Found August 09, 2012 on
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The Toronto Blue Jays put another player on the disabled list on Thursday when third baseman Brett Lawrie was placed on the 15-day DL because of a strained oblique. Lawrie, 22, is the 15th player the Blue Jays have placed on the disabled list this season. Lawrie's stint on the DL is retroactive to Aug. 4. Lawrie was hoping to avoid going on the DL, but his injury has not improved in recent days. "Just to make sure there's no potential for a recurrence or a reaggravation of the injury," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said, according to MLB.com. "This way it gives him another eight days to address the situation, let the symptoms completely clear up, rather than risking further injury if he were to get back into a game too soon." Lawrie is hitting .282 with nine homers this season. Adeiny Hechavarria will continue to start at third base during Lawrie's absence.
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Our not-so-top play of the night award goes to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson, who lost track of a pop up off the bat of Russell Martin and took the ball off his head.
Johnson looked like he was going to make an excellent running play on the bloop hit, but instead the ball hit Johnson in the forehead and bounced to left field
The Yankees went on to win the game...
The Blue Jays recalled pitcher David Carpenter from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
The move came after Toronto placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the disabled list with a strained oblique.
Carpenter was 0-2 with a 6.07 ERA in 30 relief appearances with the Houston Astros before being acquired July 20. Carpenter appeared in eight games for Las Vegas, going 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA and...
The news came down yesterday: The Blue Jays’ Drew Hutchison will undergo Tommy John surgery, and Dustin McGowan will have arthroscopic shoulder surgery. By itself, the news wasn’t very remarkable — McGowan has been injury-riddled his entire career, and elbow surgeries are relatively commonplace.
Except that Hutchison will be the third pitcher on the Jays to get Tommy John...
As it has been previously noted on this site, Major League Baseball players getting with balls will never get old.During Friday's Yankees/Blue Jays affair, New York catcher Russell Martin hit a line drive single which Toronto's Kelly Johnson attempted to catch.Johnson must have lost the ball in the lights at the Rogers Centre since the ball ends up hitting him right in the...
Before I get to anything else I got some rather unsettling news for Toronto Blue Jays fans out there. Drew Hutchison underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday and bluejays.com is reporting he won’t be at full strength until 2014. I don’t about you, but I wouldn’t be surprise if the Blue Jays will check out the free agent market in the off-season, looking for a best starting...
Earlier this season, Ricky Romero was not pitching as well as his results showed. Now he is pitching better than his results. He has gone from 8-1 with a 4.34 ERA when he received massive run support to 8-9 with a 5.32 ERA and has
been receiving minimal support from the hitters. He dropped his eighth consecutive decision in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Yankees but only...
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to struggle in Tampa Bay, and against the Rays wherever the teams meet. A 3-2 loss Wednesday night assured the Jays of their 16th successive series loss when they visit the Rays. One of the series was at the Ballpark at Disney when the Rays played some home games there, and the other 15 were at Tropicana Field. But the domination is not only at...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Freddy Garcia needed just 78 pitches in six innings to hold the Toronto Blue Jays to two runs and Ichiro Suzuki batted in five runs in the New York Yankees' 10-4 victory before 41,610 at Rogers Centre on Friday. Garcia (6-5) held the Blue Jays to five hits and no walks while striking out four. Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero (8-9) allowed three runs...
Former MLB Catcher Gregg Zaun joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays and the poor development of young pitchers.
RHP Freddy Garcia (5-5, 5.00 ERA)
LHP Ricky Romero (8-8, 5.47 ERA)
7:07 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (10-6, 4.81 ERA)
LHP Aaron Laffey (3-2, 4.39 ERA)
1:07 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Phil Hughes (11-9, 4.10 ERA)
LHP J.A. Happ (0-1, 6.35 ERA with Toronto)
1:07 p.m., YES Network
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It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes. Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do what we gotta do, to survive. If that means cutting loose Brett Lawrie with his DL stint, then so be it. This year he has a 59/9/40/.282/13...