Brew Crew Ball "Inning the First Mike Fiers picked up right where he left off with a strikeout to Jose Reyes. He got a flyout before issuing a walk to Jose Bautista. It wouldn't hurt the Brewers as he immediately proceeded to strike out Edwin Encarnacion on 3 pitches. The Brewers offense picked up right..." August 20
Toronto Sun "Alex Anthopoulos, the much-maligned general manager of the Blue Jays, will return for his sixth season running the club, a bevy of major-league sources have confirmed. Apparently, there is no temperature at all to remove Anthopoulos from his job — in fact, quite the opposite sentiment exists —..." August 18
Toronto Sun "About the only player happier to see Kyle Drabek back in the clubhouse than Drabek himself was Drew Hutchison. The two young pitchers were all but joined at the hip through the recovery and rehab process following their Tommy John surgeries after tearing their right elbow ligaments on..." August 17
Toronto Sun "They saluted Hall of Famer Frank Thomas before the game and cheered Mark Buehrle at its start. The crowd of 29,420 at U.S. Cellular Field also booed White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom in the seventh as the Blue Jays snapped their four-game losing skid with a much-needed 6-3 victory Saturday..." August 17
Chicago Sun-Times "The tailspinning Toronto Blue Jays were a welcome sight for the White Sox on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field. After a run of eight games in which the Sox averaged just 1.6 runs, they put a pair of five-spots on the board and rolled to an 11-5 victory. ‘‘The offense was great tonight,’’ manager..." August 16
Chicago Sun-Times "A return to U.S. Cellular Field might be just what Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and former Sox ace Mark Buehrle needs. On Saturday, the fast-working left-hander will make his first start on the South Side since his 12-year run with the Sox ended in 2011. Fans will almost certainly give a warm..." August 16
Sportsnet.ca "With Edwin Encarnacion making his much anticipated return to the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster today versus the Chicago White Sox, industry sources tell Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi that the club will option outfielder Anthony Gose to triple-A Buffalo. In an interview this morning on Sportsnet 590 The..." August 15
#BlueJays RHP prospect John Stilson underwent surgery to repair labrum in shoulder. Recovery is 6-8 months.
Sportsnet.ca "While Alex Anthopoulos stops short of saying Daniel Norris will definitely be promoted to the MLB level, the Toronto Blue Jays general manager hinted that his top pitching prospect will arrive in Toronto before long. After a dominant debut start at triple-A, the big leagues are within reach for..." August 15
Lookout Landing "wanted to write a bit tonight about Kendrys Morales. He's had a bit of a SSS resurgence the past 5 games because he's on the Mariners and the Mariners are currently the Tesseract and produce boundless, unceasing force and destroy everything in their path. In the classic write up Kendrys Morales..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
Seattle Times "Robinson Cano held up his hand to stop a pack of reporters from entering the clubhouse after the game. “Just a minute,” Cano said, smiling. Cano and his teammates had a brief order of business to attend to first. Manager Lloyd McClendon won his 400th career game Tuesday when the Mariners..." August 13
Brandon Sun "When the Toronto Blue Jays sent Sergio Santos to the minor leagues, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he wanted the reliever to pitch some innings and "get back on track." Santos is definitely back on track. In 6 2/3 innings over seven appearances since being assigned to triple-A Buffalo,..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
#BlueJays reliever Neil Wagner (now with Buffalo) to undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, club announces. Another Dr. Andrews patient.
Hardball Talk "Toronto is expected to activate designated hitter/first baseman Adam Lind from the disabled list tonight after he missed five weeks with a fractured right foot. Lind was initially expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, but he returns ahead of schedule and rejoins the lineup following just one..." August 12
Buffalo News "Some big news out of the Blue Jays' pregame media briefing tonight in Seattle as Toronto first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is leaving his injury rehab work at Class A Dunedin and coming to Buffalo to play for the Bisons, starting Tuesday night against Norfolk. (Of course, that's..." August 12
Hardball Talk "n the Blue Jays’ marathon 19-inning win over the Tigers last night Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times, hitting three singles and drawing five walks. The last hitter to reach base eight or more times in a game was Hall of Famer Rod Carew in 1972. And before that it was..." August 11
Toronto Sun "The latest Blue Jays dilemma: What to do with Casey Janssen? After balancing the brilliant and fortunate win Saturday with the heartbreaking defeat of Friday night, manager John Gibbons has a determination to make. With the magnitude of every game growing, how long a leash do you give the Jays..." August 10
Toronto Sun "While chicks dig the long ball, those that call themselves the ‘real’ baseball fans get a tingle up their leg every time a player drops down a bunt. For National League enthusiasts and those that hate the designated hitter, there is nothing more exciting in baseball than the sacrifice bunt, the..." August 10
Toronto Sun "Omar Vizquel’s numbers in 2012, his 24th and final season in the majors, looked like this: In 60 games with the Blue Jays — 37 starts, 18 at second base, 10 at third and nine at shortstop — he had 36 hits, seven RBIs and a .235 average under first-year manager John Farrell. “I thought I was..." August 10
Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays didn’t make many July acquisitions this year, but the two players they did add — Danny Valencia and Nolan Reimold — combined for some 10th-inning magic on Saturday afternoon that may have pulled the Jays back from the abyss with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Valencia and..." August 10
Encarnacion will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin tonight #Bluejays
If Lind's back feels better over weekend, he'll join Blue Jays in Seattle on Monday, Gibbons said. No more rehab games necessary
Detroit Free Press "It didn’t look good for the Tigers, failing to drive in some early runs, falling behind 4-0 and seeing starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez leave in the fifth inning with a right pectoralis strain. But back-to-back home runs by Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning propelled the..." August 09
Valencia has 895 career PAs vs RHP, .228 avg, .623 OPS. Why start him vs RHP? Gibbons: "We want to see what he can do."
