BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Martin has 3 hits, Blue Jays beat slumping Angels

TORONTO (AP) A rare chance to pitch with a lead gave R.A. Dickey the opportunity to be more than just a knuckleballer. Russell Martin had three hits and two RBIs, Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Tuesday night. Toronto remained tied with Boston for first place in the AL East. The Red Sox...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bats back up Dickey in win over Angels

Russell Martin goes 3-for-3, while Dickey allows just a pair of runs.
Via Toronto Star
15 hours ago

Recap: Blue Jays 7, Angels 2; Blue Jays Break Seventh Seal, Silence Angels

With their offense sputtering in the Cleveland series, the Blue Jays came back home hoping to build some confidence against a struggling L.A. Angels squad. They got their wish, mixing a balanced offensive attack and a good start from their knuckleballer to beat the Angels 7-2. R.A. Dickey was solid, mostly avoiding the big innings that occasionally plague his starts. He did get into...
Via BP Toronto
16 hours ago

Blue Jays Troy Tulowitzki & Devon Travis are mentor and protege in the middle infield

Travis and Tulowitzki's burgeoning chemistry bodes well for the Blue Jays as the figure to play alongside each other in Toronto through 2020.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

Outfielder Kevin Pillar returns to Blue Jays’ lineup

Devon Travis sits with a minor hand injury; Jose Bautista is expected to return Thursday.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

Blue Jays activate OF Pillar, option RHP Tepera

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is starting in center field against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Right-hander Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to clear a spot for Pillar, out since Aug. 6 with a sprained left thumb. Second baseman Devon Travis was not available Tuesday after getting a cortisone...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays, Reds discussed Votto trade last season

Former NL MVP Joey Votto has been a Cincinnati Red for his entire 10-season MLB career. But was he actually close to becoming a Toronto Blue Jay last season? According to a report by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star on Monday, the Blue Jays and the Reds “were beginning serious discussions” at last year’s trade deadline about a Votto trade. However, talks were said to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion fighting back against 'frivolous' STD lawsuit

Edwin Encarnacion, the American League leader in RBIs, is fighting back against a lawsuit by a woman who claims that he gave her sexually transmitted diseases.Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, issued a statement Tuesday morning calling the claim against the Blue Jays’ All-Star slugger “completely inappropriate and meritless.”The suit, first reported by TMZ Sports, seeks more...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Michael Saunders is Having a Really Rough Second Half

It’s been a tale of two completely different seasons for Michael Saunders in 2016. Prior to the All-Star break, Saunders was one of the Blue Jays’ strongest hitters in the first half. And since the break, he’s been anything but. By now, you’ve probably heard that Michael Saunders is having a tough time in the second half. But how rough? Extremely rough. Saunders is a complete...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

The Jays are Missing their Regulars (and the Baseball)

There is something seemingly nitpicky about expressing consternation with a team that is sixteen games above .500 and occupies first place in their division, but this weekend once again dragged to light an issue increasingly being worthy of picking apart. The Toronto Blue Jays lost two games in the most spectacularly frustrating fashion this weekend, both of which involved poor pitch...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

TMZ Reports that Edwin Encarnacion is Being Sued

TMZ is reporting that Blue Jays’ first baseman and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is being sued for, “battery, misrepresentation of facts and more.” MLB Star Edwin Encarnacion — Sued for Battery … STD Allegations https://t.co/GKPWrva2dc — TMZ (@TMZ) August 22, 2016 The story comes as a surprise to a Blue Jays fan base that has, for seven years now, embraced Edwin’s...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

WATCH: Biagini still finger painting and still getting results on the mound

Joe Biagini explains to Joey Vendetta the reliever mentality that he’s learned from hanging out with the guys in the Blue Jays bullpen, and weighs in on the Aaron Sanchez situation, in his own special way.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays demote AL Cy Young candidate Aaron Sanchez to minors

Aaron Sanchez has been demoted to the minors, but not because of performance issues. The Toronto Blue Jays optioned the 24-year-old to Single-A Dunedin on Sunday. On face value, the move makes little sense. Sanchez has been dynamite in 2016, posting a 12-2 record in 24 starts with a 2.99 ERA and 3.33 WHIP. The talented right-hander fixed control issues while striking out a career...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Sanchez starts again for Jays, Tillman for O's

A look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday: --- TAKE IT EASY Toronto righty Aaron Sanchez makes his first start in a week, pitching at Cleveland. Sanchez (12-2, 2.84 ERA) was an All-Star this summer, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays are trying to limit his innings in a season they hope will last well into October. GETTING CLOSE Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons downplays dugout incident with Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays may be leading the American League East, but some trouble appeared to be brewing from within on Wednesday when reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson got into a heated dugout confrontation with manager John Gibbons. On Friday, Gibbons did his best to downplay the incident. “One thing that really drives [Josh] is his intensity. He wants to be the best,” Gibbons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson, John Gibbons get heated in dugout

Things may be going well for the Toronto Blue Jays, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tensions between their star player and their manager. After third baseman Josh Donaldson slammed his bat in frustration in the dugout after striking out, manager John Gibbons had a word with him, and the two had to be separated by Josh Thole and Troy Tulowitzki. As Yankee announcer Ken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders Has Helped or Killed the Blue Jays

It’s been a big season for Michael Saunders, and for his career. He’s long been dogged by injury questions, and a season ago he was limited to just nine games played. For 2016 he’s been able to stay on the field, and his bat has done the talking. He’s been part of a loaded Blue Jays lineup, but he’s still third on the team in wRC+, below Edwin Encarnacion but ahead of Jose...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Feldman: Any contributions I can make feels good

Barry Davis talks with Scott Feldman about the Blue Jays’ wild comeback win over the Yankees and how he is fitting in with Toronto.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin: Call it luck, we came out of clubhouse ready to swing

The Toronto Blue Jays were swinging at nothing for most of the first half of the game on Tuesday. But then came the rain delay and then suddenly, when play resumed they found their spot, led by Russell Martin, who went long twice.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WHL’s Regina Pats will wear uniforms honoring the Toronto Blue Jays

Franken-jerseys are often times fun creations and some of the best promotional tools in minor league hockey. This time the WHL’s Regina Pats are going to take it to a whole other level. On January 6th against the Calgary Hitmen they will be having Blue Jays night and will sport unique uniforms to honor the occasion. WHL's Regina Pats set to host special Toronto Blue Jays night...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay would wear Blue Jays cap in Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay is one of the greatest Toronto Blue Jays pitchers of all time and if he enters the Hall of Fame, he’d like to be honored as one. Speaking with Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, Halladay admitted “I’d go as a Blue Jay” when asked about which team he’d like to represent should he enter the Hall of Fame. Halladay is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019. The...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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