Blue Jays flirting with AL Wild Card Spot

August has arrived and baseball fans are witnessing an extremely rare event in today’s modern sports world. The Toronto Blue Jays have a chance at making the playoffs. Yes you read that correctly. The Jays are currently six games behind the first place Orioles in the AL East, but are only one and a half games behind the Royals for the second AL wild card berth. The problem with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie placed on DL

Toronto Blue Jays (61-54) third baseman Brett Lawrie is headed back to the disabled list just days after being activated from more than a month long stint on the DL because of a fractured finger he suffered on June 22nd.  During his first game back, he was removed from the game due to tightness in his lower back. #BlueJays place Brett Lawrie on DL with oblique strain, Rob Rasmussen...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fear Brett Lawrie’s injury worse than first believed

The Blue Jays are back to fighting for a wild-card spot without Brett Lawrie, and for now, they’re not entirely sure how much longer their star infielder will be out. Lawrie was seen leaving the Rogers Centre prior to the game Wednesday, and after the Jays win a report said there was word he would be out 3-6 weeks with the same oblique strain he suffered in 2012. The Jays announced...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie exits with back tightness

The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday by the score of 9-3. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 60-54, five games behind the Orioles in the American League East. Third in the league in runs scored, the Blue Jays had 12 hits, but left 10 men on base in the loss. Brett Lawrie returned from the disabled list and started the game. But his appearance was short lived...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie activated

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Houston Astros on Sunday by the score of 6-1. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 60-53, four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Blue Jays managed just eight hits, all singles, off Scott Feldman. There is some good news for the Jays, as Brett Lawrie has been activated from the disabled list. #451298720 / gettyimages...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays to activate Brett Lawrie

Infielder Brett Lawrie will return to the Blue Jays in time for Tuesday’s opener of a key series against the Orioles. Lawrie has missed 36 games with a broken right index finger and made three rehab appearances with Class-A Dunedin. There was speculation he would need more rehab at the Double-A level, but the Jays — who just ended a 10-game road trip with three losses in Houston...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie to be activated by Blue Jays on Tuesday

getty images The Toronto Blue Jays will activate infielder Brett Lawrie from the disabled list on Tuesday. Lawrie has been seeing time at second and third base during his rehab assignment which makes penciling his big league position difficult. Brett Lawrie back in #Bluejays lineup Tues night. — John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) August 4, 2014 This season Larie owns a .244/.299/.419...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays waiting for reinforcements

After failing to complete a trade on deadline day, the Toronto Blue Jays made it clear that they are content with the group of players they have. The Jays did get first/third baseman Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals for a pair of minor league players in the days leading up to July 31, but that move was made solely for the purpose of filling vacancies left by injuries to...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Cole Gillespie

The Toronto Blue Jays improved to 59-50 on the season following a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. At just two and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, the Blue Jays are good position over the final two months to make a push at the division title. One thing that will help is the return of Brett Lawrie and Cole Gillespie, who are...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto's main focus is to upgrade its pitching staff

Despite missing three key pieces from its lineup, the Blue Jays' main focus remains pitching. Toronto may have to get creative or concentrate on cost-efficient guys, as it isn't believed to be flush with cash at the moment. The Blue Jays have been linked to infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, but Toronto may just hope for quick returns for their Nos. 4, 5 and 6 hitters who all...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays get third baseman from Kansas City in deadline-week trade

It is hardly the blockbuster that many fans were hoping for but the Toronto Blue Jays have made a deal in advance of Thursday’s non-waiver Major League Baseball trade deadline. The Blue Jays have sent backup catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks, who were both playing in Triple-A for the Buffalo Bisons, to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for third baseman Danny Valencia...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Nolan Reimold

The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of first place at approximately the same time that they had many injuries to key players. Among those players are Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Nolan Reimold. All four could begin Minor League rehab assignments at some point late in the coming week. Barry Davis of SportsNet Toronto made the announcement Sunday afternoon.AA says...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brett Lawrie Putting Himself In Harm’s Way?

