Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández is dealing with left rib cage stiffness, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (Twitter link). Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun (Twitter link) first reported that Hernández had suffered a rib-related injury. He’s headed for further examination, notes Nicholson-Smith (via Twitter). Longley adds that Hernández is likely ticketed for the injured list.
Needless to say, an extended absence for Hernández would be a massive blow for the 21-18 Blue Jays, who are tied with the Yankees for second place in the AL East. Hernández has seemingly broken out in his age-27 season, putting up a monstrous .308/.358/.637 slash line. Only Mike Trout (15) has hit more runs than Hernández, who has slugged 14 in just 159 plate appearances. Unsurprisingly, the right-handed hitting Hernández also sits near the top of the league’s Statcast hitting metrics, with a 97th percentile or better mark in terms of average exit velocity, hard contact rate, expected batting average and expected slugging percentage.
Derek Fisher is starting in Hernández’s customary right field spot for Toronto against the Red Sox this afternoon. He figures to pick up the lion’s share of playing time there if Hernández winds up missing time.
I could go for a nice country fried steak with white pepper gravy.
Yankees fans Blue Jays fans when dealing with injuries.
Don’t know much about Yankees but I know they’ve lost Severino, Judge, Stanton, and DJ for a while (recently came back).
And the Jays haven’t had their closer since July, 3/5 of their starting rotation, their best player for 3 weeks, and their second best reliever for a week now. And now they lose an MVP candidate. Yikes
dont forget about missed time for Urschela, torres, chapman, britton, loiasiga, paxton, kahnle to name a few others….
Relax, Clint Fraizer will save all!
Just what we need with all the games against the Yankees coming up.
Derek Fisher is lousy don’t know how he’s still on the team! Guy couldn’t even succeed in a clubhouse full of cheating and knew what pitches were coming in like the guy needs to cut a month ago if not to start the season.
…says internet hero who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. With regular playing time Fisher is an average MLB’er, nothing more, but he he’s certainly not the guy you are describing.
Since coming to Toronto he has been worth -.4 War. The guy has compiled -.3 dWar in only 63 innings this year.
What stats support your comment? Below replacement level is not average.
Or do you insult others without a shred of evidence to back up your comments?
Why so angry again….geezus man calm tf down. If Fisher got regular playing time, i suggested that he would be. able to play to a ceiling of MLB average.
How is my calling you out angry? Terribly ego-centric of you to think your misguided attempts of providing an insightful post would cause anger.
wild bill tetley
JBird – please stop. Calling Derek Fisher an average major leaguer tells us you have absolutely no clue. Derek Fisher is an unconfident waste of time. To say he would be an average major league player is absurd and irresponsible. Marko had every right to call you out on your ignorance.
He can take the 10-13days off and should be good for the last week of the season and or post season for sure. Tough news tho.,
Then he has to get his timing back etc. 21 games left hopefully he only misses 10-11 max.
Nobody, probably not even the team doctor, knows how long an undetailed rib injury will take to heal. We can only hope.
Exactly – hopefully nothing shows up on the MRI
I remember I wanted him so bad in the rule 5 draft. Instead the Phillies took Goddel. Nice to see him taking off
Gotta get Bichette back. His bat could replace Teoscar’s completely if he stays hot. Honestly without Teoscar, the OF of Grichuk, Biggio, and Gurriel isn’t the worst combination ever, but unfortunately Shaw, Villar, Panik remains a terrible infield until Bichette arrives.
Biggio’s versatility sure makes things easier.
Probably going to see Jonathan Davis promoted. At least he’ll improve the defense when he plays and pinch run other days, though I’ve seen no evidence that he can ever hit a major league pitch.
They might give Fisher some rope till Bo gets back. Then if he does nothing with the opportunity DFA him and bring up Davis.
They’re not going to DFA Fisher to bring up Davis. If Teo goes on the IL, expect Davis to be called up as the corresponding move. I figure that’s why they put Davis on the taxi squad recently, because of Teo’s nagging injury.
It’s possible that they could go with only 3 true outfielders thanks to Biggio (and theoretically Panik though I don’t trust him out there). The only reason I can think of to do that, though, is to try to keep Espinal on the roster after Bichette is activated. And I think they’ll proritize the CF defense over Espinal’s bat, since Espinal will be positionally redundant.
So Hernandez is out with injury and the first thing wonder boy does is take another bat in Grichuk out of the lineup for a below average player in Fisher.. Just brilliant…..man can we be done with this Nintendo manager and bring in a major league manager.
A poster mentioned this the other day and the more i think about it the more i think it may be true. When Aitkens hired Charlie they wanted a ” yes” man, a lame duck manager who would go along with everything the high performance and analytics departments tell him with no push back when needed. I’m a firm believer that advanced analytics can help but neither should be ” Driving thes Bus” they should have an ancillary role but we need an experienced manager who buys into the new way but also knows when to push back when common baseball sense dictates.
Now we are cursed with 1- a manager who doesn’t have the experience/clout to push back . 2- A manager who just isn’t cut out to manage in game tactics and pen usage.
First part sounds believable and amen to the second part.
You’re the same dude attacking me in other comments for not having facts to back up my claim…i’m sure you’ve got receipts for all that you’ve speculated to in this comment right?
Huge number of articles i could reference if i had the inclination plus numerous incidents of poor managing where as your calling out the other poster being able to hit the water is based on …. your gut instinct? Your Voodoo skills? Crystal ball?
I was attacking you? Seems to me you calling the other guy an internet hero was attacking. Get a grip on reality.
wild bill tetley
“With regular playing time Fisher is an average MLB’er, nothing more”
Yes, you deserved to get ragged on. In some countries you’d be jailed for that kind of statement.
wild bill tetley
Darthyen that was exactly my thought. Especially since we are down the stretch to October. Thankfully Montoyo ran out of innings yesterday as he tried to cost the Jays another win with his bullpen mismanagement.
But hey, we aren’t supposed to say anything negative about the team! All those Jays fans who’ve criticized the people criticizing the organization are in hiding.
Just a note to the posters here calling out Fisher, maybe ya should look at what he has done recently, the guy is hitting .270 on the season, can he sustain it? can he improve on it? not too bad for a fourth outfielder
wild bill tetley
You’re saying Fisher should be on the level of excellence? I don’t think Fisher has done enough to warrant the lengthy rope the Jays have given him. This is the same organization that wanted nothing to do with Jordan Romano. The same organization that wanted nothing to do with Harold Ramirez. Not saying either are world beaters but they’re decision making and talent evaluation deserve to be questioned just a little. Especially for a guy who’s only hitting .270 after flirting with .190 for a long time.
That .270 didn’t last long, back to .250 now.
a 4th outfielder should have 1-2 really good skills that he knows how to put to use in game. Making them late game assets as pinch runner/defense. ( Davis )
Fisher is more of a project for a rebuilding team not one on the upturn. Jays circa 2018 not now.