Hechavarria won't be called up
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Las Vegas shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria likely would have been a September Blue Jay call-up but it would have interfered with the process of obtaining his American citizenship.
Hechavarria needs to stay in the United States exclusively during the process or risk having to start the process all over again. He is about one month away from completion of the process.
“I’d love to see him up here,” said GM Alex Anthopoulos. “It would be fun for the fans. But for him to be here for 20 days and have to start the process all over again we didn’t think it was fair to him.”
Anthopoulos reiterated that Hechavarria is expected to spend the entire season next year in Las Vegas and that he is not going to move off shortstop.
“No way, no chance,” said Anthopoulos. “I get asked that all the time. There’s no way this guy is coming off shortstop.”
Colby Rasmus, on the DL with a wrist injury, hit balls off a tee for the first Tuesday. He is eligible to come off the DL on Thursday but will need some more time.
“We expect maybe four days of tee work and BP, then we’d like to get him out on some rehab at-bats so we can get him back on the field here before our season is finished.
Davis shut down
Rajai Davis’s season is over. He was in Florida rehabbing a pulled hamstring but he had a setback and will not rejoin the club this year.
“He had been coming along well,” said Farrell. “He DHed in one game and got into centre field in another but on the second consecutive day he felt the hamstring continue to be sore. As a result we’ve shut him down.
Through 30 career games, Brett Lawrie has eight homers, 19 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs. The only other active players with as many homers, extra-base hits and RBIs through 30 career games are Albert Pujols (10 HR, 19 XBH, 34 RBIs) and Jeff Francoeur (10 HR, 21 XBH, 28 RBIs), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.