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Thursday Bantering: Roster moves and more

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MLB: MAR 14 Spring Training - Yankees at Blue Jays Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Manoah Day. It looks like it will actually happen this time.

The Jays need to make a roster move to get Alek on the 40-man and active roster:

  • Travis Bergen is going on the 10-IL for left shoulder impingement. He shouldn’t be out longer than 10 days.
  • Tommy Milone is transferred to the 60-day IL, which makes room for Manaoh on the 40-man roster. Manoah will wear #6, Marcus Stroman’s old number, last worn by Travis Shaw.

Andrew Beasley will be the 27th man added for the second game today.

The team says that Ryan Borucki shouldn’t be out too much longer and that George Springer was shagging flies in the outfield today, and ‘it is the best he has felt’.

Also, Anthony Kay has been placed on the IL with a blister. He is still going to the Bisons but now on injury rehab, meaning he gets his major league pay.

Speaking of Stroman, I watched him pitch for the Mets today. He threw 6 of their 7 innings in game one of their doubleheader with the Rockies, allowing just 3 hits, 2 walks with 3 strikeouts, and no runs in their 1-0 win. He looked the same as he did with us, playing great defense and enjoying himself on the mound. It was good to see.

His teammate, Noah Syndergaard, is out for at least six weeks with elbow inflammation. That guy has had a tough time of it.


The Lineup for game one. DJ LeMahieu is back for the Yankees. He should have spent longer with his new baby.

Today's Lineups

BLUE JAYS YANKEES
Marcus Semien - 2B DJ LeMahieu - 3B
Bo Bichette - SS Rougned Odor - 2B
Vladimir Guerrero - DH Aaron Judge - DH
Teoscar Hernandez - RF Gleyber Torres - SS
Randal Grichuk - CF Mike Ford - 1B
Rowdy Tellez - 1B Clint Frazier - RF
Lourdes Gurriel - LF Miguel Andujar - LF
Joe Panik - 3B Brett Gardner - CF
Reese McGuire - C Kyle Higashioka - C
Alek Manoah - RHP Domingo German - RHP

This is nice:


The folks at FOCO are releasing limited edition bobbleheads of our second-generation Blue Jays. Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Vladimir Guerrero each have a new bobblehead, limited to just 221 pieces of each. FOCO bobbleheads aren’t cheap, but they are very well made. I have 3 of them looking down at me from the fireplace mantle. You can check them out here, but they sent me pictures:


You have likely seen this already, but it is worth a second look. I don’t really know how to explain it, other than to say, if you play first base, step on the bag for the out. Bags don’t try to fake you out. Nothing bad can happen if you step on the bag. Even if, after the runner scored, if they had stepped on the bag at first (before the runner got there), the run wouldn’t have counted, as that would have been the third out. And it isn’t a timing thing.