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The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero to their triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons, after the shortest start of his career. In his second start of the season, Romero was unable to make it out of the 1st inning against the Tampa Bay Rays only retiring on Rays batter. Romero surrendered 3 runs and had the bases juiced when Jays manager John Gibbons gave Romero the quick hook. The quick hook proved that Gibbons did not have faith in Romero being able to effectively get the job done by not allowing him to battle through the 1st inning.
This morning Romero was optioned to the Buffalo Bisons as Ramon Ortiz and Mickey Storey were recalled. The Jays also designated Edgar Gonzalez who came in to clean up Romero’s mess in a subsequent move. The promotion of Ortiz and Storey reiterates the lack of quality pitching the Blue Jays have at the Triple A level.
The trials and tribulations continue for Romero who did not break camp with the Jays as he was held back in Duned...
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ had to leave Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on a stretcher after being struck in the side of the head by a line drive by Rays batter Desmond Jennings in the second inning.
Happ was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in stable condition while undergoing some tests. We wish Happ a speedy recovery.
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Ricky Romero has struggled since 2012 when he went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
On Thursday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero down to Triple-A Buffalo in a move that wasn’t surprising to anyone.
A day after allowing three earned runs in only 1/3rd of an inning against Tampa Bay, it was clear that Romero clearly isn’t pitching...
For the baseball fans in Tampa Bay who were expecting to see their beloved Rays battling it out with the powers of the American League East on a regular basis, this weeks series with the last place Toronto Blue Jays (13-22) must be at least somewhat frustrating. After losing the first two games of the four-game series
Nothing to see here — just another athlete who made himself look foolish on the Internet.
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie owns a .179 batting average and enters Friday’s game in the midst of a 2-for-25 slump. Needless to say, he’s an easy target for all baseball fans — especially those with a computer — either amused by or disgruntled about the Blue Jays’ atrocious...
The Toronto Blue Jays have been very busy Thursday. They have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Ramon Ortiz and right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey from their Triple-A minor league affiliate. To make room for the pair of pitchers they designated reliever Edgar Gonzalez for assignment and optioned left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero to Buffalo as well. Both newcomers will...
Toronto Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ was released from a hospital Wednesday after being nailed by a line drive during Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Happ was carted off the field after sustaining a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear when he was struck by a rocket hit by Desmond Jennings.
Happ was a sitting duck and he fell to the mound as two runs...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is expected to leave the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a line drive to the head off the bat of Tampa Bay batter Desmond Jennings.
We anticipate that he will be discharged today after testing and will provide an update later on with further information.
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) May 8, 2013
As a result of the liner Happ suffered...
Back on Tuesday night, a pretty scary moment happened to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In the second inning of play, Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings hit a line-drive back to the mound and the pitch deflected right off of Happ's head.
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Happ left the game on a stretcher and his status is currently unknown.
Thoughts and prayers to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ who was struck in the side of the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. In a gruesome scene Happ lay motionless on the field until carted off on a stretcher. In a positive turn of events Happ was conscious and waved to the fans as he was exiting the field. Here is to a quick recovery...
Toronto Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ appears to be recovering well from last night's horrific mishap against the Tampa Bay Rays, which saw him take a line drive off of the side of the head off of the bat of Desmond Jennings in the second inning, and is expected to be released from Bayfront Medical Center later today, once further testing and examinations are completed.
Scenes just like the one that unfolded at Tropicana Field Tuesday night is exactly why I never wanted to play pitcher when I was a kid. In the second inning Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was nailed in the head with a line drive by Tampa Bay Rays Desmond Jennings. Happ collapsed upon contact and was eventually taken off the field in a stretcher.
At such close proximity to...
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
In a frightening scene at Tropicana Field, Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head in a loud ''thwack!'' The ball went all the way into...
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The team said Happ was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was alert and undergoing tests. Nursing supervisor Natasha Keller told The Associated Press that Happ had been admitted to the hospital and was...
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on Mother’s Day, May 12, with an AL East match-up featuring David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox hosting Edwin Encarnacion and the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:30 p.m. ET. Boston’s Ryan Dempster is scheduled to take the mound against Toronto’s probable starting pitcher Brandon Morrow. In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will call the action...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 10 @ 7:10 PM
Ramon Ortiz, RHP (0-0, 5.40) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-0, 3.30)
TV: NESNplus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 11 @ 1:35 PM
Mark Buehrle, LHP (1-2, 7.02) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...