Brett Lawrie has been called up by the Jays.
Travis Snider is headed back to Las Vegas.
Carlos Villanueva is headed to the DL.
Luis Perez is recalled but will pitch out of the bullpen.
Brett Lawrie will join the Blue Jays tomorrow in Baltimore. AA has said he wants Lawrie to join the team on the road and Baltimore qualifies in that regard. Unfortunately there has been so much anticipation for Lawrie's arrival that it could be a combination of overwhelming for him, and a fan/media disapointment unless he hits the ground running.
The Jose Bautista, third baseman, era is over, once again.
Neither Travis Snider nor Eric Thames have been hitting well over the last week. Snider had lost the good swing he had when he came back from las Vegas and now he returns to his muse, Chad Mottola, to find the magic, hopefully for keeps this time. snider was great when he first came up but his swing has lost its mojo over the last week. Thames needs to find an approach that works for him too. Thames will also move back to left field.
We hope Carlos V is not injured, hopefully it is just fatigue. For now the Jays have two starter questions, who will replace Villanueva and can Mills hack it in the starting role? The Jays do have an off day next Monday so they can go with a four man rotation in the short term but the lineup for the fifth starter spot starts with Jesse Litsch, followed by Henderson Alvarez and Kyle Drabek.