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Cavan Biggio went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 12-1 score.

Fantasy Impact: Biggio is hitting .245 on the season with seven home runs, 25 RBI, 36 runs, and six stolen bases. The 25-year-old second baseman is not a must-own in standard leagues but should be owned in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Tanner Roark took the loss Tuesday against the Yankees after giving up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Roark has been a disappointment in his first season with the Blue Jays. The 33-year-old righty has a 2-3 record with a 7.01 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and 39:21 K:BB through 43 2/3 innings. Roark lines up for his final start of the regular season against the Orioles on Sunday.

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Rafael Dolis, who's been out since last Friday with a knee injury, was not available to pitch on Tuesday vs. the Yankees. (Source: Gregor Chisholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The reliever is still considered day-to-day for now but time is running out in the final week of the regular season. Dolis owns a 1.59 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with four saves across 22 2/3 innings this year.

Category: Injury Updates


Robbie Ray will get the start on Wednesday vs. the Yankees and Hyun Jin Ryu will start Thursday for Toronto. (Source: Keegan Matheson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The left-hander is not a recommended streamer in the final week of the fantasy regular season. Ray holds a 7.17 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, and a 63:41 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings between Arizona and Toronto this season.


Travis Shaw was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup against the Yankees due to back spasms. (Source: Andersen Pickard on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Shaw was originally slated to return Tuesday after missing the last two contests with back spasms. He will need additional time and is currently day-to-day. Jonathan Davis replaced him in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Bichette continues to provide power and consistency at the top of Toronto's lineup, hitting .311/.330/.544 to go along with 19 RBI.

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Teoscar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with two RBI and three strikeouts in Monday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has driven in a run in three of his last four, bringing his total to 32 RBI. He's slashing .310/.357/.632 for the year.

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Alejandro Kirk went 4-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: The 21 year-old boasts a .429 average in 14 at-bats while never being promoted past Class A Advanced. Kirk may provided a spark for Toronto in a position that has underperformed.

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Randal Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in Monday's win over the Yankees. He also reached via a base on balls.

Fantasy Impact: Grichuk hit home run number 10 Monday, going deep for the first time this month. He owns .263 batting average to along with 30 RBI.

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Matt Shoemaker allowed one run on three hits and two walks during Monday's victory over the Yankees. He also struck out a batter.

Fantasy Impact: Shoemaker looked strong Monday, only allowing three hits in as many innings. Activated from the injured list the same day, Shoemaker threw 54 pitches, hovering toward Toronto's intended limit of 60.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a walk during Monday night's victory over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: All three of his hits went for extra-bases as Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and tripled. Monday night's stellar games drove his average to .249, along with 28 RBI this season.

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Nate Pearson threw 25 pitches in a live bullpen session on Monday. He looked good and was hitting 97-98 mph, per Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pearson has been out since August 18th with a strained right elbow. It sounds as if he's progressing nicely and should make an appearance out of the bullpen soon as the Blue Jays race towards the post-season.

Category: Injury Updates


Ken Giles (forearm) announced Monday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery. (Source: Kaitlyn McGrath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Giles has been dealing with a flexor strain and will undergo Tommy John surgery to correct the issue. He will most likely miss the entire 2021 campaign. Giles finishes 2020 with one save along with a 9.82 ERA, 2.18 WHIP and six strikeouts over three 2/3 innings. The right-hander will be a free agent next offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Bass allowed no runs, on no hits while striking out a batter in an inning and a third during Sunday's victory over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Pitching more than an inning for the fourth time this year, Bass saved his sixth game of the season. The right-hander owns a 3.42 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP for the year.

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Taijuan Walker allowed one run, on four hits and two walks during Sunday's win over the Phillies. He record eight strikeouts along the way.

Fantasy Impact: After a first inning RBI double, Walker proceeded to shutout the Phillies offense. The eight strikeouts tied a season high and gave Walker his fourth win to go along with a 2.86 ERA. His next start should come against Baltimore at the end of the week.

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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: A first inning single gave Gurriel Jr. 30 RBI for the year. The outfielder continues to thrive in the middle of Toronto's lineup, producing 10 home runs while batting .303/.348/.530.

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Jordan Romano, who's been out since August 29th with a right middle finger strain, began throwing off a mound on Saturday. (Source: Shi Davidi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Romano was initially expected to be out 2-4 weeks with the injury so he appears to be ahead of schedule. He could be ready to go if the Blue Jays wind up making the playoffs, they currently have a three-game lead in the loss column over the Mariners. The 27-year old was excellent out of Toronto's pen this season with a 1.23 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and a 21:5 K/BB ratio across 14 2/3 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Santiago Espinal was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Saturday according to the team's Twitter page. (Source: Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Espinal appeared in 26 games for the Blue Jays this season, slashing .267/.308/.333 with no homers, six RBI, and one stolen base in 66 plate appearances. The 25-year-old infielder should get more consistent playing time at the alternate training site.

Category: Transactions


Hyun Jin Ryu took the loss Saturday at Philadelphia after giving up two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Ryu is now 4-2 on the season and has a 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 68:15 K:BB through 60 innings. The veteran starter wraps up the regular season with a start against the Yankees next week in Buffalo.

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Ross Stripling lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on four hits, three walks, and four strikeouts in a no-decision against the Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Between the Dodgers and the Blue Jays this season, Stripling is 3-3 with a 6.04 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 37 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings over 10 appearances. The 30-year-old does not have any more scheduled starts and will probably work out of the bullpen for the rest of the year.

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