I honestly don’t even know who’s on the 25-man roster anymore. Toronto’s roster has been in flux the past couple weeks as a whole bunch of guys have been going on the disabled list. Today Shi Davidi threw us some updates on the Blue Jays disabled list situation.
- Troy Tulowitzki has started running on an “antigravity treadmill”…. hold the fuck on. What?! Okay, so, according to Google, this is what an antigravity treadmill looks like:
- The image of Tulo running on one of these things is oddly entertaining. Anyways, Shi says Tulo is also taking ground balls and will be doing live batting practice later this week. Despite my cynicism and the whole Tulo Greek Tragedy, it seems we’ll actually see Tulo play this year! And that’s a good thing given the Jays haven’t had much production out of shortstop this year.
- Speaking of shortstops, Aledmys Diaz started a hitting progression with light running. It doesn’t seem like he’s close to returning. Same goes for Steve Pearce, who’s “feeling better” but hasn’t started baseball activities yet, and Marcus Stroman, who’s in “rest mode” but will be in Dunedin in Thursday. The closest to returning is Randal Grichuk. The sorta forgotten outfielder has started running work and will be evaluated for games later on in the week.
- Grichuk’s return will eventually result in Dwight Smith Jr. being sent to Buffalo, Stroman’s return will send Joe Biagini back to Buffalo. Diaz, if back before Tulo, will send Richard Urena or Gio Urshela back to Triple-A, but then Tulo’s activation may result in Diaz playing for the Bisons if they don’t want him on the bench. Would Steve Pearce’s return bump Teoscar Hernandez from the roster or would it push the Jays to fire Kendrys Morales into space?