RHP pitcher Marcus Stroman developed a blister on his right middle finger in his last start on Tuesday, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says he’ll be given the green light to start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that if Donaldson is able to return from the DL soon and display some of his past form, the Jays may yet be able to trade him. Heyman writes that the Cleveland Indians are the most likely landing spot. Heyman added that acquiring Donaldson would allow Cleveland to move Jose Ramirez to second, and Jason Kipnis into the outfield to help shore up the Tribe’s outfield depth. Heyman also lists the Cardinals, Braves, Cubs (if Kris Bryant’s shoulder keeps him on the DL), and Red Sox as potential suitors for Donaldson.
Aledmys Diaz hit his 15th home run of the season yesterday, a solo shot in the fifth. It’s just two shy of his career mark of 17, which came in 2016. Since the all-star break, Diaz was ranked sixth in the AL in slugging (.724), ninth in OPS (1.085), tied for ninth in homers (six) and 10th in average (.345) coming into Saturday’s games … Teoscar Hernandez doubled and walked and how has 50 of his 91 hits go for extra bases (25 doubles, seven triples and 18 homers). His 56.1% (64-114) extra base hit rate since the 2017 all-star break is third highest among qualified hitters … Catcher Russell Martin singled and was hit by a pitch on Saturday. Over his last 15 games, he has gone 15-for-46 (.326) with two doubles, four homers, seven RBIs and nine walks, for a .446 OBP and a 1.0777 OPS.
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