A look at some of the news and notes surrounding the new-look post-trade deadline Toronto Blue Jays for Tuesday, August 02nd.
Giles To Report On Thursday
Newly acquired closer Ken Giles is expected to be with the club for tonight’s contest versus the Seattle Mariners. According to the skipper, Giles will be provided with an opportunity to close out games for the lackluster Jays.
Solarte Deserves To Take A Seat
Yangervis Solarte has been a bright spot in a season of disappointment, however, the infielder deserves to take a seat on the bench after failing to run out a ground ball versus the Athletics. Solarte was thrown out after he slowed down rather than busting his hump down the line for the entire 90 feet.
This is not the first time Solarte has failed to hustle this season and he should have been reprimanded accordingly by the coaching staff for this blatant case of laziness. This should not be the environment or behavior the Blue Jays want their talented young prospects exposed to in the near future.
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Vladdy Records First Base Knock
After a making his Triple-A debut a day earlier, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. recorded his first base hit yesterday with the herd. Vladdy went 1 for 3 with a single and two strikeouts in the first game of a twin bill versus the IronPigs. Vladdy Jr. took a seat on the bench for the second game of the doubleheader in which the Bisons were victorious.
Barnes Back In Action
Reliever Danny Barnes will be activated from the disabled list after being sidelined with left knee tendinitis since June, 21st. The 28-year old sports a 4.60 earned run average in 32 relief appearances this season.
Former Jays Hit The Wire
A slew of former Blue Jays could all find new homes as the likes of Drew Hutchison (Opted Out), Carlos Ramirez (DFA), Adeiny Hechavarria (DFA) and Adam Lind (Opted Out) all could hit the open market in the coming days.
Ramirez is an interesting option for the Jays depleted bullpen, as it was a bit of a head scratcher he was left unprotected in the first place.