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Backup catcher Brian Jeroloman was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays late Wednesday night.
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The best first and probably least significant move of the night was the signing of former Toronto Blue Jay, Jon Rauch. Listed at 6'10", Rauch is an imposing figure who has pitched to a 3.82 ERA over nine seasons in the big leagues.Known as much for his tattoos as his pitching prowless, Rauch had a down year in 2011 after being fairly consistent over a previous period of...
The New York Mets signed both John Rauch and Frank Francisco away from the Blue Jays, for $3.5 million/1 year and $12 million/2 years. Rauch and Francisco were both type B free agents that were offered arbitration, so the Blue Jays will receive two compensatory picks in the second round for losing them.
The Jays will also receive a compensatory pick from losing Bengie Molina, as...
Monterrey captain Luis Perez knows anything can happen at the Club World Cup and is hoping his team can create some surprises, starting with Sunday's quarterfinal against Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol.
Perez played in the 2000 Club World Cup in Brazil when his Necaxa team pulled off an upset by beating Real Madrid in a penalty shootout to win the third-place playoff.
A win against...
I find myself compelled to address again the Yu Darvish speculation. Based on a number of comments and observations, particularly over the last week, several prominent members of the local Toronto media and apparently most fans have concluded that the team will not be serious players for Darvish, while national (American) media figures persist in listing the Jays among the obvious...
Five-time World Series champion and Major League Baseball career postseason wins leader Andy Pettitte and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and former Cardinal standout Trystan Magnuson will headline the 2012 Republic Bank University of Louisville Baseball Leadoff Dinner on Friday, Feb. 3.
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson is staying put.
Johnson, 29, has accepted the team's arbitration offer on a one-year deal.
Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, Johnson belted 21 homers and had 58 RBIs in 2011.
He fared well in Toronto, batting .270 with three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games. In his first 114 contests in Arizona last season, Johnson batted .209.
In a move that sent approximately zero shock waves through the baseball world, the Red Sox signed former Jays left-handed reliever Jesse Carlson to a split contract this week. It was such a big story that it wasn’t even reported on MLB Trade Rumors for well over a day after the news of the signing first broke. While this transaction has flown under the radar for obvious reasons...
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi says second baseman Kelly Johnson has accepted arbitration from the Blue Jays.Kelly Johnson on JaysVision during lineup introductions against the Yankees September 18. The 29 year-old, acquired from Arizona for second baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop John McDonald in late August, made $5.85-million in 2011.
Kelly Johnson will get to exchange more high...
Sandy Alderson talked with reporters today and said last night’s trade came together in an hour and a half, with both teams meeting earlier in the night.
According to Alderson, how Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are used in the bullpen will be up to Terry Collins. However, he said, ‘There will be a soft hierarchy.”
Next, he said, he must focus on filling out...
Second baseman Kelly Johnson has accepted the Toronto Blue Jays' offer of salary arbitration.