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Brad Penny close to choosing team, Dan Johnson lands with Astros

Brad Penny will soon choose which team he will attempt to pitch for in the 2015 season. Penny apparently has three teams interested in signing him though all of the deals are likely of the minor league variety after he posted a 6.58 ERA in eight games last season. He sat out the entire 2013 season. Dan Johnson will continue his major league career after signing a minor league deal...
Via Tireball.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Dan Johnson working on a knuckleball to extend career

Years ago Dan Johnson was viewed as an up-and-coming slugger.  He was a power hitting first baseman whose bat was going to take him a long way.  But, nine years an four teams later the 35-year-old Johnson is looking for a job.  In order to extend his career, Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Johnson is working on developing his knuckle ball to keep his career going. Johnson...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate RHP Morrow from DL

  The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Brandon Morrow and first baseman Dan Johnson from the disabled list. The team also announced before Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay that infielder Brett Lawrie was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Morrow had been sidelined because of an injured right finger since early May, while Johnson missed a month with a...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activated Morrow from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Brandon Morrow and first baseman Dan Johnson from the disabled list. The team also announced before Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay that infielder Brett Lawrie was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Morrow had been sidelined because of an injured right finger since early May, while Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dan Johnson placed on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Blue Jays record to 60-50, second in the American League East. The offense which is third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, overcame a shaky outing by starter Drew Hutchison, who allowed four runs on six hits in three innings. The Blue Jays were without Dan Johnson due to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 104: Yankees lose series on close contest

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Toronto Blue Jays 5 — New York Yankees 4 The Yankees fall in a close game to finish off a 10-game homestand. For the finale of a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Greene got the call to try and continue his strong debut season in the big leagues. After an infield single by Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera hit a double to right field that put...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 103: Lefties cannot cut it in loss

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Toronto Blue Jays 6 — New York Yankees 4 A pair of lefty relievers and some sloppy defense proves costly in today’s game. Making his Yankees debut, Chris Capuano got the call for the start. After getting the first two outs in the first inning, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch. Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson would reach base to load them...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Expedia’s New Ad Featuring Red Sox Rookie Brock Holt

Boston Red Sox rookie Brock Holt made a ridiculous jumping catch Monday night against Toronto Blue Jays 1st baseman, Dan Johnson. OK, so this isn’t an actual Expedia advertisement, yet, but it should be. Along with Jackie Bradley Jr. making a diving catch in front of the JetBlue sign, the Red Sox rookies are proving themselves to be quite marketable to companies with customers...
Via The Awesome Boston
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Says “Screw You, Gravity!”

As we speak, or type, the Red Sox are kicking the tar out of the Toronto Blue Jays. But in an evening of amazing highlights, none may loom larger than this phenomenal catch made by Brock Holt on a Dan Johnson fly ball in the bottom of the fifth. Remember, this is a guy who is relatively new to playing the outfield, and here he is, scampering up the wall like he owns the motherf#...
Via Surviving Grady
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

George Springer continues to be the power hitter the Houston Astros were waiting to see, but his average sits at just .245.  Gregory Polanco is hitting .288, but just 3 XBH for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Oscar Taveras was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2nd time, and Jon Singleton is hitting under .200.  Those are your top prospects who have made it to the Big Leagues...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Verlander solid in spring debut

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball for four innings in his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander's spring routine has been postponed by his recovery from core-muscle repair surgery on Jan. 9, and his first scheduled start was rained out last Thursday. The former MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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