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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||430.00||17.00||.251||57.00||64.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Questionable for May 6 vs. N.Y. Yankees|
|vs RHP||24||4||0|| .286|| .167|| .167|
|12/27/2014||Aaron Judge, RF NYY|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
|Michael Saunders, RF TOR|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|12/25/2014||Dalton Pompey, CF TOR|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Max Fried, SP ATL|
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders out of lineup again Tuesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/5/15) Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees for a second straight day due to a knee injury. Chris Colabello drew the start in left field Tuesday after Danny Valencia started in left Monday.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Saunders could play Tuesday, but he wants to give Saunders a few more days off with a left-hander on the mound Wednesday and an off-day Thursday.
Saunders has one RBI and two hits in each of his last two games. He also has a walk in two straight games.
Blue Jays' Michael Saunders out of lineup following knee drain
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees after having his knee drained, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said before the game per SportsNet.
Saunders was dealing with fluid in his knee and needed to have it drained. Saunders missed time early in the season while recovering from knee surgery. He is available to play, according to Anthopoulos.
Saunders is hitting .222 with thre RBI in 27 at-bats this season.
Danny Valencia gets start in left for Blue Jays on Monday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays outfielder Danny Valencia was back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Yankees. Valencia, who started in left and batted seventh, was held out the last three games for manager John Gibbons.
Michael Saunders, who started each of the last two games, began Monday's contest on the bench while dealing with a knee issue, but is available to play off the bench, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said before the game.
In limited action this season, Valencia is batting a crisp .379 with three RBI in 11 games played.
Devon Travis back in Blue Jays' lineup, Ezequiel Carrera starts in RF
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/2/15) Second baseman Devon Travis (collarbone) will return to the Blue Jays lineup on Saturday in Cleveland while recently promoted Ezequiel Carrera will make his season debut, batting ninth and playing right field. |
Travis was held out of Friday's game to rest a sore collarbone.
Careera gets the nod in right while Jose Bautista continues to serve as the designated hitter to nurse his sore shoulder.
Also, outfielder Michael Saunders will make his first start in left field.
|2014 summary: As usual, the Mariners were semi-committed to playing Michael Saunders to begin 2014, but just when he began to get hot about mid-June, he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder and returned only briefly two weeks later before straining his left oblique. By the time he returned for good in September, he was more or less just a spare part, starting most of the time but not often enough to make a real impact in Fantasy. It's a shame, too, because he finished with career highs in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.|
Playing time status: Already, Saunders is banged up to begin 2015. He needed surgery to remove a torn meniscus after tripping over a sprinkler head in February and will miss at least the first two weeks of the season. Now that he's with the Blue Jays, we don't have a great sense of what kind of role he'll play, but considering he hit .276 with an .831 OPS against righties vs. .262 and .680 against lefties, platoon outfielder seems like a logical guess.
2015 outlook: After an impressive minor-league career, Saunders has shown only flashes of potential in six big-league seasons, but all of those were with the Mariners in one of the league's more pitcher-friendly parks. He's now in a hitter's haven in Toronto, which could propel him to a breakthrough season while in the thick of his prime at age 28. Of course, with a platoon role likely, it'd still be a stretch for you to draft him in mixed leagues, but he's an intriguing AL-only sleeper.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/6/15||NYY||7:07 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/8/15||BOS||7:07 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/9/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Joe Kelly|
|5/10/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/11/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|5/12/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/13/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|