Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • Willie Bloomquist’s big hit helps Mariners eke out a 3-2 win over Blue Jays

    Seattle Times "The game appeared to be spiraling out of control in the first inning. James Paxton had given up a leadoff double to Josh Donaldson and then issued a walk to Jose Bautista, which included a wild pitch on ball four that moved Donaldson to third base. After throwing a first-pitch ball to Edwin..." May 24

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Reyes finished tonight's rehab game in Buffalo 1-for-3 with two walks. #BlueJays

  • Felix Hernandez pitches Mariners to win over Blue Jays

    Seattle Times "What Felix Hernandez did Friday night won’t completely remove the disappointment of what happened here last September. The stakes were different. But it was still a much-needed effort in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. Hernandez pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on four..." May 23

  • Blue Jays put Devon Travis on the DL, Munenori Kawasaki called up

    Bluebird Banter "We kind of figured that this was going to happen, but the Blue Jays have put Devon Travis on the DL and have called up everyone's favorite middle infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Devon's 15 days will be back dated to May 16th, when he last played. Devon has sat out the last 6 Jays games, with what..." May 22

  • R.A. Dickey pitches complete game in Jays victory over Angels

    Toronto Sun "Safe to say, this was not the lineup John Gibbons had in mind when he rolled into Dunedin for the start of spring training this year. Back then, with more than a few uncertainties on the pitching side, he could take some comfort in the Murderer’s Row the Blue Jays had assembled. Yet here, on..." May 22

  • Blue Jays haven’t asked about Hamels ‘in months’

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22

  • Blue Jays tried for Hamels, stick with Gibbons

    CBSSports.com "Both the Blues Jays front office personnel and players are wholly unsatisfied with their up-and-down start, and while there's little question they all expected much better play and rumors have been circulating that manager John Gibbons could be in trouble, word is Gibbons is said to be safe for..." May 22

  • Angels rally to beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3

    Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout was in a five-for-30 skid after his first-inning strikeout, but the Angels center fielder singled sharply to center to open the fourth and later scored on Matt Joyce's bases-loaded walk, he homered to center in the fifth and walked and scored the winning run in the..." May 21

  • Toronto Blue Jays to Trade Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion?

    HNGN "The Toronto Blue Jays (18-23) lead the MLB in runs scored (212), but they rank 29th in ERA (4.76) and last in starter's ERA (5.24), which can explain why they're the last place team in the American League East. Should the club consider trading one of their two top hitters for pitching help? It..." May 21

  • Blue Jays’ Saunders out six weeks to rest knee

    Sportsnet.ca "Michael Saunders’ visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier this week confirmed that the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder needs about six weeks of rest for his surgically repaired left knee. General manager Alex Anthopoulos revealed the shutdown period for Saunders last week in Houston and said at the..." May 20

  • Timely hitting, smart, gutsy baserunning and a great start by Santiago produce Angels 3-2 win in Toronto

    Halos Heaven "Like a broken record, the Angels got themselves into a close contest today in Toronto, and almost had to (once again) count on late-game heroics if they were hoping to come away with the win. The Angels had Hector Santiago on the mound, and were facing the Blue Jays’ young SP Aaron Sanchez for the..." May 20

  • 3d
    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Bisons announce that #bluejays SS Jose Reyes will begin his rehab assignment with Buffalo tomorrow.

  • Blue Jays snap losing streak with win over Angels

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays snapped a five-game losing streak Monday, rallying from behind for a Victoria Day 10-6 decision over the Los Angeles Angels. The Jays scored four times in the sixth inning on a pair of two-run, two-out doubles by Russell Martin and Danny Valencia to overcome a 5-4 Los..." May 19

  • 5d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Jose Bautista threw out to 40 feet in indoor batting cage before game, felt fine, will “continue to progress,” per #BlueJays PR.

