Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:25:01 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera avoided arbitration Thursday, Jan. 12, by agreeing to a one-year, $1,162,500 deal.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:05:07 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Darwin Barney, OF Ezequiel Carrera and RP Aaron Loup were offered contracts Friday, Dec. 2. All three are eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:38:45 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, Aug. 16. In a corresponding move, OF Junior Lake was designated for assignment.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:25:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') has been sent on a rehab assignment to Class AAA Buffalo.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:10:09 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 1.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:59:01 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in right field and batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Toronto has a lot of flexibility with the addition of Melvin Upton Jr., which is highlighted in the Wednesday lineup. Carrera and Smoak could be victims of hits to their playing time going forward, as manager John Gibbons could utilize Edwin Encarnacion at first base more frequently, and Carrera is likely the fifth outfielder on the current depth chart. Outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, Carrera and Smoak are replaceable.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:54:05 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Carrera hasn't played since Saturday, July 16, but he remains a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Until Jose Bautista (toe) returns, Carrera is in line for semi-regular starts when healthy. Lake is a potential flier in daily contests Friday because of his .281/.326/.458 career slash line against left-handed pitchers, but he isn't a seasonal option at this point.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:54:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') is still dealing with an Achilles' injury, which is why 2B Darwin Barney is starting in left field Wednesday, July 20.
Fantasy Tip: Sadly for Carrera, his fantasy value is likely going to drop even more once Jose Bautista returns early next week. Carrera had a .274 average, 35 runs and five steals during a playing time boost with Joey Bats injured. He could still play sparingly, but he'll likely be limited to AL-only leagues as depth moving forward.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:06:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill Sunday, July 17. OF Junior Lake will start in right field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Lake is hitting has only two hits in his last 10 at-bats and is not a strong option in most fantasy leagues.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:52:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, July 9. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in left field, while OF Junior Lake will start in right field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Lake has gone 4-for-17 since being recalled from the minor leagues but has not receive regular playing time. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.