Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:42:18 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison's velocity is consistently in the mid-90s this spring after having Tommy John surgery in 2012, and he's receiving rave reviews from the team in camp. Hutchison could be considered a front-runner for the final rotation spot.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:40:51 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (back) is battling a sore back in camp, leaving two rotation spots now up for grabs between Happ and SPs Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers. Happ was roughed up in his first two spring starts as a result. A lowered arm slot for Happ this spring hasn't helped his command issues, either. "We'll watch him, we'll evaluate it. Right now, I don't think he's on schedule to miss any time. Maybe he gets moved back a day or two, but from what I understand, it would be no more than two or three days that he would be moved back, if that happens," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Redmond and Rogers are both out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: It seems as though either Stroman or Hutchison will land one of the remaining open rotation spots. Which one takes it is anyone's guess, although Hutchison is probably the more polished prospect. Either one of them would be a nice speculative end-game selection in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:20:09 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SPs Esmil Rogers, Todd Redmond, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman, Sean Nolin, Dustin McGowan and Ricky Romero are all competing for the fifth rotation spot this spring, but manager John Gibbons said the team won't have a clear picture on who the favorites are until spring games begin.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:14:35 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays are unlikely to sign free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Royals), or any of the other remaining free-agent pitchers. The Blue Jays are happy with the emergence of SPs Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison and Kyle Drabek. "We'd love to add a starter to maintain that depth," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "But we're comfortable with what we have. If the right guy were to come along at the right price, we're definitely open-minded to the idea of adding one more starting pitcher."
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:13:41 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday, Dec. 30, that the team is pleased with the progress of SP Marcus Stroman and SP Drew Hutchison during the Arizona Fall League. "Seeing how good they looked and the command they had was encouraging," Anthopoulos said.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:05:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ is considered a potential veteran presence at the back end of the rotation if the team does not find any upgrades on the open market. The team also likes the promise of SPs Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman and Sean Nolin. Ps Esmil Rogers and Todd Redmond are also in the mix.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:54:23 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated RP Drew Hutchison (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:38:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Drew Hutchison (elbow) started a minor-league rehab stint with Class A Dunedin Tuesday, May 16, working two innings and allowing one run with a hit, three walks and two strikeouts.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:24:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) threw his final batting practice session Friday, June 14, and is expected to throw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, June 18.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:20:34 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) will throw live batting practice in three weeks and SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) will starting throwing batting practice next week or the week after. Both pitchers are happy with their progress from Tommy John surgery.