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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion leaves the yard

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:47:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 27th home run of the season against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion continues to make his case to break the bank as a free agent this offseason, as his homer total ranks third in the majors, while his 87 RBI leads all of baseball. The .265 average is a bit disappointing but right in line with his career mark. It's also the only criticism owners can level on Encarnacion, who needs to be started in fantasy any time he is in the Blue Jays' lineup.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ sets career high for wins

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:28:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ won his seventh straight decision and improved to 13-3 on the season in a mostly dominant effort against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, July 24, allowing a single and four walks while fanning six over as many innings.

Fantasy Tip: The walk total was a bit surprising since Happ issued one more free pass Sunday than he had in his previous four starts combined. Nevertheless, the 33-year-old southpaw has seemingly regained his previous form after posting a 5.28 ERA in June (3-0 with a 1.48 ERA in four July outings). Happ will be an average fantasy start at best in his next turn - Saturday versus the Baltimore Orioles - but is well worth leaving in your lineup anyway.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak not in the lineup

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:28:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, July 24. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting first.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is hitting .302 with five RBI this month and has a .282 average with one home run and four RBI against left-handed pitchers. Owners in daily fantasy leagues can considered Barney as a sleeper option for their lineup. Encarnacion and Donaldson should be started in all leagues.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin remains sidelined

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:24:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, July 24. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Thole will continue to start as long as Martin is dealing with his knee injury but probably should not be used outside of AL-only and two-catcher leagues.

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Blue Jays | Drew Storen designated for assignment

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:48:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Drew Storen has been designated for assignment. In a corresponding move, RP Ryan Tepera has been promoted from Class AAA Buffalo.

Fantasy Tip: Storen has been a colossal disappointment this season, going 1-3 with three saves and a 6.21 ERA in 38 appearances for the Blue Jays, with 10 walks and 32 strikeouts over 33 1/3 innings. However, don't be surprised if another team takes a flier on him based on his previous success with the Washington Nationals. Tepera is a 28-year-old right-hander who possesses no fantasy value.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders haunts former team again

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.

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Blue Jays | Chris Colabello activated, cut

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:27:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello was reinstated from the restricted list Saturday, July 23, and then designated for assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Colabello had a breakout year with Toronto in 2015 with a .321 average, 15 home runs and 54 RBI, but a performance-enhancing drug suspension has ruined his standing with the Jays this season, and it's unlikely he'll make noise with them again. If you were holding him in deeper formats you can cut bait now.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin feeling better

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:36:08 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is feeling better but is still considered day-to-day at this point, according to manager John Gibbons.

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.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not in the lineup

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.

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Blue Jays | Andrew Cashner an option for Toronto

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:57:35 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner is receiving trade interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, but the two sides have not made progress because they have not agreed on his value, according to sources.

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.

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Blue Jays | Toronto looking at Melvin Upton

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:56:45 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is receiving trade interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

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.

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Blue Jays | Marco Estrada solid in return

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.

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Blue Jays | Toronto looking at CC Sabathia

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:46:06 -0700

A Toronto Blue Jays scout was present at New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia's start against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, July 21.

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.

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Blue Jays | Toronto looking at Andrew Cashner

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:25:46 -0700

A Toronto Blue Jays scout was present at San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner's start against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 21.

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.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista says he's ready

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.

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Toronto Blue Jays Player News

