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Blue Jays look for sweep over the Indians

The Toronto Blue Jays might be enduring a temporary power outage from their offense, but they're still in position for a road sweep of the Cleveland Indians. They'll look to continue their timely hitting Sunday as they seek their ninth win in Cleveland in 12 tries. Toronto (10-8) slugged .404 through its first 14 contests and was tied for fifth in the majors with 17 homers...
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Blue Jays pitcher models new headgear (photo)

The most recent incident to reignite the discussion of whether or not Major League pitchers should wear protective headgear occurred on March 19 when the Cincinnati Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman took a line drive to the face during a Spring Training game. The ball struck Chapman's forehead and forced him to have surgery that included inserting a metal plate into his head...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Blue Jays activate Reyes, bats leadoff vs Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting leadoff against Cleveland. Reyes strained his left hamstring during his first at-bat in the season opener March 31 against Tampa Bay. The switch-hitter initially was injured during spring training. He aggravated the leg running to first base after lining out to center and...
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Here's MLB's new protective cap for pitchers (PHOTO)

Major League Baseball approved a protective cap in January for pitchers designed to minimize the injuries caused by being hit by batted balls, especially line drives drilled back to the mound. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Todd Redmond showed off the latest model.The cushioned safety plates, made by isoBLOX, are sewn into the hat and custom fitted. The caps weigh an extra...
Via The Other Paper
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Indians try to bounce back as Kluber faces Toronto hitters for first time ever

Mark Buehrle hasn't required much offensive support this season, but the Toronto Blue Jays' bats have given him plenty and the tools for more are on the way. The veteran left-hander will go for his fourth win in as many starts Saturday against the Indians with shortstop Jose Reyes set to join the club in Cleveland for the second of a three-game series. However, Toronto (9...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Steady Eddie leads Blue Jays over Indians

The Blue Jays will go absolutely nowhere if Edwin Encarnacion doesn’t hit. Steady Eddie has been anything but this season and if you’re wondering what’s wrong with the Jays offence, look no further than Encarnacion. Jose Reyes has not been with the team and that has hurt and the bottom of the order has been a black hole of unproductive outs. It’s unfair to place the burden...
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Blue Jays' Adam Lind on the DL, Juan Francisco to take his spot

The Toronto Blue Jays have been without Adam Lind since he injured his back in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.  The entire team had Wednesday off thanks to a rainout and he was held out of both games of a double-header on Thursday.  Before today's game with the Cleveland Indians,  Lind went through some stretching programs to see if his back had recovered.  Apparently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working hard on his English, is awesome (video)

Munenori Kawasaki began the season with the Buffalo Bison, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate but was called up on Thursday when Maicer Izturis tore his ACL. This afforded the Internet the opportunity to again marvel at the unbridled enthusiasm of the young man. Not only that, Kawasaki has been working on his English — […] The post Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working...
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WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki talks learning English

Munenori Kawasaki is one enthusiastic ballplayer. The infielder was recalled from the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo on Thursday after Maicer Izturis went down with an LCL tear. It appears Kawasaki has been hard at work off the field, too, telling SportsNet Canada he has been studying both English and Spanish every day. The intensity, the passion, the desire...
Via NESN.com
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Blue Jays Injury Updates: Adam Lind, Colby Rasmus, Casey Janssen, Jose Reyes

A lot of very important updates for the Blue Jays came through this morning.  Three of these players have had their return to the team pushed back for various reasons including one fairly concerning one.  The Blue Jays wrap up a three-game series in Minnesota today with a day/night double-header.  They'll be short handed on the bench, let's get to why.Adam LindLind was...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll

The Toronto Blue Jays won another series this past weekend, taking two out of three games against the Baltimore Orioles. The Jays shut out the Orioles in the first game 2-0.  After having a poor start in his first outing of the season, Dustin McGowan bounced back against Baltimore.  McGowan pitched 6.1 innings, giving up five hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out two batters...
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The Blue Jays are Movin’ and Shakin’

On Sunday, Maicer Izturis took a fall heading up the steps in the dugout at Oriole Park and claims he heard his knee “pop”. Izturis, who had been having a pretty decent season thus far, has now been placed on the disabled list after it was later revealed  that we will undergo surgery on his left knee to correct an LCL tear, putting him out for the rest of the 2014 season.That...
Via The MLB Nation
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Munenori Kawasaki Is Back And Has Mastered English….Sorta

He’s back, the Toronto Blue Jays recalled Munenori Kawasaki from Triple “A” Buffalo to fill in for the injured Maicer Izturis. Kawasaki not only contributed with the bat in his return but he once again provided a golden interview that is sure to make you chuckle. Kawasaki speaks about his improved English and his infant son who he assures is a “Canuck”. This guy is a beauty...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Blue Jays Infielder Expected To Miss 4-6 Months After Tripping On Dugout Steps

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will likely be sidelined four to six months after falling down the dugout steps in Baltimore prior to Sunday’s game against the Orioles. #BlueJays infielder Maicer Izturis expected to miss 4-6 months with ligament tear in knee. Will get second opinion before surgery set.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 14, 2014 The 33-year-old told reporters...
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WATCH: Orioles ball girl's embarrassing mishap

Photo: www.bleacherreport.com In today’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, an Orioles ball girl mistakenly fielded a live hit by Edwin Encarnacion.  As the Orioles announcers say, it was actually a pretty nice catch, just not actually a foul ball unfortunately.  Encarnacion was given a ground rule double on the hit, moving Adam Lind to third and saving the Orioles...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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