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Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morrow (finger) struck out one during a scoreless inning at High-A Dunedin in his first rehab appearance, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: It's expected that Morrow will join the Jays when rosters expand Monday, and that he'll serve in a bullpen role.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cecil picked up the save Wednesday after recording the final four outs of the Jays' win over Boston.
Impact: Casey Janssen was roughed up Tuesday, while appearing in a game for the third time in four days. Cecil was positioned to benefit from Janssen's absence, and the save is his fifth of the season, but there is no indication that Janssen is on the brink of losing regular save opportunities following a pair of poor showings recently.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman struck out six and walked one while giving up two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over 7.2 innings to earn his eighth win of the season Wednesday.
Impact: After scuffling in three of his previous four starts, Stroman turned things around in a big way with Wednesday's performance. The rookie continues to show a steady ability to miss bats, and he'll face his next test Wednesday in Tampa Bay against the Rays.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | STATS
News: The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and designated Santos for assignment.
Impact: Santos is 0-3 with an 8.57 ERA in 26 games this season. He was also designated for assignment on July 21, but promoted again on Aug. 23 after a successful stint at Triple-A.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus (illness) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
Impact: For the second straight day, Kevin Pillar will man center field while Rasmus recovers from the illness. Rasmus should benefit from the Blue Jays' open date in the schedule Thursday, and could be healthy and ready to go for the team's weekend series with the Yankees.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santos was designated for assignment Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: After his call-up Sunday, Santos made two appearances, the latter of which was a disaster (three runs via two homers Tuesday). If he clears waivers, he'll return to Triple-A Buffalo, but his stay may be brief with rosters expanding in September.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jenkins was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: In 21 games with the big club this season, Jenkins recorded a 2.56 ERA, 1.263 WHIP, and 18:6 K:BB in 31.2 innings. He'll assume middle-relief duty for the Blue Jays, after Sergio Santos was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickey gave up three runs -- one earned -- on five hits over six innings while striking out six and walking two for no decision against the visiting Red Sox.
Impact: The 39-year-old knuckleballer was let off the hook on what would have been his 13th loss of the season by Jose Bautista, who went yard in the seventh to tie, 4-4. It will be interesting to see how Dickey performs in the season's final month -- especially if the Jays play themselves out of the playoff hunt -- and if he can finish above .500 (currently 10-12) for the fifth time in his 12-year career. His ERA is 4.00 with a 1.31 WHIP and 147 strikeouts in 175.2 innings (28 starts) this season.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rasmus was a late scratch Tuesday with an illness, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: It's not clear how serious the illness is, but Kevin Pillar will replace him in center field Tuesday.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Navarro has put up modest output at the plate over the last eight games, as he's hit .238 (5-for-21) with one homer, four RBI, three runs and three walks versus five strikeouts. In his stead, Josh Thole will man the backstop and bat eighth.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pillar was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Impact: Pillar has batted .323/.359/.509 with 10 homers and 59 RBI over 100 games with Triple-A Buffalo this season. He has also seen multiple short stints with the big league club, and Tuesday will mark his third of the season. Pillar will likely be on the team for the remainder of the season this time with the September roster expansion right around the corner.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reimold was designated for assignment Tuesday.
Impact: Reimold was hitting just .212/.283/.404 this season over 22 games with the Blue Jays. He will now have to decide whether to accept the assignment or become a free agent, with the latter most likely.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sanchez took his first major league loss Monday, allowing a run in the 10th inning against the Red Sox.
Impact: Sanchez was bested by Yoenis Cespedes, who singled home a run to give the Sox the victory. Sanchez has been very strong for the Blue Jays since coming to the big leagues, posting a 1.89 ERA and 0.63 WHIP in 19 innings out of the bullpen.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion provided most of the offense for the Blue Jays on Monday, doubling in a pair of runs in the ninth to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
Impact: The clutch double was Encarnacion's only hit in three at-bats against the Red Sox. The Jays' slugger has struggled since coming off the disabled list this month, collecting just six hits in 34 trips -- good for a .176 average.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Happ recorded a quality start in his no-decision Monday, holding the Red Sox to three runs in six innings.
Impact: Happ was in need of a good start after allowing four runs in 3.1 inning in his last start. The lefty was undone Monday by sixth-inning homers off the bats of Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. He'll try to keep the ball in the park and earn his ninth win against the Yankees this weekend.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janssen will be unavailable out of the bullpen Monday against the Red Sox, Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.
