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Blue Jays acquire Drew Storen from the Nationals for Ben Revere

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals in exchange for reliever Drew Storen. The @BlueJays have acquired RHP Drew Storen from the Nationals for OF Ben Revere and a player to be named later. pic.twitter.com/P7APq4emB2 — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 9, 2016   The Nationals, who recently...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bring J.A. Happ back on three-year, $36 million contract

The Toronto Blue Jays have added another starter to their rotation this offseason, signing lefty J.A. Happ three-year $36 million reports the Toronto Stars Brendan Kennedy. #BlueJays sign J.A. Happ to 3 year, $36-million deal. Happ pitched for Jays between 2012-2014 before being dealt for Mike Saunders. — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) November 28, 2015 It marks a return to...
Via Bloguin Best
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bring J.A. Happ back on three-year, $36 million contract

The Toronto Blue Jays have added another starter to their rotation this offseason, signing lefty J.A. Happ three-year $36 million reports the Toronto Stars Brendan Kennedy. It marks a return to the organization for Happ who pitched two seasons with the Blue Jays in 2012 and 2014. The Jays traded him to the Seattle Mariners last offseason in a one-for-one trade for Michael Saunders...
Via The Outside Corner
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Toronto Blue Jays Trade Kevin Pillar?

Could the Blue Jays trade Kevin Pillar this off-season? In Spring Training of 2015, Kevin Pillar was entering Dunedin looking to battle for a spot on the Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day roster. The Blue Jays had acquired Michael Saunders to play left field, obviously Jose Bautista is in right, but Pillar and Mississauga native Dalton Pompey battled for the starting center field...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Michael Saunders returns to DL with knee inflammation

  The Blue Jays have put outfielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and selected utility player Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Buffalo. Saunders went 0 for 4 in his return to the lineup Saturday after sitting out the previous four games. Saunders underwent knee surgery in spring training to repair a torn meniscus and didn't make his debut until...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays put Saunders on 15-day DL, promote Tolleson

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have put outfielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and selected utility player Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Buffalo. Saunders went 0 for 4 in his return to the lineup Saturday after sitting out the previous four games. Saunders underwent knee surgery in spring training to repair a torn meniscus and didn't make...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

J.A. Happ — The Seattle Mariners Ace From Nowhere

Happ Still Not Fully Appreciated By M’s Fans It’s always interesting when a team’s fans fall in love with a particular player.  It happens quite often when you stop and think about it.  After it happens, that player can virtually do no wrong that will undo that love. Seattle loving a future HOF’r in Griffey makes sense, despite what he did. Take the Seattle Mariners...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays have record 3 Canadian position players in lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have made major league history by putting three Canadian-born position players in the starting lineup. The Blue Jays started catcher Russell Martin and outfielders Michael Saunders and Dalton Pompey against Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Never before had a big league team started three Canadian position players. The Montreal Expos twice...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate OF Saunders from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have activated outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list. The Blue Jays also designated infielder-outfielder Steve Tolleson for assignment after Friday night's 12-3 loss to Tampa Bay. Saunders hasn't played in the majors this season after injuring his left knee in spring training. Saunders hit .273 with eight homers...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardy And Gardy Show Episode 95: Marshall Kelner

Brand spanking new Play by Play man Marshall Kelner joined Brent Cardy to discuss his new position,his love for baseball and the Dunedin Blue Jays. Marshall gave us the low down on who to keep an eye on this upcoming season and talks about how Michael Saunders has impacted the D-Jays. We wish Marshall nothing but the best you can follow him on Twitter @MarshallKelner. The post Cardy...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Face Difficult Decision Ahead

Canadian Michael Saunders is almost ready for action after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during practice in late February. After stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls, Saunders’ original timeline for return had him coming back at the All-Star break. Now, after conducting successful surgery, the outfielder is a week away from return, maybe even less. Saunders...
Via Baseball Essential
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Did unsafe field contribute to injury for Jays' Michael Saunders?

