Your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.
Donaldson Plays In First Rehab Game
Josh Donaldson took the next positive step toward his return suiting up in his first rehab game last night in Dunedin. J.D also had a familiar teammate alongside him in the lineup as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki played in the contest as well.
Donaldson went 0 for 2 with a couple of strikeouts and was also hit by a pitch in the shoulder before being pulled in the 5th inning.
Tulowitzki Nearing Return
Troy Tulowitzki continued his rehab assignment in Dunedin last night going 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout. The shortstop is now batting .300 in 4 games for the baby Jays as he continues to work his way back from injury.
The safe money is on Tulo to return sometime this week before Donaldson.
Gose Makes Debut On Mound Hits 99 MPH
Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose who has converted to pitching made his mound debut with the Single A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers yesterday.
Gose tossed one inning surrendering a run while striking out one and issuing a free pass. His first pitch apparently hit 99 MPH on the radar so the southpaw has some gas in the tank.
Regardless I am still taking Devon Travis in that trade, still a win for the Jays no matter what happens.
Pompey Following Big Brothers Foot Steps
Dalton Pompey‘s younger brother Tristan is killing it at Kentucky University being named to the 1st Team All-SEC. The sophomore has put up video game numbers for Kentucky this season and is beginning to gain recognition.
Tristan Pompey was drafted in the 31st round of the 2015 amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins but opted for Kentucky which seems like a smart choice. It will be interesting to see if the Blue Jays give him a sniff in 2018.
Gibby Funny Quote Of The Week
John Gibbons kept things loose with reporters after Marco Estrada dazzled on the mound on Sunday. Gibby was asked about the job catcher Luke Maile did calling the game at which time Gibby provided some comedic relief.
This concludes another edition of the morning brew, don’t forget the Blue Jays play at 1:10 pm on Wednesday when they wrap up their mini two-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers.