Your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Sunday, May 07th, 2017.
Josh Donaldson Injury Update
It appears that Josh Donaldson is recovering slower than anticipated as the third-baseman will not be activated for the Blue Jays upcoming homestand as originally planned. Donaldson provided an update on his status following yesterday’s loss.
"“I was able to get on the [treadmill] today and do some light running and a little bit more aggressive agility stuff, and able to do some baseball activities — hitting and taking some ground balls and playing catch. … It’s going to be one of those things where it’s gradual. But hopefully, we continue progressing in the right direction.”"
In the grand scheme of things, it is probably better to err on the side of caution with Donaldson’s rehabilitation and ensure the slugger is completely healed before he returns to action
Joe Biagini Apologizes To Souza
Today’s starter Joe Biagini went out of his way to find Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza before a recent contest in Tampa Bay and apologize for plunking him in Toronto. Biagini wanted to sweep the incident under the rug and ensure Souza knew the beaning was accidental.
Hopefully, Biagini doesn’t let another get in and tight on Souza today or the apology may be all for not.
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Blue Jays Make Handful Of Moves
The Jays made a flurry of roster moves this past week releasing veteran pitcher Mat Latos while claiming pitchers Neil Ramirez from the San Francisco Giants and Cesar Valdez from the Oakland Athletics.
The Jays also acquired catcher Pat Cantwell from the Texas Rangers for cash or a player to be named later.
Ramirez was assigned to the Jays bullpen, Valdez to Buffalo and Cantwell to New Hampshire.
Kevin Pillar Receives Monthly Honour
That is your Blue Jays news for this edition of the Brew.