News: Izturis, who is on the 60-day DL with a groin injury, suffered a right shoulder ailment while diving for a groundball Saturday during his rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin, John Lott of the National Post reports.
Impact: Izturis said he felt the shoulder pop and required an MRI, with the results yet to become available. The infielder played just 11 games with the Blue Jays last season after undergoing knee surgery, and after the groin issue resulted in him opening 2015 on the DL, it appears he'll have yet another injury to rehab.
News: Updating a previous report, Bautista is being held out of Sunday's game against the Mariners after receiving a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Bautista began throwing again last week as he attempts to return to the outfield, but after noticing minimal progress in that regard, the Blue Jays elected to give him the shot. It typically takes 48-to-72 hours for the shot to take effect, so expect Bautista to be on the bench for Monday's series opener against the White Sox as well. The Blue Jays slugger should be ready to resume designated hitter duties at some point during the series, but it's not clear when he might be ready to play the outfield again.
News: Tolleson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: He'll cede the keystone to Munenori Kawasaki for the second time this series. The Blue Jays haven't received much production at second base since Devon Travis (shoulder) landed on the DL, and neither Tolleson nor Kawasaki figure to draw much interest in fantasy circles.
News: Bautista isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: It sounds like Bautista is just being rested after going 0-for-5 with three walks over the first two games of the series. Bautista's ailing shoulder is still preventing him from playing right field due to concerns about his ability to throw, but the Blue Jays will continue to use him at designated hitter on a near-everyday basis until his condition improves.
News: Colabello went 1-for-3 on Saturday with a solo shot, his third home run of the season.
Impact: That's back-to-back games with a long ball for Colabello, who has cooled down over his last 10 games by hitting 'only' .306 (11-for-36). As long as he keeps raking, he'll be a fixture in the Jays' lineup.
News: Buehrle took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over 7.1 innings, while striking out four.
Impact: Buehrle continues having trouble shaving down his unsightly 5.13 ERA, and Saturday's quality start was just the second in his last six outings. His next turn in the rotation comes Friday in pitcher-friendly Minnesota.
News: Stroman (knee) is not ruling out a possible September return, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.
Impact: He said Saturday that his rehab is going great and it feels like he has a brand new knee. Depending on where the Jays are in the standings, they could always opt to be cautious with Stroman even if he is medically cleared to pitch later this season. In most leagues, it does not make sense to stash a player who could make a handful of starts in September, but it's worth noting that the possibility exists that he may pitch yet in 2015.
News: Bautista continues to make slow progress with his throwing, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.
Impact: While this does not immediately impact his fantasy value, the Blue Jays will be in Washington for a three-game series starting on June 1, and there will not be a designated hitter option for that series. Bautista has one hit in his last four games, dropping his average to .219 on the season. Even with the low batting average, he has been a strong performer in counting stats, sitting at seven home runs, 29 runs and 25 RBI. Monitor his status over the next week as he attempts to prepare to play the outfield in the series against the Nationals.