Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:05:16 -0700
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.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:36:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Russell should be able to return in a few days, but owners should continue to check the lineups to see when he will return. He is hitting .228 with seven home runs and 36 RBI this season and is a decent starting candidate in most leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:11:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Saturday, July 23. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Thole does have four hits and four RBI in his last three games, but he probably should only be used in two-catcher leagues at this point.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:57:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that Cashner is moved before the trade deadline, so owners should monitor the situation. He has allowed one run or fewer in three of his last four starts but still has a 4.79 ERA this season. He would still be a decent starting candidate if he is traded to the Blue Jays.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:56:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how Upton would be used if he is traded to the Blue Jays but probably would see decent playing time because he has played well this season. He would still be an attractive option in most leagues but would lose some value if he is not starting.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:15:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada (back) allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out three in a loss to Seattle Mariners Friday, July 22, in his first start after being activated from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Estrada's back seemed to hold up just fine, and he should be save to deploy going forward.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:46:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sabathia, who turned 36 years old Thursday, is 5-8 with a 4.04 ERA through 17 starts this season and is 0-3 with a 6.85 ERA in four outings this month. His status as a 10-and-5 player gives him veto power over any potential deal and few teams would likely be willing to pay a sizable chunk of his remaining contract anyway, so expect the veteran lefty to stay put in the Bronx.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:25:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Blue Jays are expected to move SP Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen soon in an attempt to limit his innings this season, which explains their interest in Cashner. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 1.54 ERA over his last two starts, with no walks and 17 strikeouts through 11 2/3 innings, but should still be viewed as a matchup play in most fantasy formats.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:35:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (toe) acknowledged that his toe isn't 100% yet, but he feels healthy enough to return to the majors after he finishes his rehab assignment with Class AAA Buffalo this weekend. He isn't concerned about returning and playing on the turf at Rogers Centre. Bautista is unsure if he'll immediately return to the outfield or serve as the designated hitter, and he was also non-committal about returning to the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats wasn't helping his fantasy owners in average this year (.230), but his power remains intact with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 235 at-bats. Bautista is a high-end outfielder in all leagues in a potent Toronto lineup, and he should be returned immediately to starting lineups if he's activated early next week. Ezequiel Carrera will be hurt the most by Bautista's return.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:02:20 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:31:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) stayed in the sauna too long Thursday, July 21, and then became lightheaded and fell in the shower and hurt his knee, according to manager John Gibbons. Gibbons noted Martin will miss a "couple days."
Fantasy Tip: Josh Thole will see time behind the plate with Martin out, but Thole owns a .160/.253/.210 slash line. Continue to view the backup catcher as a desperation fantasy option. Martin should be held onto in all fantasy formats.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:27:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There could be a slight injury risk in starting Estrada Friday, but he's been an exceptional hurler for Toronto. Since joining the Jays in 2015, Estrada owns a 3.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 230 strikeouts through 285 1/3 innings. View Estrada as a solid mid-rotation arm for your virtual staff.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:12:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Barney is batting .297 with three home runs and 15 RBI through 192 at-bats this season. He is worth owning in AL-only fantasy leagues and should be viewed as a productive source of cap relief in daily contests.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:41:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is batting .390 with five home runs and 17 RBI through 59 at-bats and continues to be a must-start option at the hot corner in all fantasy formats.
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