Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
17 hours ago

Saunders went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in Sunday's victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

After jumping out to a record pace in the first half, the outfielder's production has fallen off the table since the All-Star break. He's hitting just .181/.284/.374 since the Mid-Summer Classic, versus .298/.372/.551 before the break. September has been Saunders' worst month of the season, hitting a measly .151 with 19 strikeouts in 53 at-bats.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Saunders is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Drew Smyly on the mound for the Rays, Saunders will take a seat as the Jays go with a starting outfield of Melvin Upton, Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera. Saunders is actually hitting better against lefties (.282) than righties (.259) on the season but has found slightly more success against right-handers over the course of his major league career.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Saunders is out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays will opt for an extra right-handed bat in the lineup Saturday against lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. Switch-hitting Justin Smoak will start at first base, pushing Edwin Encarnacion to DH and and Jose Bautista to right field.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Saunders is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Blake Snell on the mound for the Rays, the Blue Jays won't deploy a single left-handed hitter Saturday. This means Saunders will take a seat with Jose Bautista starting in right field and Russell Martin getting the start at DH.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
4 weeks ago

Saunders went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Although Saunders is hitting just .219/.322/.486 in his last 30 games, he's been white hot in his last seven, slashing .348/.423/.870. A tremendous first half saw Saunders to his first career All-Star Game, but he's come back to earth somewhat since the break, now hitting .270 with 23 homers, 54 RBI and 67 runs scored on the season.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
4 weeks ago

Saunders went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer and two runs scored Tuesday in Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Monday's day off clearly did Saunders some good, as he came up with multiple extra-base hits in a game for the first time since Jul. 23. The right fielder is slashing a brutal .192/.263/.329 in August even after this effort, but hopefully he can build some momentum heading into September.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
1 month ago

Saunders is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Saunders returned to the lineup Saturday after dealing with a minor hamstring issue, but he'll now head to the bench for the second consecutive game since then. In his place, Toronto will go with an outfield of Melvin Upton, Kevin Pillar, and Jose Bautista on Monday.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
1 month ago

Saunders is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saunders returned to action Saturday after dealing with a hamstring ailment earlier in the week, but he'll return to the bench Sunday against right-hander Kyle Gibson. Jose Bautista will man right field in his stead, allowing Russell Martin to serve as the DH for the afternoon contest.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
1 month ago

Saunders (hamstring) is back in the lineup Saturday against Minnesota, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting the last two games with a minor hamstring issue, Saunders is back in the lineup, starting in right field and batting fifth in the order. He'll be flanked by Kevin Pillar in center, while Melvin Upton starts in left.

Michael Saunders
LF/RF/DH TOR
1 month ago

Saunders (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday against Minnesota, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Saunders sitting out the second day in a row, Toronto will head into Friday's contest with an outfield of Melvin Upton, Kevin Pillar, and Jose Bautista. The club has yet to say the severity of Saunders's injury, so he should still be considered day-to-day at this point in time.