Blue Jays: Danny Jansen to IL, Riley Adams set to make MLB debut
The Toronto Blue Jays have announced two roster moves prior to Tuesday night’s ball game with the Chicago White Sox.
Starting catcher Danny Jansen has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain with the team recalling Riley Adams in a corresponding move, who will also be making his major league debut on Tuesday night. The timetable for Jansen’s return is still up in the air and could potentially be on the injured list longer than the 10 days.
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Jansen has been off to a slow start for the 2021 season, slashing .157/.248/.526 with 3 home runs and eight RBI through 42 games. Jansen joins Alejandro Kirk who is currently on the 60 day IL which leaves the team with their 3rd and 4th options at catcher with Adams and Reese McGuire.
Adams will make his debut Tuesday hitting ninth in the order and catching for starter Robbie Ray. The Jays prospect has been off to a solid start in AAA as he is hitting .250/.410/1.010 OPS while homering six times and cashing in nine runs through 19 games for Buffalo/Trenton. He has been heating up as of late down in Trenton and has definitely deserved his first look at the major league level. The California native is a former third round pick of the Blue Jays back in 2017 and has worked his way up through the minor league levels, showing promise at each stage of his time in the organization.
It will be good for the Jays to get a look at another young catching option in Adams with the injuries at the position piling up. Although if he proves early he won’t be a solution, the front office may need to look at acquiring an established catcher prior to the deadline to solidify the position that has been very underwhelming to date.