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  • Marcus Stroman Clarifies Comment Calling Blue Jays 'F--king Terrible' After Loss

    Bleacher Report "Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman allowed three earned runs and took the loss in his team's 5-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday and wasn't pleased after the contest. According to Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun, Stroman..." July 16

  • Blue Jays’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on DL with concussion

    Sportsnet "After a scary collision at first base in Saturday’s game, Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. As he slid head-first into first base beating out an infield single, Gurriel was kicked in the back of the head by..." July 15

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Kevin Pillar Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced that they’ve placed center fielder Kevin Pillar on the 10-day disabled list with a right sternoclavicular joint sprain. They also sent infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the seven-day concussion DL and activated a pair of pitchers –..." July 15

  • Blue Jays considering adding Garcia, Rowley for Saturday’s game

    Sportsnet "After he was forced to use six relievers to get through the final six innings of Friday night’s 13-7 slugfest with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons put it bluntly: “there will be a move or two — definitely.” There is a strong chance..." July 14

  • Which Blue Jays should stay and go at MLB trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "You can dream and scheme all you want but the bottom line remains the same for any professional sports team: the value of your players on the trade market is what another team will give you in return. It’s not how you or the national media value the player; it’s how your peers see..." July 14

  • Blue Jays place Estrada on 10-day DL with glute strain

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have placed starting pitcher Marco Estrada on the 10-day disabled list with a left glute strain. The move is retroactive to July 10. Estrada last pitched on July 3 when injury forced him out of a start against the New York Mets in the first..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Happ says he’d be ‘foolish’ not to consider return to Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays all-star J.A. Happ is currently at the centre of trade rumours, but if he is indeed dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, he might not be gone long. Happ is due to hit free agency at the end of the season, which means he will be free to sign wherever he..." July 11

  • Roberto Osuna’s next court hearing date set for August 1

    Sportsnet "The lawyer for Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna insists that there is no implicit acceptance of guilt in his client’s decision to accept Major League Baseball’s 75-game suspension for violating its joint domestic violence policy. Domenic Basile made the..." July 10

  • Buffalo next stop for Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Toronto Sun "As he finishes his recovery from a minor knee injury, top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. appears headed closer to Toronto than ever. According to sources, team management is planning for triple A Buffalo to be Guerrero’s next stop when he returns as he continues the..." July 10

  • Blue Jays place RHP Rhiner Cruz on DL, recall Mayza from Buffalo

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-hander Rhiner Cruz on the 10-day disabled list and have recalled Tim Mayza from triple-A Buffalo.   " July 08

  • Cubs could pursue J.A. Happ

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs could reportedly be looking at another starter ahead of the MLB trade deadline. According to Bob Elliott of CBC Sports, the Cubs could be after Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ, who is drawing a good amount of interest from around the league. It seems..." July 08

  • Blue Jays coach ejected over issue with pitcher’s translator

    Yardbarker "A Toronto Blue Jays coach was ejected from Sunday’s game for a very unusual reason, and it had to do with an issue over a translator that a member of the team’s pitching staff was using. For the second time in three games, the umpiring crew refused to let Blue Jays pitcher..." July 08

  • Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna eligible to begin rehab assignment July 14

    Sportsnet "Roberto Osuna is eligible to begin a rehabilitation assignment July 14, giving the Toronto Blue Jays closer 22 days to work himself back into shape before the end of his 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence policy. Under terms of the..." July 08

  • Blue Jays Outright Darnell Sweeney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced today that utilityman Darnell Sweeney has been outrighted. He had been selected to the 40-man roster recently, appearing briefly in the majors before being optioned to Triple-A. The 27-year-old saw action in one game but did not take a plate appearance. " July 07

  • Blue Jays sign Orelvis Martinez, 26 other international free agents

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have made a splash on the international free agent market, netting highly touted Dominican shortstop Orelvis Martinez among the 27 international free agents they signed on Friday. From Monday’s report on MLB’s No. 4-ranked international..." July 07

  • How Blue Jays’ Kendrys Morales completely reversed dismal 2018 start

    Sportsnet "By any objective measure, Kendrys Morales was one of the worst hitters in baseball for the first quarter of the season. By the middle of May, his playing time was diminishing. Even his case for a roster spot was weakening. Yet in the month-plus since then, Morales has hit .314 with an..." July 07

