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Blue Jays: How can they replace Teoscar Hernandez?

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC, United States. The Blue Jays played as the home team due to their stadium situation and the Canadian governmentÕs policy on COVID-19. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC, United States. The Blue Jays played as the home team due to their stadium situation and the Canadian governmentÕs policy on COVID-19. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 16: Derek Fisher #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in the second inning during a MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre on August 16, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 16: Derek Fisher #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in the second inning during a MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre on August 16, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

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.

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