Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 4d
    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

  • 4d
    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

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

  • 4d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

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

  • 4d
    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

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

  • 5d
    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

  • 5d
    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

  • 5d
    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Wilton Lopez is the latest #bluejays cut this morning

  • 10d
    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

  • 11d
    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

  • 11d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

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

  • 11d
    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

  • 11d
    Richard Griffin @RGriffinStar

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

  • 12d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

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

  • 12d
    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.

  • 12d
    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

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

  • 12d
    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

  • 15d
    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

  • 17d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

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

  • 18d
    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

  • 19d
    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

  • 24d
    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

  • 26d
    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

  • 27d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 27d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    AA says "highly unlikely" Johan Santana will be ready for opening day. View him as a starter. $2.5m base + bonuses. April 28 opt out date

  • With Saunders out, left field open to competition

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays entered Spring Training with competitions at second base, centre field, closer and the rotation. They can now add left field to that list. Starting outfielder Michael Saunders sustained a torn meniscus in his left knee while shagging fly balls Wednesday and is expected to be out..." February 27

  • Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have signed veteran left-hander Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to their big league Spring Training camp, according to a team press release. " February 27

  • Papelbon: I'd be Interested in Trade to Jays

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon had just finished running sprints at Phillies camp when he heard that the Milwaukee Brewers had filled their vacant closer’s role by re-signing Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million deal. Papelbon, who has not hidden his desire to pitch for a winner, had been on the..." February 27

  • 28d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays say Michael Saunders tore meniscus in knee. Out to all star break

  • Blue Jays plan on using Encarnacion at first base

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays appear to have changed their minds about Edwin Encarnacion and will use the veteran slugger at first base instead of primarily in the designated-hitter spot. Toronto previously indicated that the majority of Encarnacion's at-bats this season would come as a DH. Encarnacion will..." February 23

  • 31d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    AA on @FAN590: "status quo" on Navarro, who would like to be traded.

  • Dioner Navarro wants the Blue Jays to trade him

    Hardball Talk "As soon as the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal it seemed obvious that they’d try to find a new home for last year’s starting catcher, Dioner Navarro. It hasn’t happened yet and the Blue Jays claim they’re willing to go forward with Navarro in a backup role, but..." February 23

  • Cecil ready to prove himself for closer's job

    MLB.com "The departure of Casey Janssen this winter created an opening at the closer position, and on the first day of Spring Training, left-hander Brett Cecil made it clear that he wants the job. Cecil enters as a possible favourite, but he is expected to receive some competition from right-hander..." February 22

  • 33d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays sign OF Chris Dickerson to minor-lg deal with spring invite.