The Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernandez (left oblique strain) and right-hander Wilmer Font (right shin contusion) on the 10-day injured list, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet tweets. The team recalled outfielder Jonathan Davis and righty Sean Reid-Foley to fill out its roster.
While the severity of Hernandez’s injury is unknown, oblique issues are always a concern – especially considering that the regular season is in its final month. The Blue Jays, owners of a 22-18 record, are a playoff team as of now, and Hernandez has contributed plenty to their cause so far. After a pair of roughly league-average full seasons at the plate, the 27-year-old has seemingly broken through with a tremendous .308/.358/.637 line over 157 plate appearances in 2020. Hernandez ranks second among qualified hitters in home runs (14), 16th in wRC+ (163) and 20th in fWAR (1.5). He also sits near the top of the league in several Statcast categories, including expected weighted on-base average (.443).
Defensively, Hernandez has primarily handled right field for the Blue Jays, who have also used Cavan Biggio and Derek Fisher there. But Toronto did better its infield/outfield depth when it acquired Jonathan Villar at last week’s trade deadline, and he could give the team another option in right as long as Hernandez is out. For Monday’s crucial game against the division-rival Yankees, though, the Blue Jays will have Biggio take over for Hernandez.
You a Mets fan? Or a Yankees fan?
Or a sarcastic fan. =}
The Mets are about to play Bluejays
Nothing like a 10 run inning to cure what ails ya.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Ooof…12-6 at the mo. Was looking forward to seeing Hernandez play. Sure is putting up some big numbers.
Doesn’t seem like they need him. Least not tonight.
Yanks look simply terrible right now. & The Blue Jays look pretty good. This is a great experience & situation for their (mostly) young ball club.
But, hey, at least the bear didn’t eat me. This time. Guess I’ll put that particular streak on the line next September again.
Yankees and Astros battling with the Orioles, Tigers, and Mariners for the last two playoff spots. Fun stuff.
Between the Yankees and Astros, which team in the most danger of not making the 8-team field?
Yankees is in the most danger between those 2 by a wide margin, if you believe FanGraphs.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I think 35-5, or whatever, would be more fun.
Man…I really haven’t seen the Astros play this year.
I’ve seen some or all of every game the Yankees’ve played. We don’t look like a very good team, lately. At all. It’s another year of “*if* we were healthy…”.
Which I get. The squad I’m watching right now – however – really doesn’t deserve to play in any type of postseason, serious. I gotta say the Yankee are definitely vulnerable and in a pretty tough spot, man.
wild bill tetley
Send a fruit basket to Luke Voit for allowing the big inning last night. He’s in excellent shape but forgot to work on his defense in the offseason. Yankees have enough DH’s and must keep Voit’s bat in the lineup. He missed two balls in the 6th he should have had.
Someone should remind Montoyo to never pinch hit for Espinal. Putting Villar at shortstop is asking for trouble. Villar cannot play short. He is an awful defender. Even Voit thinks Villar is terrible.
Perhaps Voit understandably fell asleep watching the Yankee pitchers issue walks. If you want good defense, work fast and throw strikes.
Pretty sure Villar made all his errors at 2B yesterday. Does it matter where you put him?
wild bill tetley
Yes he made his error at 2B. He also bounced some balls to Tellez from SS. Brutal throwing arm that does not play at short. At 2B he is passable, but not very good.
Voit is a bad defender on his best day. Blaming the pitching is a waste of time and a poor excuse. Voit is only awake with wood in his hand.