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Nate Pearson managed to secure his first save of the season in Monday's 6-5 win over the Royals. Pearson came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by one. He allowed a leadoff single, got the first two outs on a groundout and a line-out, allowed another single, and stranded the tying run at third with a strikeout. Closer Jordan Romano had pitched in each of the last two days, so Pearson was called upon. The former prospect has a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings of work this season, but his fantasy value will remain limited until he can routinely earn high-leverage situations.

    Apr 30 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Nate Pearson
  • Justin Turner Homers Twice In Monday Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Justin Turner did his part in Monday's 6-5 win over the Royals. Turner went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, a solo HR, and a strikeout. The 39-year-old veteran has continued to provide fantasy value late into his career and is now slashing .311/.390/.533 with four HR and 15 RBI in 105 plate appearances. He should continue to be a reliable source of batting average with some pop.

    Apr 30 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Justin Turner
  • Bo Bichette Getting A Breather Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette is getting a day off on Monday against the visiting Kansas City Royals. With Bichette getting a blow, Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting at shortstop and is hitting eighth against Royals right-hander Jonathan Bowlan. Rookie Addison Barger will play third base and bat in the nine-hole for Toronto. It's a good time for the 26-year-old Bichette to take a day off, as he has just one hit in 18 at-bats in his last five games to drop his season slash line to .210/.263/.305 with just one home run and 10 RBI in 105 at-bats. Kiner-Falefa will be a pretty mediocre, low-upside DFS option on Monday against the Royals. The 29-year-old has never faced Bowlan and is hitting .240 (18-for-75) on the year with a homer, six RBI and two stolen bases.

    Apr 29 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Jordan Romano Snags Fourth Save Sunday

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    Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano picked up his fourth save of the season in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out two of the three batters he faced. The 31-year-old had a late start to the season due to injuries, but he is back and locked into the ninth-inning role for Toronto. Romano is a perfect 4-for-4 on save opportunities thus far to go along with a 3.18 ERA. He has been one of the best fantasy closers over the past few seasons and should continue to be a valuable asset.

    Apr 28 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Kevin Gausman Bounces Back In Sunday's Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman picked up his first win of the season during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gausman allowed one run on five hits across seven innings of work. He struck out five batters without issuing a walk. The 33-year-old had a tumultuous start to the season due to injuries and inconsistencies, but he has only given up two earned runs across his last three starts. Gausman will look to continue his recent success in his next projected outing against the Washington Nationals.

    Apr 28 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gausman
  • Blue Jays Prospect Brandon Barriera To Undergo Season-Ending Elbow Surgery

    Brandon Barriera's 2024 season is over, as TSN's Scott Mitchell (via X) reports that the Blue Jays pitching prospect will undergo surgery on his left elbow next week.  The type of surgery won't be known until the procedure is underway and doctors can fully access the damage, so Barriera could be facing a 14-month layoff...

    Apr 27 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Brandon Barriera
  • George Springer Resting Against Dodgers

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer and utility man Isiah Kiner-Falefa are both out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. This will be Springer's first off day since April 19. The 34-year-old veteran has gone 7-for-28 with a home run since then to drop his season line to .228/.322/.356 with three home runs, five RBI, three stolen bases and 11 runs scored in 101 at-bats. With Springer sitting on Saturday, rookie Addison Barger will make just his third major-league start, playing in right field and batting ninth against Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Barger, the former sixth-round pick in 2018, has yet to get a hit in his first eight MLB at-bats and won't be a recommended DFS option in the nine-hole in a tough matchup.

    Apr 27 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Chad Green To Rehab For 3-7 More Days

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Chad Green (shoulder) is rehabbing for three to seven more days, at which point the team is hopeful that he can resume throwing. Green is recovering from a teres major strain in his right shoulder after landing on the injured list. The 32-year-old veteran hurler is probably at least several weeks away from being able to return to Toronto's bullpen. Green opened the 2024 season with increased fantasy importance because of injuries to both Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson. He took advantage of the short-term opportunity for save chances in Toronto, recording two saves with a 2.35 ERA and 1.04 WHIP while walking two and striking out seven in 7 2/3 frames. When Green returns from the IL, he'll return to a late-inning setup role in front of Romano.

