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  • Bo Bichette removed from game vs. Orioles for concussion testing

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays removed shortstop Bo Bichette from Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles for precautionary concussion testing.   UPDATE: SS Bo Bichette was removed from..." September 20

  • Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leaves game vs. Orioles with left rib injury

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was forced to leave the Toronto Blue Jays‘ dramatic comeback victory against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday with what the team is describing as a left rib injury.  

    September 19

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Blue Jays claim pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers, move Tim Mayza to 60-day IL

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers from the New York Yankees. In a corresponding move, left-hander Tim Mayza was placed on the 60-day injured list, which opened up a spot on the Blue Jays’ 40-man..." September 19

  • Mark Shapiro understands frustration with Blue Jays, but preaches patience

    Sportsnet "With a dozen games remaining and their record sitting at a dismal 59-91 heading into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Baltimore Orioles, there aren’t currently a lot of reasons to root for the Toronto Blue Jays. The rebuilding squad shipped away most of the final..." September 18

  • Cavan Biggio matches HOF dad by hitting for cycle

    The Score "It took Cavan Biggio a mere 89 games to match his Hall of Fame dad. The Toronto Blue Jays' rookie second baseman had the finest performance of his young career Tuesday night, hitting for the cycle against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Biggio..." September 18

  • Blue Jays' Tim Mayza Exits vs. Yankees After Suffering Elbow Injury on Wild Pitch

    Bleacher Report "Toronto Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza suffered an elbow injury in the 10th inning against the New York Yankees on Friday night, the team announced.  Mayza threw a pitch well behind Didi Gregorius and slowly went down to his knees holding his left..." September 14

  • Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., returns to starting lineup against Yankees

    CBC Sports "Outfielder/infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and catcher Luke Maile were reinstated from the 10-day injured list by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Both were available to play in the matinee between Toronto and the New York Yankees. " September 14

  • Matt Shoemaker Interested In Resigning With Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Over his first 5 starts this season–his first in a Toronto uniform–righty Matt Shoemaker was one of the best pitchers in the AL East. Though likely benefitting from a .183 BABIP, Shoemaker’s 1.57 ERA across those first 28.2 innings was likely even more than GM Ross..." September 14

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Blue Jays Release Clayton Richard, Activate Elvis Luciano

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have released left-handed starter Clayton Richard and activated reliever Elvis Luciano from the 60-day injured list, the team announced.  Richard ends his short tenure with the Blue Jays with an ERA of 5.96 in 10 starts. He has not appeared in a game since..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Clay Buchholz will be making a pitch for his future

    Boston Globe "Clay Buchholz has been a professional baseball player for 15 years now. He’s played for two World Series champions, thrown a no-hitter, and twice been an All-Star. He’s also been stuck on a few last-place teams and dealt with more injuries than he cares to..." September 12

  • Blue Jays’ unusual Rule 5 experiment will make Elvis Luciano theirs long-term

    Sportsnet "Shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Elvis Luciano took the field at Rogers Centre and started throwing. By the time he stopped roughly 20 minutes later, the Blue Jays had seen enough to declare him game ready. As simulated games go, this one looked rather unremarkable–simply a..." September 11

  • Blue Jays encouraging T.J. Zeuch to add a little high heat to his heavy sink

    Sportsnet "Over the past decade sinker usage across baseball has shrunk dramatically, from 22.4 per cent of all pitches in 2010 to just 14.8 per cent in 2019. The decline started slowly in 2015 and has steadily accelerated, dropping 2.3 per cent from last year to this one alone. The majority of those..." September 11

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • How Dave Dombrowski’s firing might impact the Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "There is an underlying volatility to the ongoing drama that perennially surrounds the Boston Red Sox, one that in a season of disappointment led to Dave Dombrowski’s firing despite three straight American League East titles and a World Series championship. Details of..." September 10

  • Blue Jays Select Anthony Kay, Designate Beau Taylor

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled left-handed pitcher Anthony Kay from triple-A Buffalo to make his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays.   ROSTER MOVES: We've recalled LHP..." September 08

  • Zack Godley rejects Triple-A assignment, becomes free agent

    Yardbarker "Right-hander Zack Godley has chosen to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate, MLB Trade Rumors’ Steve Adams reports (Twitter link). Godley cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Jays earlier this..." September 08

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Jays recall Justin Shafer, Brock Stewart from triple-A

