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Injuries & Moves: Pearson, Mayza, Saucedo updates

May 20, 2022

Keep track of the Blue Jays’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Slump turns painful as Springer hurts ankle

Loss of star center fielder would be significant blow to a club struggling to score
@KeeganMatheson
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

Gurriel hurt; Blue Jays lose ground in race

Red-hot OF forced to get two stitches on hand; righty reliever Hatch also hurt
@KeeganMatheson
September 24, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Blue Jays had a fifth inning to forget on Thursday night at Target Field, losing two players and a key game as the AL Wild Card race approaches the final week of the season. The early exit of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. with a right hand injury is

Ryu lands on IL with neck tightness

@KeeganMatheson
September 19, 2021

TORONTO -- Hyun Jin Ryu has been placed on the 10-day IL with neck tightness, the Blue Jays announced Sunday, which comes at a difficult time for the struggling left-hander as his club fights for an AL Wild Card spot. Ryu is coming off another rough outing in Friday’s 7-3

Springer exits in 7th vs. O's 'as a precaution'

@KeeganMatheson
August 31, 2021

TORONTO -- George Springer left Tuesday night’s 4-2 loss to the Orioles early as a precaution, the Blue Jays announced, after noticing some discomfort as he ran the bases. Springer, who just returned from a left knee injury, was on first base in the seventh inning when Marcus Semien ripped

Springer makes return from IL in DH role

@KeeganMatheson
August 30, 2021

TORONTO -- Help is on the way for the Blue Jays and their struggling lineup as star outfielder George Springer has been activated from the 10-day IL. His timing couldn’t be better. Springer has been out since Aug. 14 with a left knee sprain after slamming into the wall in

Springer back to IL with left knee sprain

@savjaye
August 17, 2021

WASHINGTON -- When George Springer exited Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the Mariners with what was diagnosed as a left ankle sprain, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo thought the injury would keep his star center fielder out for a few days. However, an MRI revealed a left knee sprain, and Springer

Springer's injury sends Blue Jays reeling

@KeeganMatheson
August 15, 2021

SEATTLE -- Star outfielder George Springer left Saturday’s game against the Mariners with a left ankle sprain after slamming into the outfield wall and landing awkwardly on the warning track at T-Mobile Park. The 9-3 loss that instantly unraveled after Springer’s injury was already one of the toughest of the

Blue Jays win to split DH, but Stripling hurt

Right-hander exits with left oblique strain, will miss at least next start
@garciamegan_
August 11, 2021

ANAHEIM -- In the coming days, the Blue Jays were going to have to decide who would be out of their starting rotation when they move from six starters to five. Tuesday’s split doubleheader at Angel Stadium featured an injury that made that choice for them. The No. 5 spot

Dickerson talks Blue Jays debut; Biggio to IL

@KeeganMatheson
August 3, 2021

TORONTO -- Tuesday was the beginning of a new chapter for Corey Dickerson, the veteran outfielder the Blue Jays acquired from the Marlins along with Adam Cimber on June 29 when Dickerson was still injured. Now back from a left foot injury, the challenges Dickerson has faced on the field

Notes: Pearson injury update a 'huge relief'

@KeeganMatheson
July 20, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Blue Jays finally got some good news regarding No. 1 prospect Nate Pearson recently. Well, relatively speaking. Pearson is dealing with a sports hernia, but that’s something the Blue Jays are confident can be managed conservatively over the final months of the season. Pearson has dealt

Notes: Prospect Moreno hurt; Jansen, Kirk

@KeeganMatheson
June 30, 2021

Just as the Blue Jays’ injury problems are turning around at the Major League level, they seem to be trickling down to some of the club’s top prospects. Blue Jays No. 6 prospect Gabriel Moreno, the young catcher who’s taken Minor League Baseball by storm in 2021, was hit by

Springer close: 'Not coming back to be a DH'

@KeeganMatheson
June 14, 2021

BOSTON -- George Springer will begin his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night in Rochester, a major step in the star’s return to a lineup that is already one of baseball’s best. Springer opened the season on the injured list with a right quad strain, and

Biggio goes on IL with neck sprain

Kay, Beasley optioned to Triple-A; Panik, Castro reinstated from IL; Springer update
@KeeganMatheson
May 22, 2021

