Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made his return to the Blue Jays lineup in the opener of their three-game series against the Padres. But unlike before, the 25-year-old will now be positioned in left-field with the opportunity of earning everyday playing-time.
The Blue Jays are currently lacking in depth of quality outfielders that are ready to be called-up to have a major impact on the Blue Jays. Other than Teoscar Hernandez and Anthony Alford, who both have had their struggles this season, the Blue Jays just don’t have any other outfielders who are viable options for this season or the next.
Which has now paved the way for Gurriel Jr. to transition into an everyday left-fielder for the Blue Jays. But, the Cuban-native will have to earn that role. Gurriel Jr.’s time earlier this season was anything but successful. Through the 14 games played with the Blue Jays this season, Gurriel Jr. hit just four doubles and a lonely home run, along with slashing a line of .186/.255/.349/.604 and striking-out 13 different times.
LOURDES HAVE MERCY, #PińaPower is back!@yunitogurriel | #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/sPrbDqVvAr
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 25, 2019
Along with Gurriel Jr.’s laughable defensive miscues, his inability to reduce …
Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation