The Toronto Blue Jays’ two starting infielders, Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman, who left due to injury, are preparing to return. On the other hand, there are players whom we have not heard from since being relegated to the minor league.
Toronto coach John Schneider provided news on injured players in an interview ahead of the away game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time).
Bisset (quadriceps) and Chapman (finger) joined the expedition. Bisset was also seen running in the outfield at Coors Field before the game on this day with a trainer watching.
Coach Schneider said, “Bichette has already mastered batting and running, and is also planning to practice defense. Chapman still has more activities to do indoors. “He will probably run in the outfield or something like that,” he said, conveying the condition of the two players.
Regarding Bisset in particular, he said, “If he is ready, we will bring him back right away,” and mentioned that there is a possibility that he will return after completing the minimum registration period (10 days).
Bissett, who was placed on the injured list on August 29, could return as early as next weekend in the three-game home game against the Kansas City Royals.안전놀이터
Alec Manoa, who has not yet pitched since being demoted to Triple A, is still ‘unavailable’.
“There is no new news at this time,” Schneider said, adding that he has no updates regarding Manoa. “Once you start pitching from the bullpen, you will be able to figure out a better plan,” he said, adding that he has not yet pitched from the bullpen since being sent down to Triple A.
Meanwhile, Toronto added infielder Spencer Horwitz and right-hander Chad Green to the team to expand its roster.
Schneider said of Horwitz, “He could be a starter in matchups with certain pitchers. He had an incredible season in Triple-A. He commented favorably, saying, “The high-level at-bats he showed there are attracting us.”
Regarding Green, he said, “I won’t put him in a crazy situation from the start, but he is ready for any role.”
Toronto is currently playing 15 consecutive games against teams with a winning percentage of less than .500. The previous six home games resulted in 3 wins and 3 losses.
He said, “Considering how good the teams ahead of us are, it is important to accumulate as many wins as possible,” but added, “I told the players not to be concerned about the opposing team’s record. “This is the Major League, and I emphasized that I need to show a good performance no matter who I face,” he said, emphasizing an attitude of not being conscious of the opponent.
Toronto is currently ranked 4th in the American League wild card rankings with 73 wins and 61 losses. They are 2.5 games behind the third-place Texas Rangers. In order to secure this gap and qualify for the postseason, which is given to the top 3, the results of other teams must be observed.
When asked if he was conscious of other teams’ results, he said, “My top priority is worrying about my team,” but admitted that he was conscious, saying, “It’s also cool to look at what has changed and what remains the same.”