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21 Michael Saunders RF
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 11/19/1986 | Birthplace: Victoria, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Toronto | College: Tallahasee CC FL | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $512,600 | Owned/Started%: 5/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) likely out until September


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said outfielder Michael Saunders is not close to returning to the team. Saunders is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, and he has not played a game since May 9. 

Gibbons said Saunders is increasing his activity, but he does not expect Saunders to return until September, according to SportsNet.


Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders still not close to returning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) is slowly recovering and there remains no timetable for his return, according to the Toronto Star. He is expected to need a long rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list.

General manager Alex Anthopoulos doesn't expect Saunders to return until at least August.


Blue Jays' Saunders undergoes MRI Monday, another one in two weeks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders underwent an MRI on Monday, which indicated the bone bruise in his knee was healing well, per Sportsnet.ca. He will undergo another MRI in two weeks.

If bone bruise is gone in a few weeks, then he will begin baseball activities.


Doc confirms bone bruise for Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Dr. James Andrews has confirmed that Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a bone bruise in his knee, the Toronto Sun reports.

"It was good news, just reconfirming what we believed," Saunders said of his consultation with Dr. Andrews. "I have developed a pretty good bone bruise because of the lack of the meniscus. It’s something that happens in the aftermath of the surgery. It will heal and my body will get acclimated to the bone on bone.

"The toughest thing is just hearing it will take time. Knowing that it will get better and that there’s still plenty of season left is great. My body will get back to 100 percent. I’m already in week two and will start ramping up some activity."

Saunders will be out for as much as another month before he's ready to return to action.


Anthopoulos: Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders out 4-6 weeks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has declared that outfielder Michael Saunders will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with the left knee inflammation that landed him on the disabled list Sunday.

Anthopolous further stated that Saunders is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, per TSN 1050.

Saunders has only played in nine games this season with six hits in 31 at-bats.


Blue Jays place Michael Saunders on DL, add Steve Tolleson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The Blue Jays placed outfielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to left knee inflammation and selected the contract of infielder Steve Tolleson.

Saunders missed most of the week after having his knee drained but returned to action Saturday, going 0 for 4 at the plate. One day later, he's been sent to the disabled list to allow the knee more rest and more time to heal.

Tolleson went 3 for 15 with the Blue Jays in April before being removed from the 40-man roster. In order to clear a 40-man roster spot for his promotion, the Blue Jays designated pitcher Preston Guilmet for assignment.

Guilment has made 10 appearances with Triple-A Buffalo, giving up two earned runs in 14 1/3 innings while striking out 12 and walking three.


Blue Jays' Michael Saunders returns to lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

Saunders hasn't played since Sunday after having his knee drained. He is 6 for 27 with five walks in eight games played this season.

The Blue Jays are favorites (-115) Saturday.


Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) still out Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders did not return to the starting lineup Friday against the Red Sox, missing a fourth straight start due to a knee injury. Chris Colabello was in left field for Toronto.

Saunders said he feels "a million times better" Friday after getting his knee drained and a cortisone injection earlier in the week, per Sportsnet.ca. He plans to run and take batting practice Friday.

Manager John Gibbons said Saunders is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday.


Blue Jays' Michael Saunders, Danny Valencia out of the lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders and utility man Danny Valencia are out of the starting lineup again Wednesday against the Yankees, the team announced. 

Saunders has missed the last two games for Toronto after having his knee drained on Monday. Chris Colabello will draw his second start in right. Valencia will miss his second straight game with an ankle sprain.


Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders out of lineup again Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) 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
(5/4/2015) 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
(5/4/2015) 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
(5/2/2015) 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.


Donaldson moves into leadoff spot for Blue Jays as Travis gets day off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) With Jose Reyes on the disabled list and Devon Travis getting his second day off this season, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided to shake up his lineup Friday against the Indians.

Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion all moved up one spot in the lineup, which meant Donaldson moved into the leadoff spot. It was the first time in Donaldson's career he hit leadoff.

Russell Martin moved into the cleanup spot, which is usually where Encarnacion bats. He was followed by Kevin Pillar, Michael Saunders, Dalton Pompey, Ryan Goins (who started for Travis) and Jonathan Diaz.


Jose Bautista to miss fifth straight for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's starting lineup, the fifth straight game that he's been out.

