Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
5 days ago

Carrera agreed to a one-year, $1,162,500 contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old outfielder is expected to fill a platoon role in 2017 with Melvin Upton Jr. also in the fold after being acquired for the playoff push in last year. Carrera slashed just .248/.323/.356 over a career-high 310 plate appearances last year, so with less regular at-bats in store in 2017, his value may be on the decline.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
1 month ago

Carrera figures to be used as a platoon partner for Melvin Upton Jr. in 2017, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jays need to add outfield depth before the offseason ends, which makes Carrera's roster spot far from guaranteed just yet. He's out of minor league options, which means the 29-year-old would be designated for assignment if he's not on the 25-man roster (or DL) for the duration of 2017. Carrera played in a career-high 110 games last season, but managed just a .248 batting average while posting a weak 22.6 percent strikeout rate.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
3 months ago

Carrera went 2-for-5 and scored twice in Sunday's series-clinching victory over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing his playing time cut in the second half of 2016, Carrera is back in the thick of things during the most important time of the season. Through four playoff games, the 29-year-old is 6-for-16 (.444) with two walks, two RBI, four runs and a stolen base. He's started every game so far during the postseason, and has hit leadoff in the last two contests. Barring a setback, Carrera appears locked in as a starting outfielder the rest of the way.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
4 months ago

Carrera went 1-for-4 with the game-tying RBI in Sunday's walk-off win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera brought home the tying run in the ninth inning with a bunt up the first-base line, a safety squeeze that resulted in his only hit of the day. Over his past three starts, Carrera is 5-for-11 with a pair of RBI and runs. However, the 29-year-old is just 7-for-58 (.121) since returning from the DL on Aug. 16.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
4 months ago

Carrera hit a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning of Monday's game, leading the Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera's second career pinch-hit home run couldn't have come at a better time for the Blue Jays. The backup outfielder has primarily been used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement in the second half of the season, but his first home run since July 5 was the difference. According to Statcast, Carrera's career-high fifth home run of the season traveled 340 feet and left the bat at 97 mph. It was Toronto's first pinch-hit homer since Carrera had one in July of 2015 against the Mariners.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
4 months ago

Carrera, who entered Monday's game against the Yankees in the seventh inning, finished 0-for-1 with a walk and scored a run in the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Monday's at-bat was Carrera's first in the team's last nine games dating back to Aug. 25. He's actually played in a majority of the games since that date, but only as a late-inning defensive replacement. The 29-year-old outfielder had garnered significant playing time due to injuries earlier in the year, but now with the team healthy, paired with the acquisition of Melvin Upton, Carrera's fantasy value has been reduced to near nothing. It looks like it would take another injury for Carrera to become relevant even in the deepest of the leagues.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Toronto will give Carrera, who's gone just 3-for-22 (.136) over his last five games, the night off as they activate Kevin Pillar from the DL. With Pillar's return, it's possible Carrera may be seeing less playing time in the coming games, as he owns a weak .245/.326/.349 line for the season.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
5 months ago

The Blue Jays activated Carrera (Achilles) from the disabled list Tuesday, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera is ready to rejoin the big club after completing a brief rehab assignment, and he will take the spot of Junior Lake, who was designated for assignment. He could see some starts immediately with Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista on the disabled list, but he will serve in a reserve role when everyone is healhty.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera (Achilles) will play in another rehab game at Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera began the assignment Friday and is eligible to come off the DL as early as Tuesday. Manager John Gibbons was non-committal when asked about Carrera's status, saying only taht he'll be reassessed following Monday's game.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera (Achilles) began his rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Carrera officially going on his rehab assignment, all signs point to him being activated August 16. Upon his return, Carrera will look to improve his disappointing performance at the plate, as he's gone just 2-for-23 (.087) since the All-Star break.