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Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Goins is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.
Impact: Goins will get a day off after starting nine straight games for the Blue Jays. Munenori Kawasaki will start at second base in Goins' place.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gose is not in the lineup Monday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: Jose Bautista will get a rare start in center field, giving Gose his first day off in almost two weeks. Nobody can doubt Gose's speed and throwing arm, both of which make him an appealing defensive option, but his lack of pop and ability to hit for average make him a one-dimensional fantasy contributor.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles, the National Post reports.
Impact: Lind will get his first day off since mid-August, as Danny Valencia slides over to first base Monday in Baltimore. After posting a .268 average in August, Lind has a hit in 17 of 41 September at-bats (.415).
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reyes went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one stolen base Monday against the Orioles.
Impact: Reyes is heating up as he is 8-for-20 with six runs scored over his last five games. Although the Blue Jays are unlikely to make the playoffs, Reyes is at least making a push to end the season on a high note.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman lost Monday against the Orioles as he pitched six innings and allowed five runs, nine hits and two walks to go along with three strikeouts.
Impact: Stroman has had some rough starts of late as he has allowed five earned runs in four of his last eight starts to increase his ERA from 3.03 to 3.80. He has shown plenty of promise this season, but might be tiring down the stretch of his rookie season.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion hit a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
Impact: Encarnacion has gone deep in two consecutive games and is now up to 32 home runs on the season. He's chipped in 85 RBI and is currently sporting a .262/.351/.555 slash line.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Impact: Lind, who is slashing .327/.392/.500 this season, has homered in both of his last two games and is working on a seven-game hitting streak. During the streak, he's hitting .458 with a triple, two doubles and seven RBI in addition to the two home runs.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle gave up nine hits and four earned runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Impact: Buehrle, who struck out one and walked one, has gone at least six innings in five straight starts. He'll take a 3.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 106:43 K:BB ratio into Friday's start at Yankee Stadium.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Impact: Rasmus has not started a game since September began, but he will get a start Sunday in place of Kevin Pillar. Rasmus is 4-for-11 with a double against Sunday's starter for the Rays, Chris Archer.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pillar is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Impact: Pillar started the last seven games in left field, but he will get a day off after going 0-for-5 over his last two contests. Colby Rasmus will enter the lineup Sunday in Pillar's place.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Josh Thole will handle his normal duties as R.A. Dickey's personal catcher, as Navarro sits following an 0-for-4, three-strikeout performance Friday. Despite the poor showing, Navarro is still batting .379 with two homers so far in September.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Happ tossed seven strong innings in Friday's loss to the Rays, giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Impact: Happ was certainly a tough luck loser on Friday night, as a solo homer in the third inning was enough to hand him a defeat. However, this outing was encouraging from the 31-year-old southpaw, as he had struggled to a lofty 5.72 ERA over his previous five starts. Happ will look to build off of this effort Wednesday in Baltimore.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle's next start has been moved up to Sunday against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Buehrle has had the Rays' number this season, with just eight earned runs and 34 hits allowed over 34.2 innings, so the Blue Jays will move him up and push Marcus Stroman back to Monday. Thanks to Thursday's off day, Buehrle will still be on normal rest.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman's next start has been pushed back to Monday against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: The 23-year-old hasn't fared particularly well against the Rays this season, with seven earned runs allowed over 11 innings, so the Blue Jays will instead start Mark Buehrle in the finale against Tampa. Stroman, who tossed a complete game three-hitter his last time out, will now go Monday against Baltimore, a team he's yet to face this season.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman's next start could be moved back from Sunday against the Rays to Tuesday against the Orioles, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: The Jays haven't made a final decision yet, but Mark Buehrle is available on regular rest to face the Rays on Sunday, and the veteran left-hander has fared better against Tampa Bay than the rookie has this season.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle could move up to start Sunday against the Rays, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: With an off-day in the schedule, the Jays have the flexibility of moving Marcus Stroman back if desired. Stroman has been knocked around in his two starts against the Rays, while Buehrle has gone 2-0 with a 2.08 in five starts against Tampa Bay, which may be enough for manager John Gibbons to make the switch.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hutchison struck out 10 and walked one while giving up one run on four hits over 6.1 innings against the Cubs in a winning effort Wednesday.
