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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Opening season in minors

    The Blue Jays optioned Danner to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

    Danner reached the big leagues for the first time last August, but the right-hander suffered a left oblique strain in his Blue Jays debut and was subsequently shut down for the season. He was fully healthy upon reporting to spring training, but the team likely wants to see the 25-year-old stack together some quality innings at the Triple-A level before making him a more permanent fixture in the big-league bullpen.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Activated from 60-day IL

    Danner (oblique) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Monday.

    Danner ended the season on the injured list after suffering a left oblique strain in August, so this is merely a procedural move. He should be 100 percent for the start of spring training in February.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Moved to 60-day IL

    Toronto transferred Danner (oblique) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list Friday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

    Danner suffered a left oblique strain in mid-August and it will wind up being a season-ending injury for the 24-year-old right-hander. He pitched well this summer in the upper minors and should be in the conversation for an Opening Day bullpen job leading into 2024.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Out with oblique strain

    Danner was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain Saturday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

    Danner made his big-league debut in relief against the Cubs on Friday but retired just one batter before exiting with discomfort in his left side. His diagnosis has since been upgraded to a strain, so he'll sit for at least the next two weeks. Nate Pearson will take his place on the roster.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Dealing with side soreness

    Danner was lifted from Friday's appearance against the Cubs due to left side discomfort, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Danner lasted just one batter into his major-league debut before getting hurt. He'll be re-evaluated Saturday before more is known about his status, but a stint on the injured list could be on the table.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Leaves appearance with injury

    Danner was removed from an appearance Friday versus the Cubs with an apparent back injury, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Danner was making his major-league debut and wound up facing and retiring just one batter before grabbing at his back/side area and eventually walking off the field. The Blue Jays should have more on the 24-year-old reliever shortly, but he could be headed for an injured list stint.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Summoned to big leagues

    Danner was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

    Danner was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster a couple offseasons ago but this will be his first stint in the big leagues. He earned the opportunity after beginning the season at Low-A Dunedin, ultimately climbing up to Triple-A Buffalo and collecting a 3.66 ERA and 56:11 K:BB over 39.1 innings across three levels.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Promoted to Triple-A

    The Blue Jays promoted Danner to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.

    Danner made his Double-A debut earlier in May and has recorded a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over nine innings. The 24-year-old reliever will likely remain in Triple-A for the rest of the year, but he could see time in the majors if he continues to mow through batters.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Cleared for Double-A debut

    Double-A New Hampshire reinstated Danner (forearm) from its 7-day injured list Wednesday.

    The 24-year-old reliever was sidelined for just under a month to begin the season due to right forearm inflammation. He received the green light to join New Hampshire after he made a pair of one-inning rehab appearances at Single-A Dunedin, striking out five while allowing one earned run on one hit and two walks.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Makes first rehab appearance

    Danner (forearm), who has resided on Double-A New Hampshire's 7-day injured list since April 6, made a rehab outing with Single-A Dunedin on Thursday. He struck out two and allowed one run on one hit and two walks over one inning.

    Danner also threw two wild pitches in the appearance and ultimately needed 30 pitches just to record three outs. Some rustiness was to be expected after he had been sidelined since early March with right forearm inflammation, so the 24-year-old could stick around with Dunedin for another appearance or two before moving up to New Hampshire.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Optioned to minor-league camp

    Danner (forearm) was optioned to minor-league camp by the Blue Jays on Monday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Danner was a longshot to make the roster anyway, but the inflammation in his right forearm made it all but a guarantee that he'd open the year in the minors. The 2017 second-round pick could be a bullpen option for the Jays at some point over the summer once healthy.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Dealing with forearm inflammation

    Danner is battling right forearm inflammation and won't throw for the next few days, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

    Danner's injury isn't considered serious enough to require an MRI, but it will nonetheless cost him some time this spring. Danner converted from catcher to reliever prior to the 2021 season and recorded a 2.02 ERA across 35.2 innings for High-A Vancouver that year, but injuries limited him to just four appearances last season.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Sent to minor-league camp

    The Blue Jays optioned Danner to their minor-league camp Monday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

    The 23-year-old was viewed as a potential two-way prospect when Toronto drafted him in the second round of the 2017 first-year player draft, but he's since made the full-time switch to pitching after enduring injuries and struggling to keep his strikeouts in check while playing catcher over his first three years in the minors. Danner turned heads while operating as a reliever at High-A Vancouver in 2021, holding opposing batters to a .171 average while registering a 2.02 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 42:12 K:BB in 35.2 innings. The right-hander will likely open the 2022 campaign at Double-A New Hampshire or Triple-A Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jays' Hagen Danner: Bumped up to 40-man roster

    Danner's contract was selected by the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Danner advanced to High-A Vancouver in 2021 and logged a 2.02 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 35.2 innings across 25 relief appearances. He'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R