Bautista is battling a shoulder injury. The Blue Jays will use the same outfield alignment as Saturday, with Michael Saunders in right, Dalton Pompey in left and Kevin Pillar in center. Prior to Saturday, the three outfielders had combined for one start this season at their respective positions.

The Jays are +122 money line underdogs at Tampa Bay.


Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders goes 0 for 2 in return from DL


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders returned from the disabled list Saturday and went 0 for 2 with a walk.

Saunders had been out since spring training with a knee injury.

Blue Jays' Jose Bautista to miss fourth straight start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was held out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game on Saturday. 

Bautista is battling a sore shoulder.

"We just deal with that when it comes," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said to MLB.com. "You start to plan four, five days from now, things change so fast. We have Saunders in right field tonight, we didn't think when he came back he'd be playing right field, we thought we'd have Bautista there.

The Blue Jays shuffled their outfield for Saturday's game. Kevin Pillar, who started in right for Bautista the last three games, will play center field for the second time this year. Michael Saunders starts in right, and Dalton Pompey moves from center to left.  


Blue Jays activate Michael Saunders from DL, DFA Steve Tolleson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Blue Jays activated outfielder Michael Saunders off the disabled list following Friday's game at Tampa Bay. Saunders had been sidelined since injuring his knee early in spring training.

To clear a roster spot, infielder Steve Tolleson was desginated for assignment. Tolleson entered play Friday batting .273 with no home runs and two RBI in six games.


Blue Jays hope Michael Saunders (knee) will rejoin team in day or two


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos said outfielder Michael Saunders will play for the team's Class A affiliate Friday and he could rejoin the team in the next day or two, reports MLB Network Radio.

Saunders has not played in the majors this season because of a knee injury.


OF Saunders set to join Blue Jays after DL stint


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) What was expected is now official - the Blue Jays have promoted outfielder Michael Saunders after a stint in minor league rehab, per Sportsnet 590. He had been on the disabled list with a knee injury.

His return will be particularly timely if ailing Jose Bautista (shoulder) is placed on the disabled list. Saunders, who came over from Seattle in the offseason, has yet to play for Toronto.


Blue Jays' Michael Saunders expected to join team this weekend


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Blue Jays right fielder Michael Saunders is expected to join the team in Tampa Bay this weekend, according to manager John Gibbons per SportsNet.

"He felt pretty good," Gibbons said to MLB.com. "These next couple of days, hopefully get him nine innings and see where he's at. Ideally, he can just meet us down in Tampa on Friday night, I would think."

Saunders, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, is not expected to head to Triple-A for a secondary rehab assignment. He is currently on assignment with the team's Class-A affiliate. 

"You always want them to have better competition, but he's had a lot of at-bats," Gibbons said. "He was taking at-bats in Spring Training. He wasn't running, but he really liked standing in when a pitcher is throwing a bullpen. He would stand in and track the ball. I don't think that's an issue."


Blue Jays' Michael Saunders (knee) remains unlikely for homestand


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) played in extended spring game on Saturday but remains unlikely for the team's current homestand, according to TSN 1050.

Saunders had to suspend his rehab from knee surgery earlier in the week due to tightness in his hamstring.

Blue Jays' Saunders not expected to debut on homestand


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is scheduled to resume his rehab assignment Saturday, manager John Gibbons said Friday. Saunders, who is coming off knee surgery, had to stop his rehab assignment earlier this week due to hamstring tightness.

Saunders is not expected to make his season debut during the team's six-game homestand, which started Friday against Atlanta.


Michael Saunders could resume rehab games Thursday or Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders (hamstring) could resume his Class A rehab assignment as early as Thursday or Friday, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Saunders, who is also recovering from surgery to remove a torn meniscus from his left knee, has not played in a minor-league game since Sunday as a precaution. General manager Alex Anthopoulos revealed last weekend that he would like to see Saunders play back-to-back nine-inning games before activating him from the disabled list.

Kevin Pillar has been filling in for Saunders in left field to start the season. He has made several acrobatic catches in Saunders' absence, including one against the Rays on Wednesday. 


Blue Jays' Saunders should resume rehab assignment Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is taking the day off Monday on a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin after leaving Sunday's game due to tightness in his hamstring, manager John Gibbons said. Saunders, however, is expected to return to action Tuesday.