A freak injury to Maicer Izturis triggered a flurry of roster moves for the Toronto Blue Jays. Munenori Kawasaki and J.A. Happ are back, but the Toronto roster will continue to evolve within the next week.
Casey Janssen had to interrupt his rehab assignment because he was still bothered by a muscle strain in his left side. It is not a setback, he says, more like an "annoyance." But the Blue Jays closer still is not pitching.
Brett Lawrie has been in a batting slump since the season started, but showed signs of snapping out of it on Sunday. The Blue Jays' third baseman plays eye-popping defence, but the question remains: Can he become a consistent big-league hitter?
The stars finally aligned for the Blue Jays in Baltimore: 11 runs, 17 hits, dazzling defence and another nifty mound performance by Mark Buehrle. And for Edwin Encarnacion, the day brought "big time" relief.
The docile Blue Jays offence doomed them to an extra-innings loss in Baltimore. Increasingly, the focus is on Edwin Encarnacion, who has no homers and no RBIs, and is providing no protection for Jose Bautista.