It looks like the Blue Jays could get a big boost this weekend.
According to Shi Davidi, Bo Bichette is scheduled to play an intrasquad game at the team’s Alternate Training Site in Rochester at shortstop. On Monday, he took five at-bats in a game in Rochester as the designated hitter, so this would be his first full game in the field.
Davidi went on to say that a return on Saturday or Sunday against the New York Mets appears to be the plan.
Bichette originally suffered a knee sprain back in mid-August when the Jays were playing the Rays in Buffalo. He’s been limited to just 14 games this season, but he’s been excellent while healthy, slashing a .361/.391/.672 line with five homers.
The Jays have done amazingly well without Bichette in the lineup, but getting him back as they go on their final drive into the playoffs will obviously be a nice boost, especially given the fact we don’t yet know when Teoscar Hernandez will return.