The Blue Jays’ injury woes continued on Saturday as Cavan Biggio was placed on the 10-day IL with a cervical spine ligament sprain. In simpler terms, this is a neck sprain, and Biggio has been playing through this discomfort for some time now. Earlier in the week, Biggio was moved

Dolis activated from IL; Springer update

@KeeganMatheson
May 18, 2021

The Blue Jays reinstated reliever Rafael Dolis from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's opener against the Red Sox at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla., returning a key piece to the back end of their bullpen. They need Dolis, too. With Kirby Yates, Julian Merryweather, David Phelps and Ryan

Pearson dealing with minor shoulder issue

@KeeganMatheson
May 14, 2021

Nate Pearson is dealing with a minor right shoulder impingement, the Blue Jays announced Friday, and their No. 1 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, will miss his next Triple-A start. Pearson was able to play long toss with “good intensity," according to the club, and he will travel on Friday

Panik (calf) to IL; Blue Jays recall Tellez

@ssc627 and @KeeganMatheson
May 7, 2021

The Blue Jays on Friday placed infielder Joe Panik on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain, retroactive to Thursday, and recalled Rowdy Tellez from Triple-A Buffalo. Panik initially experienced tightness in his left calf while running the bases during Wednesday's game in Oakland and exited an inning

Phelps becomes latest Blue Jay to land on IL

@KeeganMatheson
May 6, 2021

Another day, another injury for the Blue Jays. This time, it’s reliever David Phelps who hits the 10-day IL with a right lat strain. Phelps came into Wednesday’s 9-4 win over the A’s and was warming up for the eighth inning, but he felt a pang and was removed before

Springer to IL again with quad strain

@KeeganMatheson
May 5, 2021

George Springer has been placed back on the 10-day injured list with a right quad strain, the Blue Jays announced Wednesday. It's the same injury that kept the outfielder out for most of April. Springer was removed from Sunday’s game in Dunedin after three plate appearances after feeling what the

Notes: Springer day to day; Pearson dazzles

@KeeganMatheson
May 4, 2021

George Springer is still feeling something in his right quad, which kept him out for nearly all of April, and is once again “day to day,” manager Charlie Montoyo said prior to Tuesday's game in Oakland. After the Blue Jays called Monday a scheduled off-day for Springer, his quad kept

Springer exits Toronto win; 'He was fatigued'

@KeeganMatheson
May 2, 2021

What a difference a day can make. Following George Springer’s breakout performance in Saturday’s win, including two home runs and a 470-foot blast, he left Sunday’s 7-2 win over Atlanta in the sixth inning for a pinch-hitter. Manager Charlie Montoyo said after the game that Springer was simply feeling fatigued,

Kirk (left flexor) to 10-day IL, Adams recalled

@KeeganMatheson
May 2, 2021

The Blue Jays have placed catcher Alejandro Kirk on the 10-day IL with a left flexor strain, the club announced Sunday. The move comes after Kirk hit two home runs in the series opener against Atlanta and earned back-to-back starts in the shifting timeshare behind the plate. Tommy Milone was

Ryu placed on IL with right glute strain

@KeeganMatheson
April 28, 2021

The Blue Jays have placed Hyun Jin Ryu on the 10-day IL with a right glute strain, after the ace was forced to leave his last start on Sunday. The move comes as Toronto activates star outfielder George Springer, who made his Blue Jays debut on Wednesday night against the

Springer faces 1 last hurdle before '21 debut

@KeeganMatheson
April 27, 2021

The wait continues for George Springer’s Blue Jays debut. Tuesday’s opener against the Nationals in Dunedin, Fla., looked good for a possible return, but the star outfielder isn’t ready for game action just yet, as he recovers from a right quad strain. He took batting practice with the team at

Despite Ryu's exit, Blue Jays shut out Rays

Toronto ace leaves in fourth inning with minor glute strain
@KeeganMatheson
April 25, 2021

Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu was removed in the fourth inning from Sunday's 1-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field with a minor right glute strain, the club announced, but Ryu is optimistic that he's avoided anything serious. Ryu delivered a changeup to Manuel Margot -- who singled