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Santiago Espinal went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Blue Jays defeated the Angels 6-1 on Saturday.
Espinal's long ball came in the fourth inning, bringing home a run and extending the Blue Jays' lead. He now has two home runs and 15 RBI on the season. With a batting average of .232, Espinal has been a consistent contributor for Toronto this year.
Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal is on the bench Wednesday versus the Dodgers.
Espinal got the start at second base on Tuesday night and went 1-for-5 with a strikeout in his club's 8-7 extra-innings loss. He will hit the bench against a righty in Tony Gonsolin on Wednesday afternoon while he has limped to a .230 average with just one homer and two stolen bases across 155 plate appearances on the season.
Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal is back in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Astros.
Espinal went hitless in his return from the injured list on Tuesday but will get another crack at it Thursday against Astros lefty Framber Valdez. The 28-year-old is hitting just .197 with one homer, two stolen bases, and a .519 OPS across 83 plate appearances this season.
The Blue Jays activated Santiago Espinal from the 10-day IL Tuesday.
Espinal has been out of action since late may with a right hamstring strain. The 28-year-old utility infielder was slashing .205/.266/274 with one home run and seven RBI through 25 games before landing on the IL.
The Blue Jays placed Santiago Espinal on the 10-day injured list on Monday with right hamstring inflammation.
Toronto had hoped Espinal could avoid a trip to the IL after he suffered the injury over the weekend, but he will miss some time. The Blue Jays recalled Otto Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo as the corresponding move.