Toronto Blue Jays’ Joie Panik hits an RBI-single for the duration of the third inning of a spring practising baseball recreation in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, March 5, 2021, at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press by scheme of AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Joe Panik was set on the Toronto Blue Jays’ main league roster and George Springer went on the 10-day injured checklist, among a dozen roster strikes earlier than Thursday’s opener on the New York Yankees.
The 30-year-frail Panik, a seven-year main league ancient, had agreed to a minor league contract earlier than spring practising and was chosen from Triple-A Buffalo. He will get a one-year contract paying $1.85 million while within the principal leagues and $150,000 while within the minors. He also can build $400,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $100,000 every for 325, 400, 475 and 500.
Springer was placed on the 10-day injured checklist with a strained left oblique muscle that can delay his debut with the Blue Jays, who signed him as a free agent to a $150 million, six-year contract. The 2017 World Collection MVP with Houston was scratched from a recreation on March 9 as a consequence of of tightness in his stomach muscle groups and failed to play in any exhibitions after March 21. The 31-year-frail hit .240 with one homer and two RBIs in 25 at-bats over 10 spring practising video games.
Simply-handers Kirby Yates (recuperating from upright elbow surgical operation), Thomas Hatch (upright elbow impingement) and Nate Pearson (upright adductor rigidity), and left-hander Robbie Ray (bruised left elbow) also had been placed on the 10-day injured checklist. Your total IL strikes had been retroactive to Monday.
Toronto chosen left-hander Tim Mayza to the principal league roster, and he could per chance additionally originate his first main league appearance since 2019.
Simply-hander Joel Payamps was recalled from the alternate practising location, and left-handers Travis Bergen and Anthony Kay had been optioned to the alternate practising location.
Infielder Breyvic Valera and catcher Reese McGuire had been designated for assignment.
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