    Apr 26 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green
  • Alek Manoah To Pitch Again Tuesday At Triple-A

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah (shoulder) will make another minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo next Tuesday. Not only is Manoah rehabbing from a right-shoulder injury, but he hasn't been good in three of his four rehab starts to this point. In his last outing with Buffalo on Wednesday, the 26-year-old allowed six runs on seven hits while walking four in just three innings of work. Even if Manoah is getting healthier, his performances don't exactly endorse him for a big-league call-up to enter Toronto's starting rotation. Hi rehab assignment will be up on May 6, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him activated from the injured list and optioned back to Buffalo. Manoah's 2023 nightmare season has so far carried over to 2024.

    Apr 26 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Ricky Tiedemann Hoping To Throw In 7-10 Days

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    Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Ricky Tiedemann (elbow) has been diagnosed with left ulnar nerve inflammation, and the team is hopeful that he can resume throwing in seven to 10 days. For now, the Blue Jays' top pitching prospect will avoid going under the knife, which would have no doubt ended his 2024 season. The club will be extremely cautious with the 21-year-old southpaw, though, especially after he got off to a slow start for Triple-A Buffalo by pitching to a 5.63 ERA and 2.00 WHIP with 10 strikeouts and nine walks in eight innings pitched. Tiedemann is still one of the very best pitching prospects in the game, but given his latest injury (he also dealt with an arm injury last year), it's probably unlikely that we'll see him in the big leagues in 2024.

    Apr 26 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Ricky Tiedemann
  • Chris Bassitt Looking To Get Back Into Win Column Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt will be looking to get back into the win column for the third time this season on Friday versus the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. The veteran took a tough-luck loss his last time out after tossing 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball but also allowed six hits and three walks against the Padres his last time out. While the 35-year-old owns a solid 3.90 ERA on the season, he also sports a 4.77 FIP and a 4.47 SIERA that both suggest some regression could be on the horizon. Of course, there's at least a decent chance of that happening on Friday against a Dodgers offense that ranks second in baseball with a .348 wOBA on the season.

    Apr 26 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassitt
  • Blue Jays Place Bowden Francis On Injured List

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    The Blue Jays announced today that right-hander Bowden Francis has been played on the 15-day injured list with right forearm extensor tendinitis. Left-hander Brendon Little was recalled in a corresponding move. At first glance, the loss of Francis might not seem to be too significant since he was operating as the club's long reliever. However,...

    Apr 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Toronto Blue Jays Bowden Francis Brendon Little
  • Bowden Francis Placed On 15-Day Injured List

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Bowden Francis has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right forearm extensor tendinitis. The club has recalled left-hander Brendon Little from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. Francis interestingly pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen for the Jays in their loss to the Royals on Wednesday but will seemingly miss some time moving forward. The 28-year-old cracked the rotation out of spring training but struggled out of the gate and has recently pitched in a multi-inning bullpen role. He has struggled to an 8.59 ERA across five outings (two starts) while allowing four home runs in 14 2/3 innings, good for a bloated 2.45 HR/9 clip.

    Apr 25 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bowden Francis Brendon Little
  • Jays place Kiermaier (hip) on IL, call up Barger

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    Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who left Tuesday night's loss to the Royals, was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left hip flexor inflammation.

    Apr 24 · ESPN Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier Addison Barger
  • Kevin Kiermaier Placed On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (hip) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with left-hip flexor inflammation and recalled utility man Addison Barger from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. Kiermaier was injured in Tuesday's contest and will now miss at least the next 10 days. Considering the 34-year-old's injury history, it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed more than the required 10 days on the IL. Kiermaier will be eligible to return on May 4. Daulton Varsho is moving to center field and batting cleanup on Wednesday, while Barger will make his major-league debut in left field while hitting eighth against Kansas City Royals right-hander Alec Marsh. Barger, who hits from the left side, is likely to see some playing time against right-handed pitching and is worth a deep-league pickup for his power upside.

    Apr 24 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Kiermaier
  • Addison Barger Being Called Up By Blue Jays

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    Outfield prospect Addison Barger is joining the Toronto Blue Jays in Kansas City on Wednesday and is expected to be active, according to a source. Barger offers left-handed power and the ability to play the corner-outfield spots as well as third base. It's notable after outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (hip) left Tuesday night's game with hip-flexor discomfort. The team's No. 6 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting .314 (22-for-70) with three home runs, 21 RBI and 17 runs scored in 19 games for Triple-A Buffalo before getting his first big-league call-up. The 24-year-old former sixth-round pick in 2018 could see decent playing time in the short term in Toronto's outfield if Kiermaier hits the injured list, making him worth a pickup in deeper fantasy leagues for his 30-homer potential from the left side.

