Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:09 -0800
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) underwent surgery Friday, February 27, to remove 60% of the meniscus from his left knee. Saunders is expected to miss five to six weeks, should be able to start running in two weeks, and might be able to begin a rehab assignment in three to four weeks from now. "Having him back sooner is great, and nice that he's got a chance to be back by the middle of April," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders is an interesting late-round stash option in deep mixed leagues thanks to his new digs and potential to reach the low-teens in homers and stolen bases. He moves from Safeco Field to the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre as his home park, joining a talented Blue Jays lineup. His struggles with left-handed pitchers should result in him receiving fewer at-bats than a true everyday hitter, and his career .231 batting average is indicative of him not being a help in that category. Saunders will be a FantasyScore option when facing most right-handed pitchers.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:14:45 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will likely need surgery to fix torn cartilage in his left knee, but he will seek a second opinion first, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Saunders was on crutches Thursday, Feb. 26. Anthopoulos said the team will look internally to replace him, but they are open to a trade or a free agent.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders will no longer be worth a late-round stab in mixed league drafts. Dalton Pompey's sleeper status receives a pretty big boost, though, and you should look to him in the later rounds for his speed skills.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:15:35 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will require surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and he'll be out until at least the All-Star break. Saunders suffered the injury in the outfield when he stepped on a soft spot of ground near an underground sprinkler Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders was a fringe consideration in mixed leagues, but he'll be one to watch during the season for a potential waiver claim.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:39:56 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.875 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:53:14 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays view OF Michael Saunders as their starting left fielder, after the outfielder was acquired Wednesday, Dec. 3. That means the team is unlikely to re-sign free-agent OF Melky Cabrera.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:47:11 -0800
Free-agent OF Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays) is unlikely to re-sign with the Toronto Blue Jays after they acquired OF Michael Saunders, who they view as their starting left fielder. Cabrera could return to the Kansas City Royals, according to sources.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:04:58 -0800
The Seattle Mariners acquired SP J.A. Happ from the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Michael Saunders Wednesday, Dec. 3, according to sources.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:03:12 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired OF Michael Saunders from the Seattle Mariners for SP J.A. Happ Wednesday, Dec. 3, according to sources.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:26:37 -0800
The Texas Rangers have mild interest in Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:15:50 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders is expected to be shopped at the general manager meetings this offseason.