A look at your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Tuesday, August 21st involving updates on Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Aaron Sanchez and much more.
Gurriel Could Be Activated This Week
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is in the midst of a rehab assignment and could in all likelihood be activated in time for Friday’s contest versus the Phillies. Gurriel has appeared in two contests thus far with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats homering yesterday in a 12-1 route over Trenton.
Gurriel still sports an 11-game multiple hit streak that he will look to continue once back with the big club.
Sanchez Poised For Return
Aaron Sanchez could get the ball later this week after making another rehab start yesterday in Double-A. Sanchez was saddled with the loss surrendering three earned runs and walking four over 4.1 innings of work. He threw 86 pitches but only 42 for strikes in a mediocre outing for the Fisher Cats.
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Jansen Continues To Impress
Danny Jansen continues to impress with the bat hitting safely in his sixth consecutive game since being recalled from Triple-A. The young backstop needs to hit safely in a couple more games to match the franchise rookie record set by Jesse Barfield and Ryan Goins, both began their respective Blue Jay careers with an 8-game hit streak.
Stroman Tweets Out Nasty Blister Pic
Marcus Stroman tweeted out a pic of the blister on his pitching hand that has forced him to the disabled list. The young hurler is optimistic and working toward a speedy return however it is hard to foresee Stroman only missing one start.
Bautista And His Canadian Ties
New York Mets players were rubbing elbows with the Little League World Series participants yesterday at the ball diamond. Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista made a point to seek out the Team Canada contingent and take photos with the young Canadians.
Pearson Finally Back Throwing
Nate Pearson threw a 25-pitch side session in Dunedin and will continue to rehab until early September. The young flamethrower suffered a non-displaced fracture in his forearm after being struck with a line drive on May 08th.
If all goes well, the Blue Jays are hopeful Pearson can get some reps in during the Arizona Fall League.