It’s kind of hard to pick apart Brett Lawrie’s game right now. Yes, the strikeout rate is up some and the walk rate down even further, but he already has a career-high in home runs, his isolated slugging is up and he is once again posting roughly a league-average weighted runs created plus (98), more […]
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays face tough test in weeks ahead

Prior to Monday night’s 8-3 victory over the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays had lost 11 of their last 15 games, dropped two straight, and were happy to be home after a ten-game road trip that saw the current AL East leaders win only three times. Outscored 29-13 over the weekend during their three-game stop in Cincinnati, the baseball gods haven’t looked favorably upon...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Lawrie Replacements

By now you’ve heard the news Brett Lawrie has a fractured index finger after getting hit in the hand with a pitch and was placed on the DL. He is expected to miss three to six weeks. He currently has the second most home runs (12) and RBI (38) among second basemen and was on pace to be a top five second baseman. If I have the bench space I’m holding onto him. If I didn’t have...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie

On Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays saw two key players with big bats, Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie, leave during the second inning with injuries. Lawrie is now on the disabled list with a fractured finger, and Bautista is day-to-day with tightness in his left leg. Lawrie took a pitch off the hand in the top of the second inning. He ran the bases but came out in the bottom half...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrie, Bautista hurt in Jays’ loss to Reds

The Blue Jays limped out of Cincinnati beaten and depleted. And the news doesn’t get any better with Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie injured and out of the lineup as they open a key three-game series against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. After Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Reds — one that capped a 3-7 road trip and left the team 4-11 in its last 15 games — the Jays...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista and second baseman Brett Lawrie both left Sunday afternoon's game with the Cincinnati Reds with injuries.'s Gregor Chisholm reported each incident right after it happened, and Sportsnet's Barry Davis tweeted updates soon afterward. Updates on Bautisra and Lawrie...Lawrie has fracture of index finger. Bautista tightness...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Brett Cecil

Wednesday was not a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays. Not only did they fall to the New York Yankees by the score of 7-3, they also saw two players go down with injury: Brett Lawrie and Brett's Gregor Chisholm reports that Lawrie exited in the fifth inning after being hit on the hand by a changeup from Yankees starter Chase Whitley. Despite the early exit and...
Via MLB Injury News
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie imitates Jose Reyes bobblehead doll (GIF)

On Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays held Jose Reyes Bobblehead Day at the Rogers Centre, and third baseman Brett Lawrie celebrated by showing Reyes his hilarious imitation of a bobblehead doll.H/T Extra Mustard. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Brett Lawrie Shows Jose Reyes What His Bobblehead Looks Like

Professional sports are serious business with millions--and billions--of dollars on the line for the players, teams, and leagues. That doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun every now and then--like Brett Lawrie did when he showed Jose Reyes how his bobblehead worked.It is a game after all so it can't hurt to have some fun.via Rogers Sportsnet Loading...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays prepared for their turn at the top of AL East

After the Toronto Blue Jays had their nine-game winning streak snapped on May 29th by the Kansas City Royals, many of baseball’s most outspoken critics didn’t hesitate to do what they do best, and the consensus seemed to believe that this team was nothing more than a one-month wonder. But the bluebirds quickly got back on their feet just two days later against those same Royals...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' slide continues with 3-1 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO -- Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each homered, rookie Marcus Stroman won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. The Cardinals turned their first triple play in nine years but still lost for the eighth time in 10 games. They dropped their fifth straight meeting with Toronto. Bautista...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays draft Jeff Hoffman, Max Pentecost

The Toronto Blue Jays made an interesting choice with their first pick, 9th overall, in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Blue Jays selected 21-year-old right handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman, who had Tommy John surgery in May after suffering an elbow injury in late April.  Recovery from the surgery usually takes a full year, and Hoffman is expected ti miss the next 15 months...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Lawrie gets new batting stance with video glitch

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a MLB player fall victim to a hilarious broadcast glitch this season. Earlier in the season, Brandon Moss got turned into some sort of malfunctioning droid while stretching, and now Brett Lawrie has become the latest victim with this interpretation of his batting stance: Dat wiggle tho. [Greg Balloch] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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