"He'll get some playing time, I can't tell you yet how much", Gibbons said.
The signs indicate that may be wishful thinking. When Darwin Barney bounced an easy grounder to Manny Machado, the Gold Glove third baseman dropped it and dribbled it between his legs. The team offence has been anemic and only decent pitching has prevented uglier scorelines.
The Orioles led 1-0 in the second after Davis scored on a two-out wild pitch.
Toronto Blue Jays Kendrys Morales gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk off home run to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy and Seth Smith each hit a solo homer for the Orioles, who gave the Blue Jays (1-9) their seventh straight loss in their worst start in franchise history.
Over the course of the first 10 games, the Jays had just one four-run inning and five others in which they scored a pair. This is the Blue Jays chance to finally break out of their funk.
Devon Travis snapped a 0-for-29 slump with an RBI single off Orioles closer Zach Britton in the ninth. That sent a groan through an impressive Good Friday crowd of 39,547.
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The Blue Jays, last in the majors with 24 total runs, saw Donaldson get hurt on an RBI double.
St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "So that's definitely a good thing". Alec Asher gets the ball, and he was 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 13 strikeouts last season. The right-hander exited after 5.1 innings giving up seven hits for five runs. Miley said. "I just spent some time slowing down a little bit throughout the week, slowing my delivery down and was able to command the fastball a little bit better, had the breaking ball a little bit tonight, was able to throw the back-door slider and then bury it when I needed to". A popular player cliche of late is "It's not how you start, it's how you finish".
Optimists are saying that there are still 152 games left in the season, while pessimists are pointing to the fact that only three teams have ever made the playoffs while starting with a 1-7 record or worse.
But already there are some areas of concern.
Toronto placed the 2015 MVP on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a right calf injury. Travis still appears to be favouring the right knee he had surgically repaired and slugger Jose Bautista is batting just.135.
Notes: With Donaldson going on the 10-day DL, the Blue Jays selected the contract of outfielder Chris Coghlan from triple-A Buffalo.
Following a lengthy delay as medical officials attended to crew chief Scott, second base ump Brian Knight took over home-plate duties.