2020 MLB Draft Guide: Front Office Insights: Toronto Blue Jays
Howard Bender and Jim Bowden break down the offseason transactions and storylines for the Toronto Blue Jays heading into the 2020 MLB season.
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Yonny Chirinos (triceps) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday or Friday.
And if that workout goes well, there's a chance he could slide right back into the Rays' starting rotation at some point early next week, or possibly even on Sunday against the Blue Jays. The 26-year-old right-hander has been on the injured list since August 6, retroactive to August 3, because of triceps inflammation. He had a 1.04 ERA with seven strikeouts through 8 2/3 innings (two starts) this season with Tampa Bay.
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Jesus Aguilar went 3-for-6 with four RBI as the Marlins beat the Blue Jays 14-11 in 10 innings Wednesday.
Magneuris Sierra provided the go-ahead hit in the 10th with his two-run single. Aguilar then added a run to the lead with his third single of the game. It's not his usual way of contributing; it's actually just the third time in his career that he's had three singles in a game. He's been a great pickup for the Marlins thus far while batting .311 with four homers in 12 games.
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J. Yamamoto - SP
Jordan Yamamoto surrendered four runs in 3 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Yamamoto allowed four runs in four innings last time out in his 2020 debut. He essentially had the same outing tonight, even down to giving up two homers. Yamamoto did solid work as a rookie last year, going 4-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 15 starts, but his velocity is well down right now. He might need to head back to the Alternate Site.
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B. Anderson - 3B
Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer Wednesday off the Blue Jays' Nate Pearson.
We're not sure why the Marlins have their best player batting fifth, but at least they're not shifting Anderson between third base and the outfield this year. He's batting .286 with four homers and 13 RBI in 12 games.
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Bo Bichette went 5-for-5 with a homer and a walk Wednesday in the loss to the Marlins.
Bichette is the first player this year to reach base six times and homer in the same game. The last Blue Jays to do it was, oddly enough, Yangervis Solarte on May 3, 2018. Bichette started out cold this season, but he's homered in three straight and hit in seven straight. His OPS is all of the way up to 1.034.
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T. Shaw - 1B
Travis Shaw hit his first two homers Wednesday against the Marlins.
Shaw had a groin injury last month and a family emergency that kept him away from the Blue Jays for nine days, so he's still trying to settle in. Maybe that happened tonight. He definitely has mixed-league upside while playing regularly and hitting in the heart of the order for the Blue Jays.
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R. Gsellman - RP
Robert Gsellman yielded three runs in two innings Wednesday in his start versus the Nationals.
The start tonight was his first since 2017, when he had a 5.19 ERA in 22 starts and three relief appearances. The in-season stretching out of Gsellman will take some time, and it's quite possible it won't work out for the Mets. They'll definitely need to rely heavily on the pen in his next few outings.
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A. Sánchez - SP
Anibal Sanchez was roughed up again Wednesday, surrendering five runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Mets.
Sanchez's velocity is down some, and he has struggled in all three of his starts, leaving him 0-3 with a 9.69 ERA. If he's not better next time out, the Nationals will have to consider trying someone else; they just can't afford to be very patient in a 60-game season.
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