Impact: While it has been an inconsistent season for the young right-hander (the outing lowered his ERA to 4.36), he's been pitching well recently with four consecutive quality starts under his belt. All signs point to Hutchison having a rotation spot for the Jays again in 2015, while there could be room for further growth as he continues to make up for development time that he lost to Tommy John surgery in 2013.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pillar is in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Wednesday will be the sixth straight start for Pillar, who has taken over left field duties since Melky Cabrera's season-ending injury. Pillar has filled in well, with three straight multi-hit games, and figures to remain the starting left fielder for the rest of the season. He doesn't carry much power or speed potential, but he's shown the ability to uphold a high batting average throughout his minor league career.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Encarnacion went 3 for 5 with a double in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Cubs.
Impact: He's hitting .286 with three homers and five RBIs over his last nine games.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Bautista continued to produce Tuesday with a double and four RBIs in a 9-2 win over the Cubs.
Impact: Bautista is batting .333 with eight homers and 19 RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle (11-9) earned the win against the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits while fanning three and not issuing a walk over seven innings.
Impact: This was the veteran's first W since July 30 against the Red Sox (seven starts prior). Buehrle's walks have been down throughout that span, however, as he's impressively dished out just three free passes over his last 36 innings, something that has kept his WHIP in check by offsetting the 46 hits allowed during that time. He may have another tough time missing bats in his next start against first-place Baltimore on Monday.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Stroman threw a three-hit shutout in Monday's 8-0 win over the Chicago Cubs for his first career complete game.
Impact: The rookie has won three straight starts with a 1.19 ERA and .188 opponents' batting average.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro went 2-for-3 with two RBI, one run scored and one double Monday against the Cubs.
Impact: Navarro has recorded at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games, raising his average from .271 to .285 in the process. He is having the best offensive season of his career as he also has 12 home runs and a career-high 65 RBI.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bautista went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and one walk Monday against the Cubs.
Impact: Bautista is scorching hot as he has hit a home run in eight of his last 12 games. He is an elite power option for fantasy owners as he now has 32 home runs and 92 RBI for the season.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman won Monday against the Cubs as he allowed three hits and recorded eight strikeouts in a complete game shutout.
Impact: Stroman has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last three starts and lowered his ERA to 3.53 for the season with Monday's sparkling outing. He has 10 wins in his rookie season and looks like a promising young starter for Toronto's rotation.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Bautista continue his home-run barrage Sunday, hitting his 31st in a 3-1 win at Boston.
Impact: Bautista is hitting .348 with seven home runs and 12 RBIs over his last 11 games.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jenkins (hand) underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a fracture in his right hand, Blue Jays' play-by-play man Mike Wilner reports.
Impact: The right-hander took a pitch off of his hand during batting practice last week and, consequently, will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. A four-to-six week recovery period is expected before he'll return to baseball activities.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cabrera (finger) underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured finger, Blue Jays' play-by-play man Mike Wilner reports.
Impact: Cabrera left Friday's game after sustaining the finger injury and was later ruled out for the remainder of the season after it was revealed that he suffered a fractured pinky. Cabrera concludes the season batting .301 with 73 RBI and 16 home runs in 568 at-bats.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickey held the Red Sox to six hits and one run over seven innings Sunday. He struck out four and didn't allow a walk in the win.
Impact: Dickey was sharp, tossing 79 of his 112 pitches for strikes. The knuckleballer, who has given up only four earned runs over his last three starts spanning 20 innings, will face Tampa Bay in his next assignment Saturday.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bautista went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Toronto's 3-1 win over Boston on Sunday.
Impact: He provided all of the Blue Jays' offense with the home run, which came off Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning. Bautista, who has homered in seven of his last 11 games, is sporting a .288/.398/.529 slash line to go with 31 home runs and 89 RBI for the season.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Navarro will get the day game off Sunday following a string of four straight starts behind the plate for the Blue Jays. Josh Thole will catch Sunday and bat sixth for the Red Sox.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Rasmus appears to be a mainstay on the bench for the Blue Jays at this point even after Melky Cabrera suffered a season-ending injury Friday. Anthony Gose has taken on the duties in center field, while Kevin Pillar is the starter in left.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Happ fanned five and walked three while allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Impact: Happ took the loss, dropping his season record to 9-9. He'll look to reach the double-digit wins plateau in his next outing Friday against the Rays at Rogers Centre.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Encarnacion homered in Friday's loss at Boston to reach 30 home runs for a third straight season.
Impact: He has three homers in his last five games, though it's been just a 4-for-19 stretch.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Bautista reached the 30-home run mark for the first time since 2011 in Friday's loss at Boston.
Impact: He's homered six times in nine games.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.