Impact: Janssen blew a save Saturday and nearly gave the game away Sunday before he was bailed out by Brett Cecil, but manager John Gibbons reiterated his support for the closer Monday. Instead, Janssen will just receive a rest due to his high workload of late, opening the door for either Cecil, Aaron Loup or Aaron Sanchez to pick up a save chance if one should materialize.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Hutchison gave up one run in six innings Sunday but couldn't earn his first win in three starts as the Blue Jays fell 2-1 in 10 innings to Tampa Bay.
Impact: Hutchison (8-11, 4.68 ERA) had allowed a combined 13 runs in 12 2-3 innings in back-to-back losses.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bautista was ejected in the sixth inning of Sunday's game for arguing balls and strikes.
Impact: The even-keel Bautista surprisingly lost his temper for a second and paid the price for it, finishing the day with an 0-for-3 line. He was replaced in the game by Nolan Reimold.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Francisco was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Jays' loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Impact: He drove in Toronto's only run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly. Playing time has become more and more erratic for Francisco as he continues to struggle at the plate. He's a power threat when in the lineup, but his high strikeout rate will also erode his batting average (.223) and likely cost him at-bats.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hutchison allowed just one run on six hits, walking two and striking out seven over six innings, but was left with a no-decision in a loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Impact: After a couple of horrendous outings, Hutchison got back on course in this one, but the Jays' offense continued to sputter and he left trailing 1-0 after six frames. He'll hope for better support when he takes on the Yankees at the Rogers Centre in his next start.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: The Blue Jays optioned Drabek to Triple-A Buffalo Sunday to clear a roster spot for right-hander Sergio Santos.
Impact: Drabek was recalled from Triple-A on Aug. 16 and had no record in three appearances with the Blue Jays, striking out five batters in three innings.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Santos was selected from Buffalo after Saturday's 5-4, 10-inning win over Tampa Bay, a game the Rays played under protest following a contentious replay review in the fourth inning.
Impact: Santos was 0-2 with a 7.78 ERA in 24 games with Toronto before being sent to the minors in late July.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Drabek was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: The Blue Jays will swap out Drabek for Sergio Santos in their bullpen, despite Drabek's solid production since joining the major league squad. The former top starting pitching prospect made two appearances in relief for the Jays, tossing three scoreless innings and striking out five batters. He'll likely be back with Toronto when rosters expand Sept. 1.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Valencia isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, John Iott of the National Post reports.
Impact: Valencia has settled into more of a full-time than a platoon role since he was acquired by the Jays, but he'll get a day out of the lineup Sunday while right-hander Chris Archer pitches for the Rays. The lefty-batting Juan Francisco takes Valencia's spot at third base.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morrow (finger) is still expected to rejoin the Jays in September, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Morrow was scheduled to throw batting practice in Dunedin on Saturday, but it's unclear if he's progressed far enough to this point to be activated immediately upon the expansion of rosters on Sept. 1.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McGowan scattered a walk and a hit while recording the final three outs of Saturday's game to pick up the victory in relief against Tampa Bay.
Impact: The game was completed under protest, leaving McGowan vulnerable to losing his win if the Rays' protest is successful. If it stands, the victory is his fifth of the season, as he continues to work as a middle reliever for the Jays.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buehrle struck out two and walked one while giving up three runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings against the Rays on Saturday.
Impact: The Jays eventually won the game in 10 innings, but it was finished under protest. Regardless of whether that bid is a success for the Rays, Buehrle won't factor in the decision for Saturday's game. The quality start was his first since July 30, and he'll look to keep the Yankees quiet in his next start Friday.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: Santos has been dominant at Triple-A, giving up zero earned runs with 16 strikeouts in 10.2 innings, and he'll likely start logging high-leverage innings right away in Toronto's bullpen.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Francisco is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.
Impact: Saturday's absence will mark Francisco's third in a row, with two coming against opposing right-handed pitchers. There has been no word of an injury, so it seems manager John Gibbons has just opted for an extended mental break for Francisco, who is 3-for-39 (.077 average) so far in August.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind is out of the lineup Friday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: With lefty Drew Smyly on the mound, Lind will predictably start the game on the bench, with Edwin Encarnacion playing first base, and Nolan Reimold starting at DH. The Jays have only given Lind 32 plate apperances against southpaws this season, and with a .069 batting average in those matchups, we expect him to continue to ride the bench against lefties going forward.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman struggled again Friday night, allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits, walking three and striking out six over five-plus innings of an 8-0 loss to the Rays.
