Derek Fisher’s name was pencilled into the Toronto Blue Jays lineup for much of Sunday morning, only to be scratched less than an hour before the team’s clash with the Houston Astros at the Rogers Centre.
LINEUP CHANGE: Brandon Drury replaces Derek Fisher in LF and will bat 8th.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 1, 2019
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Fisher had appeared in the previous two games of the series, but was ultimately held out due to a right ankle injury.
#Bluejays say Fisher has a right ankle sprain, suffered in his attempt to haul in Yuliesky Gurriel's two-run double at the wall in the 6th inning yesterday. He's day to day, available if needed this afternoon.— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) September 1, 2019
The 26-year-old outfielder is currently auditioning for a role in the Blue Jays outfield beyond 2019, and it appears this injury won’t do much to interrupt that process.
Fisher is hitting .164/.261/.426 in 69 trips to the plate in his brief Toronto tenure with a grim 36.2 percent strikeout rate.
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