Toronto Blue Jays Player News: All Positions

News: Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored during a 10-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Impact: The 27-year-old came into this game on an 0-for-9 stretch over the last three games. Despite that mini-cold streak, Grichuk does have three home runs and five RBI in the last 11 games. He is batting .243 with eight home runs, 19 RBI, 24 runs and one steal in 181 at-bats this season.
News: Tellez went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in a 10-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Impact: While he does have eight homers this season, it was his first home run since May 1, and the first time he went deep twice in a game this season. Tellez had just a .382 slugging percentage this month prior to Tuesday night, but the pair of long balls raised May's slugging percentage about 100 points. Overall, he is batting .248 with 14 extra-base hits, 24 RBI and 17 runs in 137 at-bats.
News: Stroman (2-6) allowed one run on five hits with four strikeouts and six walks to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Impact: The 28-year-old picked up a rare win despite a season-high six walks. None of those free passes came around to score. Walks haven't been too much of an issue for Stroman this season, but one has to believe that if he walks that many in one game again, he will not be fortunate enough to yield only one run. Stroman is 2-6 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 64 innings. He will pitch next against the Padres on Sunday.
News: Cordero was called up from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Ryan Tepera (elbow) landed on the injured list, so Cordero was summoned to take his spot in the bullpen. Cordero, who was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays last week, gave up 10 earned runs while striking out 19 in 16 innings out of the bullpen at Triple-A this season.
News: Tepera was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow impingement, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: He was on the injured list earlier this year with an elbow injury and it appears to be barking once again. Tepera will see a specialist, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Jimmy Cordero was summoned from the minors to take Tepera's spot in the bullpen. Consider him out indefinitely.
News: Sogard (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Impact: He was scratched from Monday's lineup with a left thumb sprain and that injury will keep him out at least one more game. Brandon Drury will start at second base, hitting ninth.
News: Giles wasn't available for Monday's 12-2 loss to the Red Sox due to a sore right wrist, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Giles' wrist was hurting after he took a fall at some point during the Blue Jays' victory over the White Sox on Sunday, when he notched a four-out save. The lopsided nature of the Victoria Day matinee game suggests Giles wouldn't have been used regardless of his health, but his status remains uncertain heading into Tuesday's game. Should a save situation arise, Joe Biagini would likely rank as the top ninth-inning option if Giles requires another day off.
News: The Blue Jays are listing Sanchez (finger) as their probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Impact: During his most recent outing last weekend against the White Sox, Sanchez covered three innings before a blister on his throwing hand ended his night early. Considering that blisters played a large part in limiting Sanchez to just 28 starts the previous two seasons, there was some thought the Blue Jays might push him back in the pitching schedule, but that apparently won't be necessary. Assuming he escapes warmups Wednesday without the blister reopening, Sanchez shouldn't face any restrictions while pitching on his usual four days' rest.
News: Maile went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.
Impact: The Jays only managed three hits off David Price and the Boston bullpen, and Maile's second-inning homer accounted for all of Toronto's offense on the afternoon. The backup catcher is slashing just .148/.193/.278 through 20 games with two home runs and four RBI, and with Danny Jansen's bat starting to come around, Maile's opportunities for playing time could shrink even further.