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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
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Stolen Bases
Regular Season .193 0 4 .492 2

Top Kevin Kiermaier News

  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Exits with hip discomfort

    Kiermaier was removed from Tuesday's game against the Royals due to left hip flexor discomfort, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Kiermaier went 0-for-2 during Tuesday's loss before being replaced on defense heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Blue Jays are officially considering him day-to-day, so his injury doesn't appear to be too serious, but it's possible the team holds him out of the lineup for a game or two to ensure he gets back to 100 percent.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Gets Monday off

    Kiermaier is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.

    Kiermaier will head to the bench after he had started each of the previous four games in center field, going 5-for-13 with two doubles, one walk, two runs and two RBI over that stretch. Daulton Varsho will shift over to center field in Kiermaier's place while Davis Schneider draws a start in left field.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: On base four times Wednesday

    Kiermaier went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    The veteran center fielder kept flipping the lineup over from the ninth slot in the order as he produced just his second multi-hit performance of the season. Kiermaier's had a slow start to the season at the plate but has begun to come around, batting .296 (8-for-27) over his last 10 games with a double, a steal, an RBI and four runs scored. His strong-side platoon role and his spot at the bottom of the batting order limit his fantasy appeal, but Kiermaier still has some value in AL-only formats.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Part-time role

    Kiermaier is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.

    While Kiermaier generally sits against lefties, he's started to sit against some righties this week, with Davis Schneider picking up starts in left field in three of the last five games (all against right-handed starters) and Daulton Varsho shifting over to center field. Kiermaier is batting .143 with a 36.8 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Steps out of lineup Tuesday

    Kiermaier is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

    Despite facing Rays right-hander George Kirby, the Blue Jays will keep Kiermaier in the dugout for Tuesday's game and start Daulton Varsho in center field. Kiermaier has struggled to make contact early in the season, slashing .107/.194/.107 with two RBI and two stolen bases while striking out 11 times over 31 plate appearances.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Swipes second bag

    Kiermaier went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    It's the second steal of the season for the veteran center fielder, who's otherwise had a tough start to 2024. Kiermaier has been a fixture in the lineup against right-handed pitching, as expected, but he's hitting just .107 (3-for-28) through 10 games and is still looking for his first extra-base hit.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Back in lineup Saturday

    Kiermaier (back) will start in center field and bat ninth in Saturday's game against the Yankees.

    Kiermaier scratched from the lineup ahead of Friday's 3-0 win due to lower-back tightness, but the day off was all he needed to move past the issue. He has struggled from the plate to start the season, going 1-for-18 with one RBI, two walks and six strikeouts.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Scratched with back issue

    Kiermaier was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Yankees due to lower-back tightness.

    Kiermaier was slated to start in center field Friday, per usual, but he'll instead be on the bench due to the back issue. The veteran outfielder should be considered day-to-day. Daulton Varsho will shift to center field while Davis Schneider moves out to left, with Cavan Biggio entering the lineup at second base.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Absent from lineup

    Kiermaier is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Rays.

    Kiermaier started the first three games of the season despite suffering an injury caused by fouling a ball off his knee near the end of spring training. To begin the season, the 33-year-old has a walk and a hit in 10 plate appearances. With Daulton Varsho shifting to center field, Davis Schneider is starting in Kiermaier's lineup spot out in left.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Rejoins lineup Sunday

    Kiermaier (knee) is starting in center field and batting seventh in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

    The veteran outfielder exited Saturday's contest after fouling a pitch off his right knee, but he's back in the starting nine a day later. Kiermaier is set to begin the season as Toronto's primary center fielder.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Expected back soon

    Kiermaier is expected to be ready to return Sunday or Monday after exiting Saturday's Grapefruit League contest when he fouled a ball off his right knee, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Kiermaier didn't need any imaging done and the feeling is that he could have stayed in the game had it been the regular season. He might be sore Sunday, but there isn't any long-term concern here.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Exits with apparent injury

    Kiermaier left Saturday's spring training game against Detroit after fouling a ball off his right knee, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

    Kiermaier immediately fell to the ground after hitting his knee, and he looked to be in quite a bit of pain. The Jays will take him back into the clubhouse for a closer look and should provide more information soon, but early signs are troubling.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Pops first spring homer

    Kiermaier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

    The veteran center fielder led off the second inning by driving a Kenta Maeda offering into the bullpen in right-center field for his first long ball of the spring. Kiermaier is coming off his healthiest, and best, season since 2017, as he played in 129 games in 2023 and posted a .741 OPS with eight homers and 14 steals while anchoring the best defensive outfield in the majors by a number of metrics. Back in Toronto on a one-year, $10.5 million contract, the Blue Jays will be content if the 33-year-old can simply repeat that performance.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Re-ups with Toronto

    Kiermaier signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Kiermaier played well for in Toronto in 2023, slashing .265/.322/.419 with eight home runs and 14 stolen bases over 129 games while winning another Gold Glove in center field. The 33-year-old stayed relatively healthy and isn't a great bet to do so again in 2024, but he remains a good fit with the Blue Jays. With Kiermaier back in tow, it's fair to wonder whether Toronto might now be out of the running for Cody Bellinger.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Age: 34
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: L, R