Carlos Beltran scratched from Saturday’s lineup with swelling in right eye

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Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Carlos Beltran has been scratched from this afternoon’s lineup against the Astros after waking up with swelling in his right eye.

“Maybe I scratched it during the night,” Beltran said. “It just burns. It’s burning inside, on top of it.”

Beltran was given eye drops by team trainers and will see a doctor. Fernando Martinez, who hit his second major league home run in last night’s comeback victory, will take his place in right field.

Any lengthy absence is a tough blow for a lineup that is already missing first baseman Ike Davis. Beltran is batting .341 (14-for-41) over his last 12 games and currently leads the National League with 13 doubles while ranking third in slugging percentage (.587) and sixth in OPS (.971).

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.