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  • Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. out of lineup Monday vs. Red Sox

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is out of the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays‘ matchup against the Boston Red Sox on Monday. According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, this is a scheduled day off for Guerrero Jr. He has hit .333/.417/.905 with four home runs and nine RBIs in..." May 20

  • Blue Jays expected to play in open Rogers Centre vs. Yankees on June 4

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are expecting to play at an open Rogers Centre for the first time this year during their upcoming June 4-9 homestand amid ongoing work to replace the retractable roof’s outer layer. Construction on the white membrane began during the off-season and has been..." May 20

  • Frustrating questions arise as Blue Jays sit Vlad Guerrero Jr. on holiday

    Sportsnet "Validation for the Toronto Raptors’ controversial management of Kawhi Leonard’s workload during the regular season has come during these NBA playoffs, scheduled rest days then giving way to an average of 38.7 spectacular minutes per post-season game now. Sure, those nights..." May 20

  • Nationals Claim Javy Guerra, Designate Dan Jennings

    Masn "The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. * Recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp from the 10-day Injured List *..." May 20

  • After slow start, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. can't stop hitting HRs

    MLB.com "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting to make up for lost time, and along the way he is making everyone forget about a slow start to his rookie season. Guerrero homered for the fourth time over his last six games in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 victory vs. the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at..." May 20

  • Jays sign P Buddy Boshers to minors deal

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays signed pitcher Buddy Boshers to a minor-league deal and sent him to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. The 31-year-old last pitched in the Majors in 2017 with the Minnesota Twins.  He appeared in 38 games in 2017 and posted a 1-0 record with a 4.89..." May 19

  • Little things matter even as Blue Jays face big-picture questions

    Sportsnet "For this Blue Jays rebuild to succeed, they’ll need the big things to go right. That probably means Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette produce at an all-star level. It definitely means finding more pitching. At times, those big-picture concerns overshadow the games..." May 19

  • Blue Jays Expect To Select Contract Of Ryan Feierabend

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays expect to select the contract of southpaw Ryan Feierabend, manager Charlie Montoyo tells reporters including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter links). Potential corresponding moves aren’t yet known. If indeed Feierabend is called up and given the start..." May 18

  • Blue Jays' Clay Buchholz has Grade 2 strain in shoulder

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Clay Buchholz has a Grade 2 teres major strain in his shoulder, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Buchholz will see Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. " May 18

  • Cubs Have Reportedly Inquired About Availability of Blue Jays Closer Ken Giles

    12 Up "Despite their recent stretch of success, the Cubs aren't without their weaknesses. The bullpen in particular has been a problem, but it appears as though they're trying to address the issue. According to Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez, the Chicago Cubs have inquired about..." May 18

  • Ryan Feierabend set to make return to majors with Blue Jays as an ever-rare left-handed knuckleballer

    CBS Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays can't seem to catch a break with their rotation. They entered Friday with four starters on the injured list. Aaron Sanchez then left his start early due to a blister. While Sanchez isn't expected to miss time, the thought of having to find another replacement arm..." May 18

  • Nostalgic Ben Revere playing in Buffalo for one more chance with Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "The joyous vibe at Rogers Centre the night Troy Tulowitzki made his Toronto Blue Jays debut remains just as vivid four years on for Ben Revere, who was there July 29, 2015 as the leadoff hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies. A crowd of 27,060 made enough noise to make you think there were twice..." May 17

  • Jays' Aaron Sanchez leaves start with blister

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays and starter Aaron Sanchez got some bad news Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander left his start with trainer Nikki Huffman in the fourth inning because of what the team later announced was a blister on his right middle..." May 17

  • Blue Jays Option Teoscar Hernandez, Outright Socrates Brito

    TSN "Teoscar Hernandez is headed to Buffalo.  The Toronto Blue Jays announced Thursday that the outfielder has been sent to Triple-A. Infielder Richard Urena has been recalled in his place.  May 16

  • Blue Jays Claim Jimmy Cordero

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have claimed righty Jimmy Cordero off waivers from the Nationals, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca was among those to cover on Twitter. Cordero was sent to Triple-A on optional assignment. Despite the Nats’ bullpen malaise, other teams are..." May 15

  • New Blue Jay Edwin Jackson will break an MLB record with his first pitch

    Toronto Star "It takes more than a mid-90s fastball and hard-breaking slider to accomplish what Edwin Jackson is about to do with the Blue Jays. The 35-year-old right-hander is expected to start for the Jays in San Francisco on Wednesday night, when they face ex-Jay Kevin Pillar and the..." May 15

  • First HR from Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a sign he’ll be all right

