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#21
Michael Saunders
AVG HR RBI
.194 0 3
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-4 / 205 NFBC ADP: 496.11
Position: RFBorn: 11/19/1986 Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 11th Round by Mariners (2004)


Latest News
Jan. 15 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST8:54 PM VEN5:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Saunders agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Blue Jays to avoid arbitration.
Analysis: The native Canadian was limited to just nine games last season by a knee injury but is expected to be the Blue Jays' regular left fielder in 2016.
May 10 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Saunders was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL with left knee inflammation.
Analysis: Saunders is out for the season with a bone bruise in his left knee.
Feb. 27 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have activated outfielder Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Saunders hasn't played in the majors this season after injuring his left knee in spring training. He hit .273 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in 78 games with Seattle last year. He was acquired in a December trade with the Mariners.
Feb. 26 6:40 AM PT7:40 AM MT8:40 AM CT9:40 AM ET9:40 ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST10:10 AM VEN18:40 UAE8:40 AM CT-Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday surgery is likely but Saunders will seek a second opinion.
Analysis: The 28-year-old player was acquired by the Blue Jays in December from Seattle for pitcher J.A. Happ and was projected to be a starter. Saunders hit .273 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs in 78 games with the Mariners last season. Anthopoulos said the team will look internally for a replacement but is open to a trade or free-agent signing.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Sea 46 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 6 40 4 1 .221 .258 .279
2010 Sea 100 289 29 61 11 2 10 33 35 84 6 3 .211 .295 .367
2011 Sea 58 161 16 24 5 0 2 8 12 56 6 2 .149 .207 .217
2012 Sea 139 507 71 125 31 3 19 57 43 132 21 4 .247 .306 .432
2013 Sea 132 406 59 96 23 3 12 46 54 118 13 5 .236 .323 .397
2014 Sea 78 231 38 63 11 3 8 34 26 59 4 5 .273 .341 .450
2015 Tor 9 31 2 6 0 0 0 3 5 10 0 0 .194 .306 .194
Career 562 1747 228 402 82 14 51 185 181 499 54 20 .230 .301 .381


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