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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders having knee drained

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:37:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is having fluid in his knee drained Monday, May 4, and is not in the starting lineup, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Saunders will be available off the bench, though. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in right field and hitting ninth in the batting order against New York Yankees SP Chase Whitley.

Fantasy Tip: Carrera is a weak FantasyScore play tonight against the Yankees, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders sitting against lefty

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:32:35 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 30. OF Danny Valencia is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has been hitting well in the early going, batting .455 (10-for-22), and his placement near the middle of this potent lineup shouldn't be overlooked today. It also should be noted that Valencia has excelled against lefties in his career, batting .333 against them. House has been roughed up often in 2015, too.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders returning Saturday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:39:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is expected to make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Take a wait-and-see approach with Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) in the majority of formats, as he could be a little rusty initially. However, there is upside in the potent Toronto lineup, and Saunders boasts a nice power-speed combo. In deep mixed leagues, he could be worth a speculative grab if you need outfield help.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi

Blue Jays | Jose Bautista returning Monday?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:15:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping that he can serve as the designated hitter by Monday, April 27. OF Michael Saunders (knee) will not join the team Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Bautista ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) might sit out this weekend to rest his troublesome shoulder. Danny Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is likely to benefit the most until Saunders returns from the disabled list this weekend. Valencia, though, is a low-end third base option that can probably be ignored by daily gamers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Ben Nicholson-Smith

Blue Jays | Michael Saunders could return Friday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:27:33 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) could come off the disabled list and immediately enter the starting lineup Friday, April 24, according to manager John Gibbons.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) can be a useful weapon in the powerful Toronto lineup against right-handed pitchers. In 2014, Saunders hit .276 (47-for-170) with all eight of his home runs against righties. His return will lower the value of Kevin Pillar in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: National Post - John Lott

Blue Jays | Michael Saunders not ready yet

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:03:34 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) will rest again Friday, April 17, and then serve as the designated hitter for Single-A Dunedin Saturday, April 18. He will not rejoin the Blue Jays on their current home stand.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) could return to the Blue Jays late next week if everything goes according to plan. When he's back, he could be in a platoon situation with Kevin Pillar in left field. Saunders will be a FantasyScore option mainly against right-handed pitchers.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders still on the shelf

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:42:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) missed his third straight minor-league rehab game with Class A Advanced Dunedin Wednesday, April 15, due to a right hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is down on the farm rehabbing a left knee injury, and now he has a hammy to deal with, too. It appears he is a ways off from helping FantasyScore owners at this point.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders has tight hammy

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:25:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) was removed from a minor league rehab game as a precaution with a tight right hamstring Monday, April 13. Saunders had a single in his only at-bat.

Fantasy Tip: This technically counts as a setback for Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap), but it doesn't seem too serious, and he could be back in Toronto very shortly. Once he returns, Kevin Pillar ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will likely see his already limited FantasyScore value plummet.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: National Post - John Lott

Blue Jays | Michael Saunders close to returning

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:45:59 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) collected a double and a single in four at-bats as the designated hitter in a rehab game for Class A Dunedin Friday, April 10. He is expected to rejoin the team next week.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is worth monitoring in AL-only leagues and deep mixed leagues because he is expected to take over as the Jays' regular left fielder once he returns. When this happens, what little fantasy value Kevin Pillar ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) currently has will likely disappear.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: National Post - John Lott

Blue Jays | Michael Saunders starting rehab stint

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:51:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin Thursday, April 9, according to manager John Gibbons.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is expected to receive everday at-bats and patrol left field when he returns to the Blue Jays. He has flashed power-speed upside in the past but batting has been a concern, although last season's .273 mark was well above his .231 career average. He is a worthy stash candidate in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. Joining a potent lineup could make him a cheap FantasyScore target, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi