Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Blue Jays To Release Dayan Viciedo

    MLB Trade Rumors "After failing to make the Blue Jays roster, outfielder Dayan Viciedo has requested and will be granted his release, GM Alex Anthopoulos tells reporters including Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter link). Viciedo, a late entrant onto the free agent market when the White Sox released him,..." March 31

  • Blue Jays' Hutchison to start Opening Day

    The Score "A new era is dawning for the Toronto Blue Jays. After handing the Opening Day start to veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in each of the last two seasons, the Blue Jays will send 24-year-old right-hander Drew Hutchison to the mound for this year's season-opener against the New York Yankees in..." March 31

  • Blue Jays send Barton to minors, release Santiago

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays are getting closer to finalizing their 25-man roster. The Blue Jays optioned first baseman Daric Barton to triple-A Buffalo and released veteran infielder Ramon Santiago Monday. The Blue Jays signed Barton to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training..." March 30

  • Huh, interesting, Blue Jays’ GM watches Papelbon pitch

    CSN Philly "Maybe it was nothing. But, then again, maybe it was something. Maybe Alex Anthopoulos, general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, popped into Bright House Field on Friday afternoon because he enjoys those Delco’s cheesesteaks that they sell behind home plate. Or maybe he was there to see..." March 29

  • Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders making progress after knee surgery

    National Post "Michael Saunders is almost ready to run. Saunders, who was expected to open the season as the Blue Jays’ left-fielder, still has no timetable to join the lineup following knee surgery a month ago. But he says he is encouraged by his progress and hopes to start light running exercises within a..." March 28

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Steve Tolleson to get precautionary X-ray after getting hit on right hand. Indications are no break. "I'm not too worried about it," he said

  • Marcus Stroman to complete his college degree while he rehabs

    Hardball Talk "Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman, out for the season after undergoing knee surgery due to a torn ACL, announced on Twitter that he will be taking summer classes at Duke University to finish his degree. He noted he would be rehabbing there as well with what he called “some of the best doctors in..." March 28

  • Top Cuban Alvarez drawing interest: Dodgers, Nats, Jays, Cards and more

    CBSSports.com "Top young Cuban righthander Yadier Alvarez is drawing interest from many major-league teams, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays, Rangers, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Giants. Alvarez, who consistently registers 94-97 mph and recently hit 99, has petitioned MLB to be made eligible to..." March 28

  • White Sox claim Kyle Drabek off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Dropped from the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays, former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek has been claimed off waivers by the White Sox. Drabek was once a top prospect and the Blue Jays acquired him from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade." March 27

  • Michael Saunders will not be ready for Opening Day

    Hardball Talk "Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was making steady enough progress in his return from knee surgery that reports about him possibly being ready for Opening Day began surfacing, but manager John Gibbons shut that down today. Gibbons told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that Saunders will not be..." March 26

  • Jays' Delabar angered by demotion

    TSN.ca "Toronto Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar will not be starting the regular season with the major league club and he's not too excited about it. Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, the former all-star sounded off on the move the organization made to option him down to the minors. "I..." March 26

  • Blue Jays' Buehrle rounding into form

    Toronto Sun "Mark Buehrle locked up Blue Jays Player of the Year voting Tuesday afternoon. Pitching at the Jays minor-league complex against the New York Yankees in a class-A game, Buehrle conducted his interview with the media halfway through his six-inning stint. At the end of the third inning, Buehrle..." March 25

  • Stewart: D-Backs can't afford to trade for Dioner Navarro

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Monday trading for Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is not a possibility because the team can't afford to add Navarro's salary to the payroll, per MLB.com. " March 23

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    What little doubt there was about Cecil's role has ended, he'll be the closer. Delabar/Castro possible set-up men alongside Loup. #BlueJays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Pillar's MRI came back clean. He'll resume BP today and hopes to get into a game next week. #bluejays

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Gibbons: Izturis groin strain will keep him on idle for at least 10 days, will miss start of season. #bluejays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Estrada tweaked his ankle. Gibbons says he hopes to get him a start Tuesday or Wed. #bluejays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Sounds like Gibbons is leaning towards Thole catching Dickey. "If Martin catches 130 games he maybe more valuable with the other 4 #bluejays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Brett Cecil will pitch the 1st inning of minor league game today. Assuming all goes well, he'll do it again Tuesday. #bluejays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Wilton Lopez is the latest #bluejays cut this morning

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    LHP Randy Wolf, last seen in AAA w #Angels, signed a minor lg deal with Blue Jays, according to brother Jim, an ump. Good luck to a good guy

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    X-rays reveal that Ramon Santiago has a broken left collarbone. Not sure on timetable for that, but it will be very lengthy. #BlueJays

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion is expected to resume hitting on Tuesday. He has missed the past week with a sore back. #BlueJays

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Navarro (knee) makes his return as a DH today in the split-squad game vs Atlanta. He's still a few days away from returning behind the plate

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    Richard Griffin @RGriffinStar

    Kevin Pillar out for a week to 10 days with a slight right oblique strain (sneezing) #honestly #bluejays

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Edwin Encarnacion's back still limiting his movements per Gibbons. Could DH in 4-5 days. #BlueJays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Two more cuts for the #bluejays this morning as Scott Copeland and Greg Burke are reassigned to minor league camp. 57 players remain.

