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The Blue Jays shipped right-handed pitcher Kevin Comer to the Houston Astros on Thursday to complete a 10-player trade made last month.
Toronto got pitchers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter in the deal made July 20. Along with Comer, the Astros received Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco, along with four minor-league players.
The 20-year-old Comer is in his first professional season, having posted a 3-3 record with a 3.95 ERA in 10 games, including seven starts, for Bluefield in the Appalachian League.
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Although, we are a couple days removed from the Summer Olympics, that doesn't mean we won't see some gymnastic types moves in Major League Baseball. Check out Toronto's Adeiny Hechavarria making a great foul ball catch against the Chicago White Sox. After making the play, Adeiny loses his balance and does a mini-cartwheel: Your browser does not support iframes.
When the Houston Astros opened Minute Maid Park in 2000 (then known as Enron Field before *that* happened), there was an interesting quirk in a park full of them. That quirk was the inclusion of a 90 foot wide inclined hill in center field known as Tal's Hill, in reference to former team president Tal Smith. The hill is thought of as absolutely ridiculous in 2012, and the center...
The Houston Astros have a new sheriff in town who wears a coat and tie and goes by the name Jeff Luhnow. If anybody previously questioned how much latitude Luhnow had to run the team his way, his letter to season ticket holders should answer all those questions. Take a gander for yourselves (courtesy of the Astros my imagination):
Dear Houston Astros Season Ticket...
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Adeiny Hechavarria did a cartwheel in order to keep himself from falling to the ground during Thursday's game in the Rogers Centre against the Chicago White Sox.
It happened in the top of the eighth inning as Dewayne Wise hit a pop fly into foul territory on the third base side. Hechavarria briefly took his eye off the ball to see how close...
The Toronto Blue Jays entered the start of the 2012 baseball season full of promise and optimism. The Blue Jays posted a franchise best Grapefruit league record and the inception of the extra wild card spot seemed to play right into the Jays hand. The Blue Jays squad boasted top notch talent and a youthful exuberance and it seemed very realistic that the Jays could keep par with...
Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopolous, in a bid to get people to start calling him “Double Down,” has re-signed back-up catcher and Angels legend Jeff Mathis for a guaranteed two years and $3 million with a club option for 2015. I just went back and checked — this does not seem to be an Onion article. Seriously, though, teams have their reasons for doing things...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris left Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs after being hit in the foot by a line drive in the fourth inning.
Following David DeJesus' second homer of the game, Josh Vitters hit a liner up the middle that deflected off Norris' left foot toward the third base bag.
Norris took two warm-up pitches before shaking...
Last night, there was a whole lot of winning going on in Toronto as actor Charlie Sheen decided to make an appearance at the Rogers Centre.
Check out Mr. Sheen taking batting practice with the Blue Jays and showing off his swinging ability for the onlookers:
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 31st home run, J.A. Happ won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Yu Darvish and the Rangers 3-2 Friday night, handing Texas its fourth loss in five games.
Darvish (12-9) lost for the second time in three starts, allowing three runs and three hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out 10.
For Darvish, it was the seventh time...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Wade Miley pitched six solid innings and drove in a run to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Miley hit a sacrifice fly and Chris Young doubled in a run in the fifth for Arizona, which has won seven consecutive games against the Astros. Paul Goldschmidt added another RBI double in the eighth.
Houston has dropped...
The game between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays has been delayed for 4 minutes in the seventh inning while a fan received CPR and was taken away on a stretcher.
Blue Jays players left their dugout Thursday night to watch as paramedics treated a male fan seated down the left field line.
Third base umpire Mark Wegner approached second base ump and crew chief Mike Winters...
Although the Red Sox have a manager for the moment, rumors are still swirling that former Sox pitching coach and current Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell could leave the Jays at season's end to become the Red Sox manager.
Farrell decided to stay out of the mess by simply saying, "I'm under contract here."
This isn't the first time that the Red Sox have...