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled pitchers Justin Shafer and Brock Stewart from triple-A Buffalo, the team announced Thursday. Both right-handers will be active for Thursday's series-opening matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. " September 05

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro discusses next steps of rebuild

    Sportsnet "The final month of the MLB regular season is underway, and while it hasn’t been a successful campaign in the standings for the Toronto Blue Jays, wins weren’t exactly the sole goal of the year for the rebuilding club. The 55-85 team is coming off back-to-back losses to the..." September 04

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • Blue Jays To Designate Zack Godley

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have designated righty Zack Godley for assignment, per MLBTR’s Steve Adams (Twitter link). " September 03

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • Report: Blue Jays’ T.J. Zeuch to make MLB debut Tuesday vs. Braves

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect T.J. Zeuch is slated to make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, according to the Toronto Sun’s Rob Longley. Zeuch, a first-round pick by the Blue Jays in 2016 (21st overall), will reportedly follow the opener..." September 03

  • MLB trade rumors: Why Yankees regret not dealing for Blue Jays’ Ken Giles

    Newark Star-Ledger "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman worked hard to deal for a starting pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline. When that failed, Cashman looked to add arms to an already-stacked bullpen. One of Cashman’s trade targets was Blue Jays..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Anthony Kay, T.J. Zeuch Expected For Toronto Call-Ups

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Anthony Kay, a critical component in this summer’s Marcus Stroman trade, is expected to join the Blue Jays big club shortly, per a report from Shi Davidi of Sportsnet (link). Righty T.J. Zeuch is expected to join Kay as a new addition to the Blue Jays 40-man..." September 02

  • Blue Jays Reinstate Ryan Tepera, Designate Neil Ramirez

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Tepera from the 60-day injured list on Sunday ahead of a game against the Houston Astros. Relief pitcher Neil Ramirez has been designated for assignment in a subsequent transaction. " September 01

  • Justin Verlander no-hits Jays for 3rd career no-no

    MLB.com "The Astros’ first no-hitter of 2019 was a combined effort. Sunday’s feat was started and finished by Justin Verlander. Verlander tossed the third no-hitter of his career in a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. As a Tiger, he no-hit the Brewers on June 12, 2007, and the..." September 01

  • Jays get 2 pitchers from Rays, complete EricSogard trade

    Bluebird Banter "The Blue Jays and Rays have completed the Eric Sogard trade from a little over a month ago, getting in return a pair of young righties in Edisson Gonzalez and Candian Curtis Taylor. Neither of them showed up on any prospect list of the Rays. Edisson Gonzalez is a 19 year old..." September 01

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson not expecting September call-up

    Sportsnet "It’s been an eventful 2019 for Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect Nate Pearson. Beginning the year at high-A Dunedin then cruising through double-A at New Hampshire before getting yet another promotion to triple-A Buffalo, the 23-year-old has had a steady climb through..." August 29

  • Why Devon Travis has likely played his final game with Jays

    Toronto Star "Do you think there’s any chance Devon Travis returns in 2020? Affordable, options remaining, seems well-liked. — Jeff Voght, @voght_jeff Unfortunately for Travis, I don’t think there’s much of a chance he will be back next year. Toronto ruled Travis..." August 29

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Devon Travis may have played last game as Jay

    Sportsnet "As the final month of the season approaches, the Toronto Blue Jays are getting some clarity on who will and won’t be able to return before the year comes to an end. Among those on track to return are Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Elvis Luciano and Ryan Tepera. Devon Travis, on the other..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • Blue Jays' continued love for Josh Donaldson goes beyond his on-field performance

    Sporting News "Josh Donaldson did not arrive to MLB as a ready-made star. Neither did Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion. It took Donaldson three awful years with Oakland to become a starter. Bautista bounced from Baltimore to Kansas City to Pittsburgh before settling in Toronto. Encarnacion was..." August 28

  • Thriving Josh Donaldson’s return offers Blue Jays, Toronto chance to move on

    Sportsnet "A year ago this week, the Blue Jays traded Josh Donaldson and cash to Cleveland, ending weeks of speculation about a potential deal featuring the former MVP. At the time, Donaldson was hurt, rehabbing a calf injury at Class-A Dunedin. Under those circumstances, the return was..." August 27

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • Holy hell, the MLB players weekend uniforms are terrible

    SB Nation "It’s players’ weekend across Major League Baseball, with every player on every team getting to express themselves in several ways, from the nicknames on their backs to the custom shoes on their feet. It’s just too bad they are all wearing pajamas while on the..." August 26