Friday, July 15, 2011


Jose Bautista – Twisted his ankle in Thursdays game and was forced to leave.  Bautista is expected to undergo and MRI sometime on Friday and currently listed as day to day.

Carl Crawford – Set to being a rehab assignment on Friday.  Crawford will play in two rehab games and then be activated before Mondays game in Baltimore.

Ike Davis – Was given a cortisone shot in his ankle and will have to wait three weeks to see if it takes.  If the cortisone shot does not take, Davis will undergo ankle surgery.

Brett Lawrie – Return to action for Torontos single A team; Lawrie went 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Lawrie is expected to spend a week in Single A before jumping back into Triple-A.  Expect to see Lawrie in the majors somewhere around the beginning of August.

Jon Rauch – appointed the new closer in Toronto.  I don’t have much faith in Rauch, but if you need a closer go ahead and pick him up.

Bartolo Colon – 0.2 IP, 8R, 3 ER, while walking two.  Colon after the game blamed his awful outing on thinking too much about his injured hamstring.

Ryan Braun – 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the lineup.  I think this goes without saying, insert Braun back into all lineups.

Carlos Marmol – Blew a save last night and didn’t record an out.  Marmol has been relied on heavily this year and appears to be tiring.  Quade gave Marmol his support Thursday night saying that Marmols job is safe.