    Apr 24 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Addison Barger
  • Kevin Gausman Looks To Build Off Last Start Against Royals

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    Right-hander Kevin Gausman will be starting for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the second game of their four-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Gausman struggled to begin the year with his velocity, but in his last start against the Yankees, the right-hander had success, as he went five innings and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out six. Gausman is 0-2 with an 8.16 ERA this season and will face a Royals lineup that is slashing .237/.306/.405.

    Apr 23 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gausman
  • Jordan Romano Records Third Save Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano recorded his third save on Monday in a 5-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals. Romano allowed one hit (one homer) with one strikeout in one inning pitched. He has now recorded three saves in four games that he has appeared in while recording a 4.50 ERA with three hits (one homer), and three strikeouts in four innings pitched. He may not be flashy with the strikeouts but he is recording saves and makes for a decent option for depth across all leagues. He is worth monitoring as he came off the injured list recently with elbow inflammation and has been a high-end closer in recent seasons.

    Apr 23 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Joey Votto Hasn't Resumed Hitting

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Joey Votto (ankle) has started running more, but he's not hitting live pitching yet. There's no immediate plan for him to get into minor-league games, so until Votto resumes hitting, there's also no reason for fantasy managers to consider stashing the veteran on-base machine. After slashing .202/.314/.433 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI over 242 plate appearances (65 games) with the Cincinnati Reds a year ago, the 40-year-old former All-Star will be an option to serve as Toronto's designated hitter versus right-handed pitching when he's ultimately able to return from an ankle sprain and make his 2024 regular-season debut. Righty-mashing veteran Daniel Vogelbach will draw the occasional start as the DH, but he's only appeared in eight games for the Jays so far and isn't receiving enough at-bats to garner any fantasy interest right now.

    Apr 22 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Joey Votto
  • Alek Manoah Set For Another Rehab Start

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (shoulder) is slated to start for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday or Thursday, per manager John Schneider. Schneider liked Manoah's fastball command and slider movement when he watched his latest rehab start on video, but the Jays want the hurler to get one more minor-league rehab appearance under his belt before deciding what's next for Manoah. The big 26-year-old right-hander threw 92 pitches of two-run ball in his latest rehab outing and is essentially built up in his recovery from soreness in his right shoulder, and he figures to be an option for Toronto's starting rotation early next week if he bounces back well from the start. Rookie right-hander Yariel Rodriguez will get at least one more start, which is scheduled for Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals, sporting a promising 2.35 ERA (4.38 FIP), 1.30 WHIP, and 13:3 K:BB across 7 2/3 innings (two starts).

    Apr 22 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Alek Manoah
  • Ricky Tiedemann Meeting With Doctors This Week

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    Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect Ricky Tiedemann (elbow), who is currently on the injured list at Triple-A Buffalo, is seeing team doctors in Toronto this week. Per the Blue Jays, Tiedemann's next steps will be determined from there. It's usually not a good thing when pitchers are meeting with doctors, but we won't know the true extent of the young pitcher's damage until the results of his meeting with doctors is revealed. The 21-year-old southpaw has been dealing with elbow discomfort after recording a 5.63 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in his first three starts for Buffalo this year. Tiedemann also missed time due to shoulder and biceps issues in 2023, so it's concerning for the No. 26 overall prospect this year, per MLB Pipeline. Even if this isn't a season-ending injury for Tiedemann, we may not see him in the big leagues in 2024.

    Apr 22 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Ricky Tiedemann
  • Orelvis Martinez Has Incredible Week

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    Toronto Blue Jays infield prospect Orelvis Martinez had an incredible week for Triple-A Buffalo. Martinez, 22, went 10-for-28 with five home runs and 13 RBI. The young budding star has been on a tear this season and overall has hit an astounding .333 with 6 six homers, 18 RBI and a 1.073 OPS over his first 18 games. Martinez has done enough offensively to prove his point to the Blue Jays front office, but it is his defense that it appears the club wants to be certain on with Martinez as he already has five errors. Martinez was brought up as a shortstop, but has exclusively played second base for Buffalo with Bo Bichette set at the shortstop position for the Blue Jays. Martinez is currently on the 40-man roster and offers much more upside than the currently second base operation of Davis Schneider and Cavan Biggio. If Martinez continues to tear the cover off the ball, he may force the Jays hand very soon. As of now, he is worth a speculative add in deeper formats and should already be rostered in dynasty leagues.

