Week #10: June 3-9, 2013 in Review

Week in Review

The Jays enjoyed a rare week with two off-days and managed a split in San Francisco before returning home to take 2 of 3 from the Rangers. The week also featured the MLB player draft, an 18-inning victory and some significant roster moves.

By The Numbers

  • Record: 3 wins / 2 losses
  • Runs: 19 RF / 12 RA

Honour Roll

  • Adam Lind: .450 /.478 /.600 (1.078 OPS); 1 HR; 2 BB / 6 SO
  • R.A. Dickey: 1-0 0.00 ERA; 8.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K 

Roster Moves

Mickey Storey was sent down on Monday.

On Tuesday the Jays placed Ramon Ortiz on the 15-day DL and recalled Josh Johnson and Rajai Davis from rehab assignments.

Wednesday saw Anthony Gose sent to the minors.

On Friday the Jays made a big move that we’ve been advocating for a while when they designated Henry Blanco for assignment and brought Josh Thole up to replace him as the backup catcher. Thole is expected to see more playing time than Blanco had been getting. The team also brought Andy Laroche up as regular third baseman Brett Lawrie’s ankle sprain is not healing as quickly as hoped. Lawrie is now wearing a walking boot.

Dustin McGowan was activated on Saturday while Todd Redmond was sent to the minors. After using all of their relievers in Saturday afternoon’s 18-inning game Brad Lincoln was sent down to make room for a fresh arm in the form of Thad Weber who joined the club on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, the team announced the signing of former Yankee Chien-Ming Wang. Rumours of the Wang signing first surfaced on Friday when he opted out of his minor league deal with New York. Wang is expected to start on Tuesday against the White Sox.

Random News & Thoughts

 News broke this week that a Florida clinic that allegedly supplied performance enhancing drugs to numerous MLB athletes has agreed to cooperate with MLB investigators. Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera’s name appears on the list, but it’s unclear whether Cabrera might face an additional suspension after serving 50 games at the end of the 2012 season.

Gamereax took a look into Adam Lind’s hot start.

John Lott weaves the tale of Dustin McGowan’s perseverance.

In advance of the MLB player draft Dirk Hayhurst revealed his personal story of gamesmanship and scouting.

Ricky Romero announced that he has abandoned the mechanical adjustments he had been working on in favour of a return to his old mechanics.

Andrew Stoeten of Drunk Jays Fans brings us a summary of the scouting reports on the Jays top draft picks Phil Bickford and Clinton Hollon. You can find a complete list of the players drafted here.

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