Adams David 3B
Ahrens Kevin 3B
Alford Anthony OF
Alvarez Hector C
Anderson Charles OF
Anderson Jacob OF
Antolin Dustin RP
Arce Kevin DH
Armstrong Jason SS
Arnold Jason P
Avendano Javier P
Ayala Luis RP
Baksh Jonathan OF
Baligod Nicholas OF
Barney Darwin 2B
Bartlett Cody SS
Bautista Jose OF
Beck Chad P
Berti Jonathan SS
Biagini Joseph P
Bibens-Dirkx Austin P
Bixler Brian SS
Blackwell Chad P
Blank Matt P
Brito Jose P
Broadway Lance SP
Broussard Colby P
Brown Domonic OF
Brummett Tyson P
Buckwalter Ross P
Bull Brian P
Burns Andy 3B
Burns Cory RP
Bush Dave P
Calderone Adam OF
Campbell Scott 2B
Campos Juan P
Cardona Adonis P
Carnevale Hunter P
Carrera Ezequiel OF
Carroll Sawyer OF
Casilla Alexi 2B
Castro Luis SS
Cecil Brett RP
Ceciliani Darrell OF
Cenas Gabriel 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cheng Chi-Hung P
Chiaravalloti Vito OF
Colabello Chris 1B
Cole Taylor P
Collazo Willie P
Conde Greylor P
Condotta Steven SS
Core Daniel P
Cosby Robert INF
Cota Carlo INF
Crabbe Callix 2B
Crawford Evan P
Crowell Cody P
Cummings Jeremy P
Cutbertson Brad P
Davis D.J. OF
Davis Shane P
De Jong Jordan P
De La Cruz Aderly P
DeAza Andres OF
Denis-Fortier Kevin 1B
Dials Zach P
Diamond Scott SP
Dicken Randy P
Dickerson Chris OF
Dickey R.A. SP
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Matt 3B
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Dorn Danny OF
Dougher James P
Dragmire Brady P
Duncan Jeff OF
Ebarb Roger C
Eiland Eric OF
Emanuele Chris OF
Encarnacion Edwin 1B
Englebrook Evan P
Estrada Marco SP
Everts Clint SP
Farina Alan P
Fernandez Jonathan SS
Fernandez Luis INF
Floyd Gavin SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
Galarraga Joel C
Garbarino Mikal OF
Garcia Melvin OF
Garibaldi Anthony 3B
Garner Cole OF
Gilligan Kyle SS
Gindl Caleb OF
Ginley Kyle SP
Glenn Brad OF
Goedert Jared 1B
Goins Ryan 2B
Gonzales Tyler P
Gonzalez Rey SP
Grilli Jason RP
Guerrero Jr. Vladimir OF
Guillen Luillyn P
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Happ J.A. SP
Harang Daryl P
Harris Jon P
Hensley Matt P
Hernandez Fernando P
Hicks David 1B
Hill Danny P
Hinshaw Alex RP
Hoffpauir Jarrett INF
Hopkins Luke INF
Hurtado Erick P
Hutchison Drew SP
Hynes Colt RP
Isenberg Kurt P
Izturis Julio Cesar 2B
Jacobo Gabe 1B
Jenkins Stephen P
Jennings Nathan P
Jimenez A.J. C
Jimenez Alvido P
Johnson Zachary P
Kemp Beau P
Keng Po-Hsuan P
Klosterman Ryan INF
Korecky Bobby RP
Kotchman Casey 1B
Kountis Jonathan P
Kuzmic Craig C
Labour Jairo P
Lake Junior OF
Lane Matthew C
Langerhans Ryan OF
Lavarnway Ryan C
Lee Michael P
Leffler Robert P
Leroux Chris P
Letko Brian P
Liuzza Matthew C
Lopez Gregory INF
Lopez Wilton RP
Loup Aaron RP
Loveless Derrick OF
Lowe Ronald P
Lunch Michael P
Lundberg Spike P
Macaluso Michael SS
Magee Brandon P
Majewski Dustin OF
Malone Chris P
Marek Stephen P
Markwell Diegomar P
Marquez Robert P
Martin Russell C
Mathews Aaron OF
Matos Josue P
Matumoto Jo P
Maurer David P
McCoy Pat RP
McDonald Michael P
McGuigan Patrick P
McKenzie Casey P
McLaughlin Joey P
Medina Martin C
Mesa Melky OF
Mier Jiovanni SS
Montero Jesus 1B
Morales Franklin SP
Morgan Matt C
Mulholland Chad P
Munoz Luis X. C
Murphy Bill SP
Nakamura Michael RP
Nanita Ricardo OF
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
Nieves Effrain P
Nolan Kevin SS
O'Brien Daniel P
Ohka Tomo SP
Opitz Shane INF
Ormond Rodney P
Osuna Roberto RP
Overbey Seth P
Patterson Kevin 1B
Pentecost Max C
Perez Luis RP
Phillips Kyle C
Phillips Paul C
Pillar Kevin OF
Pineiro Joel SP
Pompey Dalton OF
Powers Greg 3B
Ramirez Ismael P
Register Steven P
Rich Dominic P
Rider Michael P
Robson Thomas P
Rodriguez Edward P
Rodriguez Kenny P
Rogers Adam P
Romero Davis P
Roney Matt RP
Roy Scott P
Sanchez Aaron SP
Sanchez Tony C
Santana Johan SP
Santos Alberto 2B
Santos Reid P
Saunders Michael OF
Schlereth Daniel RP
Schneider John C
Schultz Bo P
Scobee Shawn OF
Scobie Jason P
Scott Luke OF
Sequea Jorge INF
Serra Jorge P
Shealy Ryan 1B
Sikula Andrew P
Smith David OF
Smith Egan P
Smoak Justin 1B
Smoral Matt P
Snavely Christian OF
Spoone Chorye SP
Stansberry Craig INF
Starner Nathan P
Stidfole Alan P
Storen Drew RP
Strieby Ryan 1B
Stroman Marcus SP
Sweppenhiser Kelly INF
Tablado Raul OF
Talley Jonathan C
Tate Derek P
Taylor Drew P
Taylor Mitchell P
Taylor Nico OF
Tejada Francisco OF
Tepera Ryan P
Thole Josh C
Thomas Lane SS
Thompson Rich RP
Timm Jordan P
Tolisano John 2B
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Tulowitzki Troy SS
Uviedo Ronald P
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
Venditte Pat P
Vento Mike OF
Vermilyea Jamie P
Villatoro Denis P
Walrond Les P
Walter Kyle P
Wells Josh P
Wideman Aaron P
Williams Leslie P
Wilson Kenneth OF
Yates Kyle P
Zawadzki Lance SS
Zazueta Amadeo INF
Zeskind Ben OF
Zeuch T.J. P
Zinnicker John P

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Brown Dana TO
Fasano Sal TO
Gaston Cito TO
Gibbons John MAN
Hale DeMarlo TO
Hentgen Pat TO
Jacoby Brook TO
Johnson Dane TO
Knowles Darold TO
LaCava Tony GM
LaMar Chuck TO
Langford Rick TO
Leiper Tim TO
Malave Omar TO
Murphy Donnie TO
Owens Eric TO
Rincon Juan TO
Rivera Luis TO
Shapiro Mark TO
Walker Pete PC
Wedge Eric TO

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