Option 2- Fisher becomes primary RF
Instead of having to move players around, the Jays can simply put Derek Fisher in rightfield which is his natural position. That is what Montoyo is doing for today’s game against the Red Sox where Fisher is batting 9th.
Fisher has dealt with injuries himself this year and was just reinstated from the injured list recently but he is currently healthy.
Heading into today’s game, in 12 contests this year which has consisted of just 20 at-bats, he’s slashing .200/.346/.400 with just four hits. While his hitting has left much to be desired, he’s done well defensively as he has a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage playing both right and left field this season.
While he’s done well defensively, this is in a small sample size as he has a career fielding percentage of .951 playing right field. One thing that I remember of Fisher playing right field is his blunder that occurred at Camden Yards last year where a routine fly ball hit him in the face and had to be taken out of the game.
If the Jays were to go with this option, it would give them a decent defensive right fielder with experience but wouldn’t benefit offensively.