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The Toronto Blue Jays have gained some attention as they have claimed several players off waivers since the season started. All teams use waivers as a measurement of the talent they have on the bottom part of their 40 man roster. If a player removed from another team can help a team, it is the reason players are claimed. All teams have interest in upgrading their rosters. The Jays drew some negative reviews when they claimed Casper Wells on waivers from the Seattle Mariners only to designate him for assignment. Wells traveled from Seattle to Toronto, found out he was removed from the 40 man roster and that the Blue Jays had ten days to release or trade him. He spent the better part of a month in limbo and did not play during that time. So the question is asked, why would a team claim a player on waivers if they had no interest keeping him?
When asked about the odd amount of waiver claims, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos says he is simply trying to add depth to his farm system, ...
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When shortstop Jose Reyes initially suffered his ankle injury earlier this month, the Toronto Blue Jays estimated that he'd miss one to three months of action. While Reyes believes he'll be able to return in June, general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet that he expects the earliest the shortstop will be back is early July.
“He will tell you...
The Toronto Blue Jays purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Justin Germano from Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday. He has been horrible in the minor leagues this year and has a career 5.27 ERA in the majors in over 322 innings pitched. Considering that he is now 30-years-old, he is most likely just a mop-up man to take the pressure off of their overworked bullpen arms.
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated first baseman Adam Lind from the paternity leave list. FFLockerRoom congratulates the Lind family for a job well done and we hope that baby, mother and father are all doing well.
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The Toronto Blue Jays designated pitcher Aaron Laffey for assignment last weekend. After clearing waivers Laffey rejected a minor league assignment and has become a free agent.
Laffey, 28, has allowed 10 runs in 12 2/3 innings of work this year.
The Blue Jays originally claimed Laffey off of waiver from the New York Mets. Subbing for Josh Johnson the left hander lasted just 2 2/3...
So this is where it all starts for me as a sports writer, covering the Toronto Blue Jays for Baseball Hot Corner. Ever since I visited Canada for the first time when I was seven, I have been fascinated with the history and culture that existed in Canada and the United States. As you can imagine for a small kid all the way from London, England it was pretty overwhelming. But what...
It’s been two years since the St. Louis Cardinals suddenly dealt former uber-prospect Colby Rasmus to the Toronto Blue Jays mid-season for a host of pieces in return. And in the two years since that deal, the value of what’s come of the trade is still very much undetermined. There are some that say the deal was what sealed the 2011 World Series win, while others feel it was a...
As the end of April nears most baseball fans are dusting off their baseball equipmentreadying for another season of beer league baseball. Just do yourself a favour and save yourself the agony and refrain from browsing the American League East standings, if you’re a Toronto Blue Jays fan.
The Jays have had an April from hell imploding in every aspect of the game to commence the...
The Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the Phillies primary Spring Training opponents for many years. It appears that relationship may be coming to the end. The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be ready to move from Dunedin after their Florida Auto Exchange Stadium lease is up in 2017....
Before the season season started, members of our staff took a shot at prognosticating the season, despite the fact that we all know You Can’t Predict Baseball. Of the 31 authors who participated, 15 of them — myself included — selected the Blue Jays as the favorites to win the AL East, and nine of the 16 who didn’t pick Toronto to win their division had them as a wild card...
A source has told CLNSRadio.com that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal. Laffey, 28, will report to AAA Albuquerque and will join the rotation there. After signing a minor league deal with the Mets in December, Laffey appeared in four games (two starts) for the team to begin the season, posting a 7.20 ERA in ten innings of work. He was designated...
R.A. Dickey had just been rocked by Lyle Overbay's two-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer got ready to throw one of his gimmicky pitches to the next batter. In the New York Yankees bullpen, David Robertson — who had just caught Overbay's dinger — was warming up to preserve the 3-2 Yankees lead.
Out in front of the dugout was that next batter — Eduardo...
Toronto fans released waves upon waves of boos on John Farrell when the Red Sox visited Toronto when the Red Sox visited in early April. Will the Boo Jays come back? Or will they be replaced by the traditional empty blue seats the Red Sox are used to seeing in Toronto?
The Toronto team is not the team the Red Sox saw earlier this month. José Reyes is on the 60-Day Disabled List...
The Oakland Athletics have designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment, meaning that he will have to clear waivers for the Athletics to have a chance to retain him in their system. This marks the third time in the past several weeks that this has happened to Wells and while he holds major league ability it is starting to look that he may be declining with age. While not too...
The White Sox' carousel of small-scale roster moves early in the season continued Monday night, as the team acquired 28 year-old outfielder Casper Wells from the Oakland A's for cash considerations.
Wells will join Jordan Danks and DeWayne Wise in the rotation of outfielders to fill in for Dayan Viciedo until he returns from the disabled list.
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The Oakland Athletics have activated slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Cespedes was immediately inserted into the lineup, batting cleanup and playing left field.
The A's are hoping Cespedes can give their slumping offense a boost. He had three home runs and seven RBIs before going on the DL on April 13 with...