Impact: An injury suffered by Melky Cabrera apparently was not enough for Rasums to get back into the lineup, as both Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose will start the game over him. Including Saturday's game, Rasmus has started just two of the last 10 contests for the Blue Jays.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Cabrera will undergo season-ending surgery next week after fracturing his right pinkie finger Friday night.
Impact: The Toronto Blue Jays' left fielder appeared to be injured when he went back into first base in the third inning in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid being picked off by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. He ends his season with a .301 batting average, 16 homers and 73 RBIs.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against Boston on Friday night.
Impact: Earlier in the game, teammate Jose Bautista slammed his 30th long ball of the year, and not to be outdone, Encarnacion launched his 30th just a couple innings later. Now with 81 RBI and a .260 average to go with those 30 home runs, he and Bautista could terrorize opposing pitchers as they vie for the team lead in dingers.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bautista was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Blue Jays' extra-innings loss to Boston on Friday night.
Impact: He has really been on a roll and has 30 home runs and 86 RBI to go with a .287 average. Obviously, Bautista is a must-play in all formats, but when he's hot, he gives his owners something to look forward to almost every night.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janssen was battered again Friday night, allowing three runs on five hits while recording just one out to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in a 9-8 extra-innings loss to Boston.
Impact: Janssen has endured an absolutely miserable second half with a combination of poor location and bad luck, probably made worse by a balky shoulder he has pitched through all season. His ERA has ballooned to 4.38, and there is a good chance young Aaron Sanchez will see many of the save opportunities over the remainder of the year.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hutchison turned in a quality start Friday night, allowing three runs on six hits, walking two and striking out six over six innings, but came away with no decision against the Red Sox.
Impact: He needed 103 pitches (just 65 for strikes) to cover the six innings, and he was in and out of trouble much of the night. He enjoyed a good share of success early on, but has been inconsistent the last couple months.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cabrera (finger) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fracture to his pinky finger Friday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: Cabrera suffered the injury diving back to first base Friday. He had a very good bounce-back season, ending with a .301/.351/.458 slash line and 16 home runs.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Norris struck out David Ortiz to end a Boston rally in the seventh inning Friday in his major-league debut.
Impact: The red-hot Ortiz was the only batter Norris faced. He will get a long look during September and provides the Blue Jays with another young arm with considerable upside.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morrow made his first appearance for Toronto since May 2 when he suffered a finger injury that sidelined him for four months. He allowed a leadoff single before retiring the next two hitters on groundballs.
Impact: Morrow is slated to pitch in relief for the remainder of this season, but it was an encouraging outing as he hit 98 mph with his fastball. He'll try to get himself prepared for then 2015 season.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Buehrle was back in top form Thursday in a 1-0 win in Tampa Bay but was denied the decision.
Impact: The left-hander allowed five hits in eight scoreless innings but is still just 1-8 with a 4.42 ERA in 16 starts since June 7.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cabrera left Friday's game with a right pinky injury and will have precautionary X-rays taken, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
Impact: Cabrera's injury apparently stemmed from a play in the top of the third inning where he was picked off at first base. He stayed in the game until the sixth inning, however.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Francisco is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Francisco's playing time has completely dried up -- he has made just two starts since Aug. 19 -- with manager John Gibbons having handed the reins at third base over to Danny Valencia. The 27-year-old Francisco has clubbed 16 homers this year but is batting just .223 with a .295 OBP, so it's no guarantee he'll receive a major league contract in the offseason.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus is out of the lineup again Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Despite his late-game heroics Thursday night -- he homered to break a scoreless tie in the 10th inning -- Rasmus will find himself on the bench for a fourth straight game Friday and for the seventh time in the last nine games. Rasmus now has 17 homers on the year, but he's getting on base at just a .289 clip and it seems manager John Gibbons is intent on evaluating some of the team's other options over the remainder of the year, with Rasmus set to become a free agent in 2015.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Jenkins will miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his pitching hand Thursday, making him the second Toronto pitcher in two days to get hurt during pregame warmups.
Impact: Jenkins was hit by a batted ball while shagging flies before Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay and will be sidelined four to six weeks. He is 1-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season. The injury came one day after knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, standing in the left-field corner, was struck in the head by a drive hit by Rays slugger Evan Longoria during batting practice.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus swatted a pinch-hit home run in the top of the 10th inning during Thursday's 1-0 win at Tampa Bay.