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Brett Cecil is going to throw off the mound today. Just a brief , 10 pitch session, but another step forward. #BlueJays

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    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Dioner Navarro tells me his knee is much better and he plans to take BP today. #bluejays

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Blue Jays' Santana ready to prove he still has it

    Toronto Sun "The best part of the day for Johan Santana is the early morning when the Blue Jays clubhouse is alive with the shouts and laughter of grown men getting ready to go out and play a kid’s game. It is that kid’s game that keeps Santana coming back for more. Over a six-year period from 2003..." March 14

  • Gibbons on Jays’ Saunders: ‘Kind of a miracle’

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays lost one of their top pitchers when Marcus Stroman tore his ACL Tuesday, but on a more positive note, some of their other injured players are making progress. Michael Saunders has started taking batting practice and doing agility drills in the hopes of returning for..." March 13

  • Jays' Hutchison eyeing 200 level

    Toronto Sun "In separate discussions about the Blue Jays pitching prospects for the season, both R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle have invited Drew Hutchison to join them in the 200-inning club. Hutchison would like nothing better than to hit that milestone plateau in 2015. In his first season back off..." March 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    OK, good news for #BlueJays: Michael Saunders (knee surgery) plans to take BP on field today and has a good chance to play Opening Day.

  • Edwin Encarnacion to have MRI

    TSN.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays are shutting down first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Enacarnacion for the rest of the week due to soreness in his lower back. Encarnacion, 32, will stop any baseball activity for four or five days and get a precautionary MRI on the lower right side of his back." March 10

  • Tigers, D-Backs have interest in Blue Jays' Navarro: Agent

    Toronto Sun "There is a market for Dioner Navarro. The Arizona Diamondbacks for one team. And the Detroit Tigers for two. “My agent (Melvin Roman) told me both Arizona and Detroit have interest,” Navarro said Monday morning in the visiting clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium before the Jays lost to..." March 10

  • Jays’ Stroman likely out for year with torn ACL

    Sportsnet.ca "Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is likely out for the year with a torn left ACL, general manager Alex Anthopoulos announced Tuesday afternoon. Anthopoulos said the injury occurred during a bunt drill and that Stroman is “crushed.”" March 10

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Brett Cecil "feels good" per pitching coach Pete Walker. #BlueJays hope he'll resume throwing tomorrow

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Michael Saunders, recovering apace from knee surgery, took 25 swings off a tee and ran on treadmill. Says he felt “fantastic.” #BlueJays

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    Richard Griffin @RGriffinStar

    Brett Cecil MRI on ailing left shoulder says he may need another 10 days. Gibbons suggests it may change Sanchez situation #bluejays

  • Jose Bautista is battling a hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was a late scratch before Friday afternoon’s Grapefruit League exhibition against the Orioles due to right hamstring tightness. It was rainy, so the Blue Jays didn’t want to risk the conditions exacerbating a small issue. Manager John Gibbons isn’t worried..." March 07

  • Russell Martin says Pirates did all they could to sign him

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates’ mid-November acquisition of catcher Francisco Cervelli signaled their realization of what was rapidly coming to light: The market for Russell Martin was reaching a point at which they were not comfortable. Martin saw it another way. “I was almost relieved,” he said Tuesday. “I..." March 04

  • Dickey not tipping pitches any more

    Toronto Sun "Just before the all-star break in 2013, R.A. Dickey was jogging in the outfield at the Rogers Centre. A scout motioned for the new Blue Jays right-hander to come over to talk when he was finished. As Dickey approached the pro scout said “so, you’re fixed, huh?” Dickey had been tipping his..." March 04

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    congrats to rhp liam hendriks of the blue jays, australia's male baseball player of the year

  • Blue Jays sign free agent slugger Dayan Viciedo

    Sportsnet.ca "Dayan Viciedo and the Toronto Blue Jays reached agreement on a minor-league deal that will pay the Cuban slugger $2.5 million if he makes the team, industry sources told Sportsnet. The move, first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, adds outfield depth after the team suffered a scare with..." March 01

  • Mets’ Ruben Tejada responds to ex-teammate Jose Reyes’ criticism

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada has not talked to Jose Reyes in a while. But the struggling Mets shortstop said he might reach out to his former mentor after Reyes told a reporter that he was disappointed that Tejada had not taken the Mets’ starting shortstop job and run with it. “Every time I talk to him, I try..." March 01

  • Blue Jays’ Saunders thrilled with result of surgery

    Sportsnet.ca "Michael Saunders woke up Saturday morning and could hardly believe the way he felt. He got out of bed easily, and he walked around freely. Shortly after he arrived in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse, he began strength and mobility exercises on a left knee from which 60 percent of the meniscus was..." March 01

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    Arden Zwelling @ArdenZwelling

    Michael Saunders had successful surgery today to remove 60% of the meniscus in his left knee. Recovery time now 5-to-6 weeks. #BlueJays

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #BlueJays, #Athletics among teams talking to Viciedo.