Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Nolan Reimold has been claimed off waivers for the second time in a month, going from the Orioles to the Blue Jays and now to the Diamondbacks. Reimold was once a top-100 prospect and had a very nice rookie season as a 25-year-old in 2009, but his career has repeatedly been derailed by injuries..." August 28

  • Blue Jays get to Red Sox's Tazawa yet again in win

    Toronto Sun "Over the years, Junichi Tazawa has been one of Boston’s most reliable relief pitchers, a guy Boston manager John Farrell, and Terry Francona before him, have been able to count on in tough situations. But for some strange reason, the Toronto Blue Jays are his Achilles heel. Against all the..." August 28

  • Santos likely done as a Blue Jay

    Toronto Sun "When Sergio Santos came to the Blue Jays from the White Sox in a trade for minor-league pitcher Nestor Molina in December 2011, they thought they had their closer for the next seven years. They signed him to a three-year deal that guaranteed Santos $8.25 million through 2014, with club options..." August 28

  • At great cost, Blue Jays have made little progress

    Fox Sports "For teams with long playoff droughts, front-office executives often say that one benchmark is to play meaningful games in September. The Toronto Blue Jays, whose most recent postseason game ended on a Joe Carter home run, seemed poised to check off the “September contention” box this year. They..." August 27

  • Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

    CSN New England "For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays...." August 27

  • Does window sex equal winning for Blue Jays?

    Toronto Sun "There have been plenty of theories floated through the years about why the Blue Jays have not been in the post-season since 1993. We’ll give you another one — not enough sex. Hey, we don’t mean the players and, on that topic, we have no idea of how they’re doing. We mean the fans, the..." August 27

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    MLB @MLB

    Major League Baseball denies Rays’ formal protest regarding Saturday’s game in Toronto.

  • Nolan Reimold designated for assignment, Kevin Pillar recalled

    Bluebird Banter "Did you know that the Blue Jays acquired Nolan Reimold back on July 6? It has not felt like a month-and-a-half since that waiver claim. Of course, he had a stint on the disabled list four games into his tenure here (beating the one-game stint of Cole Gillespie) so he ended up playing just 22 games..." August 26

  • John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

    Hardball Talk "It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista..." August 25

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    #BlueJays option Kyle Drabek to make room for Sergio Santos.

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    Bautista questions calld 3rd strike and is tossed. So #Rays don't have to deal with him anymore today

  • Reyes, Rasmus clutch in Blue Jays win over Rays

    Toronto Sun "There was no team meeting. No caustic managerial speech. There didn’t need to be. Friday night, in losing 8-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Blue Jays were unacceptably docile, lacking energy, bereft of purpose. It was obvious to anyone who saw it and also to the ball players who suffered through..." August 24

  • Blue Jays could inherit longest MLB playoff drought

    Toronto Sun "The Kansas City Royals wake up Sunday with the longest active post-season drought in baseball ... 28 years and counting. The Royals also wake up in first place in the American League Central Division. If the Royals make post-season play it will be the first time since 1985 ... 28 years and..." August 24

  • Rays play Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays under protest

    Hardball Talk "Not long after making a comment about Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle‘s quick pace on the mound, Rays manager Joe Maddon had a reason to use it to play the game under protest. In the top of the fourth inning, Wil Myers was on first base after hitting a one-out single. Buehrle, as he is known to..." August 23

  • Joe Maddon calls Hellickson-Buehrle match-up “The Tortoise and the Hare”

    Hardball Talk "The Rays and Blue Jays just kicked off Saturday afternoon’s contest, with Jeremy Hellickson starting for the Rays and Mark Buehrle for the Blue Jays. The two are quite different in their approaches, as Buehrle leads all starters with the shortest time between pitches, at 17.3 seconds per..." August 23

  • Smyly goes distance for Rays to shut down Jays

    Tampa Tribune "It was all new for Drew Smyly, the entire night. The shutout innings, the one-two-three innings, the nine innings. Then came the pitchers’ jump, the moment when the Rays starter who throws a complete game gets to jump and chest bump with the other members of the rotation. “I think that was..." August 23

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    jesse litsch @JesseLitsch

    I hate to have to do this but I am announcing my retirement from playing the game that I love today but hopefully able to stay in the game

  • Blue Jays pitcher Kyle Drabek 'looked good' in MLB return

    Toronto Sun "One of the few positive aspects of the Blue Jays' loss on Tuesday was the relief effort of Kyle Drabek. In his first appearance since being called up on Sunday, Drabek worked the final two innings. He blanked the Brewers on one hit, didn't walk a batter, and struck out three. It marked..." August 21

  • Blue Jays cap disappointing road trip with victory over Brewers

    Toronto Star "Before the final game of a demoralizing eight-game road trip that has severely damaged the Blue Jays’ playoff aspirations, manager John Gibbons said there would be no “magic bullet” to snap his club out of their current funk. But when Jose Bautista lined his 23rd home run of the season into the..." August 21

  • Phenomenal Fiers flummoxes Blue Jays, Brewers win 6-1

    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

  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos set to return next year

    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

  • Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison happy for recalled Kyle Drabek

    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

  • Reliable Buehrle leads Jays to victory in his Chicago return

    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

  • Quick start just what doctor ordered for Sox in 11-5 victory over Blue Jays

    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

  • Mark Buehrle hopes to be cheered in return to the Cell

    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

  • Jays to option Gose, activate Encarnacion "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

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays RHP prospect John Stilson underwent surgery to repair labrum in shoulder. Recovery is 6-8 months.

  • Anthopoulos: Norris could help Jays this year "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

  • Mariners sweep Blue Jays, end dominating homestand

    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

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    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

  • Lloyd McClendon wins his 400th career game as Mariners beat Blue Jays 6-3

    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

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    #BlueJays claim LHP Colt Hynes on waivers from #Dodgers.

  • Santos gets back in track in minors, waits for Blue Jays to call him back up

    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

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    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

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    #BlueJays reliever Neil Wagner (now with Buffalo) to undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, club announces. Another Dr. Andrews patient.

  • Adam Lind is ready to return from a fractured foot

    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

  • Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion to join Bisons on injury rehab

    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

  • Melky Cabrera did something no batter has done since a Hall of Famer 42 years ago

    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

  • Getting hard to trust Casey Janssen closing games for Blue Jays

    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

  • Bunt-mad Blue Jays gave baseball purists a thrill

    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

  • Tigers coach Vizquel remembers days with Blue Jays

    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

  • Blue Jays bite Tigers back with 10th-inning walkoff wi

    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

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    Chris Toman @Chris_Toman

    Encarnacion will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin tonight #Bluejays

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    Chris Toman @Chris_Toman

    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 Tigers 5, Toronto 4: Back-to-back homers in 9th lift Tigers to victory

    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

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    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."

  • Jays' Melky Cabrera day-to-day "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

  • Orioles execute blueprint for one-run win success in 2-1 victory over Blue Jays

    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

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #BlueJays' Anthopoulos said Lawrie is out until at least September with oblique strain. Lind could be ready Monday, Encarnacion next week.

  • Blue Jays fear Brett Lawrie’s injury worse than first believed

    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