Impact: It was Rasmus' first action since Sunday, as it appears as though Toronto is going to look at other outfielders down the stretch, notably Anthony Gose. Rasmus, who is batting just .228, still has some power, as his game-winning homer was his 17th long ball of the season.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle was strong in Thursday's start at Tampa Bay, tossing eight scoreless innings with four strikeouts. He scattered five singles and issued just one walk, recording a no-decision.
Impact: Buehrle clearly pitched well enough to win, but was matched by opposing starter Jake Odorizzi. Other than Buehrle's nice outing Thursday, he has been mediocre in his last 10 starts, posting a 5.75 ERA in 51.2 innings. Going back even further, Buehrle has just two wins in his last 17 outings, while making only eight quality starts during that period. Still, he normally chews up some innings and plays for a potential playoff team, so he could get back on track in the wins department over the final three weeks. He'll make just one start next week, and that will be at home against the Cubs.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janssen pitched a scoreless 10th inning to record his 21st save of the season in Thursday's 1-0 win at Tampa Bay.
Impact: Rookie Aaron Sanchez, who had converted two of Toronto's previous three save chances, was not available after pitching consecutive games, so the team turned to Janssen on Thursday. He did allow a one-out walk, but retired two straight batters to nail down the save. While Janssen is being phased out of the closer role in favor of Sanchez, it appears the veteran righty could still get save opportunities moving forward, especially if Sanchez is unavailable. In any event, it might be prudent to hang on to Janssen until this situation gains a little more clarity.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Lind had a season-high four hits, including a double, in Wednesday's 7-4 win at Tampa Bay.
Impact: Lind, who has been plagued by injuries, had been hitting .200 with four doubles over his previous 18 games.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jenkins will miss four-to-six weeks due to a fractured right hand, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.
Impact: Jenkins was taking batting practice prior to Thursday's game when he was hit in the hand with a pitch. It's a rough end to the season for the right-hander, who posted a 2.56 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 31.2 innings in the big leagues.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sanchez appears to have displaced Casey Janssen as the Blue Jays' closer, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: While the closing situation is still a bit foggy, Janssen has been brutal in the second half, resulting in manager John Gibbons' increased willingness to turn over the ninth-inning to Sanchez, who was reeled in two of the team's last three save chances. Sanchez will be unavailable for the next two days in an attempt to curb his workload, but it sounds like when he's fresh, he'll be Gibbons' top choice when save situations arise. Though his ultimate destiny is the rotation after he entered the season as the team's top pitching prospect, Sanchez's excellent arsenal and velocity have allowed him to find success in the bullpen as a rookie. He's compiled a 1.52 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 22 strikeouts over 23.2 innings, and with more saves set to come his way, he should notice a surge in ownership.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Aaron Sanchez picking up two of the last three save chances for the Blue Jays, it appears Janssen is being phased out of the closer's role, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: Though manager John Gibbons said that Janssen would be his top ninth-inning option the next two days while Sanchez rests due to his recent high workload, the veteran closer openly acknowledged that he understands Gibbons' willingness to "ride the hot hand." After getting off to a great start upon returning from the DL in May, Janssen has seen his effectiveness wane since the All-Star break, supplying a 7.47 ERA over his 15.2 innings since that time. Meanwhile, Sanchez, a top starting pitching prospect who joined the Toronto bullpen in an effort by the organization to manage his innings, has emerged as the club's top reliever and should continue to see further work in save situations. If he's not gathering saves, Janssen and his anemic strikeout rate present little utility as a middle reliever, where ratios drive most of the fantasy value.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a two-run home run in the Jays' win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
Impact: He has put together a solid season and now has 12 home runs and 61 RBI to go with a respectable .283 average. He gets the majority of the work behind the plate with the Jays and can be a useful catcher in most fantasy formats.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in Toronto's win over the Rays on Wednesday night.
Impact: He hasn't produced his typical power numbers -- he has just four home runs -- but Lind continues to terrorize right-handed pitchers with a .317 average. He rarely plays against southpaws so his value is limited in leagues without daily lineup changes, but he's a fantasy asset when he is in Toronto's lineup.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sanchez recorded his second save with a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just one hit, in a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
Impact: Interestingly, Sanchez entered the game to start the ninth in a save situation. After he allowed a two-out single, regular closer Casey Janssen began to warm up, but Sanchez struck out Ben Zobrist to end the game. It appeared Janssen, who has struggled recently, was healthy and available, but Sanchez got the nod. He may continue to be an option in at least some save situations, making him worthy of a flyer for those looking for help in that category.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman allowed two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four over six innings in a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
Impact: Stroman (9-5, 3.83 ERA) weathered a 30-minute power outage in the third inning and returned to complete six solid innings. He cruised through four, but was challenged when the Rays began to put runners on base in the fifth and sixth. He is a bright spot in the rotation despite the need to work on his delivery from the stretch. He'll get the Cubs at the Rogers Centre his next time out.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Reyes homered and had three RBIs in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Impact: Reyes had three RBIs over his previous eight games combined.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kawasaki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Kawasaki has been holding down regular duty at either second or third base mostly since the All-Star break, but aside from a .271 average on the season, he's been mostly a non-entity in the fantasy game. He could share duties at either position with Steve Tolleson, Ryan Goins and Danny Valencia the rest of the way, with the Blue Jays likely content to ride the hot bats.
