A look at the Toronto Blue Jays news and notes surrounding Elvis Luciano, Beau Taylor and more for September 11th, 2019.
Luciano Set To Rejoin Team
Rule 5 selection Elvis Luciano is set to rejoin the Blue Jays in the coming days after throwing a simulated game earlier yesterday. The hurler is rehabbing back from a right elbow sprain that has seen the teenager sidelined since the middle of June.
The 19-year old must be on the active roster for an additional 18 days to meet the required 90-day stipulation and become Blue Jay’s property. The Jays will then be afforded the opportunity to demote Luciano back to the minors for next season.
Luciano has made 20 appearances in his rookie campaign posting a 6.51 earned run average while fanning 22 in 27.2 innings on the bump.
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Taylor Returns To Oakland
Beau Taylor was plucked off waivers by the Athletics after the catcher was designated for assignment last week.
The 29-year old had been previously selected off waivers by the Jays from the Athletics on August 16th. Taylor saw action in one game for the Blue Jays going hitless in two at-bats.
Taylor is a former 5th round pick of Oakland as the backstop returns to his former club less than a month after the team designated him for assignment.
Gurriel And Maile Close To Return
Gurriel is rehabbing back from an injured left quadricep while Maile is coming back from an oblique injury he suffered during batting practice.
Biagini Battered Around
Former Jays pitcher Joe Biagini was lit up by the Athletics last night surrendering six runs without recording an out. Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, and Marcus Semien all took Biagini deep before the reliever was yanked. The Astros would lose the contest 21-7.