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Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (8/29/14)

Chris Capuano (0-2, 4.21 ERA) is still hunting for his first win in pinstripes, he will try against Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.41 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Capuano’s last start was a quality one against the White Sox. He went six innings allowing three runs. His Yankees debut was against the Blue on July 26, he took a no decision in six innings of two run ball. Buehrle pitched...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs claim outfielder Reimold

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks claimed oft-injured outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from Toronto on Thursday. Reimold had 15 home runs as a rookie with Baltimore in 2009 and had 13 in 2011, but he missed the majority of the 2012 and 2013 seasons after undergoing two surgeries to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Reimold, 30, hit .195 with five homers and 12 RBI with Baltimore...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

Nolan Reimold has been claimed off waivers for the second time in a month, going from the Orioles to the Blue Jays and now to the Diamondbacks. Reimold was once a top-100 prospect and had a very nice rookie season as a 25-year-old in 2009, but his career has repeatedly been derailed by injuries and since then he’s hit a combined .233 with a .721 OPS in just 204 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't going to walk away from August with many positives. They can, however, add life to their receding playoff chances by completing the month with a strong series against the New York Yankees, one of the teams they're chasing for a spot in the postseason. The first chance comes Friday night at home as Mark Buehrle tries to do away with a horrendous...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold from Toronto off waivers

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The 30-year-old appeared in 22 games with the Blue Jays this season, hitting .212 with two home runs and nine RBI. He began the season on the Baltimore Orioles' disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Reimold was then designated for...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs claim OF Reimold off waivers

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The 30-year-old appeared in 22 games with the Blue Jays this season, hitting .212 with two home runs and nine RBIs. He began the season on the Baltimore Orioles' disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Reimold was then designated...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Santos likely done as a Blue Jay

When Sergio Santos came to the Blue Jays from the White Sox in a trade for minor-league pitcher Nestor Molina in December 2011, they thought they had their closer for the next seven years. They signed him to a three-year deal that guaranteed Santos $8.25 million through 2014, with club options worth $22.75 million more, extending all the way through 2017, if exercised. The Jays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Jays' bench helps down Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDanny Valencia's pinch-hit, three-run homer off Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa helped lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over Boston at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night.Photo courtesy Getty ImagesRed Sox starter Joe Kelly (pictured) took a no-decision in the loss, going six-plus innings. He was charged with two runs on three hits and...
Via RedSoxLife
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-2

TORONTO (AP) Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night. Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run drive in the first that helped the Blue Jays improve to 7-16 in August. With Boston leading 2-1, Edwin Encarnacion doubled off Joe Kelly starting the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arm-weary Blue Jays call up reliever Chad Jenkins, cut Sergio Santos

  After playing four consecutive extra-inning games, the Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and designated right-hander Sergio Santos for assignment. Santos allowed two home runs in the 11th inning of Tuesday's 11-7 loss to Boston, one of them an upper deck shot by Mike Napoli. The blast was the 17th to reach the upper deck in the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall Jenkins, cut Santos

TORONTO (AP) After playing four consecutive extra-inning games, the Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and designated right-hander Sergio Santos for assignment. Santos allowed two home runs in the 11th inning of Tuesday's 11-7 loss to Boston, one of them an upper deck shot by Mike Napoli. The blast was the 17th to reach the upper...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Being in the Zone: Is It Sustainable?

Think back for a moment to the July 4th game in Oakland where the Blue Jays lost 1-0 in 12 innings and left ten runners on base. Steve Tolleson just led off the top of the 5th with a double. What do you think the next three hitters were thinking? Were they fretting over failure in this situation, or were they calm and focused in the batters box, totally relaxed and confident? When...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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At great cost, Blue Jays have made little progress

For teams with long playoff droughts, front-office executives often say that one benchmark is to play meaningful games in September. The Toronto Blue Jays, whose most recent postseason game ended on a Joe Carter home run, seemed poised to check off the “September contention” box this year. They led the American League East by six games on June 6. They were in first place at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NESN’s Gary Striewski Makes Sweet One-Handed Grab In Toronto (Video)

Baseball gloves — so overrated. During the 10th inning of Wednesday’s Boston Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game, a foul ball by Will Middlebrooks floated out of reach of the Blue Jays’ fielders but made a beeline straight for NESN’s Gary Striewski. The sideline reporter avoided taking the baseball off the dome, though, and instead was able to snare it out of the air with an...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Enigma

The Toronto Blue Jays season is a two-part story. What began as a pleasant surprise quickly descended into a lucid, waking nightmare. Two Blue Jays’ outfielders heading into free agency embody each of those characteristics. While Melky Cabrera is putting together a brilliant platform season before heading to free-agency, Colby Rasmus seems to have spent all […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run single to put the Sox ahead and Mike Napoli and Allen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Does window sex equal winning for Blue Jays?

There have been plenty of theories floated through the years about why the Blue Jays have not been in the post-season since 1993. We’ll give you another one — not enough sex. Hey, we don’t mean the players and, on that topic, we have no idea of how they’re doing. We mean the fans, the exhibitionists that used to go at it in the centre-field windows of the hotel — now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall OF Pillar, cut OF Reimold

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo and designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment. Pillar was promoted Tuesday, the same day he was picked for the International League postseason All-Star team. Pillar was sent to the minors on June 25, one day after he threw his bat down the dugout steps after being pulled for a pinch-hitter...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Reimold designated for assignment, Kevin Pillar recalled

Did you know that the Blue Jays acquired Nolan Reimold back on July 6? It has not felt like a month-and-a-half since that waiver claim. Of course, he had a stint on the disabled list four games into his tenure here (beating the one-game stint of Cole Gillespie) so he ended up playing just 22 games for the Blue Jays. It was a fairly unspectacular 22 games that had him hit .212/.283...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Vizquel Tries Out For Tigers Shortstop Position

OK, so it wasn't a full-blown tryout on the part of Omar Vizquel, but I wouldn't blame the Tigers for at least entertaining the idea of trying to coax the 47 year-old coach into maybe possibly playing a few games to give the Tigers a possible boost out of position that has combined to produce 0.6 fWAR between Eugenio Suarez, Andrew Romine, Danny Worth and Alex Gonzalez...
Via Off Base Percentage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Blue Jays Afford To Keep Handing Ball To Casey Janssen?

The Toronto Blue Jays are desperate for wins with each passing day as they slip further out of contention in the American League wild-card race. Manager John Gibbons needs to field the best possible lineup from here on out in an attempt to win games. Unfortunately for Gibbons his proven reliable closer Casey Janssen has been anything but since the All-Star break and begs the question...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Saves Run With Great Diving Play Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia continues to solidify his bid for a fourth Gold Glove. Pedroia made a tremendous diving stop in the third inning of Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The impressive play robbed Jose Reyes of a base hit and saved a run. Danny Valencia singled with one out in the third inning. He took second base when Munenori...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Rips ‘Marked Man’ Jose Bautista For Ejection

It’s not often that a manager takes the umpire’s side in an argument involving one of his best players. However, that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did Sunday. Gibbons wasn’t very pleased when Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was ejected by home plate umpire Bill Welke in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Bautista, who took a borderline...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Omar Vizquel can’t get away from fielding grounders

Your browser does not support iframes. Tigers first base and infielding coach Omar Vizquel just can’t seem to get away from the game since his days as a slick fielding middle infielder. Here’s the Tigers assistant looking like he’s ready to turn two during yesterday’s Tigers/Twins game in Minnesota. @TMSNXAdam
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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