Toronto Blue Jays Player News: All Positions

News: Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in the Blue Jays' 8-4 loss to the Orioles on Thursday.
Impact: It was long ball No. 20 of the season for Gurriel, who touched up Gabriel Ynoa with a fourth-inning solo blast. He's only played 82 games due to injury, but he's done well when he's been in the lineup, posting a .284/.335/.556 slash line over 306 at-bats, with 19 doubles and a pair of triples to go along with the 20 homers.
News: Kay (1-0) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Orioles on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one as the Blue Jays won 8-4.
Impact: Working behind an opener for the first time, Kay fared well in limiting the Orioles to a pair of runs and ultimately picking up his first big-league win. It's possible he stays in this role moving forward, which would limit any value he may have since he wouldn't be working deep enough into games to qualify for decisions. Either way, it's hard to assess Kay at this point, given that he only has 14 big-league innings under his belt.
News: Bichette was lifted from Thursday's game against the Orioles to undergo concussion testing.
Impact: Bichette was hit by a pitch on the brim of his helmet during the sixth inning, and although he was initially able to stay in the game, the Blue Jays removed him in the seventh to undergo precautionary concussion testing. He'll be considered day-to-day until another update is provided.
News: Guerrero (ribs) is starting at third base and hitting cleanup Thursday against the Orioles.
Impact: He left Wednesday's game with a left rib issue after colliding with Jonathan Villar at second base, but the injury was apparently minor. Guerrero is hitting .212 with zero home runs in 13 games this month.
News: Font will work as the opener Thursday against the Orioles, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: Anthony Kay will work as the primary pitcher. Font has a 4.26 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 31.2 innings as a starter/opener.
News: Kay will work as the primary pitcher Thursday against the Orioles and will follow opener Wilmer Font, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: For fantasy purposes, this actually gives him a better chance of getting a win, although it's a curious strategy for a rebuilding team looking to develop a young starting pitcher. Kay has given up seven earned runs on 11 hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 10 innings in two big-league starts.