Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
3 months ago

Carrera will start in center field and lead off Sunday against the Twins, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera will find himself at the top of the order for a second straight contest after reaching base four times and scoring two runs Saturday while filling in for Steve Pearce in left field. With Kevin Pillar resting in the series finale, Carrera will shift over to center, but may need to stay hot at the plate in order to guarantee himself regular at-bats heading into the upcoming week.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
4 months ago

Carrera will start in right field and man the leadoff spot Sunday against the Angels, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jose Bautista receiving a day off for the first time since April 27, manager John Gibbons will call upon Carrera and his .360 on-base percentage to set the table for the Blue Jays. The move to the top of the lineup could give Carrera some appeal in DFS contests, though his run-scoring potential could be lessened with two of the team's big boppers -- Bautista and Josh Donaldson -- both resting.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
4 months ago

Carrera will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Tigers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera will fill in for regular left fielder Steve Pearce, who is resting, and slot into the top third of the order with normal No. 2 hitter Russell Martin also receiving a breather. With a .354 on-base percentage over 210 plate appearances this season, Carrera has been a capable performer when he's received opportunities to play, but unless Pearce endures a prolonged dry spell at the dish, it looks like Carrera's number of starts will be fairly limited.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera starting in left field and hitting seventh Saturday afternoon against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

After starting for much of the season's first half, Carrera has struggled to see the field since returning from the disabled list (foot) on June 25. He's started just one of the team's seven games in July despite owning Toronto's third-best OBP (.357) among Jays with at least 180 at-bats this year.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Tuesday's series opener, but will remain on the bench for a second straight contest. It appears the Blue Jays will go with Steve Pearce as their primary left-field option for the time being. Carrera's chances of reemerging as an everyday player will only grow more difficult if Michael Saunders, who inked a minor-league contract with Toronto on Wednesday, is eventually promoted to the big club.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera was diagnosed with a fractured right foot earlier this month, but seems to be doing alright after playing in a rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He'll likely return to his post as a reserve outfielder behind Steve Pearce, Kevin Pillar, and Jose Bautista, but could earn some more at-bats thanks to his 1.109 OPS over his last 11 games played.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera (foot) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Buffalo, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately for Carrera, he didn't require surgery to address the fractured right foot he sustained June 13 and seems to have progressed significantly while resting up the past two weeks. Given the nature of Carrera's injury, the Blue Jays will likely want to see him play a full nine-inning game in the outfield before signing off on his return from the disabled list. Once he's back with the big club, Carrera should challenge Steve Pearce for primary duties in left field.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
5 months ago

Carrera was diagnosed with a fractured right foot and placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Though he wasn't forced to exit Tuesday's game against the Rays early due to an injury, X-rays conducted afterward revealed that Carrera was dealing with a serious concern. It's not known whether Carrera will need surgery to address the fracture or if simply rest will do the trick, but either way, the outfielder's recovery timetable is likely to extend beyond the minimum 10 days. Dwight Smith was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move, and he'll enter the starting lineup in left field Wednesday.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
6 months ago

Carrera is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera was pulled after just one at-bat Tuesday night, but the team hasn't released any news regarding an injury, so consider it a regular day of rest for the outfielder. Chris Coghlan will take his spot in the lineup and bat eighth.

Ezequiel Carrera
OF TOR
6 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Carrera still looks to be the Blue Jays' primary option in left field while Steve Pearce (calf) remains on the disabled list, but he'll sit out for the second straight game, giving way to Chris Coghlan in the lineup. Carrera is hitting just .208 since May 14, but he's been better recently, going 8-for-19 with three walks over the last six games.