  Most major-league teams train in sparkling complexes with immaculately groomed fields. The Toronto Blue Jays do not train in such a facility. And some with the club believe that an unsafe field may have contributed to an injury to the team’s new left fielder, Michael Saunders. The injury occurred on Feb. 25, when Saunders was shagging fly balls on a field at the Jays’ minor...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Stay Positive Despite Losing Two Important Players To Injury

  SARASOTA, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays aren’t even halfway through spring training, and they’re already striking out with multiple injuries. Marcus Stroman, the Jays’ promising second-year starter, tore his ACL on Tuesday, putting Toronto’s rotation in a less-than ideal position in the rough-and-tumble AL East just one month before Opening Day. But the Jays faced the...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the Diamond: Remember Minnie Minoso, Bad News is Good News for Michael Saunders, WAR and Free Agents

We begin this edition of Around the Diamond remembering the life and career of Cuban outfielder Minnie Minoso who passed away over the weekend. Minoso played 12 seasons for the Chicago White Sox and was every bit a representative to the club as the late Ernie Banks was to the...
Via Philliedelphia
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign outfielder Dayan Viciedo to minor league deal

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Toronto Blue Jays have boosted their outfield depth, signing Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract. The Blue Jays announced the deal Sunday. A few days earlier, Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders tore cartilage in his knee when he stepped on a sprinkler while chasing a ball at training camp. Saunders had surgery and is expected to be out five to six weeks...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders has undergone surgery on his left knee and could return to the team in five to six weeks. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday that Saunders might be back sooner than anticipated, possibly in mid-April. Saunders tore cartilage in his knee Wednesday when he stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Need Maicer Izturis To Be Useful

The Blue Jays have new players up and down their lineup — Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders, Devon Travis, etc. Dalton Pompey basically qualifies here as well. But one incumbent player may end up being just as, if not more, important than all of the new acquisitions — middle infielder Maicer Izturis. […]
Via Fangraphs
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

By Sam Galanis It’s that time of the year again. For some reason, MLB spring training brings about the strangest and most unfortunate injuries. And Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was 2015’s first victim, tearing his left meniscus after stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls. Saunders said he felt a pop when it happened. “I just tried to walk...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Saunders Tears Meniscus in Freak Accident, out until All-Star Break

For a team full of turnover from last season and battles for position, there’s one less competitor for left field in spring training with Michael Saunders out after tearing his meniscus stepping on a sprinkler head in the outfield. Saunders stepped on sprinkler head in the OF. Total freak injury. No damage to acl or mcl but needs surgery to repair meniscus #bluejays — Barry...
Via Baseball Essential
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders tears meniscus after stepping on sprinkler head

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break. Saunders sustained the while chasing a ball during batting practice on Wednesday morning.  He stepped on a sprinkler head while going for a ball and felt a pop. “My foot got jammed,” Saunders told a group of reporters on Thursday, per MLB.com...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders Suffers Torn Meniscus

When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Michael Saunders for pitcher J.A. Happ in a trade with the Seattle Mariners this offseason it appeared to be a match made in heaven for both teams. Saunders and the Mariners had issues surrounding his playing time, the Blue Jays needed a replacement for Melky Cabrera who signed with the Chicago White Sox and with the addition of rookie...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays' Michael Saunders injures knee injury, out until July

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday surgery is likely but Saunders will seek a second opinion. Saunders said he felt a pop after stepping awkwardly on a sprinkler head Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays avoid arbitration with Estrada, Saunders

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with right-hander Marco Estrada and outfielder Michael Saunders by agreeing to one-year contracts. Estrada, acquired from Milwaukee last November for first baseman Adam Lind, agreed at $3.9 million, up from $3,365,000. He Estrada went 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 39 games with the Brewers last season. Saunders, acquired from Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Bet On Brandon McCarthy’s Shoulder

Durability can be a difficult thing to prove, but it can be an easier thing to demonstrate. And teams are fond of players they can count on, which is one of the reasons why Nick Markakis got four guaranteed years while the Mariners sold a relatively cheap Michael Saunders. Francisco Liriano has a history of […]
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders, 2015 Fantasy Sleeper

I like being the only one saying something on a player. I do. It works against me sometimes -- hello, Cody Asche 2014 sleeper! -- sometimes it works in my favor -- hello, Michael Brantley 2014 sleeper. Michel Saunders reminds me of Michael Brantley, and I don't think it's because they share a first name, but it could be. Psychology is a weird phenomenon. One day you're a finicky...
Via Razzball
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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