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Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion was scratched from Sunday's lineup against Boston with a sore big toe on his right foot.
It's the second time in three games that Encarnacion has been unavailable - he sat out Friday's loss with lingering pain in his left wrist, one day after being hit by a pitch from Seattle's Felix Hernandez.
Encarnacion hit his 40th home run Thursday, topping 100 RBIs for the first time. He went 0 for 1 with three walks Saturday, and is two homers behind Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton for the major league lead.
Shortstop Yunel Escobar and catcher Jeff Mathis were also scratched Sunday because of illness. Yan Gomes replaced Encarnacion at designated hitter, J.P. Arencibia was behind the plate, Adeiny Hechavarria moved from second to short and Omar Vizquel played second.
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In the absence of Jose Bautista, the Toronto Blue Jays have been bolstered by another emerging star; Edwin Encarnacion. However, the Blue Jays will be without Encarnacion Sunday. He was scratched from the lineup with a sore tow on his right foot.
Encarnacion was held out of the Blue Jays lineup Friday due to a sore right wrist. Now, according to the Associated...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, who typically writes messages via eye black on his face, was sporting a homophoic Spanish word that’s a derogatory term for a homsexual. During Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Escobar wrote “Tu ere” under his eyes. However he misspelled the middle word. It is supposed to be spelled “eres,” Spanish-language sentence...
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday’s game against the Red Sox with a homophobic slur written on his eye black. As you can see in the above photo, the 29-year-old Escobar has the words “Tu ere maricon” on his eye black, which roughly translates in English to “You are a f*ggot.” Whether or not Escobar was the victim of a rather tasteless prank, or if he thought...
Writing messages on one's eye black is nothing new in professional sports. Plenty of athletes have made statements with their in-game makeup from time to time, from Tim Tebow's bible verses to Mark Herzlich's Batman mask to Bryce Harper's whatever the heck his design is. Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar appears to have crossed the line with his latest foray...
It's not as if Toronto Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel is going to match Babe Ruth in home runs or anything. That might take several more careers. But it could be a neat way to wind up a superb career by equaling or surpassing Ruth in career hits this week. Doing it at Yankee Stadium would be even sweeter for Vizquel, a 45-year-old veteran who for years was the top defensive...
Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish.
Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed...
After sweeping the Boston Red Sox a week ago in their own ballpark, I hoped the Toronto Blue Jays would do the same at theirs this weekend.
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be the case as they lost the first game 8-5.
It looked promising for the Jays in the third inning when they went up 3-0. Then, at the top of the fourth inning, Ryan Lavarnway hit a three run homer to tie the game...
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run home run, Omar Vizquel had two hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh, when Yan Gomes grounded a two-out single up the middle against Jon Lester (9-12), just the second hit for the Blue Jays.
Rajai Davis came on as a pinch runner and...
Tony Montana Would Be Proud
Updated Post 9/16
Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes this morning:
It’s been hush-hush until now because of the rules of the minor and major leagues, but the window for MLB clubs to talk to potential new minor-league affiliates officially opened today — and the Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays are now working on the game’s worst-kept secret.
Blue Jays general manager Alex...
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz got a kick out of seeing this kid’s huge red Boston logo on his head before the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game. Check it out. A big Boston “B” on the back of his head and the number “5” on the side. Now that’s a fan!
Brett Lawrie is an excellent defensive third baseman, but he’s also basically the ultimate bro and apparently can be fooled into missing a tag if you run around in a circle, as Mike Aviles proved so effectively here.