Blue Jays Injury News: Stroman, Vladdy, Pearce and more
A look at the Toronto Blue Jays injury news and notes surrounding the team for Monday, June 11th including updates on Marcus Stroman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Steve Pearce.
Vladdy Grounded By Knee Injury
The MLB debut of the phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be delayed until possibly the end of the summer. Vladdy will be re-evaluated in four weeks after suffering a patella tendon strain in his left knee. The injury doesn’t appear overly serious but you can guarantee the Jays are being overly cautious with the future of the franchise.
Vladdy is batting .407/.457/.667 with 83 hits and 11 home runs in 53 games for Double-A New Hampshire.
Stroman Slated For Rehab Games
Pitcher Marcus Stroman is scheduled to make a rehab start this upcoming Wednesday as the hurler battles his way back from shoulder inflammation.
Stroman has had a disastrous campaign leading up to the DL stint posting a 7.71 earned run average in seven starts.
Pearce Slowly Making Progress
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Steve Pearce is slowly making progress in his return back from a nagging oblique injury. Pearce hasn’t played since May 03rd due to the injury and could be dangled as trade bait if he can get back to full health before the deadline.
The pending free agent was hitting .273 with three homers in 22 games leading up to the injury.
Donaldson Not Being Activated On Monday
Third baseman Josh Donaldson will not be activated before the start of Monday’s series with the Tampa Bay Rays. The former MVP is eligible to come off the disabled list but may require a few rehab games prior to joining the big club.
Donaldson has had a disappointing campaign thus far batting .234 with five homers in 36 games. The 32-year old has battled shoulder and calf injuries all season long leading up to his free agent candidacy.
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Travis Nursing Knee Injury
Devon Travis is nursing a sore knee after a collision with outfielder Kevin Pillar on Friday. The oft-injured second baseman has not suited up for the Jays past two games as a result of the knee issue and is concerning due to his previous track record with knee issues.