Blue Jays to see added of Moises Sierra

August 31st, 2012

With Jose Bautista now gone for the division and apprehension surgery, Moises Sierra will get an continued attending as the accustomed appropriate fielder, at atomic until the agenda expands next week.

“Right now the starting point will be with Sierra,” Blue Jays administrator John Farrell said. “Once we get into September and already Las Vegas’s division is over, at that point Anthony Gose will acknowledgment to us. So he’ll get added reps if he comes aback up here, but for the time getting it will be Moises.”

During the Blue Jays’ affecting improvement win Monday at Yankee Stadium, Farrell backward with his adolescent players and he said Tuesday to apprehend that both Sierra and Adeiny Hechavarria will get a lot of arena time.

“I anticipate these are opportunities for Adeiny and for Moises to be in this ambiance adjoin this aggregation – yeah, these are burden situations or acute situations area you get to see how they respond, either backward in the bold with the bold on the band at the bowl or in the acreage defensively. And both guys handled themselves able-bodied  night.”


The unsung hero of the Blue Jays’ win Monday was abiding lefthander Darren Oliver, who formed two scoreless innings to get the win.

At 41 and in his 18th abounding division in the big leagues, Oliver has an ERA of 1.75 and a WHIP beneath 1.00. He has addled out 45 in 46 innings with a fastball that no best approaches 90 m.p.h.

“My gosh, the guy has been a archetypal of consistency,” marvelled Farrell. “He’s been outstanding. He makes big angle afterwards big pitch. He knows who to face and who not to face. He manages the calendar actual well.”

It was alone the additional time this year that Oliver has been asked to angle two abounding innings and Farrell is acquisitive to accord him two abounding canicule of rest.

“I just talked to him and he didn’t aphorism out but I anticipate it’s apparently advisable on our allotment to accord him a brace of canicule down.”


Both Henderson Alvarez and Aaron Laffey were affected out of Monday’s bold afterwards getting hit on their larboard legs with batted assurance but neither is traveling to absence any time.

“They arrested out fine,” Farrell said. “Both of them had X-rays that showed no damage.”

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