Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
3 days ago

Carrera (thigh) returned to the lineup Friday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

A thigh contusion had kept Carrera on the shelf since earlier in the week, but he was able to draw back in against the Red Sox on Friday. Now that he's back healthy, look for Carrera to get regular at-bats for the rest of spring before slotting into a corner outfield platoon role once the season gets underway.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
6 days ago

Carrera will miss a few days after suffering a thigh bruise in a collision with Darwin Barney, the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jays are considering Carrera for a spot on their bench to begin the season. For now, it appears as though he may avoid the disabled list to begin the season.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
1 week ago

Carrera (finger) is batting leadoff and playing right field during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera sat out of Saturday's contest after injuring his finger on Friday. The injury was considered minor and the outfielder is set to return to action Sunday.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
1 week ago

Carrera (finger) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Toronto play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darrell Ceciliani and Jon Berti will man the corner outfield spots Saturday with both Carrera and Melvin Upton (shoulder) out of the lineup. According to Wilner, Carrera injured his finger on a slide in Friday's game against the Phillies. His next chance to return will come Sunday against the Pirates.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
3 weeks ago

Carrera may occupy the short end of a left field platoon with Melvin Upton Jr. because of his success against left-handed pitching, according to manager John Gibbons, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty stick owns a career .286/.343/.368 line in 254 plate appearances against southpaws. That sample size is a bit small to buy this reverse-platoon concept, but at least it's keeping him in the conversation for starting reps. If Upton and Carrera falter, however, it wouldn't surprise many fantasy players if Dalton Pompey is given another chance to seize a job. Carrera is most logically valued as a fantasy piece in AL-only leagues.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
1 month ago

Carrera is being challenged by Dalton Pompey for a spot on the 25-man roster, SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Throughout the offseason, it seemed clear that Carrera was in line for a platoon role in 2017 (in left field with Melvin Upton). However, it appears that plan may be amended before Opening Day. Carrera hasn't exactly lit up the stat sheet throughout his six-year career (.255/.314/.351), and overall, he's not suited for much more than a reserve role. On the other hand, Pompey is widely regarded to be a future star in the organization and the team may be ready to get him more MLB exposure at Carrera's expense.

Ezequiel Carrera
LF/RF TOR
2 months 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
3 months 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
6 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
6 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.