Blue Jays Make HUGE Lineup Change

The Toronto Blue Jays' previously-vaunted offense continues to struggle, after being shut out once again in a 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Friday night. But a big change is coming to the lineup on Saturday, as the Jays' best hitter, Bo Bichette, is finally returning from an absence that's lasted the entire month to this point, due to a knee injury.

Toronto has scored a measly three runs per game over the last 10 outings, going 4-6 in those games, and now falling out of a playoff spot for the first time in quite some time, as the Seattle Mariners have vaulted ahead of them for the 3rd Wild Card spot.

Bichette hit a HR and played shortstop in his second Triple-A rehab game Thursday night, and seems to have checked all the boxes in his ramp-up. 

“We’re definitely looking forward to his bat,” Jays manager John Schneider said earlier in the week. “Knowing him and with everything he’s been doing, there shouldn’t be many restrictions."

With the Mariners on a tear, currently winners of four straight, and 7-3 in their last 10, the Jays can only hope. 

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