Toronto Blue Jays starting shortstop Bo Bissett is back.
토스카지노 The Blue Jays announced today that they have activated Bissett from the disabled list for their upcoming home game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Bissett injured his right knee on Aug. 1 during a home game against the Baltimore Orioles when he came to an abrupt stop while running to second base.
Bo Bissett is back in the lineup. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
He was placed on the disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He returns after a two-day rehab assignment at Triple-A.
Bissett’s return is expected to be a big boost to Toronto’s batting order. He is batting .321 with a .352 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage, 17 home runs, and 59 RBIs this season. His 144 hits lead the American League. It will be his third straight year leading the league in RBIs.
Paul DeJong has been designated for assignment. He was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade shortly after Bissett’s injury. As a result, he left the team after serving as Bissett’s replacement.
His performance after the trade was disappointing, as he batted just .068 (3-for-44) in 13 games. He didn’t draw a single walk and struck out 18 times.
Questions about his ability to coexist with Bisset have been a constant since DeJong’s arrival, but they are no longer a concern.
DeJong can either clear waivers and remain in the Blue Jays’ minor leagues for another shot or become a free agent.
Based on what he’s shown so far, he’s a better player than that. In 711 career major league games, he’s batting .230 with a .301 on-base percentage and .420 slugging percentage. He’s also played solid defense at shortstop.