Found April 30, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
A source has told 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 for assignment by the Mets on April 21st and was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays two days later. In his one appearance with Toronto on Friday night, Laffey started against the Yankees and struggled, surrendering five walks and two earned runs in just 2.2 innings of work. The Jays designated Laffey for assignment the following day, and he elected free agency after clearing waivers. A veteran of seven major league seasons, Laffey has seen time with the Indians (2007-2011), Mariners (2011), Yankees (2011), Blue Jays (2012, 2013) and Mets (2013). In 153 career games (68 starts), he has posted a 25-2...

Injury Roll Call: Greinke throwing from 90 feet, Lilly is old and busted, Castellanos hurt at AAA

Zack Greinke is throwing from 90 feet in his recovery effort from a broken collarbone. The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke’s recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery. Greinke threw from 90 feet before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He had surgery on April 13 and had a metal plate...

Injury Roll Call: Hanley performs but injured again? + Ellis hoping to avoid DL, Capuano ready

Hanley Ramirez‘s rehab stint with Rancho Cucamonga has gone well, and he’s supposedly in line to return to The Show early this week. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in his first of two scheduled rehab starts with the Quakes, as Rancho downed the visiting Lake Elsinore Storm, 8-3, at LoanMart Field on Saturday night. Ramirez led off the game with a...

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes likely out until July

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...

Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista have a dance party. Lawrie needs help.

The Blue Jays have been a disappointment after the coup of a trade they pulled on the Marlins over the winter.  Jose Reyes is out with a bum knee, Josh Johnson has been more like Ladybird Johnson and Emilio Bonafacio has contributed as much as I have. But, that hasn’t stopped third baseman Brett Lawrie, outfielder Jose Bautista and infielder Munenori Kawasaki from getting groovy...

Toronto Blue Jays Have Dug Themselves A Huge Hole

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...

Top Dodgers Prospect Yasiel Puig Arrested

Yasiel Puig, the star of spring training for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has the attention of the club once again less than a month into the season. The problem is that the attention he is receiving now is not due to on field issues but rather an arrest this week in Tennessee. According to reports, the Dodgers top prospect was driving recklessly without insurance. Puig was pulled over...

Note to potential Blue Jays waiver claim: You will soon be removed from roster

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...

Edwin Encarnacion hits insane HR into 5th deck

Video: Straight Flexin'

Tommy Lasorda: Not very impressed by PSY

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out a career-high 12 in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies yesterday in Los Angeles. PSY? He struck out with Tommy Lasorda. Video? Why, yes - there is. Your browser does... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Spring Training Landscape Changing; Could Clearwater Host Blue Jays, Too?

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....

Encarnacion homers twice as Blue Jays beat Red Sox

After his Blue Jays finished off a disappointing April with a much-needed win, manager John Gibbons summed up his sentiments with a single word. ''Phew,'' Gibbons said as he took the podium for his postgame news conference. Edwin Encarnacion hit an upper-deck homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a go-ahead home run in the seventh that sent Toronto over...

Mark DeRosa called players-only meeting to address Blue Jays struggles

The Toronto Blue Jays entered the season looking like a legitimate threat to win the AL East, but they are off to a horrendous start. Coming off a four-game series in which they were swept by the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays are 9-17 and already 9.5 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox. They lost every game to New York by two runs or less, but winning close games is...

Dodgers Minor League Report - 4/29/13

Yasiel Puig returns with a bang, Joc Pederson clubs his sixth homer and Elian Herrera carries the Topes' offense.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 193: AAA Teams vs. the Marlins and Astros/The Braves and Strikeouts/Pickoffs and Pitch Counts/John Farrell and the Jays/Non-Superstar HOFers by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether good minor-league teams could beat bad major-league teams, the Braves and Ks, whether the Jays should regret letting John Farrell go, and more.

Comedian Rob Delaney Belts Out National Anthem After Asking Dodgers on Twitter If He Can Sing at Game (Video)

Twitter has many uses, and comedian Rob Delaney appears to be attuned to them all. The comedian, whose Twitter feed is entertaining to the point that he was recognized in the Time 100 and by Comedy Central, tweeted at the Dodgers last month with the hope that he could land the job of singing the national anthem at a Los Angeles game. The Dodgers, like any responsible Twitter users...
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