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It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Blue Jays second year third baseman missed the first two weeks of the season with a bum oblique. On Thursday, he hit his first home run of the season off Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. After rounding the bases and getting high-fives and butt slaps from teammates, Lawrie decided that wasn’t enough. He needed more. It’s been a tough first nine games for him as he has only gotten four hits in his first 32 at bats. He had struck out 12 times in his first 36 plate appearances.
Yeah, the high fives and butt pats weren’t enough. Brett Lawrie needed to get weird. He needed to get weird by himself. And so he did.
Check out Emilio Bonfacio’s stare as he approached Lawrie. Cue the “WTF” thought bubble.
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MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. He will serve as middle relief and mop-up man.
Fantasy Ramifications: When you have the words mop-up tied to your name in the major leagues, it isn’t a term of endearment. Lincoln holds no fantasy baseball value.
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Ricky Romero will make his first minor league start on Saturday. Romero failed to make the Blue Jays rotation ater a disastorus spring and has been working in extended spring training since.
Romero took a step back last season finishing the year with a 5.77 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 32 starts.
The Blue Jays have Romero signed though 2016 and are hoping to rebuild the 28-year-olds mechanics...
Jim Johnson walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to force in the tiebreaking run, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Orioles 6-5 Wednesday to avert a three-game sweep and end Baltimore's run of consecutive extra-inning victories at 17.
The Blue Jays hit four home runs, but the decisive run came without Izturis taking a swing. With two outs in the 11th...
MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted Ramon Ortiz to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday after clearing the waiver process. While he could find himself back with the Blue Jays later this year, at the moment he will fill in as organizational depth.
Fantasy Ramifications: Ortiz holds no true fantasy value in 2013.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are last in the American League East standings with a dismal 9-14 record. Not exactly what Blue Jays fans were expecting when the team got all that All-Star talent during the off-season. On the morning of the team’s Opening Day, the media in Toronto were already predicting the Jays were going to make the playoffs. As for me, I thought they (the reporters...
The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Adam Lind for Wednesday game against Baltimore. Lind will miss the game in order to be present for the birth of his child.
Without Lind the Blue Jays have moved their lineup around. Melky Cabrera will serve as the DH on Wednesday while Rajai Davis will play left field.
Thus far this year Lind had played in 17 games. He had compiled a .244/.396...
The news isn't getting any better for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Off to a disappointing 9-14 start that has them last in the American League East, the Jays announced Friday that Josh Johnson won't pitch tonight against the New York Yankees because of right triceps tightness.
Left-hander Aaron Laffey, recently claimed on waivers from the New York Mets, will take Johnson'...
The Toronto Blue Jays have scratched Josh Johnson from his start against the New York Yankees because of right triceps tightness, and they are sending left-hander Aaron Laffey to the mound in his place.
The Blue Jays said Friday the move is precautionary.
Johnson has struggled in four starts since coming to Toronto in an offseason trade with Miami that also netted Jose Reyes and...
Toronto Blue Jays right-handed starting pitcher Josh Johnson will not make his regularly scheduled start tonight due to an issue with his triceps, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
More bad news for #bluejays. Aaron Laffey will start tonight in place of Josh Johnson, who has right triceps tightness.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) April 26, 2013
The Blue Jays are calling...
People just can’t seem to help themselves. Year after year we see teams stock up on players, or pay tons of money to superstars and everyone falls over themselves jumping on the bandwagon. We saw it with the Miami Marlins last season, and this year we are seeing it with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays traded for Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and Jose Reyes from the 69 win...
If the day ends in "y," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is likely to claim a player on waivers.
To some rival executives, Anthopoulos is exploiting the rules to maximum advantage, building depth at minimal cost -- the price of a $20,000 claim.
But to other execs, Anthopoulos is violating the spirit of the waiver process, which is intended to create major-league...
Josh Johnson will not face the New York Yankees on Friday. Toronto has scratched Johnson from his scheduled start due to tightness in his right triceps.
The move is being called precautionary and the team is hopeful that he will be ready to go for his next scheduled start.
Johnson had made four starts this season for the Blue Jays but had struggled to pitch effectively. Currently...
Jim Negrych is hitting .481 this season (photo/ Buffalo News)
Buffalo, NY - The Bisons continue to stay red hot and look like they’re hitting off a pitching machine now-a-days.
The Herd came into this week’s home-stand with Pawtucket winners of eight straight, all on the road. Their streak was snapped during the four game series but they were still able to win the series three...
What MLB Coaches Are On The Hot Seat? Two Baseball Hot Corner Writers Debate The Topic
So far early in the season the team that sticks out as under performing is the Toronto Blue Jays. John Gibbons was re-hired again to manage the team he led from 2004-2008. After their extra inning win today against the Baltimore Orioles they stand at 9-13 in last place 5...
While things haven't gone as planned for the Toronto Blue Jays, they're hoping to get a spark from their latest win.
The visiting Blue Jays try to post back-to-back victories for the first time in almost two weeks Thursday night as they open a four-game set against the New York Yankees.
After suffering back-to-back losses at Baltimore, Toronto (9-13) salvaged Wednesday...