Wed. Sep 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: It looks like Rasmus' playing time is going to dwindle after the Blue Jays added Anthony Gose, Dalton Pompey and John Mayberry to the outfield mix over the last few days. Given Rasmus' .287 on-base percentage and mounting strikeout totals, it's hard to fault manager John Gibbons for the decision. The talented but enigmatic outfielder could be dealt elsewhere in the offseason, which may help resuscitate a career that remains stuck in neutral.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickey (11-12) earned the win Tuesday, tossing seven innings of two-hit, two-run ball against the Rays. He also walked three and fanned six.
Impact: Dickey had his knuckler dancing in this one, and the two hits were the fewest he's allowed in an outing all season. He also brought his ERA back down below 4.00 (3.94), and kept the ball in the ballpark for just the second time in six starts. Dickey will take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox in his next outing Sunday.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hague was designated for assignment Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Hague was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Aug. 18, but barely lasted two weeks on the 40-man roster. The 29-year-old has posted some useful numbers during his time in the minors, but he's well past prospect status and was unworthy of a roster spot with the Blue Jays boasting a full stable of first base/DH types.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mastroianni was designated for assignment Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Mastroianni, 29, is just a journeyman outfielder at this stage of his career, and as such, the Blue Jays wanted to give a more promising prospect in Dalton Pompey his first taste of major league action. Mastroianni's removal from the 40-man roster effectively clears the way for Pompey's promotion.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | STATS
News: The Toronto Blue Jays activated first baseman Dan Johnson from the disabled list.
Impact: Johnson missed a month with a strained left hamstring.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | STATS
News: The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Brandon Morrow from the disabled list.
Impact: Morrow had been sidelined because of an injured right finger since early May.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays recalled Kottaras from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Impact: Kottaras was called up to provide the Blue Jays with a third catcher on the roster. As a veteran and the third guy on the depth chart, expect his playing time to be sparse.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays activated Johnson (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday.
Impact: Johnson missed a month due to his hamstring injury, but he will be available for the Blue Jays in September. Expect him to serve primarily as a pinch hitter.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays activated Morrow (finger) from the disabled list Tuesday.
Impact: Morrow will return to the big club after missing the last four months with a troublesome finger injury. Morrow started for the Blue Jays earlier this season, but given the length of his absence and his injury history, he will work out of the bullpen for the big club the rest of the way.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays recalled Nolin from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Impact: Nolin pitched well in the minors this season, posting a 3.50 ERA over 17 Triple-A starts. He is a candidate to start for the Blue Jays down the road but likely will work out of the bullpen this September.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays recalled Gose from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Impact: Gose figures to serve as a part-time player off the bench initially, but if the Blue Jays fall out of the playoff race, he could see a few starts in the outfield and provide fantasy owners with a few steals over the season's final weeks.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays recalled Goins from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Impact: Goins will return to the Blue Jays after spending the last three weeks in the minors. He posted just a .484 OPS in 43 games with the big club earlier this season, but could see some starts at second base if the Blue Jays fall out of the playoff race.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blue Jays transferred Lawrie (back) to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.
Impact: Lawrie was not expected to resume playing anytime soon, so the Blue Jays decided to move him on the 60-day disabled list to open up space on the 40-man roster. Given that he will not be eligible to be activated from the disabled list until September, don't expect him to make any further fantasy impact this season.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.
Impact: The 30-year-old Mayberry hit .213 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games for the Phillies this season. He'd been on the disabled list since July 21 because of inflammation in his left wrist, and was expected to be activated Monday.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Hutchison had his second straight strong outing Saturday, allowing one hit over seven innings in a 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Impact: The right-hander also fanned nine. He appears to have turned things around with an 0.69 ERA in his last two starts.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Bautista homered in his fourth straight game in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Impact: The slugger matched his career-best home run streak set in 2009.