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Blue Jays | Devon Travis wins rookie honors

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:16:59 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis was named American League rookie of the month Monday, May 4, after posting six homers with a .325 average and .393 on-base percentage in April.

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.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro needs more time

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.

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Blue Jays | Jose Reyes to undergo MRI

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.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista still limited to DH

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.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak is odd-man out

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.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders having knee drained

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.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out Monday

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:35:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 4. C Josh Thole is catching and hitting sixth in the batting order against New York Yankees SP Chase Whitley.

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.

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Blue Jays | More DH duty for Jose Bautista

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.

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Blue Jays | Toronto sends Miguel Castro down

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.

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Blue Jays | Dalton Pompey demoted

Sun, 03 May 2015 14:05:58 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, May 2.

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.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion finding groove

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.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis back in the lineup

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.

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Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle hit hard again

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.

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Blue Jays | Marco Estrada enters Blue Jays rotation

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:46:30 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada is entering the starting rotation after the club optioned SP Daniel Norris to Triple-A Buffalo Friday, May 1.

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.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin batting fourth

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:33:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is batting fourth and starting behind the plate against the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 1.

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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Toronto Blue Jays Player News

Ahrens Kevin 3B
Albers Andrew P
Alford Anthony OF
Alford Anthony OF
Alvarez Hector C
Anderson Charles OF
Anderson Jacob OF
Aquino Jayson P
Arce Kevin DH
Armstrong Jason SS
Arnold Jason P
Avendano Javier P
Ayala Luis RP
Baksh Jonathan OF
Baligod Nicholas OF
Barnes Scott RP
Bartlett Cody SS
Barton Daric 1B
Bautista Jose OF
Beck Chad P
Berti Jonathan SS
Bibens-Dirkx Austin P
Blackwell Chad P
Blank Matt P
Brito Jose P
Broadway Lance SP
Broadway Michael P
Broussard Colby P
Brummett Tyson P
Buckwalter Ross P
Buehrle Mark SP
Bull Brian P
Burke Greg RP
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
Castro Luis SS
Castro Miguel RP
Cecil Brett RP
Cenas Gabriel 3B
Cheng Chi-Hung P
Chiaravalloti Vito OF
Colabello Chris 1B
Cole Taylor P
Collazo Willie P
Conde Greylor P
Condotta Steven SS
Copeland Scott P
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
Delabar Steve RP
Denis-Fortier Kevin 1B
Dials Zach P
Diaz Jonathan SS
Dicken Randy P
Dickerson Chris OF
Dickey R.A. SP
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Doubront Felix SP
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
Fox Jake 1B
Francis Jeff SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
Gailen Blake OF
Galarraga Joel C
Garbarino Mikal OF
Garcia Melvin OF
Garibaldi Anthony 3B
Gilligan Kyle SS
Gindl Caleb OF
Ginley Kyle SP
Glenn Brad OF
Goedert Jared 1B
Goins Ryan 2B
Gonzales Tyler P
Gonzalez Rey SP
Guillen Luillyn P
Guilmet Preston RP
Hague Matt 3B
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Harang Daryl P
Hendriks Liam SP
Hensley Matt P
Hernandez Fernando P
Hicks David 1B
Hill Danny P
Hinshaw Alex RP
Hoffman Jeff P
Hoffpauir Jarrett INF
Hopkins Luke INF
Hurtado Erick P
Hutchison Drew SP
Hynes Colt RP
Isenberg Kurt P
Izturis Julio Cesar 2B
Izturis Maicer 2B
Jacobo Gabe 1B
Jenkins Chad RP
Jenkins Stephen P
Jennings Nathan P
Jimenez A.J. C
Jimenez Alvido P
Johnson Zachary P
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Kemp Beau P
Keng Po-Hsuan P
Klosterman Ryan INF
Korecky Bobby RP
Kountis Jonathan P
Kuzmic Craig C
Labour Jairo P
Lane Matthew C
Langerhans Ryan OF
Lee Michael P
Leffler Robert 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
McDonald Michael P
McGuigan Patrick P
McKenzie Casey P
McLaughlin Joey P
Mesa Melky OF
Morgan Matt C
Mulholland Chad P
Munoz Luis X. C
Murphy Bill SP
Nakamura Michael RP
Nanita Ricardo OF
Navarro Dioner C
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
Nieves Effrain P
Nolan Kevin SS
Norris Daniel SP
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
Pompey Dalton OF
Powers Greg 3B
Ramirez Ismael P
Rasmussen Rob RP
Redmond Todd SP
Register Steven P
Reyes Jose SS
Rich Dominic P
Rider Michael P
Robson Thomas P
Rodriguez Edward P
Rodriguez Kenny P
Rodriguez Richard P
Rogers Adam P
Romero Davis P
Roney Matt RP
Roy Scott P
Sanchez Aaron SP
Santana Johan SP
Santiago Ramon 2B
Santos Alberto 2B
Santos Reid P
Saunders Michael OF
Schneider John C
Schultz Bo P
Scobee Shawn OF
Scobie Jason P
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
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
Tolleson Steven INF
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Uviedo Ronald P
Valencia Danny 3B
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
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
Wolf Randy SP
Yates Kyle P
Zawadzki Lance SS
Zazueta Amadeo INF
Zeskind Ben OF
Zinnicker John P

Anthopoulos Alex GM
Beeston Paul TO
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 TO
LaMar Chuck TO
Langford Rick TO
Leiper Tim TO
Malave Omar TO
Owens Eric TO
Rivera Luis TO
Walker Pete PC

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