    Sportsnet "Nick Vincent’s fastball approached the plate at 89.9 m.p.h., but by the time it left Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s bat it was traveling much faster. Once it landed, 438 feet away in the batter’s eye at Oracle Park, Guerrero Jr., had his first major-league home..." May 15

  • Blue Jays’ youth stand to benefit from value of veteran presence

    Sportsnet ""It’s a rebuild, stupid." If you publicly express your frustration – exasperation, really – at the way the Toronto Blue Jays have played baseball in recent weeks, you’ll find someone popping out to remind you that all of the suckage is to be expected...." May 12

  • Marcus Stroman’s outburst understandable

    Sportsnet "It wasn’t quite John Gibbons vs. Ted Lilly II, but it is footage that will be a staple of the news cycle for the next 24 hours and it will put Marcus Stroman in a position he should never want to find himself: leaving his actions open to others interpretation. Stroman’s..." May 12

  • Marcus Stroman makes sure Blue Jays manager knows he's none too pleased with being pulled from start

    CBS Sports "In the seventh inning of Saturday's White Sox-Blue Jays tilt in Toronto (CHW 7, TOR 2), Jays right-handed starter Marcus Stroman gave up a pair of singles followed by a line-out and then followed by another single. At that point, Stroman's Jays were down 3-0 with runners on the corners,..." May 12

  • Jays acquire P Edwin Jackson from Athletics

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced on Saturday. Jackson posted a 6-3 record with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts last season with the Athletics. " May 11

  • Blue Jays trying to support Venezuelan players as turmoil continues

    Sportsnet "As spring training unfolded, Rafael Dubois noticed a theme to the conversations he was having and he didn’t like it. Dubois, a mental performance coach in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, works closely with minor-leaguers as they adjust to the demands of professional baseball..." May 11

  • Blue Jays Select Javy Guerra, Designate Socrates Brito

    Sportsnet "The Socrates Brito experiment has ended, at least for now. After striking out 17 times in his first 39 at-bats with the Toronto Blue Jays, Brito was officially designated for assignment Friday afternoon with Jonathan Davis recalled to take his place on the roster. Davis, who..." May 10

  • Blue Jays GM: Vlad Jr. has 'been awesome' despite slump

    The Score "Top prospect Vlad Guerrero Jr. hasn't contributed much 10 games into his major-league career for the Toronto Blue Jays, but the organization isn't worried about the 20-year-old's poor start. "He’s been awesome," Blue Jays general manager Ross..." May 10

  • Blue Jays’ Clay Buchholz to miss start vs. White Sox with injury

    Sportsnet "Blue Jays right-hander Clay Buchholz won’t make his start for Toronto on Friday night against the Chicago White Sox due to a shoulder injury, according to Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell and Hazel Mae. Daniel Hudson will be the “opener” for the..." May 10

  • Toronto Blue Jays manager offers reminder about Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Larry Brown Sports "Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s debut for the Toronto Blue Jays may prove to be the most anticipated one of the season, but the rookie hasn’t really taken the league by storm upon arriving in the majors. In his first ten games as an MLB player, Guerrero has hit just .162 with only..." May 08

  • Stroman, Blue Jays preach patience as Vlad Jr. struggles

    The Score "Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s first taste of the big leagues hasn't gone as smoothly as many expected. After going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's 8-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays' top prospect saw his batting line drop to .152/.243/.182..." May 07

  • Jays promote Revere to AAA Buffalo

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted outfielder Ben Revere to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Revere was signed to a minor-league deal by the Jays on April 27. The 31-year-old is in his second stint in the Blue Jays organization, having spent part of the 2015 season with the..." May 07

  • What to make of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s early MLB struggles after tearing the cover off the baseball in the minors

    CBS Sports "Less than two weeks ago, to immense hype, baseball's most talked-about prospect of the year -- and one of the most hyped in the past decade -- joined the majors. It was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the Toronto Blue Jays. He flew out to the left-field wall and later doubled in a Jays..." May 07

  • No surprise Toronto Blue Jays are listening to offers for Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez

    Sportsnet "If you’re down for a rebuild as so many Toronto Blue Jays fans have boasted they are, then why the outcry about listening to offers for Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and Justin Smoak? I mean, the team was doing it last season and this winter, or the winter before in..." May 06

  • Developing positional flexibility essential to success of young Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Positional flexibility isn’t a recent innovation so much as it is a concept that has been rediscovered slowly over the past decade. While the standard for many years was for teams to build set-it-and-forget-it rosters with the same players in the same spots in the lineup and on..." May 05

  • Life came fast at Vladdy Jr., but a future Hall of Famer has advice

    ESPN "In 2001, a relatively unknown rookie named Albert Pujols was invited to major league spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was there after spending most of the previous season in the low-A Midwest League. Back then, the Cardinals and the Montreal Expos shared the same spring..." May 05

  • Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be in lineup Thursday vs. Angels

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will not be in the lineup Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Charlie Montoyo was a guest on MLB Network Radio show Inside Pitch and confirmed the 20-year-old will get the night off to relax. " May 02

  • Blue Jays to try trading Stroman, Sanchez, Smoak

    Sportsnet "The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays campaign became infinitely more interesting late last week when the team finally called up 20-year-old phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr., a transaction that could merely end up being the tip of the iceberg according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. Guerrero’s..." April 30

  • The side deal which helped the Blue Jays sign Guerrero Jr.

    Sportsnet "The details of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s origin story with the Toronto Blue Jays are well known by now, from clandestine visits to the Dominican Republic by former GM Alex Anthopoulos to the lunch when the slugger’s mother pulled out his Canadian birth certificate. An oft..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • Why the Angels had no shot at signing Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Los Angeles Times "When they arrive at Angel Stadium on Tuesday to see the first pitcher drafted by the Angels make his debut as a starter since Garrett Richards make his big league debut, Angels fans may be distracted by the offspring of Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr sets trading card record

    Larry Brown Sports "Vladimir Guerrero made his mark on the trading card market as well as Major League Baseball during his debut weekend. Guerrero, MLB’s No. 1 prospect, was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays and made his big league debut on Friday. He was 1-for-4 with a double in his first game..." April 30

  • Blue Jays ‘creating havoc’ with distinct brand of baseball

    MLB.com "He has been the bringer of Vlad tidings through two games, not filling the ballpark to capacity or even close to it, but bringing back a buzz Aaron Sanchez hasn’t felt since the two years here where all seemed possible. Yet what is perhaps most oddly satisfying about the Toronto..." April 28

  • Guerrero Jr.’s arrival an unprecedented chapter in Blue Jays history

    Sportsnet "Even just two games into his career with the team, it is safe to say that there has never been anyone quite like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and there may never be again. To a great extent, that is a tribute to the awesome skill and exceptional poise of the player himself. But the young..." April 28

  • Blue Jays sign Ben Revere

    Bluebird Banter "The Blue Jays have signed Ben Revere to a minor league contract. He is to report to Extended Spring Training and go from there. You might remember that Ben was a Blue Jay once before. Back in 2015 we traded for him at the deadline, getting him from the Phillies for Alberto Tirado and..." April 28

  • Blue Jays’ Stroman rises to occasion with help of dominant slider

    Sportsnet "If anyone loves a big game, it’s Marcus Stroman. He pitched plenty of them in 2015, when he returned from knee surgery sooner than expected to help the Toronto Blue Jays qualify for their first postseason in two decades. He pitched in more at the 2016 World Baseball Classic, and later..." April 27

  • Vlad Jr.'s frenzied debut marks new era for Blue Jays

    The Score "A slightly larger-than-usual media phalanx parked itself inside the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse on Wednesday ahead of the team's matinee at Rogers Centre. The horde - hungry for confirmation, or a wink, or even a knowing nod from Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo - startled Joe..." April 27

  • Blue Jays on Vlad Jr.'s debut: 'It's like having Zion'

    ESPN "The atmosphere surrounding Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s major league debut Friday was so electric that his Blue Jays teammate Marcus Stroman had to compare him to another highly touted prospect. "It's like having Zion Williamson on your team; it's like a once-in-a-lifetime..." April 27

  • Martin critical of Jays for manipulating Vlad Jr.'s service time

    The Score "Russell Martin never got a chance to play a regular-season game with star prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Los Angeles Dodgers in January, the veteran backstop missed the phenom's arrival to the bigs by mere months. The catcher was blunt when..." April 27

  • Blue Jays' Guerrero feels he's made most progress with his defense

    The Score "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the most hyped offensive prospects in Major League Baseball history. Still, the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman feels he's made more progress on the other side of his game. Guerrero revealed Friday prior to his MLB debut against the Oakland..." April 26

  • Atkins: Bichette (hand) to miss 4-6 weeks

    TSN "Friday is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. day in Toronto, but the Blue Jays had some good news on No. 2 prospect Bo Bichette. General manager Ross Atkins said Bichette is expected to miss four to six weeks and will not require surgery on his fractured left hand. Atkins also added that he hopes..." April 26

  • Blue Jays GM says Vlad Jr. is ready for debut: 'He understands the magnitude'

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays welcome the future on Friday night when third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. makes his major-league debut against the Oakland Athletics. After the team made the news official, general manager Ross Atkins sang the slugger's praises in..." April 26