Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 04 May 2015 22:16:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Travis has emerged as a reliable option at just $5,200 (or 10.4% of cap) in FantasyScore. Pretty good for a guy who had never been above the Double-A level before this season.
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:19:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro (hamstring) is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list during the team's current homestand, but it appears he will require more time for his hamstring strain to heal.
Fantasy Tip: Avoid Navarro ($2,100; 4.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a game or two. Even then, he will still be behind Russell Martin ($3,600; 7.2% of cap) on the depth chart.
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:18:44 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (rib) is expected to have an MRI Sunday, May 10, or Monday, May 11, to check the progress of his injured left rib. "If it has (improved) and he feels good, then we'll get him going," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Reyes will require a minor-league rehab assignment or not. FantasyScore owners have a while to wait until Reyes can return. Ryan Goins ($2,400; 4.8% of cap) continues to fill in at short, while 2B Devon Travis ($5,200; 10.4% of cap) is atop the lineup in Reyes' normal leadoff spot.
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:18:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) remains limited to designated hitter duties, and the team isn't expected to have him back in the field for at least another week. He has yet to resume throwing due to his sore right shoulder. "He's still quite sore. We're going to re-evaluated it here at the end of the (New York Yankees) series," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats ($5,800; 11.6% of cap) has been fighting through injury since April 21. With Bautista hogging up DH it is costing 1B Justin Smoak ($2,200; 4.4% of cap) at-bats, as Edwin Encarnacion ($5,800; 11.6% of cap) remains the primary first baseman.
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:17:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak has had limited at-bats in recent games, not due to poor performance but because OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is limited to designated hitter duties and 1B Edwin Encarnacion is the primary first baseman.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($2,200; 4.4% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until Bautista is finally able to throw and move back out into the field opening up ABs for the former Mariner.
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.
Mon, 04 May 2015 13:35:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Thole ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has become Dickey's personal catcher at this point, so this is no surprise. Consider Thole a low-end catching commodity at FantasyScore tonight.
Mon, 04 May 2015 13:22:46 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) won't resume throwing until later this week, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Bautista isn't expected to return to outfield duties until next week, at the earliest.
Fantasy Tip: With Bautista ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) mainly serving as the designated hitter while his shoulder recovers, Justin Smoak ($2,700, 5.4% of cap). Smoak last started a game April 26. Continue to avoid him at FantasyScore. Bautista remains in consideration for a daily lineup spot each and every night.
Mon, 04 May 2015 09:15:02 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Miguel Castro, who opened the year as the team's closer, was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo Sunday, May 3. Castro leads the club with four saves, but he gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday and has a 10.13 ERA with two losses and two blown saves in his last seven outings.
Fantasy Tip: Castro struggled after initially being handed the closer's role, and he'll likely work on his mechanics in the minors. With him out of the picture, Aaron Loup figures to move up to the eighth-inning setup role for closer Brett Cecil. Roberto Osuna is another reliever that could pitch in high-leverage situations late in games. Cecil is the man right now and should be owned everywhere, but this closing situation is far from stable.
Sun, 03 May 2015 14:05:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pompey earned the starting job but promptly hit .183 with 22 strikeouts in 83 at-bats. Remove him from your options immediately in daily leagues and stash him on your bench in deeper yearly leagues. As for an immediate replacement in Toronto, look at Kevin Pillar ($2,200, 4.4% of cap), who has had some great defensive plays in the outfield.
Sun, 03 May 2015 05:16:55 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is currently sporting a five-game hitting streak after hitting a single and double against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 2. Encarnacion is 8-for-20 with four runs and five RBI during the stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Over the previous 19 games, Encarnacion ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was 14-for-71 with 14 strikeouts. He has been a streaky hitter in the past and could be in the beginning stages of a scorching surge. FantasyScore players will want keep him in mind, especially when Encarnacion faces favorable pitching matchups.
Sat, 02 May 2015 18:06:02 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (collarbone) returned to the lineup after a one-game absence Saturday, May 2, going 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Travis ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) picked right up where he left off and showed no signs of lingering effects from the injury. He should be safe to use at FantasyScore going forward.
Sat, 02 May 2015 02:18:02 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed eight runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings Friday, May 1, against the Cleveland Indians. This came on top of allowing five runs on 13 hits in his previous start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Fantasy Tip: Buehrle ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) may be having his second-half slump a little early. Two bad games in a row are reason for concern, and Buehrle owners may want to pull back a bit.
Fri, 01 May 2015 13:46:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Estrada has pitched 10 2/3 innings of relief and owns a 0.84 ERA in six outings out of the bullpen for Toronto. His addition to the rotation will instantly make him a waiver wire target in deep AL-only leagues. He'll start out as a very cheap FantasyScore pitching option that could be a sleeper while facing the right teams.
Fri, 01 May 2015 13:33:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Expect Martin's ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) tenure in the cleanup spot to be short lived. However, it significantly boosts his fantasy value, as he'll hit behind the team's three best hitters. Martin is an excellent FantasyScore option at a shallow position Friday.
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