Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:37:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Michael Saunders, 1B Tommy Joseph and C Cameron Rupp are not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 23, versus the Atlanta Braves. OF Daniel Nava will play left field, OF Aaron Altherr will shift over to right field, 1B Brock Stassi will replace Joseph at first and C Andrew Knapp will start behind the plate.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:44:59 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Michael Saunders (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday, April 20, due to an illness. He did appear as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:35:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OFs Odubel Herrera, Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders are not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 16, against the Washington Nationals. 1B/OF Brock Stassi, OF Aaron Altherr and OF Daniel Nava will start from left to right in the outfield in their places.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:44:58 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Michael Saunders (hand) left the spring training game early Friday, March 24, after he was hit in the hand by a pitch. He has been diagnosed with a bruised hand.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:06:39 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Michael Saunders landed a one-year, $9 million deal with the club. The deal includes an $11 million club option for 2018, which can increase to as much as $14 million with escalators.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:09:06 -0800
Free-agent OF Michael Saunders (Blue Jays) agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, Jan. 16. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:52:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in left field and batting fourth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Upton is having a nice season, and now he's going to see consistent playing time in the heart of a potent lineup. Upton could see a few less at-bats with Toronto, but it shouldn't hinder his five-category upside going forward. Sub out Saunders where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. There's enough playing time for both Saunders and Upton to remain solid fantasy assets.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:05:16 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders clubbed two solo shots against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, July 23, after connecting on a solo blast in the series opener on Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders had only homered once since June 17 before the team he played for from 2009-14 came to town. His 19 home runs this season ties a career high, while his 46 RBI leave him 11 shy of matching another personal best. He has been a solid four-category contributor for most of this season and a pleasant waiver-wire surprise for a number of mixed-league owners.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:02:20 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is batting fifth as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders recently left the club to attend to a personal manner, but with him back in the lineup, you can start him confidently in all fantasy formats Friday. For the season, Saunders owns a .286/.365/.528 slash line with 50 runs, 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He's a solid starter in all seasonal settings.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:42:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders has returned home for personal reasons, but manager John Gibbons thinks Saunders will be back for the game Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: The Blue Jays are off on Thursday, so hopefully Saunders won't miss another game. The lefty-swinging Canadian is having a breakout year with a .286/.365/.528 slash line, 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 318 at-bats and should be started with confidence in all formats when he's playing.