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Injuries & Moves: Belt (back) nearing late return

September 22, 2023


Vlad undergoes MRI after late scratch due to knee discomfort

September 20, 2023

NEW YORK -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a late scratch for Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, as he deals with right knee discomfort, the Blue Jays announced roughly 40 minutes before first pitch. Guerrero started at DH in Tuesday’s opener, which was curious given Toronto’s off-day on Monday, but it

Bichette's absence amplified by frustrating loss to Nationals

August 29, 2023

TORONTO -- Bo Bichette is the player the Blue Jays can least afford to lose, but for the second time in a month, they’re facing life without him. Bichette was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right quad strain only eight games after returning from a three-week

Vladdy day to day after exiting with left middle finger discomfort

August 20, 2023

CINCINNATI -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. exited Sunday afternoon during a 10-3 win at Great American Ball Park with left middle finger discomfort, dampening an otherwise incredible day for the Blue Jays’ offense. Guerrero lost his bat on a big swing against Hunter Greene in the top of the fourth, but

Blue Jays prevail after Ryu's no-hit outing cut short by liner off knee

Biggio hits go-ahead HR, makes clutch unassisted DP in 8th in Toronto's 4th straight win
August 7, 2023

CLEVELAND -- Hyun Jin Ryu may have dodged a serious injury, but the Blue Jays are still holding their breath while he undergoes X-rays after taking a batted ball off the right knee in Monday’s 3-1 win over the Guardians. The timing is cruel for Ryu, who was making just

Bichette lands on injured list with patellar tendinitis

August 2, 2023

TORONTO -- It’s not the worst-case scenario, but it’s not good news for the Blue Jays, either. Bo Bichette is headed to the 10-day IL with right patellar tendinitis after pulling up in pain while running the bases on Monday. The injury came less than 24 hours before Tuesday’s Trade

Bichette's injury raises Deadline questions for Blue Jays

July 31, 2023

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays are holding their breath after star shortstop Bo Bichette left Monday night’s 4-2 loss to the Orioles with right knee discomfort. After shooting a ball down the first-base line and into the right-field corner in the third inning, a trademark hit for Bichette, he was

How will Romano's injury affect Blue Jays' Deadline plans?

July 29, 2023

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays placed All-Star closer Jordan Romano on the 15-day injured list with lower back inflammation on Saturday, throwing a wrench into a key stretch of their schedule that includes the Aug. 1 Trade Deadline. Romano first felt his back flare up earlier this month during the

Taking Jansen's injury 'minute by minute,' Blue Jays need more from Kirk

May 24, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG -- Losing to the undefeated Shane McClanahan isn’t exactly newsworthy. It happens to everyone. But losing Danny Jansen is another story. Jansen left Wednesday’s 7-3 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field with left groin tightness after running out a ground ball in the fifth inning, and while

Guerrero has 'some soreness' in wrist; Blue Jays being diligent

May 6, 2023

PITTSBURGH -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a late scratch from the Blue Jays’ lineup Saturday at PNC Park, as the star first baseman is dealing with left wrist discomfort. Guerrero had appeared in all 33 games for the Blue Jays this season, and he went 1-for-4 with an RBI single

Top prospect Tiedemann (biceps) exits Minors start while Blue Jays fall at Fenway

May 4, 2023

BOSTON -- When it rains, it pours. An hour before the Blue Jays’ losing streak slipped to five with an 11-5 loss to the Red Sox, No. 1 prospect Ricky Tiedemann walked off the mound in Double-A with a trainer, favoring his throwing arm. Tiedemann, who is MLB Pipeline’s No.

