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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 11: A Minor (League) Detour

The voices of the minor leagues make their appearance on Artificial Turf Wars, as Jesse Goldberg-Strassler of the Lansing Lugnuts and Ben Wagner of the Buffalo Bisons stop by to discuss Andy Burns, top prospects and life at various levels of the minors. Greg, Josh, and Chris also run through the recent stories surrounding the team including the excellent starting pitching, some issues...
Via BP Toronto
12 days ago

Recap: Giants 5, Blue Jays 4; Care for Some Shrimp Tepera?

The Toronto Blue Jays, who entered today one game above .500 and 3.5 games out of first place in the AL East, sent Marcus Stroman to the mound looking for their first series sweep of the season. Standing in their way, however, was San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner. Neither starter was sharp, and the Jays had their first scoring opportunity in the top of the first when back-to...
Via BP Toronto
13 days ago

Blue Jays select INF Andy Burns, option RHP Tepera

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have selected infielder Andy Burns from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-hander Ryan Tepera to the Bisons. Burns hit .250 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 27 games at Buffalo. Primarily a third baseman, he can also play second base, shortstop, and both corner outfield positions, giving Toronto options as they prepare for interleague games at San...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays send down Pat Venditte; call up Ryan Tepera

The Toronto Blue Jays have made a swap at the back end of their bullpen, calling up Ryan Tepera from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, sending down Pat Venditte to make room for him on the roster. Venditte has gained notoriety as a “switch-pitcher”: he is ambidextrous and switches his pitching hand in order to maintain a platoon advantage over the batter. Venditte made his big-league...
Via Today's Knuckleball
27 days ago

Blue Jays recall RHP Tepera from Triple-A

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays, who lead the majors with seven bullpen losses, shook up their relief corps Wednesday by recalling right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and optioning ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte to the Bisons. Tepera went 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 32 games in his rookie season with Toronto in 2015. He was 0-1 with a 7.27 ERA in eight games at Buffalo this...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reliever Cecil done, Tepera added to ALDS roster

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The season is over for reliever Brett Cecil, who has a torn left calf muscle and has been replaced on Toronto's postseason roster. Rookie right-hander Ryan Tepera was added to Toronto's roster on Saturday. Tepera had a 3.27 ERA in 32 appearances over three stints with the Blue Jays this season. Cecil said Saturday that he won't need surgery and will be ready...
Via Associated Press
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, option Tepera, cut 2 others

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves Saturday after a busy week of trade deadline activity. Toronto added right-hander Mark Lowe and outfielder Ben Revere, acquired Friday from Seattle and Philadelphia, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Right-hander Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A, while infielder Danny Valencia and outfielder...
Via Associated Press
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Ryan Tepera

Righthanded relief pitcher Ryan Tepera is the latest bullpen arm to find a seat on the Blue Jays shuffle on the Queen Elizabeth Way, a freeway from Toronto through the heart of the Golden Horseshoe Region, ending at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, minutes from Coca-Cola Field, the home of the Buffalo Bisons. Tepera was a 19th round pick out of Sam Houston State by the Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft Preview: Ryan Tepera Earns My Vote

It’s time to find some hidden gems. The annual Rule 5 draft is just a few weeks away now that every Major League Baseball team has firmed up its 40-man roster for the winter. For about 10 years now — first as an unpaid blogger and later as a prospect scribe for FanGraphs — I’ve written about the draft and have seen its popularity grow even as the available talent has dwindled...
Via Fangraphs
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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