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Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees by a 5-1 score.
Kirk picked up the start at designated hitter as the Blue Jays are trying to keep his bat in the lineup. Kirk is sharing time with Danny Jansen at catcher and Reese McGuire is also in the mix. Kirk has three homers in his last two games and if he continues to hit well will find at-bats in the lineup.
Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double, and two total runs scored in Sunday's 8-0 win over Oakland.
Kirk looks to be breaking out of a mini-slump as he went 5-for-26 over his previous eight games. The 22-year-old has been battling Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire for playing time at catcher but should have the inside track if he can get hot at the plate.
Alejandro Kirk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
Kirk is hot at the plate has started six of the last nine games, slashing .318/.360/.545 in 25 plate appearances. Overall the 22-year-old catcher is hitting .279/.339/.461 with four home runs and 16 RBI across 38 games played.
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Alejandro Kirk from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Kirk was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday and optioned to the minors. He recalled on Friday after Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen was placed on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring strain. Kirk will most likely split catching duties with Reese McGuire but has a chance to secure a starting role. Fantasy managers in two-catcher formats can look to add Kirk after he hit .225 with three homers and eight RBI over 17 games in 2021.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Kirk is fully recovered from the left hip flexor strain he sustained in May. He began a rehab assignment in late June and hit .244 (11-for-45) with a home run and six RBI. Kirk will remain in the Triple-A as the Blue Jays roll with Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire as their primary catchers.