Snider may start second half with Toronto

Snider may start second half with Toronto

TORONTO -- Given the way Travis Snider has been abusing Eastern League pitching, it appears as though the Blue Jays outfielder is over the right wrist ailment that sent him to the disabled list in May.

That does not necessarily mean Snider will rejoin Toronto for the start of the second half.

"Right now, we've got him scheduled to come back later," Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said Friday. "He's swinging the bat really well. [General manager Alex Anthopoulos] and I haven't talked about it, but we had it mapped out to go past the All-Star break."

Snider was shelved with the right wrist injury May 15 and has hit .375 through eight Minor League rehab games between stints with Class A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire. Through three games at Double-A, Snider has hit .571 with a pair of 4-for-5 performances.

While it was not part of the original rehab plan for Snider, Gaston was quick to add that the Jays have not ruled out activating the outfielder so he can open the second half with Toronto. That scenario simply has not yet been discussed by Gaston and Anthopoulos.

"We'll sit and talk," Gaston said. "We might change our minds. We might leave him down there or we might bring him up when the second half starts."