  • 5d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Gibbons said Reyes likely to start rehab assignment in next couple of days. May have announcement after game. https://t.co/eU4MAb7VpS

  • 5d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays say Todd Redmond to start Monday vs #Angels. Sanchez goes Tuesday, Hutchison on Wednesday and Dickey on Thursday

  • Astros complete four-game sweep of Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "Collin McHugh appeared on the brink of disaster early and often as the Blue Jays put runners in scoring position in each of the first four innings Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Yet, his demeanor hardly changed. He remained calm and composed, embodying the quiet confidence that has defined..." May 18

  • Astros sweep Jays, Buehrle says "we stink"

    Toronto Sun "It’s time. Time to turn it around warned Mark Buehrle — leaving out the or else — telling reporters “before they have a fire sale, start moving guys out, moving guys up and down.” After pitching the Blue Jays first complete game of the season, Buehrle also issued the “we stink,”..." May 18

  • Josh Donaldson calls out Blue Jays for poor play following Saturday's loss

    CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays lost their fourth straight game Saturday night (HOU 6, TOR 5), and they've now lost six of their last seven games overall. Following a busy offseason that featured some high-profile additions, Toronto is currently 17-21 and sitting in fourth place in the AL East. Third baseman..." May 18

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays vs #Astros pic.twitter.com/1SytATpkI0

  • 6d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays say Devon Travis left game with left shoulder irritation

  • Scott Feldman bounces back after rough first inning in Astros’ win over Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran righthander Scott Feldman appeared destined for an early shower Saturday night when Astros pitching coach Brent Strom strolled to the mound for a chat in the first inning. Strom focused on the positive, making a prediction that almost materialized in the Astros’ come-from-behind 6-5..." May 17

  • Blue Jays’ Saunders out 4-6 weeks to rest knee

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays are expecting to be without Michael Saunders for the next 4-6 weeks so the outfielder can rest his surgically repaired left knee. General manager Alex Anthopoulos made the revelation Friday and added that Saunders will also get a second opinion on his status from Dr. James..." May 16

  • Astros power their way to second straight win over Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "Astros righthander Will Harris isn’t likely to make too many highlight reels for his performance Friday night. Relievers rarely do unless they’re on the wrong side of a home run. Rest assured, however, he was tremendously appreciated inside the home clubhouse at Minute Maid Park. Ultimately,..." May 16

  • Astros offense clicks in seventh inning en route to series-opening win over Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "With three hits under his belt and the go-ahead run scored in a huge seventh inning for the Astros, Preston Tucker wasn’t done. As his teammates piled into the clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, the rookie outfielder lingered by the dugout and signed autographs, soaking in time and place after a..." May 15

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    Scott MacArthur @TSNScottyMac

    Anthopoulos: Saunders estimated 4-6 weeks with knee. To see Dr. James Andrews. #BlueJays #MLB

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Gonzalez, fielding both superb in Orioles 6-1 win

    CSN Baltimore "Miguel Gonzalez is at his best when pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays. After allowing just an unearned run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, Gonzalez is 5-0 with an 0.98 ERA in his last six starts when facing the Blue Jays. Gonzalez’s superb outing gave the Orioles a 6-1 win over Toronto..." May 14

  • Blue Jays, Luke Scott Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have signed first baseman/outfielder Luke Scott to a minor league contract, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The Page Odle/PSI Sports Management client will report to Triple-A tomorrow, he adds. Scott, 36, hasn’t appeared in the Majors since a 2013 stint with the Rays. He spent..." May 14

  • Encarnacion's long ball work helps Blue Jays smash Orioles

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista couldn’t find the seats, but it was no problem for Edwin Encarnacion. Bautista, bothered by a sore right shoulder, hit three shots to the wall — one pulled from the seats by left fielder Travis Snider — and had to settle for one double. Encarnacion, on the other hand, slammed..." May 13

  • ‘Extra careful’ Reyes says he’s making progress

    Sportsnet.ca "After taking batting practice on Wednesday afternoon for the first time in two weeks, Jose Reyes says he’s making progress. The Blue Jays shortstop, who’s been on the disabled list since April 28 with a cracked left rib, hit left-handed at Camden Yards and didn’t feel any discomfort, something..." May 13

  • Ubaldo Jimenez pitches seven innings, Orioles hit three homers in 5-2 win over Blue Jays

    Baltimore Sun "For their first game in front of fans at Camden Yard in two weeks, the Orioles took the field Monday night wearing specially made white home jerseys that said “Baltimore” across the chest, a fitting tribute to their home city after a difficult time. The Baltimore riots forced the Orioles to..." May 12

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Alex Anthopoulos confirms #BlueJays top pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman will make pro debut May 20 for Dunedin.

