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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||430.00||17.00||.251||57.00||64.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL|
|vs L.A. Angels||22||7||2|| .414|| .727|| .318|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||169||46||8|| .333|| .485|| .272|
|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, 3B OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|12/25/2014||Dalton Pompey, CF TOR|
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Max Fried, SP ATL|
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders remains without timetable
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is still recovering from knee surgery a little over a month ago, but remains without a timetable to get back on the field, reports the National Post.
Saunders is hoping to do some light running in the next few days. He is taking swings in minor league games, but not running the bases.
"I literally hit and just go back to the dugout," he said. "I'm trying to stay ahead of the game and get my timing back so that when I am ready to start [a full range of baseball activities], it's just one less thing I have to worry about."
Gibbons: Saunders, Izturis to open season on disabled list
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) and infielder Maicer Izturis (groin) will open the 2015 season on the disabled list, per Sportsnet.ca.
Saunders is expected to start in left field when healthy, while Izturis will likely be a backup infielder.
Blue Jays' Saunders (knee) will get more at-bats in minor-league game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders will receive more at-bats in a minor-league game on Tuesday, according to Sportsnet.ca. Saunders is working his way back from knee surgery, but remains unlikely to return until mid-April.
Saunders spent the first six seasons of his MLB career with Seattle before he was acquired by Toronto in a December trade. He hit .273 with a .341 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and .791 OPS in 78 games last season.
Blue Jays' Michael Saunders plays DH in minor-league game
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/19/15) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was the designated hitter Thursday in a minor league contest, and although he did not run, he said he felt fine afterward, per the Toronto Star.
Saunders is working his way back from knee surgery, but likely will not return until mid-April. He went 1-for-5 with an opposite-field single.
"It was nice to lace 'em up and get back out there," Saunders said. "I'm ecstatic to be where I'm at now."
Blue Jays' Michael Saunders to see limited action Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) is scheduled to serve as the designated hitter in a minor-league game Thursday but will be prevented from running out of the batter's box, MLB.com reports.
Saunders has been able to take batting practice as he makes a quicker-than-expected return from knee surgery. It's not out of the question that the outfielder avoids a stint on the disabled list before the season begins.
|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.
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