The Tigers and old friend Francisco Liriano are in town for a four game series. It is supposed to be very, very hot after today. Yikes. I wonder if they will close the roof. It seems like maybe they should.
Ross Atkins spoke to the media today, and had this to say about upcoming trades:
#BlueJays are open to moving controllable players as well as rentals— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) June 29, 2018
That said, if rivals teams are interested in those players (e.g. Solarte, Tepera), #Jays want clubs "to frame the value for us and do the work on their end" per GM Ross Atkins.
We have an injury update on Vladito:
Atkins on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s progress: "He’s doing great. He’s ahead of schedule."— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) June 29, 2018
Timeline for a return from knee injury hasn’t changed much but #BlueJays are encouraged.
Here are tonight's lineups. Darnell Sweeney has been called up to take Pearce's roster spot. Grichuk stays as the leadoff man, and Granderson sits against a lefty. Justin Smoak will bat 5th again.
|DETROIT TIGERS||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Leonys Martin - CF||Randal Grichuk - RF|
|Jeimer Candelario - 3B||Teoscar Hernandez - LF|
|Nick Castellanos - RF||Yangervis Solarte - 3B|
|Victor Martinez - DH||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|John Hicks - 1B||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|James McCann - C||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|JaCoby Jones - LF||Russell Martin - C|
|Jose Iglesias - SS||Aledmys Diaz - SS|
|Dixon Machado - 2B||Devon Travis - 2B|
|Francisco Liriano - LHP||Marcus Stroman - RHP|
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