Impact: After pitching very well for much of the season, this marks his second consecutive weak outing. He lacked command of the strike zone, needing 102 pitches (63 for strikes) to record 15 outs. After allowing the first three hitters to reach in the sixth (all of which scored) he was pulled. He's scheduled to face Boston in his next outing, but while he remains a high-upside starter, it's possible he could be wearing down a bit.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lawrie (back) is continuing his rehab in Arizona, but there's no timetable for his return, SportsNet's Megan Robinson reports. "When he'll be back, I have no idea, nobody knows," manager John Gibbons said.
Impact: He has played in just one game since June 22, and it's a complete mystery as to if or when he'll rejoin the Blue Jays this season. Those in deeper leagues may have no choice but to stash him, but it may be time to look for help elsewhere in standard formats.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Reyes went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win in Milwaukee.
Impact: Reyes is batting .406 in his last 14 games.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickey struck out four and walked one while giving up five runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings in a winning effort Wednesday.
Impact: The Toronto offense put up a five-run sixth inning, enabling Dickey to earn the victory on a day where he wasn't particularly tough to hit. The five-run outing nudged his ERA back above 4.00 for the season (4.08), but the victory was his 10th of the year and third since the All-Star break.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thole went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Impact: Sporadic playing time continues to be the norm for Thole, who often finds a spot start when R.A. Dickey is on the hill and when Dioner Navarro is in need of a day off.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bautista went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Jays' win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Impact: The blast was Bautista's 24th of the season, and it came as part of a five-run sixth inning that put the Jays on top for good Wednesday. For the season, Bautista has put together his best slash line (.290/.406/.512) since 2011, and he's got an opportunity to return to the 30-homer mark with just over five weeks remaining in the regular season.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers, Brendan Kennedy of Toronto Star reports.
Impact: As is tradition, Navarro will give way Wednesday to backup catcher Josh Thole, who serves as the personal backstop to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Brewers, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: Lind will be squeezed out of the lineup again Wednesday with no DH spot available. Look for him to return to regular action during the weekend series with the Rays.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Redmond gave up two runs on three hits while covering two innings out of the bullpen in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Impact: Redmond has been a steadying presence in the Toronto bullpen for much of the season, but he's hit a rough patch recently. He's now given up seven runs over his last 2.2 innings.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Happ (8-8) was thumped for four runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings as the Blue Jays dropped Tuesday's game to the Brewers.
Impact: Happ put himself in trouble from the get-go, giving up three doubles in the first inning as the Brewers raced to a 2-0 lead. He didn't have much success finding the strike zone thereafter, either, and manager John Gibbons ended up pulling him after 70 pitches. It was Happ's shortest start since he failed to get out of the third inning against the Angels on May 10.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: The Blue Jays are without the DH option in Milwaukee and Lind will be the casualty Tuesday, with Edwin Encarnacion manning first and Juan Francisco at third against right-hander Mike Fiers. Lind, who is 4-for-14 since returning from a foot injury, will likely sit primarily against lefties.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hague was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays and promptly optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Recently designated for assignment by the Pirates, Hague belted 14 homers en route to a .267/.365/.448 line in 330 at-bats at Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He'll provide organizational depth at first base.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
Impact: Reyes, who extended his hitting streak to nine games in the defeat, has gone 17-for-42 (.405) during the successful run. The 31-year-old shortstop has been on fire in August, hitting .381 with five doubles, four RBI and three steals in 63 at-bats.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two walks in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
Impact: Encarnacion (quad) recently returned from the disabled list and it hasn't taken him very long to find his groove again. The slugger owns a .274/.365/.585 slash line in 340 at-bats this season.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hutchison got through seven innings Sunday, but was tagged for eight hits and seven runs in a 7-5 loss to the White Sox.
Impact: After a horrid opening inning in which he coughed up a grand slam and a two-run homer, Hutchison settled down nicely, but the damage had already been done. The right-hander has allowed 15 hits and 13 earned runs over his last two starts (12.2 innings), and his ERA has risen from 4.39 to 4.81 as a result. Hutchison will try to bounce back next Sunday at home versus Tampa Bay.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Impact: Navarro will sit for the day game after an 0-for-2 night at the plate Saturday. Josh Thole will start behind the plate and bat ninth.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: The Toronto Blue Jays have bolstered their weary bullpen by recalling Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.
