First Base - Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez: Remains on bench
Tellez sits as expected for Game 2 of the Wild Card Round against the Rays on Wednesday.Tellez was able to return from a knee strain faster than expected and make the wild-card roster, though he's not recovered enough to start. He was able to appear off the bench in Game 1, however, grabbing a hit and scoring Toronto's lone run, so a pinch-hit appearance is certainly possible again in Game 2.
Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez: Not in Game 1 lineup
Tellez will sit for the first game of the AL Wild Card Round against the Rays on Tuesday.Tellez is evidently far enough along in his recovery from a knee strain that he was able to make the postseason roster but not far enough along that he'll be able to start the first game of the series, though it's worth noting the Rays are starting lefty Blake Snell in Game 1. Whether or not Tellez is able to start future games remains to be seen. Alejandro Kirk will be the designated hitter Tuesday.
Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez: Expected to play limited role
Tellez is on the wild-card roster after his knee injury improved faster than expected, but he's expected to be limited to pinch-hit or designated hitter duty, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.Tellez will fill the former role in Game 1, but it's apparently not out of the question that he starts at some point this series. Alejandro Kirk will be the designated hitter Tuesday against the Rays.
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