Blue Jays are awaiting MRI results on Santiago Espinal (left side). Otto Lopez is here on taxi squad just in case.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., worked out at complex again today, no running yet but doing other baseball activities. Will be re-evaluated in coming days.
End 2 | SYR 1 BUF 0
Syracuse gets a hit in the inning, but nothing else. Mets are getting the bullpen warm, but Lucchesi's still in the game.
Due up for Buffalo:
8. Trevor Schwecke
9. Eric Stamets
1. Otto Lopez
#Bluejays announce that Teoscar Hernandez is back from paternity leave (welcome, Julian!) and Otto Lopez has been optioned back to Buffalo. Once again, he never got into a game. Gabriel Moreno stays for now.
ROSTER MOVES: 🔹 INF Otto Lopez recalled from Triple-A and will be active tonight 🔹 OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (left hamst ...
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The Jays’ top 3 backup OF (I can’t believe I’m writing that sentence) are all LHB. Who do they put in LF against LHP? (I’ve seen enough of Merrifield.) Otto Lopez bats RH, has 430 innings in LF and CF at Buffalo, and slashed .302/.379/.433 in 350 PA. Give him some starts there.
Otto Lopez, 23, called up from Buffalo
In 83 games he’s batting .302 with an .812 OPS. Strikes out some (1.56 K/BB).
He is, of course, completely right handed. Because that’s who we are.
Wishing him an AB or 2 and some “wait who is this guy?” luck.
#BlueJays have made the following roster moves:
•OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain (retroactive to Sept. 8)
•INF Otto Lopez has been recalled from Buffalo and will be active for tonight
@Wilnerness right now I'd take my chances with Otto Lopez if I wanted to add a kid. Since he came down from Toronto in late June he's slashing .348/.420/.497/.916
Might give them more than any 2B on their roster right now with some run. Not that the last 6 wks is the ideal time to find out.
@SNJeffBlair for September call ups should blue jays go speed and defence versatility over hitting? So like Otto lopez over Moreno or Tsustugo. For pitching should they go another lefty in Gage or a righty like MerryWeather or a long inning guy like Hatch/Lawerence?
@jj9892454 @kelabration @LansingLugnuts @rjpruitt08 After the ‘19 season, Lansing sold off all their jerseys. I bought Reggie’s Loco jersey & Otto Lopez’s road jersey. I caught up with Otto (w/Buffalo Bison) in mid-July at an I-Cubs game. After signing it we took picture https://t.co/5F6OFPJDkq
If I’m Nathan Lukes or Otto Lopez, both of whom are hitting well at AAA Buffalo, I’d be shaking my head & wondering what I need to do to get called up before the failed MLBers Atkins keeps signing #BlueJays #Jays
@Junk_Baller Promote more minor leaguers and push some of these guys for their jobs. Otto Lopez has a near .800 OPS and didn’t even get an at bat up here. Nathan Lukes had no shot, Tom Hatch got one game when Kikuchi got 5 months. Baker closed for the Bisons last year and threw 99, oriole now
#BlueJays INF prospect Otto Lopez has caught fire over the last two weeks at AAA
.455/.500/.705, 217 wRC+
The path the playing time in Toronto is cloudy with Espinal, Merrfield, and Biggio in the mix for the 2023 season https://t.co/OGK7fI20Ed
Jays welcome OF Jackie Bradley Jr. on a one-year contract. Tells the media here in Baltimore it’s a bit surreal to be on the other side of the rivalry but he’s a “touristy” type who has visited some TO attractions.
Additionally, INF Otto Lopez has been optioned to Buffalo.
#BlueJays confirm the signing of OF Jackie Bradley Jr. It's a MLB deal, as reported.
To clear a spot on the active roster, INF Otto Lopez has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. RHP Matt Peacock has been DFA'd to make room on the 40.
George Springer is going on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation the team announced Saturday.
Otto Lopez, who has been traveling with the Blue Jays on the taxi squad, was activated in Springer’s place.