Blue Jays place Bo Bichette on injured list, select contract of recent trade acquisition

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Prior to Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals, the Toronto Blue Jays have announced that shortstop Bo Bichette is going back on the injured list, this time with a right quad strain. He had only just returned from the IL 10 days ago on Aug 29 after missing the first half of August with a separate injury.

The loss of Bichette is going to be a tough one for the Blue Jays. While he's made a few trips to the IL this year, he remains the top offensive producer in the lineup and up until Monday, he actually still led the American League in hits. On the season, the All-Star has 26 doubles, 18 home runs, 62 RBI and a .314 average. He pairs this impressive line with a career-high .831 OPS and 128 OPS+, signaling that he is one of the top hitters in all of baseball.

Taking Bichette's roster spot will be infielder Mason McCoy, who the Blue Jays only just recently acquired from the Mariners in the Trent Thornton trade. McCoy, 28, came over to the Jays with plenty of experience in the high minors, but he had never made his big league debut. With his contract being selected here, it sounds like the six-year minor league veteran is finally going to get his shot.

It's worth noting that McCoy does not come with much of a bat. In 108 games this season split between the Mariners and Blue Jays organizations, he has 11 home runs and 55 RBI with a .234 average and .737 OPS. Most of those numbers are held up by his offensive output in Seattle, though, and he was hitting just .192 for the Buffalo Bisons prior to his call-up.

Offense aside, McCoy is widely regarded as one of the slickest fielders in the Blue Jays' organization, which is certainly going to be something the big league squad uses to their advantage. The former sixth-round pick has played second, third, short and left field this season in Triple-A and has drawn rave reviews at each spot.