Blue Jays' Danny Jansen expected to return Tuesday vs. Yankees

Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday night when Toronto goes for a series-clinching victory over the visiting New York Yankees.

Jansen opened the season on the injured list after suffering a fractured right wrist when hit by a pitch during a spring training game on March 13. He was activated Monday but did not play as fellow catcher Alejandro Kirk had two hits, a walk and an RBI in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees in the opener of the three-game series.

Jansen will wear special padding to protect his hands because of the way he swings. He has been prone to hand injuries.

"I'm going to wear guards on both hands and have protection," said Jansen, who batted .228 with 17 homers and 53 RBIs last season. "I've got to do it. Happy to do it. I don't really want to change my swing. I've just got to be padded up now."

Jansen will be behind the plate for left-hander Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 2.30 ERA) on Tuesday, while the Yankees are scheduled to start left-hander Carlos Rodon (1-0, 1.72).

Field Level Media contributed to this report.