Impact: The 26-year-old Drabek began the season in Buffalo's rotation, but moved to the bullpen in mid-June. He had a 3-1 record with a 2.77 ERA in 16 relief appearances with the Bisons.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday night, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: The Jays may not have a use for Johnson now that Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind are both healthy, which could lead to an eventual return to Triple-A Buffalo for Johnson upon the conclusion of his rehab assignment.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Drabek was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Impact: Drabek moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo in early July, and his last 10 appearances are reflective of his potential (five earned runs on 17 hits and no walks to go with nine strikeouts in 13 innings). Expect the 26-year-old hurler to be contained to low-leverage situations.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion (quad) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Encarnacion was expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Friday, and that now appears to be the case. The club already got back Adam Lind earlier in the week, and now the other half of the first base and DH platoon will return as well. Anthony Gose will be optioned to make room for the 31 year-old.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lind went 2-for-4 with a couple of singles, one RBI and a run scored in Friday's 11-5 loss to the White Sox.
Impact: Now 4-for-11 at the plate since this past Tuesday's return from a five-week DL stint, Lind has come back into the fold swinging a hot bat for the Blue Jays. If the 31-year-old veteran can find a way to stay healthy down the stretch, he could put up nice numbers from the middle of a strong Toronto lineup.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stroman lasted only two-thirds of an inning Friday night, surrendering five earned runs on five hits while striking out one in an 11-5 loss to the White Sox.
Impact: Coming off of a strong nine-inning performance versus the Tigers last Saturday, Stroman struggled mightily Friday night and failed to escape the first frame. After posting a 2.18 ERA across 10 starts in June and July, the rookie right-hander has now been hit hard in 2-of-3 outings this month. With a career-high 122.2 innings between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo already under his belt this year, Stroman could certainly be wearing down a bit.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jenkins has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The corresponding move will be announced Saturday. Jenkins gave up one run on five hits over 2.2 innings after starter Marcus Stroman failed to get out of the first inning Friday night. The Jays will almost certainly add a fresh arm to their bullpen for Saturday's game after six relievers combined to toss 7.1 frames Friday night.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: The Toronto Blue Jays have activated slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Anthony Gose to the minors.
Impact: Encarnacion missed more than a month because of a strained right quadriceps muscle. The first baseman and designated hitter just completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Buffalo and hit a grand slam in his first game.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gose will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Gose is hitting just .234 with the Blue Jays on the year, but will move back to Triple-A with the return of Edwin Encarnacion from the disabled list. However, he may find a spot back on the big league roster in a couple of weeks when they expand rosters in September.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mills has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
Impact: Mills made two appearances for the Blue Jays, where he was shelled for 13 earned runs over 4.1 innings. He was then designated for assignment, but rather than test the free agent market, Mills will remain in the Toronto organization. He saw fleeting success as a spot starter in Oakland, but would only be used for another spot start by the Blue Jays in a desperate situation.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hague has been designated for assignment by the Pirates.
Impact: The move frees up a spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster for the addition of pitcher John Axford, who was added by the team on Thursday.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickey served up a two-run homer in the first inning of Wednesday's loss to the Mariners, but was otherwise effective, shutting the opposition out over his final five frames.
Impact: Dickey was rather shaky in allowing seven hits and walking four, but aside from Kendrys Morales' long ball, he was otherwise able to steer clear of damage, stranding at least two runners on three separate occasions. However, his offense wasn't able to drum up any run support against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma, resulting in Dickey's season record dropping to 9-12.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Encarnacion (quad) is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Friday in Chicago, the National Post's John Lott reports.
Impact: Encarnacion, who has not played since July 5, continues to rehab at Triple-A Buffalo, where he singled in four at-bats and played a full game at first base Wednesday. It was his first time playing the field in more than a month, and he came away without any discomfort. Barring a setback Thursday, expect Encarnacion to be back in the mix for Toronto over the weekend. Prior to hitting the DL, he was hitting .277 with 70 RBI and 26 home runs in 88 games.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hynes was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Hynes was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Sunday, but the Blue Jays, who have a struggling bullpen currently with an ERA of 4.27, decided to claim him. The lefty likely would have spent the rest of the season at Triple-A with the Dodgers, but could have an opportunity with the Blue Jays in September.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Happ pitched six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out just one batter before picking up his seventh loss (8-7) of the year in Tuesday's defeat to the Mariners.
Impact: After pitching well of late, having not given up more than two earned runs in his previous five starts, Happ took a slight step back Tuesday. With a 4.20 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 90:40 K:BB ratio in 109.1 innings pitched this year, Happ is not the most exciting starter out there. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday on the road against the Brewers.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Wagner will undergo Tommy John surgery next week to repair his right arm. The surgery will be performed Aug. 19 by Dr. James Andrews, the team said in a release Tuesday.
Impact: Wagner, 30, is on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster. He split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo this season prior to being placed on the disabled list.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Navarro went 3 for 5 in Toronto's 4-3 loss to visiting Detroit on Friday.
Impact: Navarro is hitting .348 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last 16 contests.