Found May 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The first Brazilian-born player in the Major Leagues will make his debut for the lone Canadian team. The Toronto Blue Jays purchased the contract of catcher/first baseman Yan Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace the struggling Adam Lind, who was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas. Gomes was batting .359 with a .956 OPS, five home runs and 22 RBI in 33 games this season with Las Vegas. The 24-year-old could see playing time at catcher and first base. Lind, 28, is in the third season of a four-year, $18 million deal. He batted .305 with 35 homers and 114 RBIs in 2009, but has regressed significantly since then. He was hitting .186 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 2012.

Jays demote Adam Lind; call up catcher Yan Gomes

The Blue Jays have sent struggling first baseman Adam Lind to the minors. They promoted catcher Yan Gomes, who is set to become the first Brazilian-born player to appear in a major league game. The Jays demoted Lind to Triple-A Las Vegas. He is batting .186 with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games. He has just six hits in 13 games this month. Gomes is batting ...

Yan Gomes Gets His Shot in Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays made the shocking decision today to demote veteran first baseman Adam Lind to triple-A. In his place the organization added catcher/infielder Yan Gomes to the 40-man roster and promoted him from Las Vegas. Make no mistake about it, the rookie will not replace Lind in the lineup. Despite outstanding surface numbers at triple-A, the Brazil native has the ceiling...

Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie drops appeal

Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will begin serving a four-game suspension Thursday night for throwing his helmet into home plate umpire Bill Miller. Major League Baseball handed down the penalty Wednesday, a day after Lawrie went ballistic on Miller over two called strikes that appeared to be outside the strike zone in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Lawrie, who...

Blue Jays' Lawrie suspended for 4 games after incident with umpire

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was suspended by Major League Baseball for four games Wednesday following a run-in with umpire Bill Miller. Lawrie also was fined an undisclosed amount of money for what was termed “aggressive actions” towards Miller, including throwing a helmet near Miller during the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game at Rogers Centre against...

Blue Jays' Lawrie drops appeal

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie has dropped his suspension appeal, and will begin serving his four-game punishment on Thursday. He earned the suspension Wednesday for hurling his batting helmet toward home-plate umpire Bill Miller after being called out on a called third strike on Tuesday.

Arencibia helps Blue Jays rout Mets

TORONTO -- Catcher J.P. Arencibia says he doesn't worry about his batting average. What he wants to do is drive in runs. And that's what he did Friday as he drove in a career-high six runs with two homers and a single in the Toronto Blue Jays' 14-5 over the New York Mets. He had lots of help. Rajai Davis also hit two home runs for the first time in his career and...

Brett Lawrie suspended four games

After last night's insane meltdown, the consensus was that Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie would be earning some time away from his team. Well the verdict is in, and the result seems appropriate: four games, plus an undisclosed fine. You can't go nuts like Lawrie did last night and expect to get off scot-free. Four games seems like a relative drop in the bucket...

The Start Of Adam Lind’s Ending

Since the start of 2011, the Blue Jays are tied for 26th in WAR among first basemen. Yesterday, the team sought to do something to change that mark when they demoted Adam Lind to Triple-A. The most shocking thing about the demotion may be that it took so long. In 2009, Lind took the baseball world by storm, posting a .394 wOBA in his age 25 season. It wasn’t a season that was...

Regression to the frakin' mean

Oy! Let's get back to some sanity please.first, let me just note in passing the recent unfortunate money-driven content. I thought the views expressed were, regrettable, but the finances which made it necessary are much more regrettable. So we shall hopefully let the unpleasant memory fade from our attention, no?Speaking of unpleasantness, the last ten Blue Jays games...

Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1

TORONTO -- Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run homer Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays completed a two-game sweep of the New York Yankees with a 4-1 victory before 31,266 at Rogers Centre. Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison (3-1) held the Yankees to five hits and one run over six innings. He allowed four walks and struck out three in his sixth major league start...

Brett Lawrie Should Expect A Call

((HT: Sportsnet/ Rodney was given a very wide strike zone last night in the Rays-Jays game...Brett Lawrie was the victim... The ejection won't be the problem, but the fact the helmet spike grounded into the home plate umpire will be...That phone you hear, sir...???It's the Commissioner...

Blue Jays complete sweep of Yankees

TORONTO - The home run ball got Phil Hughes again. The New York Yankees right-hander tried to get a 3-2 cutter past Jose Bautista in the third inning on Thursday. It spun instead of cut, and Hughes watched it soar over the fence for a two-run home run. J.P. Arencibia also hit a two-run homer against reliever Cory Wade in the seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a sweep...

Game Preview: Mets @ Blue Jays

The Mets make the journey up north to America’s Hat to open up an interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. The Mets split each of their last two series and finally got firing on all cylinders yesterday as they rolled past the Reds by a score 9-4. The Mets made a comeback bid, went for the kill in the bottom of the eighth and then held it for the ninth. In tonight’s...
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