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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders bone bruise confirmed

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) had his bone bruise confirmed, and doctors said his body needs a conservative six weeks to acclimate to the loss of the meniscus.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) would not be back at this rate until the All-Star break, so it is safe to go ahead and drop him in all of your leagues.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders timeline

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:06:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is expected to miss four to six weeks with his knee injury, and he has an appointment scheduled with Dr. James Andrews Monday, May 18. Saunders' knee is expected to be an issue on and off all season, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders' absence opens the window for Chris Colabello ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) to receive plenty of playing time. Colabello is currently sporting a 1.147 OPS with five runs, a home run and five RBI over nine games this season. Hitting in a potent lineup helps his fantasy upside, too. Still, Colabello went white hot to start last season only to fade away, so seasonal players should keep their expectations in check. FantasyScore players, on the other hand, can ride his success at a minimal cap hit.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders to DL

Sun, 10 May 2015 06:52:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) was placed on the disabled list Sunday, May 10. The Blue Jays selected the contract of SS Steven Tolleson.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) should be dropped in all leagues. Tolleson can be a sneaky GPP play on FantasyScore against left-handed pitching with a career .294 batting average against lefties.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders will start Saturday

Fri, 08 May 2015 13:30:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is feeling better and available off the bench against the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 8, according to manager John Gibbons. Gibbons noted Saunders would start against Boston Saturday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Colabello has started the past three games in left field, but that projects to end with Saunders returning Saturday. FantasyScore players would be wise to allow Saunders to prove his health with a few successful at-bats before utilizing him in FantasyScore contests.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders out until Friday

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:28:05 -0700

Updating a previous post, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will be out of the lineup Wednesday, May 6, to rest his knee. The Blue Jays are off Thursday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) will get three days off to bring his knee back up to speed, so do not put him in your lineup for Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:13:37 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) had his knee drained, and the Yankees are throwing righthander Michael Pineda, so that's a double reason for Saunders to be on the sidelines. Take him out of your lineup for Tuesday and keep an eye on his condition.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders having knee drained

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:37:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is having fluid in his knee drained Monday, May 4, and is not in the starting lineup, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Saunders will be available off the bench, though. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in right field and hitting ninth in the batting order against New York Yankees SP Chase Whitley.

Fantasy Tip: Carrera is a weak FantasyScore play tonight against the Yankees, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders sitting against lefty

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:32:35 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 30. OF Danny Valencia is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has been hitting well in the early going, batting .455 (10-for-22), and his placement near the middle of this potent lineup shouldn't be overlooked today. It also should be noted that Valencia has excelled against lefties in his career, batting .333 against them. House has been roughed up often in 2015, too.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders returning Saturday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:39:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is expected to make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Take a wait-and-see approach with Saunders ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) in the majority of formats, as he could be a little rusty initially. However, there is upside in the potent Toronto lineup, and Saunders boasts a nice power-speed combo. In deep mixed leagues, he could be worth a speculative grab if you need outfield help.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista returning Monday?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:15:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping that he can serve as the designated hitter by Monday, April 27. OF Michael Saunders (knee) will not join the team Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Bautista ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) might sit out this weekend to rest his troublesome shoulder. Danny Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is likely to benefit the most until Saunders returns from the disabled list this weekend. Valencia, though, is a low-end third base option that can probably be ignored by daily gamers.

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