Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 3 months ago

Carrera went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

While only seeing limited at bats, Carrera has been more than serviceable, hitting for a .295/.351/.386 slash line in 88 at bats across 43 games. While he doesn't have the same kind of platoon value that Danny Valencia does, he's established himself as a solid contributor who doesn't need a ton of playing time to make an impact.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 4 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup for the third straight game Sunday against the Astros.

With Jose Bautista now recovered from his bout with shoulder soreness and able to play right field on a regular basis, the Blue Jays no longer have a need for Carrera as an everyday player. Carrera has delivered a surprising .303/.356/.364 line since joining the big club, which should put him first in line for a regular role if Chris Colabello's production tails off.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.

Carrera will now take a seat for the third time in four games as the streaking Danny Valencia will draw his fourth consecutive start. Though he was expected to see an increase in playing time with Michael Saunders on the disabled list, it appears as though manager John Gibbons is committed to playing both Chris Colabello and Valencia more regularly instead.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, John Lott of the National Post reports.

With Michael Saunders on the disabled list and Jose Bautista still restricted just to DH duties, Carrera has received regular playing time in the outfield but he'll get the day off Tuesday. Danny Valencia will draw the start in left field with Chris Colabello getting the nod in right.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera will start in left field and lead off Tuesday against the Orioles, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

With Devon Travis out of the lineup, Carrera will be afforded his first opportunity atop the order this season. The 27-year-old Carrera is off to a 9-for-21 start with Toronto (.429 average), and will likely see regular time in the corners in the short term with Michael Saunders (knee) on the DL and Jose Bautista (shoulder) limited to DH duty.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Orioles.

Carrera is now hitting for a .429/.455/.571 slash line across 21 at bats. While the sample size may be small, with an unknown timetable for Jose Bautista's return to right field, Carrera is a good value option in daily leagues, particularly against righties, against whom he's hitting .467 (7-for-15) on the season.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup Friday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

With Danny Valencia healthy and a lefty on the mound, he will slot in as the right fielder. However, there is still not a clear timetable for Jose Bautista to return to right field, so Carrera may not be done getting in the mix in right for the Blue Jays.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera will earn a second straight start in right field Sunday against the Indians, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Carrera slots in at ninth in the order once again after going 1-for-2 with a run scored in his season debut Saturday. The Blue Jays have been using Jose Bautista exclusively at DH of late while he recovers from a shoulder injury, which could allow Carrera to pick up a few more starts in the short term.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 5 months ago

Carrera was called up by the Blue Jays after Friday's game, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Carrera failed to make the major league roster out of spring training, but he's earned a promotion by batting .333/.419/.413 with six stolen bases and 10 walks in 20 games with Triple-A Buffalo to begin the season. The 27-year-old could see some time in the short term if Jose Bautista is unable to return to right field in the coming days, but he will likely serve primarily in a reserve role.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 6 months ago

Carrera was reassigned to minor league camp, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

Carrera was having a tough spring, batting .063 in 18 games (2-for-32) while also being caught stealing. Carrera was a serviceable hitter last year for the Tigers, batting .261 in 45 games for the Tigers with seven stolen bases in eight attempts. Carrera was really strong in the minors last season, hitting .307 with 43 stolen bases in Triple-A Toledo, but he couldn't carry that momentum into the spring. The 27-year-old has limited fantasy value even in dynasty leagues as his window to the major leagues as an everyday player is rapidly closing.