• Blue Jays, Ken Giles avoid arbitration, sign for $9.6-million

    Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Ken Giles to a one-year, $9.6-million contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing with their closer, according to Jon Heyman. Giles was their final player that had the possibility of reaching arbitration, after signing starter Matt..." January 10

  • Quiet Early Market For Ken Giles

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles seemingly factors as a big potential trade piece. But the market isn’t bouncing with early interest in the righty, per Scott Mitchell of TSN (Twitter link). That’s somewhat surprising to hear, given that teams weighing the open-market..." November 14

  • As Blue Jays weigh options with Ken Giles, timing and leverage are key

    Sportsnet "A recurring thought as the four division series played out – Ken Giles sure could have made a big difference for a lot of these teams. Might the ousted Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers still be playing had they acquired the Toronto Blue..." October 11

  • Joe West hurts Yankees with blown strike call on Brett Gardner

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Yankees fans are furious with umpire Joe West for blowing a call during Brett Gardner’s final at-bat on Friday night. The Yankees were trailing the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth and had one out with Gardner facing closer Ken Giles. Gardner had a full..." September 21

  • 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

  • Jays recall P Jordan Romano, Ken Giles to paternity list

    TSN "Jordan Romano is back with the Toronto Blue Jays.  The team has recalled the right handed pitcher and sent closer Ken Giles to the paternity list.  Giles' trip to the paternity list will allow him to miss the teams next three games, meaning he will be..." August 23

  • Blue Jays’ Ken Giles could face another stint on injured list

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles was unavailable Saturday, as his weeks-long battle with elbow issues continued. Giles last appeared in a game on Wednesday, but his arm was evidently not well enough to pitch nearly 72 hours later. According to Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, a trip to the..." August 11

  • Blue Jays’ Ken Giles could be available vs. Orioles on Sunday

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles is nearing a return to the mound and, barring any late setbacks, should be available to pitch for the Blue Jays in their series finale against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. The 28-year-old threw 15 pitches off a mound and has been absent since..." August 03

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees, Rays inquire about Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports the Yankees are looking at Ken Giles. Yankees are considering Ken Giles. He’s had fantastic year but missed a few days with an elbow issue. Another hour closer to Wednesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, another pitcher..." July 31

  • Ken Giles Receives Cortisone Shot, Won’t Pitch Before Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays closer Ken Giles received a cortisone injection in his right elbow today and won’t pitch prior to tomorrow’s trade deadline, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (on Twitter). A visit to Dr. Keith Meister and an MRI exam cleared Giles of any structural damage,..." July 30

  • Report: Blue Jays still getting calls on Ken Giles despite elbow injury

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays were unable to use Ken Giles in Monday's win over the Kansas City Royals due to an elbow injury, but that hasn't stopped teams from contacting them about the availability of their closer, according to Jon Heyman of MLB..." July 30

  • Ken Giles’ trade value could be hindered by elbow issue

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays are sellers ahead of the trade deadline, but they are facing an impediment with one of their most coveted players. Closer Ken Giles, who has 14 saves this season, was unavailable Monday and will not be able to pitch on Tuesday either due to elbow..." July 30

  • Report: Blue Jays, Nationals have been in contact regarding Ken Giles, Daniel Hudson

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals “have been in contact on possible trades” involving Ken Giles or Daniel Hudson, according to a report from Jon Morosi of FOX Sports and MLB Network. The extent of the contact between the clubs, and whether..." July 26