Blue Jays searching for someone to fill the void in left field
With Revere going to Washington in exchange for the veteran reliever, an opening at the top of the lineup and in left field has been created. A Canadian that goes by the name of Michael Saunders, sidelined for the majority of the 2015 season, comes to mind. After working out in Denver, the outfielder claims it feels as though he never had surgery on his torn meniscus, and is about 100 percent. Saunders can now fill the void in left field, but not necessarily the lead-off position. Dalton Pompey will be the “1B” candidate for left field patrol.
Ready to resume baseball activities in April, Devon Travis would be the most likely candidate to be the first blue jersey to stroll to the plate, if healthy. The rookie second baseman slashed a line of .304/.361/.498 before losing a battle with his shoulder. He had Rookie of the Year type numbers after a tremendous first couple months of the season. Until his return, John Gibbons will most likely be using the “hot hand” approach. Troy Tulowitzki saw ample opportunities at the lead-off spot, while Kevin Pillar, Saunders and Pompey could mix in.