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Toronto Blue Jays: News from the Nest – Sunday, June 6

Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays Austin Martin (80) throws to first base against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the second during spring training at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays Austin Martin (80) throws to first base against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the second during spring training at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays CJ Van Eyk #94 poses during media day at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports /

Vancouver Canadians – High A

Record: 16-13

Performing Well

Tanner Kirwer – OF

Sherwood Park, Alberta native Tanner Kirwer continues to impress this season in High A, leading the team with his .941 OPS, .295 AVG, and his .500 slugging percentage. Kirwer is second in the league in stolen bases with 16 and fourth in the league with his OPS.

Since the last News from the Nest segment on May 23, the speedy outfielder has gone 8 for 28 with two doubles, one triple, and eight walks, with his season base on balls total of 19 almost on par with his strikeout total of 22.

Parker Caracci – RHP

One of the most efficient arms in the Canadians bullpen, Parker Caracci leads the team in appearances with 11 but has only given up three earned runs on the season. He does have 13 walks on the year but effectively keeps them from scoring when looking at his 1.69 ERA, striking out 15 batters through 16.0 innings with three saves.

Tanner Morris – INF

Since May 23, infielder Tanner Morris has been playing well at the plate, going 13 for 39 with three doubles and eight RBI, earning three multi-hit games, and seeing his OPS climb to .813 on the season.

Rough Outings

Adam Kloffenstein – RHP

After three solid starts to begin the year, Adam Kloffenstein has fallen on hard times. In his last three starts, the right-hander has only gone 9.1 innings pitched while giving up 15 earned runs, seeing his ERA climb to 6.55 on the season. His command has been a bit shaky as well, as the Texas native has given up 19 free passes on the season, 11 of them coming from the past three games.

C.J. Van Eyk – RHP

In his first professional season since being drafted in the second round last year, C.J. Van Eyk has been roughed up in his past two outings. While he has pitched 9.0 innings over those two appearances, Van Eyk has given up seven earned runs and walked five batters, with his ERA on the season now sitting at 5.75.

Philip Clarke – C

Another catcher in the Blue Jays talented prospect pool, Philip Clarke has not enjoyed the same success as of late when compared to his positional counterparts.

On the season, he has slashed .192/.344/.288 with his .562 OPS near the bottom of the Canadians stats board. Over his last eight games, Clarke has only put together four hits after going on an eight-game hitless streak dating back to May 20th.

Transactions

Called Up

Right-hander Troy Miller was promoted to AA

Injuries

RHP Hagen Danner was placed on the seven-day injured list.

Inactive

RHP William McAffer was placed on the inactive list to play for Team Canada in the Baseball Qualifier tournament for the Tokyo Olympics.

Demoted

RHP Willy Gaston was sent back to the Vancouver Canadians from AA. He was promoted to the AA squad back on May 21.

RHP Sam Ryan was also sent back to High A from the Fisher Cats roster. He was promoted to AA back on May 15.

Reinstated

RHP Luis Quinones was reinstated after serving his 80 game suspension since testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Released

Canadian RHP Brayden Bouchey was released from the organization. Through three appearances this season, he had a 10.80 ERA with three walks and two strikeouts.

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