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The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his previous two-year deal.
Davis hit .257 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 46 stolen bases last year. The Blue Jays held a $3 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout.
The 42-year-old Oliver was a steady presence in the injury-riddled Blue Jays' staff. He was 3-4 with two saves and a 2.06 ERA in 62 games for Toronto.
Also, Toronto reinstated from the 60-day disabled list right-handers Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison, Sergio Santos and Dustin McGowan, and left-handers J.A. Happ and Luis Perez. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Scott Cousins and right-hander David Herndon were designated for assignment.
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Just when Darren Oliver is out, he pulls himself back in. And he keeps getting better.
Ricky Romero had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow and platelet-rich plasma injections to his ailing knees according to Sportsnet.
Romero did admit that he pitched with pain throughout the season thus leading to an MRI at the end of the year. Doesn’t this make you wonder that things were worse than what people led on?
If your elbow is hurting that much that it...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Tuesday. The lefty went 9-14 last season for the Blue Jays, while posting a 5.77 in 181 innings. The 27-year-old will need six weeks of recovery time. He also received platelet-rich plasma injections in both knees to help his recovery from quad tendinitis.
As you might have read in the addendum to the previous post, I'm the new guy around here. I just wanted to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a writer for this blog and I look forward to sharing ideas and opinions with Blue Jays fans worldwide. Of course, discussion is always more fun than monologues, so comments are always welcome and encouraged. Below...
As the ongoing speculation rages over the Jays manager position, about which I have not enough information to add anything worthwhile except as already stated regarding the coaches, I will get back to my series and in so doing I come to the position which is likely the weakest in the system, in terms of depth of potential major leaguers. Nevertheless, it must be addressed so let...
Only three times in their 36-year history have the Toronto Blue Jays hired managers with previous major-league experience.
That may be about to change.
The Blue Jays are leaning toward hiring a manager who already has done the job, according to major-league sources.
Several of their reported candidates - notably, Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. - remain secondary...
The Red Sox announced today that they've added Brian Butterfield to their staff. Butterfield will be third-base coach under John Farrell; the same role he had in Toronto the last two years under Farrell, and one preceding him.
Butterfield hails from Bangor, Maine, which makes him A-OK in my book, considering Maine is the greatest state in the union.
He's also a tremendous...