Jose Reyes (ankle) went 2-for-3 with two singles and two runs scored Monday in his first rehab games with High-A Dunedin.
Reyes, who was playing his first game since his severe ankle sprain on April 12, also played five innings at shortstop. Barring any setbacks, the speedy shortstop could rejoin the suddenly red-hot Blue Jays within the next 10 days.
Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday against the Rockies.
Despite a meager .265 average, E-5 has been dynamite for fantasy owners in 2013, ranking third in the American League in homers (18) and RBI (55) and ninth in runs (43). Encarnacion had a 10-game hitting streak snapped on July 15 and has gone hit-less in two of three games since.
Maicer Izturis singled in Rajai Davis and Colby Rasmus in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Izturis had two of the Jays' three hits on the night. He's finally come alive of late, going 10-for-29 over his last seven games. Previously, he was hitting just .202/.240/.288 in 163 at-bats.
After having his start pushed back by a blister, Josh Johnson struck out 10 over 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies on Monday.
It was Johnson's seventh career 10-strikeout game, but the other six all came back in 2009 and 2010. His season high this year was eight. Johnson didn't hang on long enough to get a win tonight, as the Jays didn't score until the bottom of the eighth, but he'll certainly start winning some games if he keeps pitching like this. He has a 1.86 ERA in three starts since coming off the DL.
J.A. Happ (head) will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Happ resumed throwing bullpen sessions last week. The southpaw landed on the DL last month after he was hit in the head by a line drive, but he's also dealing with a sprained right knee. Barring any setbacks, look for him to return around the All-Star break.
Brandon Morrow (forearm) will make his first minor league rehab start Monday with High-A Dunedin.
Morrow, out since May 28 with a right forearm strain, is slated to throw 45-50 pitches. Assuming all goes well Monday, he's expected to test himself against more advanced competition in his next rehab start before coming off the disabled list. That would set him up for a return before the end of the month.
Jose Reyes (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.
Reyes is slated to 4-5 innings in his first game back. He will finish his rehab stint against more advanced competition, but should return from the disabled list by the end of the month if he can avoid setbacks. The speedy shortstop has been sidelined since April 12 with a severely sprained left ankle.