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Jays Roster Moves: Bass, Merrifield, Pop Added

Plus Merrifield says he’s vaccinated (yes we knew that, but still good to hear)

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There are a bunch of Blue Jays roster moves before today’s game:

  • Zach Pop, Anthony Bass and Whit Merrifield have been added to the active roster. They are all available today, and Merrifield is in today’s lineup.
  • Zack Collins, Matt Gage and Matt Peacock were all optioned to Buffalo.

I figured Zimmer would be going, but they would rather his speed than Collins....ummm whatever Collins brings to the club.

Speaking of Merrifield. And yes, Blair is right. We know that the team isn’t allowed to talk for the player, yet people jumped right off the deep end. The club isn’t dumb enough to trade for a player who can’t play home games.

Speaking of the lineup, George Springer is back in it today. Yay. And Bo Bichette has been moved out of the cleanup spot. He’s now batting fifth.

Today's Lineups

George Springer - DH Luis Arraez - 1B
Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Carlos Correa - SS
Alejandro Kirk - C Byron Buxton - DH
Teoscar Hernandez - RF Jorge Polanco - 2B
Bo Bichette - SS Nick Gordon - LF
Lourdes Gurriel - LF Jose Miranda - 3B
Matt Chapman - 3B Jake Cave - RF
Whit Merrifield - CF Mark Contreras - CF
Cavan Biggio - 2B Gary Sanchez - C
Alek Manoah - RHP Sonny Gray - RHP