Blue Jays Place Ken Giles On IL, Activate Teoscar Hernandez
Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles has returned to the 10-day injured listing with a proper forearm pressure, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reviews. The group additionally positioned outfielder Derek Fisher on the IL with a knee subject, optioned lefty Anthony Kay, activated outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, and recalled righties Jacob Waguespack and Hector Perez.
It’s an alarming scenario for Giles, whom arm accidents have weighed down courting again to 2019. He was having fun with an all-world marketing campaign final yr earlier than elbow troubles shelved him and prevented the Blue Jays from dealing him earlier than the commerce deadline. Giles got here again wholesome this yr, however after making two appearances originally of the marketing campaign, he sat from late July till Sept. 11. The 29-year-old struggled within the two outings sandwiched between IL stints, and has given up 4 earned runs in three 2/three frames this season.
Giles’ season may very well be over at this level, although he could have an opportunity to return if the Blue Jays qualify for the playoffs. For now, although, his loss is a blow to their bullpen and probably to his checking account. As a pending free agent, Giles may have been in for a large contract had he been wholesome and efficient this season. That might nonetheless show to be the case when the offseason rolls round, however Giles’ worth actually hasn’t risen in 2020.
The excellent news for Toronto is that it’s getting again Hernandez, who was among the many league’s high hitters earlier than he went on the IL on Sept. 7 with a left indirect pressure. To date, Hernandez has slashed .308/.358/.637 with 14 dwelling runs in 159 plate appearances.