The latest Toronto Blue Jays quick hits involving updates on Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Anthony Kay, David Paulino and more.
Vladdy vs. Aroldis
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Aroldis Chapman had a 13-pitch battle for ages as the youngster asserted himself as a force to be reckoned with versus one of the game’s best closers. The baseball world took notice including “Mr. October”.
Reggie Jackson tweeted a warning to Champman to be careful next time as Vladdy is a fast learner and destined to be great. Regardless of the outcome, the matchup was something special as Vladdy hung with the big dog.
Anthony Kay had a nice outing on Sunday for the Buffalo Bisons tossing six innings of one-hit along with eight strikeouts versus the Clippers. Kay did struggle with his control walking five batters, however, he managed to come out of it unscathed.
Kay has now allowed five earned runs in his first three appearances with the herd since being acquired in the New York Mets in the Marcus Stroman trade.
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Woods Richardson Impresses For Dunedin
Simeon Woods Richardson was not to be outdone by Anthony Kay this time through the rotation. Woods Richardson tossed five innings of one-hit ball while striking out five for Dunedin yesterday en route to a 2-0 victory.
The 18-year-old fanned eight in his last outing and continues to impress since being acquired along with Kay.
Paulino Gets His Walking Papers
David Paulino cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier last week, the Blue Jays subsequently released the hurler making him a free agent. The 25-year old made seven relief appearances for the big club last season accumulating an impressive 1.35 earned run average in 6.2 innings of work.
Paulino has struggled with injuries this season leading to his release.
Tellez Continues To Rake
Rowdy Tellez continues to force the Blue Jays hand with his strong play, the first baseman is hitting .436 with 17 and two round-trippers in his last ten games with the Bisons. Tellex could be next in line for promotion following the recent waiver claim of Freddy Galvis to the Reds.