As elbow rehab advances, Ryu wants to finish what he started

March 20, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- It’s been three years since three words reintroduced the Blue Jays to the rest of the league: Hyun Jin Ryu. Those were the early days of the era the Blue Jays still stand in, when the debuts of a young core with famous last names eased the

Vlad back in lineup after missing time with knee injury

March 15, 2023

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. declared his grand return to the Blue Jays' lineup with his signature play: calling himself safe at first base. The star slugger and umpiring enthusiast ran through the bag on a groundout in his first at-bat on Wednesday, arms stretched out as the ball

Vlad thankful for teammates' support in decision to skip Classic

March 5, 2023

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. plans on working through his right knee discomfort slowly. Guerrero said on Sunday that he feels better every day, and he is thankful that the injury wasn’t serious. “Obviously it’s nothing serious,” Guerrero said, through an interpreter, ahead of the Blue Jays’ 16-4 win

Guerrero withdraws from World Baseball Classic

March 4, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic, where he’d been expected to star on a stacked roster for the Dominican Republic, the Blue Jays announced Saturday. Guerrero is dealing with right knee discomfort after leaving a Spring Training game Friday in Dunedin, Fla., and

Blue Jays 'playing it safe' as Guerrero exits with right knee discomfort

March 3, 2023

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was removed from the Blue Jays’ Spring Training game against the Rays on Friday with right knee discomfort, the club announced. Guerrero left the Blue Jays’ dugout in the second inning and walked towards the clubhouse, located beyond the right-field corner, followed by trainer

Springer 'doing OK' after scary collision

October 8, 2022

TORONTO -- Blue Jays center fielder George Springer was “doing OK” postgame after being carted off the field following a freak collision with shortstop Bo Bichette on Saturday. Springer needed help getting up and was removed in the eighth inning of the Blue Jays’ season-ending 10-9 loss in Game 2

Gausman exits final start with cut on middle finger

October 2, 2022

TORONTO -- Kevin Gausman left his final start of the regular season after just three innings in the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre on Sunday with a cut on his right middle finger, which is troubling timing with his next start scheduled for the

Manoah starts nightcap after bout with stomach bug

September 13, 2022

TORONTO -- Alek Manoah’s absence was as stomach-churning for the Blue Jays as it was for himself. The big right-hander’s start had to be moved from Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader to the nightcap while he recovered from a stomach bug and watched from afar as his team fell, 4-2,

Gurriel goes on IL with left hamstring strain

September 9, 2022

ARLINGTON -- The Blue Jays have placed Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain that the club describes as “moderate,” forcing it to lean more heavily on outfield depth in a postseason run. Gurriel injured his hamstring in Wednesday’s finale of the series in

'Everything is clean' for Manoah after injury scare

July 30, 2022

TORONTO -- It should come as no surprise that Alek Manoah lobbied to stay in the game even after getting hit in the throwing elbow by a 93 mph comebacker. The Blue Jays’ All-Star right-hander came close to a nightmare scenario on Friday, when he was forced to leave his

Gausman's early exit sheds light on Toronto's need for depth

July 2, 2022

TORONTO -- With Kevin Gausman laying on the infield turf two innings into the Blue Jays’ split doubleheader at Rogers Centre on Saturday, it looked like a long day was turning into a nightmare. Struck on the right ankle by a 100 mph comebacker off the bat of Tampa Bay's

Ryu to have season-ending surgery on UCL

June 14, 2022

TORONTO -- Hyun Jin Ryu will soon undergo left elbow surgery to repair his UCL, ending his 2022 season. It is possible that Ryu could need a full Tommy John surgery, with the second option being a more minor partial repair to the UCL. This will be determined during the

With Jansen on IL, could Moreno join Toronto?

June 7, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen has a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand, tests late Monday revealed, another harsh setback in what’s shown flickers of being a breakout season. Jansen took a pitch off his left hand in the eighth inning of Monday’s 8-0 win over

Slump turns painful as Springer hurts ankle

Loss of star center fielder would be significant blow to a club struggling to score
May 13, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG -- For weeks, the Blue Jays’ runners in scoring position have remained runners in standing position. That has left the offense asking each night’s starting pitcher to be perfect, and even with a pair of timely hits in Friday night’s 5-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field