Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:17 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Juan Francisco is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, against the Chicago White Sox.
Fantasy Tip: With Edwin Encarnacion back, Francisco will see fewer at-bats. He will likely enter a platoon with Danny Valencia at third base.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:26:20 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Anthony Gose will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo Friday, Aug. 15, to make room for 1B Edwin Encarnacion's (quadriceps) return from the disabled list. General manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed that Encarnacion will be in the lineup against the Chicago White Sox Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion's return will definitely be welcomed by all of his owners. Get him back into your lineups immediately. Juan Francisco, who has struggled mightily recently, will now find it even harder to find playing time. He could be downgraded to a platoon option at third base with Danny Valencia.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:27:22 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated 1B Adam Lind (foot) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Get Lind back into your lineups immediately. His return probably will hurt the playing time of Juan Francisco, who will now likely enter into some sort of platoon with Danny Valencia at third base when Lind isn't used as the designated hitter.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain. The team also recalled RP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie goes right back on the disabled list and could miss the rest of the month of August. Munenori Kawasaki and Danny Valencia could receive time at the position, but Juan Francisco could become the regular starter when Adam Lind returns to the lineup. Kawasaki and Valencia probably are short-term options in AL-only leagues while Francisco could help in some mixed leagues.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:31:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Juan Francisco is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 6. 3B Danny Valencia is starting at first base and INF Munenori Kawasaki is starting at the hot corner.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:58:55 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (foot) has a fracture in his foot, and he's expected to miss six to eight weeks. He will go for a second opinion.
Fantasy Tip: Lind will land on the DL, obviously. He was hitting .320 but with only four homers this season. With Edwin Encarnacion also out, Juan Francisco will likely see the majority of starts at first base. Francisco should already be owned in the majority of leagues.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 07:31:24 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Juan Francisco is not in the lineup Sunday, June 8.
Tue, 13 May 2014 11:34:56 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to use 3B Brett Lawrie at second base on a semi-regular basis so they can keep 3B Juan Francisco in the starting lineup.
Sat, 10 May 2014 12:17:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie (hamstring) will play second base against right-handed pitchers when he returns from hamstring tightness so that the team can keep 3B Juan Francisco's bat in the lineup.
Fri, 02 May 2014 18:47:41 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie started at second base Friday, May 2, so the team could use 1B Juan Francisco at third base. Manager John Gibbons indicated the team could continue to use Lawrie until the team returns home Wednesday, May 7.