  • Bats come alive as Sox nab post-meeting win over Blue Jays

    Boston Herald "A players-only meeting is a good way to turn around a team-wide slump. Scoring four runs in the first inning is an even better one. The Red Sox team that notched a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday bore little resemblance to the squad that had dropped seven of its previous eight..." May 11

  • Pirates acquire Jayson Aquino from Blue Jays

    Bucs Dugout "The Pirates have announced that they've acquired lefty Jayson Aquino from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, and that they've optioned Aquino to Bradenton. The Jays designated Aquino for assignment last week, three months after acquiring him in a trade with the Rockies. Aquino, 22, mostly..." May 11

  • 13d
    Blue Jays @BlueJays

    The @BlueJays select contract of Steve Tolleson from @BuffaloBisons with Michael Saunders being placed on 15-day DL (left knee inflammation)

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    5/10 @BlueJays lineup vs BOS Travis 2B Donaldson 3B Bautista DH Encarnacion 1B Pillar CF Colabello LF Carrera RF Thole C Goins SS Dickey P

  • Blue Jays take full advantage of walk-happy Red Sox

    Toronto Sun "Was Red Sox starter Joe Kelly as wild as Ebby Calvin (Nuke) LaLoosh? Or, were Blue Jays hitters as selective as the New York Yankees in their Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada Core Four/Ball Four days? Whatever the answer, we saw once again how walks can hurt, harm and be detrimental to both your..." May 10

  • 14d
    Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis

    Saunders makes his return and starts in LF. #bluejays pic.twitter.com/mgsh4OoBVt

  • 15d
    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    #bluejays hitting coach Brook Jacoby unapologetic. His statement on suspension for altercation with umps: pic.twitter.com/bzyDyEDk9o

  • Jays’ Aaron Sanchez rights himself, shuts down Red Sox

    Toronto Star "The sense was that it was getting away from Aaron Sanchez, two walks and a hit batsman to load the bases with nobody out in the fourth inning of a two-run game. The young Blue Jays right-hander could have succumbed right then to the moment and to the Boston Red Sox; he could have given up a hit..." May 09

  • 14d
    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    #Bluejays have signed former #Mariners and #Angels RHP Joel Piniero to a minor-league deal. He'll join #FisherCats

  • Jays’ Jacoby says he’s been ‘wrongly accused’

    Sportsnet.ca "Brook Jacoby claims he’s been “wrongly accused of contacting an umpire,” after Major League Baseball rejected the Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach’s appeal of his 14-game unpaid suspension Friday, a punishment that will cost him nine percent of his 2015 salary. A confrontation with umpire Doug..." May 08

  • Blue Jays option Jenkins, promote reliever Tepera

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays continued shuffling their pitching staff Friday, optioning Chad Jenkins to triple-A Buffalo and recalling Ryan Tepera to take his place in the bullpen. Tepera posted a 0.57 ERA with 17 strikeouts and five walks in 15.2 innings for the Bisons this year. He also spent the..." May 08

  • Mark Buehrle snaps winless skid against Yankees

    Toronto Sun "They opened the lid at the Rogers Centre for the first time this season. The fresh air did Mark Buehrle a whirl of good. Coming into the game, Buehrle and the Jays looked to be dead ducks. History was not on their side. Players on the New York Yankees may come and go but, when they go up..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    5/6 @BlueJays lineup vs NYY Travis 2B Donaldson 3B Bautista DH Encarnacion 1B Martin C Pillar CF Colabello LF Goins SS Cabrera RF Buehrle P

  • Michael Pineda, Mark Teixeira lead Yankees to 6-3 win over Blue Jays

    New York Daily News "Meet the Yankees’ new ace: Michael Pineda. Pineda improved to 4-0 with a superb performance against the powerful Blue Jays, tossing eight scoreless innings to lead the Yankees to a 6-3 victory at Rogers Centre. Pitching without his best stuff during the early innings, Pineda still held the..." May 06