  • Blue Jays' Gibbons hopes Osuna 'can turn his life around'

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is disappointed yet hopeful for Roberto Osuna, who is eligible to return from suspension in early August stemming from a violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy. "I'll be..." July 07

  • Blue Jays Designate Preston Guilmet; Select Luis Santos, Rhiner Cruz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced some pitching shuffling in advance of today’s game. Righty Preston Guilmet was designated for assignment to facilitate the additions of righties Luis Santos and Rhiner Cruz, whose contracts were selected. An additional active roster spot was cleared by..." July 04

  • Blue Jays Release Al Alburquerque

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have released veteran right-handed reliever Al Alburquerque from the organization, per an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate. The well-traveled Alburquerque, who recently turned 32, was in the midst of a solid campaign in Buffalo, having pitched to a..." July 03

  • Report: Yankees ‘main player’ in J.A. Happ sweepstakes

    Sportsnet "The New York Yankees are a “main player” for the services of Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ, reports Jon Heyman of Fancred. July 03

  • Blue Jays’ Randal Grichuk making most of leadoff opportunity

    Sportsnet "You’d have to think that at some point these next two years, the leadoff position for the Toronto Blue Jays should cease being a matter settled by throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what sticks. Randal Grichuk, he of the .280 on-base percentage, has been taking the..." July 02

  • Blue Jays recall infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from triple-A

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from triple-A Buffalo. It is a corresponding roster move from Sunday, when the club optioned utility man Darnell Sweeney to the Bisons. " July 02

  • Blue Jays to sign Dominican shortstop Orelvis Martinez

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $3.5-million deal with Dominican shortstop Orelvis Martinez, reports Jesse Sanchez of Martinez, 16, is ranked No. 4 on MLB Pipeline’s Top International Prospects list. Monday marks the start of the international signing..." July 02

  • Blue Jays extensively scouting Brewers' farm system

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays have been extensively scouting the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system as the trade deadline draws nearer, a source told Mark Feinsand of At this time of year, scouts are deployed liberally to ensure teams have the most up-to-date information on players..." July 02

  • Blue Jays Place Ryan Tepera On 10-Day Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced this morning that right-hander Ryan Tepera has been placed on the 10-day DL due to right elbow inflammation, with the placement retroactive to June 28.  Jake Petricka was promoted from Triple-A to take Tepera’s spot on the 25-man roster. Tepera..." June 30

  • Gaviglio one to watch as Blue Jays lay foundation for 2019

    Sportsnet "As his Toronto Blue Jays meander their way through what’s become a transitionary season at the big-league level, general manager Ross Atkins can see the outlines of the 2019 edition of the club beginning to emerge. “You look at our team today, and a lot of it is..." June 30

  • Smoak triggers club option escalator with Saturday plate appearance

    Sportsnet "In the bottom of the fourth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Saturday afternoon contest with the Detroit Tigers, Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak came up to bat and popped out to end the inning. An innocuous play you’ll see in almost every baseball game, but in this..." June 30

  • How financial flexibility helps Blue Jays’ future in trades

    Sportsnet "There are two elements of the Steve Pearce trade that are particularly important to keep in mind as the Toronto Blue Jays embark on their expiring-contract-selloff bonanza in the weeks to come. First and foremost, the cash considerations of $1.66 million sent to the Boston Red Sox..." June 30

  • After trade to Red Sox, Steve Pearce becomes sixth player ever to play for every team in one division

    Mass Live "New Red Sox acquisition Steve Pearce was thrust into the heat of a pennant race as soon as he joined the club Friday, starting at first base and hitting cleanup in the series opener against the Yankees. Pearce, who spent 12 games with the Yankees in 2012 and has played with the..." June 30

  • Blue Jays Select Contract Of Darnell Sweeney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have selected the contract of utilityman Darnell Sweeney, as Ben Nicholson-Smith first observed on Twitter. He’ll take the open roster spot created by last night’s trade of Steve Pearce. Sweeney, 27, has only seen brief action in the majors, with a brief run..." June 29

  • Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins expects Roberto Osuna back in lineup after suspension

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays plan to re-integrate Roberto Osuna when he’s eligible to return Aug. 5, once the all-star closer has finished serving a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence policy. While legal proceedings against Osuna..." June 29

  • Blue Jays begin sell-off by shipping Steve Pearce to Boston

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays began selling off their pending free agents Thursday by sending first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce and cash to the Boston Red Sox for minor-league shortstop Santiago Espinal. Pearce, finishing off the $12.5-million, two-year deal he signed..." June 29

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Blue Jays’ Marco Estrada auditioning for trade destination with each start

    Sportsnet "If you’re an American League contender, and you’re thinking about adding Marco Estrada at the trade deadline to bolster your rotation for the stretch drive and post-season, you’d probably like to know how well he can do against the Houston Astros. After all, the..." June 27

  • Blue Jays Designate Gio Urshela For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced that they’ve designated infielder Gio Urshela for assignment in order to clear space on the roster for left-hander Ryan Borucki, who has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will start tonight’s game. Urshela, 26, was acquired from the Indians..." June 26

  • Josh Donaldson's Nightmare 2018 Is Costing Him $100M in Free-Agent Cash

    Bleacher Report "Josh Donaldson was the American League MVP as recently as 2015, and it was just last year that he racked up a .944 OPS and 33 home runs in a "down" season. And yet, he's on his way to flopping in free agency this year. Among the many reasons the Toronto Blue..." June 26

  • Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson suffers injury setback

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has suffered a setback while recovering from his calf injury. Donaldson will be re-evaluated in three weeks after an MRI revealed an acute calf strain. The Blue Jays say the issue arose while Donaldson was fielding ground..." June 26

  • Why Yankees' price for Blue Jays' J.A. Happ keeps going up

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees go into play on Tuesday with the best record in baseball (51-25) and a half-game game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. But general manager Brian Cashman won't rest on his laurels. He knows that if the Yankees..." June 26

  • Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak’s resolve tested in frustrating start to 2018

    Sportsnet "Justin Smoak accepts the vagaries of the strike zone and its interpretation by umpires as part of the job, and most of the time when he disagrees with a call he’ll quietly put his head down and walk back to the dugout. Very rarely does the Toronto Blue Jays first baseman..." June 25

  • Blue Jays place Aaron Sanchez on 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a contusion in his right index finger, per a team announcement on Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to Friday. In a corresponding move, righty Marcus Stroman was activated from the DL (right shoulder fatigue)..." June 24

  • Blue Jays activate Marcus Stroman, place Aaron Sanchez on DL

    Yardbarker "The Blue Jays have reinstated right-hander Marcus Stroman from the disabled list and placed fellow righty Aaron Sanchez on the DL, retroactive to Friday, per a team announcement. Sanchez is dealing with a right index finger contusion. Stroman went on the DL on May 11 with..." June 24

  • Blue Jays’ Borucki scratched from triple-A start, may start for Sanchez

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki was scratched from his triple-A start for the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday and may get a call up to the majors to make a start for injured starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez. Borucki, a 15th-round pick by the Blue Jays in 2012, has been putting up some..." June 24

  • Donaldson (calf) at least a week from return "Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is expected to miss at least another week because of a problematic left calf muscle that has kept him out of the lineup since May 28. Donaldson has been considered day to day for the better part of two weeks but he still has to pass a series of..." June 23

  • MLB Expected To Issue Decision Tonight On Roberto Osuna Investigation

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball is expected to announce a decision tonight on the pending domestic violence investigation into Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag. He is expected to be suspended, though the duration remains unknown. The..." June 22

  • MLB suspends Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna 75 games

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna 75 games, as his assault charge continues to work its way through the court system. The unpaid suspension is retroactive to May 8, when Osuna was first charged. June 22

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Blue Jays draft pick Conine intends to reach majors ‘as quick as I can’

    Sportsnet "During his three years at Duke University, Griffin Conine worked toward the goal of being drafted by a major-league team. Ever since the Toronto Blue Jays made him their second-round draft choice, he has had another goal in mind, this one a little loftier than the last. “My goal..." June 21