Found September 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Toronto Blue Jays traded catcher Yorvit Torrealba to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash, reported Friday. Torrealba started the season with the Texas Rangers. He batted .236 for the Rangers in 49 games before getting released. He played 10 games for the Blue Jays, hitting .214 in 28 at-bats. Torrealba has played for six teams in 12 years and reached the playoffs in 2003 with the San Francisco Giants, 2007 and 2009 with the Colorado Rockies and 2011 with Texas. If the Brewers (77-72) -- who entered Friday 2 1/2 games back in wild card race -- make the postseason, Torrealba would not be eligible to be on Milwaukee's playoff roster.

Brewers add Torrealba for catching depth

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers made a move Friday to shore up its bench for a playoff push by acquiring catcher Yorvit Torrealba from Toronto in exchange for cash. The 34-year-old split time between Texas, where he started the year, and Toronto this season, tallying a .233 average with four home runs and 14 RBI. Torrealba has bounced around the majors for much of his career,...

Brewers acquire Torrealba from Blue Jays, gain catching depth

You don't often see a team pick up catching help with less than two weeks remaining in the season but that's what the Milwaukee Brewers did Friday. The Brewers acquired veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba from Toronto for cash considerations with the primary objective to give manager Ron Roenicke flexibility with how he uses his catchers off the bench. The Brewers had been...

Farrell plans talk with Escobar following ban

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell plans to have a talk with Yunel Escobar before the shortstop is eligible to return from a three-game suspension on Friday night and said he's had past discussions with him regarding ''baseball things.'' Escobar was given the penalty for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend...

Hope for the Hopeless: Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays are an interesting team. General manager Alex Anthopolous is making moves that are generally thought of as cunning, slick, or whatever word you want to use. But it still hasn't translated onto the field yet. The 2012 Blue Jays team got nailed with something that there's no way to prepare for: an unparalleled glut of injuries. Toronto has used 11 starters ...

Toronto’s Alvarez Abandons Change, Succeeds Harder

Here’s an exchange that could very well occur between two mostly knowledgeable baseball fans:Person No. 1: “A young pitcher whose fastball sits at 92 to 93 mph — and touches around 97 or 98 — struck out seven batters in as many innings yesterday.”Person No. 2: “I have no reason to doubt it.”And here’s another, also entirely possible, exchange on a similar theme:Person...

Toronto Blue Jays: What was Escobar thinking?

As you have probably already heard by now Jay’s shortstop, Yunel Escobar  was suspended three games for a homophobic slur written in Spanish under his eyes.  What the heck was this guy thinking?   Is he out of his mind? He’s supposed to play ball, not make any political statement.  I am so upset about this, I don’t even want him on the team anymore.  In fact, if I was...

Omar Vizquel Deserves First-Ballot Induction to Hall of Fame After Career as Best Defensive Infielder Ever

Move aside, Babe Ruth, you have company. At age 45, Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel passed the Babe for 41st place on MLB's all-time hit list, with No. 2,874 on Wednesday night against the Yankees. Why does this number matter? Because all but two retired men (Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro) ahead of Vizquel are currently in the Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio and Derek Jeter are also...

Blue Jays, Bisons Make It Official: Bisons New AAA Affiliate

Travis d’Arnaud is just one of the top prospects Bisons fans should expect to see next season Buffalo, NY – At long last, the best possible thing to happen for baseball in Buffalo has happened, and it only took thirty-one years. The Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays have officially crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s on an agreement that will see Buffalo become the Triple-A affiliate...

Yunel Escobar es Ignorante

Douche….Canoe….Captain Honestly, some Spanish words just sound better than their English counterparts.  While “ignorante” flows off the tongue like the most beautifully heinous Latin invective imaginable, calling Yunel Escobar an “ignorant, homophobic *******” also has a certain guttural quaintness as well.  Since science yet denies us the ability to truly read another...

Looking Ahead

It's  that time of the year that we have become so accustomed to in Jays-land, when the desire to watch significant baseball games means watching someone besides the Blue Jays, and thoughts of the Blue Jays are necessarily focused on "next year" again. Still, since one of the things I like best about baseball is the whole art and science of roster manipulation (I&...

Blue Jays looking at Anderson, Sanchez for ’13

The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of the American League East race long ago, but their talent evaluators are out in full force as the team prepares for 2013. The Blue Jays had two scouts at the final two games of this week’s Tigers-Athletics series in Detroit. Each game included a starting pitcher who could switch teams this offseason: Oakland’s Brett Anderson Wednesday (trade candidate...
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