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From the La Crosse Tribune
Richard Prigatano knew he wasn’t ready.
When the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Prigatano in the 16th round of the 2011 draft, he recognized it as “a big moment, a big accomplishment.”
But common sense overcame the temptation to jump into the minor leagues immediately after high school. Prigatano instead headed to Long Beach State and gave himself three more years to get ready for a professional career.
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The Blue Jays placed designated hitter Adam Lind on the disabled list with strained back. The move was made retroactive to July 26. To fill Lind's roster spot, the Blue Jays recalled first baseman David Cooper from Triple-A Las Vegas. Toronto currently has 12 players on the disabled list. Lind, who also played first base, was having a resurgent month after spending time...
The Toronto Blue Jays knew they were getting a good defensive catcher when they obtained Jeff Mathis from the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason. However, they also saw some hitting ability in him that was not suggested by a .194 career batting average. Hitting coach Dwayne Murphy made some adjustments, and Mathis is batting .264 with five homers, 13 RBI and an .826 on-base...
Neither trade was a blockbuster, but the Toronto Blue Jays made two deals Monday to bolster their pitching depth, an area that has been depleted by injuries this season. The cost was a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders who have spent most of this season in the minors after receiving multiple chances to stick in the majors. Travis Snider, just back from Class AAA Las Vegas...
The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln early Tuesday morning in advance of the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.
Last week, I mentioned that the Blue Jays had a very interesting trade chip in Travis Snider. Late tonight, Toronto cashed in that trade chip, sending Snider to Pittsburgh for Brad Lincoln.
On the surface, this doesn't seem like very good value for Snider. Lincoln's "just a reliever", but a good one, He's been a crucial part of Pittsburgh's bullpen...
Born: February 2, 1988
Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall, 2006 (Blue Jays)
How Acquired: Traded from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln
High School: H.M. Jackson HS, Mill Creek, WA
Agent: CAA Sports
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The Pirates acquired Snider from the Blue Jays at the 2012...
Ricky Romero has done little to help his cause during an absolutely miserable July.
Then again, neither have his teammates.
The left-hander tries to avoid losing a career-worst seventh consecutive start Monday when the Toronto Blue Jays begin a 10-game road swing with the first of three contests against the Seattle Mariners.
To say Romero (8-7, 5.75 ERA) is struggling is an understatement...
The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, who opened a three-game series in Safeco Field on Monday, completed a minor trade after the game. Seattle sent right-handed reliever Steve Delabar to Toronto for outfielder Eric Thames. Thames, 25, hit .243 with three homers, 11 RBI and a .652 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 46 games for the Blue Jays earlier this season. He was...
Gambling Insight Blue Jays vs M’s Game 1
The suddenly hot Mariners are 11-6 since the All-Star break after victimizing the Royals for the franchise’s first four-game sweep since 2005.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners
Monday July 30
Safeco Field – Seattle, WA
Moneyline: Toronto -120, Seattle +110
PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays LH Ricky Romero (8-7, 5.75...
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired reliever Steve Delabar from the Mariners for Eric Thames, the teams announced.
Thames is hitting .243/.288/.365 with 3 home runs and 40 strikeouts.
Delabar is 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA with a 11.3 k/9, 5.6 h/9 in 36.2 innings.
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