    Apr 22 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Orelvis Martinez
  • Jose Berrios Earns Fourth Win Saturday

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios threw six innings of shutout ball in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Padres, picking up his league-leading fourth win of the season. The outing was also his fifth straight quality start to begin the year and third straight in which he hasn't allowed a run. The 29-year-old is off to a great start, going 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and a 27:9 K:BB. With a career ERA of 4.06 and 1.24 WHIP, however, he could be a good sell-high candidate. Either way, his next start lines up with what could be a pitchers' duel next Thursday against Cole Ragans and the Royals.

    Apr 21 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Jose Berrios
  • Jordan Romano Notches Second Save

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    Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano nailed down his second save since coming off the IL in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Padres. Romano needed just eleven pitches to dispense all three batters he faced, striking out one and not allowing a hit or a walk. The 31-year-old looks like he's sliding right back into the closer role for the Jays and doesn't have any real competition for the job, as set-up man Erik Swanson has allowed four earned runs on six hits in his inning-and-a-third since coming off the IL as well. Romano tallied 36 saves for the Jays last season. Toronto closes out the series with San Diego on Sunday before traveling to Kansas City for a four-game set with the Royals starting on Monday.

    Apr 21 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Romano
  • Giants Acquire Mitch White

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    The Giants have acquired Mitch White from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, as noted by Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. Right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 60-day injured list to clear a spot for White on the club's 40-man roster. The move comes on the heels of Toronto designating...

    Apr 21 · MLB Trade Rumors San Francisco Giants Toronto Blue Jays Mitch White
  • Chad Green Lands On The Injured List

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    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chad Green (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right teres major strain. Green has been sidelined since Monday due to shoulder soreness and will miss at least the next few weeks with the move to the IL. The 32-year-old owned a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and a 7:2 K: BB across 7 2/3 innings in 2024. Nate Pearson was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move to replace Green in the bullpen. Pearson posted a 1.11 WHIP and a 9:3 K: BB across 6 1/3 innings in 2024. With Jordan Romano (elbow) returning from injury and Yimi Garcia as the team's top setup man, Pearson is buried in Toronto's bullpen and mainly a fantasy option in deep leagues that reward holds.

    Apr 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green
  • Justin Turner With A Home Run, Two RBI Friday

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    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Turner hit his second home run of the season in Friday's 5-1 win over the Padres. It was a solo shot, and he also added an RBI single. The veteran has six multi-hit games on the year and is now batting a robust .345 on the young season, with two home runs, 11 RBI, and eight runs scored.

    Apr 20 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Justin Turner
  • Ricky Tiedemann Undergoes MRI For Elbow Discomfort

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    Top Toronto Blue Jays prospect Ricky Tiedemann (elbow) underwent an MRI exam on Thursday after he experienced left-elbow discomfort, which led to his placement on the seven-day injured list with Triple-A Buffalo earlier this week. The Blue Jays are still waiting to hear from doctors. The oft-injured 21-year-old left-hander is now shut down in the minors and could be facing an extended absence. Tiedemann threw only 44 innings in the minors last year due to shoulder and biceps issues, so it's pretty concerning that their top prospect is dealing with another arm injury. Depending on how long Tiedemann is out with his latest injury, there's certainly a chance we won't see him make his major-league debut until 2025.

    Apr 19 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Ricky Tiedemann
  • Orelvis Martinez Crushed Go-Ahead Home Run

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop/second base prospect launched his third home run of the season in the top of the ninth inning, which eventually served as the game-winner. The 22-year-old went 2-5 in Thursday's game and is batting .305/.359/.576 across the young part of the season. Martinez is doing much better in Triple-A this season compared to last year, where he hit for a .263/.340/.507 line with 11 home runs. Martinez is making quite a case for a promotion and should come up as a second baseman since Bo Bichette will continue to serve as the team's shortstop. The number two ranked prospect in the Toronto system is worth stashing in deeper leagues for now.

    Apr 19 · Source via Prospects Toronto Blue Jays Orelvis Martinez
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