Danny Janssen has a broken finger

Blue Jays catcher Danny Janssen General Manager Ross Atkins told reporters (including Keegan Matheson of MLB.com). He’s headed to the 10-day casualty list, though Atkins notes that the recovery timeline is expected to be on the shorter side of the fracture. support fellow Zach Collins He was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a similar move.

It’s Jansen’s second time in IL this season, who also missed over a month after his slashing fatigue. He’s only appeared in 19 matches as a result, but the right hitting shield has a huge impact on strength when he’s healthy. With 62 trips to the board, Jansen blasted seven home runs. That was more than enough to balance the pedestrian hitting average of 0.232 and 0.290 percent on base, and it’s now hit 12 in 125 board appearances dating back to last September.

Losing Jansen while he was hitting this well would be a clear disappointment, but the Jays are as well equipped as any club to deal with the injury of their legion. Alejandro Kirk He’s basically pressured into taking on the role of a designated hitter with Jansen around, but he’s able to slip behind the board in the latter’s absence. Kirk is not considered a great defender, but he is among the best offensive options in the center. The 23-year-old has made an excellent .306/.389/.465 through 47 games this season.

Collins, obtained from White Sox in a one-to-one swap Reese McGuire, provides the option of striking depth of force behind the kirk. Jays also has one of the game’s best prospects, Gabriel MorenoKnock on the door of major companies. The 22-year-old has made .323/.377/.406 with 146 board appearances at Buffalo. Jays has chosen to roll with a more experienced tandem than Kirk and Collins for now, but Moreno is making his way onto the scene before too long if he continues to perform at that level.

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