ESPN.com "Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera left Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning after being hit earlier on the right elbow by a pitch. Cabrera, who was hit in the first inning by Miguel Gonzalez, was replaced by Nolan Reimold, who had started the game as the designated..." August 08
Baltimore Sun "Games like the Orioles’ 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday night’s series finale at Rogers Centre are ones that the club will have to win as the season winds down and the playoff chase heats up. Orioles manager Buck Showalter put it well when he said that his team was able to take..." August 08
#BlueJays' Anthopoulos said Lawrie is out until at least September with oblique strain. Lind could be ready Monday, Encarnacion next week.
Toronto Star "The Blue Jays are back to fighting for a wild-card spot without Brett Lawrie, and for now, they’re not entirely sure how much longer their star infielder will be out. Lawrie was seen leaving the Rogers Centre prior to the game Wednesday, and after the Jays win a report said there was word he..." August 07
Toronto Sun "It has been a season of puzzling contrasts for Drew Hutchison. When he’s been bad, he has been very, very bad and when he’s been good, he’s never been as good as he was on Wednesday night. Hutchison allowed just one hit over 8.2 innings against one of the most potent lineups in baseball as the..." August 07
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07
Baltimore Sun "This time of the year in Toronto, fans typically are gearing up for preseason hockey camps and satisfying their need for sports with the Canadian Football League. In other words, the Blue Jays haven’t been relevant this late in the season in a long time. So when the first-place Orioles arrived..." August 06
USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06
Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.
Toronto Star "Infielder Brett Lawrie will return to the Blue Jays in time for Tuesday’s opener of a key series against the Orioles. Lawrie has missed 36 games with a broken right index finger and made three rehab appearances with Class-A Dunedin. There was speculation he would need more rehab at the Double-A..." August 05
Norris in command for New Hampshire; Nolin stingy for Buffalo; Lawrie plays nine at third in Dunedin. #BlueJays farm report upcoming.
Houston Chronicle "Occasionally self-deprecating and always good-natured, Astros righthander Scott Feldman didn’t seem too thrilled after his first complete game of the season Sunday. He’s hard on himself even after doing well, a symptom of a pitcher who isn’t satisfied with an up-and-down year. Feldman made..." August 04
TheScore.com "Tony Rasmus, the outspoken father of Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus, suggested on Monday that his son hasn't exactly realized his full potential over the last three seasons. "I'm a guy that feels like he could've been an All-Star for the last three years if he was in the right..." August 04
Good news for #BlueJays: Reliever Neil Wagner (forearm) to pitch in GCL game tomorrow on rehab. Could be power arm add for down stretch
Houston Chronicle "If the Astros knew ahead of time how good this game would be, they surely would have charged more for a ticket. It felt like May at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, in temperature and in success. Discounting the possibility of a juggling act in-between innings — insert your joke about bullpen..." August 03
Astros will have the roof open in August at game-time for the first time since Aug 6, 2004.
Lawrie will begin his rehab assignment with Class-A Dunedin tonight. Gibbons expects at least a week of rehab games. #BlueJays
Houston Chronicle "Almost 24 hours after suffering his second loss in three nights, closer Chad Qualls delivered a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save and cap a brilliant night for the Astros’ bullpen. “It feels good,” Qualls said after earning his 12th save in the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Minute..." August 02
Expectation now is that Adam Lind will be ready before Edwin Encarnacion, could start rehab early to mid next week. #BlueJays
Toronto Sun "No new player walked into the Blue Jays clubhouse to be greeted with handshakes and smiles. On trade deadline day the Blue Jays did nadda, zippo, nothing. Later in the day, the Jays showed a measure of energy in their back-and-forth affair against the Houston Astros. Leading the list was..." August 01
Yankees announce they've claimed RHP Esmil Rogers from the Blue Jays and have unconditionally released IF Scott Sizemore.
Sources: Indians have discussed Asdrubal Cabrera with Blue Jays and Giants this week. Not clear if either deal is viable now.
CBSSports.com "Despite missing three key pieces from its lineup, the Blue Jays' main focus remains pitching. Toronto may have to get creative or concentrate on cost-efficient guys, as it isn't believed to be flush with cash at the moment. The Blue Jays have been linked to infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, but..." July 31