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Jose Reyes says he is progressing in his rehabilitation from a severely sprained left ankle, and the shortstop looks forward to joining his Toronto Blue Jays teammates on the field before the All-Star break.
Wearing a Superman T-shirt, the bearded Reyes flashed a big grin Friday while reconnecting with his teammates in the visitors' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. He was on the field during batting practice, playing catch and standing out near his position.
''It was good today, just to be around the guys,'' Reyes said. ''I missed that.''
Injured while sliding into second base on April 12, Reyes has been rehabbing near his Long Island home and will return with the Blue Jays to Toronto after the weekend series.
Reyes says he recently began jogging lightly and has begun hitting soft toss in the last few days. His next step will be to jog on a treadmill in 10-minute blocks before running on a field, perhaps in the next week or two.
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has been sidelined by
a severely sprained left ankle since early April. He recently had his walking
boot removed, allowing him to begin the slow process of regaining strength in
his ankle. As his rehab picks up, Reyes is hoping to return to the Blue Jays by
the end of June, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.
When Reyes initially...
Don’t mind Muneori Kawasaki. He’s just preparing for a baseball game the way that any Major League player prepares. Right?
1. The smoothest mechanical bull ride ever. Solid form.
2. He’s still working on his Vanna White. It needs serious work.
3. Like the annoying little twerp in the AT&T commercial: “I can stand on my head and...
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Ricky Romero is getting closer, to a demotion back to High-A ball. Romero failed to win the fifth spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring just two years after being a 15-game winner.
Romero lasted only 3 2/3 innings in a start for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. In the outing he walked six and allowed four hits before being removed from the game. Last week Romero...
All the offseason-acquired talent may just be finally starting to come around. Currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak and a 7-3 record in their last ten games, the Toronto Blue Jays are starting to become the feared team everyone thought they would be at the start of April. Off to a slow start, the Blue Jays could not sustain decent pitching and hitting for more than...
It doesn’t seem to matter where Ricky Romero is pitching recently, the southpaw just can’t get the job done.
Romero struggled once again on Thursday afternoon in his second start with Buffalo in 2013.
The former All-Star went only 3.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and six walks.
Romero has had no control of the strike zone since joining the Herd and saw...
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The Toronto Blue Jays are turning their season around
When Alex Anthopolous made 3 defining moves this off-season, acquiring Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck from the Miami Marlins, signing the 2012 MLB all-star game MVP Melky Cabrera, and acquiring R.A. Dickey from the New York Mets, many people, including myself were ready to hand...
The Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be a serious contender in the AL East, and now they're finally playing like one.
The next 10 games could actually make them one.
As they open a potentially vital stretch, the Blue Jays look to extend their longest winning streak of the season and end a seven-game skid to the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Friday night.
A series of offseason...
The Bisons starting pitching has struggled all season long and their return home Saturday night was no exception as Claudio Vargas had his worst start of the season as Buffalo lost 11-6 to the Charlotte Knights in front of an announced crowd of 7,486 at Coca-Cola Field.
With the game tied at one apiece in the top of the third, Charlotte broke the contest wide open.
The Knights scored...
As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times Jake Odorizzi will make his Tampa Bay Rays debut starting against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. The move won’t be made official until Sunday.
Alex Torres who pitched four hitless shutout innings for Tampa Bay against Baltimore On Saturday will likely head back to Durham.
Odorizzi is replacing David Price who went...
Omar Vizquel with the diving stop. (Credit)
Infielders and outfielders are constantly making plays that we mere mortals deem impossible.
But, maybe even we are giving some of these players, particularly outfielders, a bit too much credit for the plays they make. Outfielders making spectacular diving catches often steal the spotlight from the more incredible plays by infielders on...