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Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting for second game
Kirk is out of the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Orioles.
Kirk will end up getting the full day off after he was on the bench for the Blue Jays' 5-4 loss in Game 1 of the twin bill. Danny Jansen will get a turn behind the plate while Teoscar Hernandez serves as Toronto's designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: On bench for matinee
Kirk isn't starting the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
Kirk went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Monday and will retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three matchups. Danny Jansen is serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Day off Tuesday
Kirk is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.
Several of the Jays' regulars are getting Tuesday off, including Kirk. Gabriel Moreno is starting behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Heads to bench Sunday
Kirk is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
Kirk is 4-for-28 across his past eight games and will take a seat for Sunday's series finale. George Springer will receive some rest as the designated hitter while Jackie Bradley starts in center field.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Resting Wednesday
Kirk is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
After starting each of the past eight games as either a catcher or designated hitter, Kirk will effectively get two days of rest while he sits Wednesday and with the Blue Jays off the schedule Thursday. Danny Jansen will handle catching duties in the series finale while George Springer serves as Toronto's designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Up to 62 RBI
Kirk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Rays.
The solo shot brought Kirk's RBI total to 62 on the season, good for fifth among all players who qualify at catcher. The 23-year-old backstop will be serving as Toronto's designated hitter in Monday's series opener with the Yankees, batting cleanup against New York right-hander Luis Severino.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Drives in two in return
Kirk (hip) went 3-for-5 with a walk, two RBI and two runs in Tuesday's 18-11 win over the Phillies.
Kirk didn't miss a beat in his return to the lineup following a one-week absence due to the hip injury. The All-Star backstop served as Toronto's designated hitter Tuesday and could end up seeing the majority of his starts in a non-defensive role to close out the season, as fellow backstop Danny Jansen has swung a hot bat of late to stake his claim to a regular spot in the lineup at catcher.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Returns to action Tuesday
Kirk (hip) is starting at designated hitter and batting cleanup Tuesday against the Phillies.
He makes his anticipated return to the heart of the Jays lineup after missing almost a week with the hip injury. Kirk is hitting .289 with four runs and eight RBI this month but he is still searching for his first September home run.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Still out Sunday
Kirk (hip) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.
It sounds like Kirk is day-to-day at best, and he may not be ready to return even after Monday's off day. Kirk was not yet able to run on the field Friday, but he was hitting and playing catch.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Expected back Tuesday
Kirk (hip) is expected to return Tuesday against the Phillies, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Kirk was excluded from the lineup for a fifth consecutive game Sunday against the Orioles, but he was available off the bench if needed. The 23-year-old should be able to return to the lineup following Monday's scheduled day off.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Remains on bench
Kirk (hip) isn't starting Friday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Kirk has been dealing with left hip tightness recently and will be out of the lineup for a third consecutive game. He remains day-to-day for now. Teoscar Hernandez will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup, with Danny Jansen behind the plate and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Sitting again Saturday
Kirk (hip) isn't starting Saturday against the Orioles.
Although Kirk is out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive matchup, he has resumed running and hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's series finale against Baltimore, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. However, Vladimir Guerrero will rest his legs as the designated hitter Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Takes seat again Thursday
Kirk is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Kirk did not appear in Wednesday's game, and he will open on the bench for a second straight day. No injury has been reported, so as things stands it appears he is just getting a couple days off amid a 4-for-23 stretch at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not yet running
Kirk (hip) hit and played catch Friday, but he is not yet running, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
According to Zwelling, the Jays hope Kirk will continue to make progress through the weekend, so it seems like he is day-to-day at best, and perhaps several days away from a return. Danny Jansen is starting behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Slowed by sore hip
Kirk, who is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, is dealing with left hip tightness, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
It was a bit puzzling that Kirk was held out of the lineup Thursday for a second straight day, but the hip issue explains the his absence. Kirk is considered day-to-day and could be available off the bench if needed.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-8, 265 lbs|
|Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|