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Slugger Jose Bautista is back to full strength and arrived at the Blue Jays' Spring Training facility with the hope of putting his previous injury woes -- and offseason distractions -- behind him.

Bearish on the Blue Jays in 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays' general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, is on everyone's list of up and coming baseball executives. He's already made some stunning coups like dumping Vernon Wells on the Angels and has piled up draft picks like they were trinkets at a yard sale. And there is optimism that the Blue Jays are on the right track of becoming a force again in the American...

Blue Jays set at back of bullpen

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell has one less decision to make this season. He knew before spring training even started how the back of the Blue Jays' bullpen would look: Sergio Santos will be his closer and Francisco Cordero the setup man. The starting rotation? He's far less certain about that. Coming into camp, Farrell envisions a starting rotation of Ricky Romero...

Dutch RHP Rick VandenHurk agrees with Blue Jays

Dutch right-hander Rick VandenHurk has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old had no decisions and an 8.00 ERA in four games and eight innings for Baltimore last year and was 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA in 26 starts for the Orioles' Triple-A farm team at Norfolk. In the minors he held hitters to a .239 average. VandenHurk, who agreed to a non-guaranteed...

DOs And DONTs: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have a pretty good young team.  The problem for them is that they play in the American League East.  They have to compete with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.  It isn’t easy being the Blue Jays.  The Jays were an 81 win team and can be even better.  I am going to take a look at their 40-man roster here as it pertains to fantasy...

Blue Jays SS Vizquel expects this season to be his last

The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Omar Vizquel said he expects this season to be his last before retiring. Vizquel, who will turn 45 in April, signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays last month. He spent the past two seasons with the Chicago White Sox, batting .251 with eight RBIs in 58 games in 2011. The slick-fielding Vizquel has spent 24 seasons in the major leagues. He...

Vizquel looking to stick with Blue Jays

Veteran infielder Omar Vizquel arrived at the Blue Jays' Spring Training facility on Wednesday morning to start preparing for his attempt to crack the club's big league roster.

Rejuvenated Rasmus excited to be in camp

Colby Rasmus arrived at the Blue Jays' Spring Training facility on Friday morning talking and acting like a completely different person.

Blue Jays' rotation looks to rebound in 2012

Ricky Romero aside, Toronto's starters must elevate their performances this year with the Blue Jays talking openly about their aspirations for the postseason.

Blue Jays sign VandenHurk

The Toronto Blue Jays signed right-hander Rick VandenHurk to a split major league contract on Wednesday.

Vizquel says 24th year in pro ball likely his last

Omar Vizquel has been a mainstay in the Major Leagues since 1989, but his 24th season is expected to be his last one as a player in professional baseball.

Jays' Vizquel says this season likely be his last

Shortstop Omar Vizquel says he will likely retire after this season.

Jays face difficult task contending in AL East

The American League East is once again a banquet of riches in 2012 and the Toronto Blue Jays are trying to narrow the gap between themselves and the Big Three of New York, Tampa and Boston.

Not everyone is cut out to be a Cardinal

Comments by Colby Rasmus remind us how woefully out of place he was with the 2011 champions.
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