#BlueJays shutting down OF Michael Saunders for season, says John Gibbons. Knee still bothersome, running out of time.
AA says #BlueJays will re-evaluate Michael Saunders at end of month, no timeline right now for OF's return.
Sportsnet "The bone bruise in Michael Saunders’ surgically repaired left knee is healing and the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder hopes to begin load-bearing exercises in about two weeks, with a rehab assignment to follow shortly thereafter. An MRI exam Monday revealed that the injury “is definitely getting..." June 24
Sportsnet "Michael Saunders’ visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier this week confirmed that the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder needs about six weeks of rest for his surgically repaired left knee. General manager Alex Anthopoulos revealed the shutdown period for Saunders last week in Houston and said at the..." May 20
Sportsnet "Michael Saunders is expected to start a rehab assignment with single-A Dunedin on Thursday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday, although exactly how long the left-fielder needs is yet to be determined. The team will have up to 20 days to activate Saunders once he begins the..." April 09
Sportsnet "Michael Saunders is expected to start a rehab assignment with single-A Dunedin on Thursday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday, although exactly how long the left-fielder needs is yet to be determined. The team will have up to 20 days to activate Saunders once he begins the..." April 08
Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays lost one of their top pitchers when Marcus Stroman tore his ACL Tuesday, but on a more positive note, some of their other injured players are making progress. Michael Saunders has started taking batting practice and doing agility drills in the hopes of returning for..." March 13
OK, good news for #BlueJays: Michael Saunders (knee surgery) plans to take BP on field today and has a good chance to play Opening Day.
#BlueJays say Michael Saunders tore meniscus in knee. Out to all star break
Hardball Talk "Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has the breaking news … This feels like a steal for Toronto. Happ posted a decent 4.22 ERA in 158 innings this past season for the Jays, but he’s nothing more than a fourth or fifth starter and he’ll be a free agent next winter. Saunders, meanwhile, boasts a 111 OPS+..." December 03
No structural damage for Saunders. He is very relieved. He and Smoak still day to day.
Justin Smoak, bothered by sore quad, out of lineup for 2nd time in past 3 games, with Bloomquist at 1B. Saunders also out w/sore shoulder.
Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez's pitching and Jesus Montero's slugging were the big-ticket items in Wednesday's 2-1 Mariners victory. But manager Eric Wedge reserved special praise for the energy of Michael Saunders, who didn't get any hits but was right in the middle of the action all day. The Mariners'..." May 09
Tacoma News Tribune "The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and optioned outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Tacoma. Saunders had been on the DL since April 11 due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, but is expected to bat leadoff for Monday's..." April 29
Seattle Times "Here’s the latest on Michael Saunders, who sprained the AC joint of his right shoulder crashing into the wall in the first inning: He still has to be re-examined by team doctor Edward Khalfayan, but manager Eric Wedge confirmed he’ll miss time. “It’s a matter of how much time,” Wedge said. “It..." April 11