Michael Saunders LF TOR 4 weeks ago

Saunders (knee) and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.9 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 1 month ago

The Blue Jays' medical staff is "extremely confident" that Saunders (knee) will be ready for the start of spring training, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Michael Saunders LF TOR 7 months ago

Saunders (knee) continues on a slow progression path, but remains without a timetable for return, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Saunders will likely require long rehab assignment before rejoining the Blue Jays, but he's not even ready for that yet. There's no word on whether or not he's begun baseball activities again, but that is the first step in a fairly long road.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 8 months ago

Saunders (knee) could return to baseball activities in as little as two weeks.

Saunders underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed that the bone bruise in his knee is healing well. He'll undergo another MRI in two weeks, and if the bruise is healed at that point, Saunders will be cleared to return to baseball activities. Saunders is on track to exceed the 4-to-6-week timetable he was initially given, and he figures to return to the team in mid-to-late July.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Sportsnet.ca reports.

The Blue Jays are currently working under the assumption that Saunders simply needs time to let his body rest and adapt after 60 percent of his meniscus was removed in February. However, they will send Saunders to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday to be sure there aren't any more serious issues. Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Ezequiel Carrera have seen time in the corners with Saunders out and Jose Bautista limited to DH duty.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee inflammation) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Saunders sat out four games after receiving a cortisone shot in his knee during the past week, and even though he was able to return to the lineup Saturday, it appears he's not feeling well enough to play on a regular basis. The DL gives Saunders time to rehab the injury, but further thins an already weakened outfield corps for the Blue Jays. In addition to Saunders, Jose Bautista has been limited to DH duty of late while he recovers from a shoulder injury, which could force Chris Colabello and Ezequiel Carrera to assume everyday roles at the corner outfield spots.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

This was expected, but Saunders will indeed slot back in against right-hander Joe Kelly after missing four starts with a knee injury. He will man left field and bat seventh. Saunders reported feeling much better Friday after having the knee drained and receiving a cortisone shot earlier in the week.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee) is available off the bench Friday and will start Saturday's game, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He said he feels a million times better Friday after getting his knee drained and getting a cortisone shot earlier this week. While Danny Valencia and Chris Colabello will occupy the outfield corners Friday, Saunders will presumably take over one of those spots Saturday.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee) will be out again Friday, MLB Network Radio reports.

Manager John Gibbons said that Saunders has had three days off since his cortisone shot for the knee, but noted that he would be out of the lineup Friday because the Red Sox will be throwing lefty Wade Miley. This suggests that Saunders could be an option the next time a righty takes the bump against the Jays, or perhaps off the bench Friday. Continue to consider him day-to-day, and look for both Chris Colabello and Danny Valencia to be in the lineup Friday.

Michael Saunders LF TOR 9 months ago

Saunders (knee) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, John Lott of the National Post reports.

It had previously been reported that Saunders would likely be held out until Friday after getting a cortisone shot and having fluid drained from his left knee Monday, and it appears that is still the plan. Chris Colabello will slot into the lineup, getting another start in left field.