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Dugout Digest – the Blue Jays aren’t going down easily

Left for dead following an 11-23 stretch going into the All-Star Break, the Toronto Blue Jays have come out of the Break on fire. The Jays are 7-3 in their ten games in the second half, taking two out of three from the Rangers, three out of four from the reeling Red Sox, and two out of three at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately for them, the Orioles have also played well, going 6-4 since...
Via The Outside Corner
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Blue Jays finally lift Bronx curse with victory over Yankees

It took 18 attempts spread over two calendar years but the Blue Jays finally won a game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. With Drew Hutchison pitching his best game in more than three weeks, the Jays snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh on a Dan Johnson infield single, then broke it open in the ninth on Johnson’s first home run of the season to win 6-4. The last time Toronto had won...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Edwin Encarnacion suffers setback

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion suffered a setback in his rehab from a quad injury Monday, according to Scott MacArthur of TSN:Trouble: Gibbons says Encarnacion suffered a setback with his quad while taking swings. No timetable. #BlueJays #MLB— Scott MacArthur (@TSNScottyMac) July 26, 2014 #451925914 / gettyimages.comEncarnacion has been out since July 5 after...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Rockies' Brandon Barnes

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the New York Yankees on Friday by the score of 6-4. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 54-50, four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. For the Blue Jays to compete down the stretch with the Yankees and the Orioles in the division, they will need help with the staff that is 24th in the league in ERA. The Blue Jays are also...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 17 MLB Waiver Wire: The Stroman One

In this week’s edition of the Weekly Waiver Wire, we have a former high-school basketball star, a Blue Devil legend, a player who bats lefty but throws with his right, and a 5 time All Star. Week 17 MLB Waiver Wire – players to add: Marcus Stroman (SP,TOR,35% owned): Wow. What a game. Stroman gave up just one hit against the Red Sox and struck out 7. In his previous game, he...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro powers surging Yankees into wild-card lead with win over Blue Jays

The Yankees have found all sorts of unusual ways to win games this season, with their rotation in shambles and their lineup almost devoid of power. On Friday, they got a key home run from Ichiro Suzuki, who hadn’t homered in almost a year, and his three-run shot sparked a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays. The win also moved the Yankees past Toronto and into sole possession of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/26/14)

Newly acquired Chris Capuano (1-1, 4.55 ERA) makes his first start in pinstripes against Drew Hutchison (6-8, 4.54 ERA) and the Jays. The Yankees acquired Capuano from the Rockies on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations and threw him right into the rotation. He was 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four Minor League starts with Colorado. “It was nice to hit a reset button,” Capuano...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former White Sox Pitcher Mark Buehrle Buys Blue Jays’ Rookies An Awesome Gift

Posted to MLB News & RumorsYou will be hard pressed to find anyone in Major League Baseball that would have something bad to say about Mark Buehrle, and the Blue Jays’ rookies are loving him right now. Buehrle decided to get the rookies fitted for some custom suits. Buehrle gathered rookies Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Rob Rasmussen, Ryan Goins and Todd Redmond at the team...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Trade: Oakland acquires Blue Jays' former first round pick Deck McGuire

The Oakland Athletics acquired starting pitcher Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays today.  Shi Davidi of Sportsnet had the news:#BlueJays trade Deck McGuire to #Athletics for cash considerations. Brad Mills clears waivers and will report to Buffalo— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 25, 2014#470670857 / gettyimages.comMcGuire was the Blue Jays' first round pick & eleventh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Yankees game 102 lineup: 7/25/14

The Yankees look to continue their winning ways as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball against the lefty Mark Buehrle. This three-game series will be the final series of this long homestand, in which the Yankees currently have a 6-1 record. Check out a preview of tonight’s game here Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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Mark Buehrle looking for his first win in almost 2 months

Mark Buehrle Blue Jays – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Life sure was good for the Toronto Blue Jays on June 1st. They had just beaten the Kansas City Royals 4-0 and had won their 16th game in 20 contests. All their hitters were hitting and their pitching was doing just enough. They were on a roll, and also had a 3 1/2 game lead over the second place New York Yankees in the...
Via Hot Stove MLB
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Toronto Blue Jays Could Learn A Thing Or Two From Buffalo Bisons

I was fortunate enough to make the short trek across the border and up the I-90 to catch a Buffalo Bisons game this past afternoon as they hosted the Washington Nationals affiliate from Syracuse.  With a plethora of outlet malls along the way Mrs. Baseball Hot Corner happily rode shot gun for the trip to Coca-Cola Field. The first pitch was slated for 1 p.m with the weather co...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/25/14)

The Blue Jays come to town for a three game set in an AL East showdown. Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.88 ERA) and Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.86 ERA) get the ball first. Kuroda’s last three outings have been sharp. He held opponents to a 2.79 ERA and .188 batting average in that span. He defeated the Blue Jays on June 25 in Toronto, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Yankees’ starters have...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki Declares His Love For David Ortiz (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is quite the character. Kawasaki spent 11 seasons in Japan before coming to play in the States in 2012, and he’s been solid for the Jays this season, batting .272 in 33 games. But he has provided even more entertainment off the field. During Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, slugger David Ortiz gave Kawasaki a bear hug as...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion and first baseman Adam Lind could both rejoin the lineup early next week -- without needing Minor League rehab assignments. This message comes from Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons as the two players have shown steady progress in their recoveries and the Blue Jays need their big bats.#451925466...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Offense Hits New Low In Blowout Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox broke up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid Thursday afternoon with no outs in the top of the seventh. And … that’s about it. Shane Victorino’s bloop single was the only hit the Red Sox managed against the rookie right-hander — or any Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, for that matter — who tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Jays to an 8-0 victory at Rogers...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Remains The King Of Interviews, Dubs Himself “Little Papi” In Latest Gem

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is one of our favorite MLB personalities because he manages to deliver a golden interview every time the microphone is pointed in front of him. The Japanese infielder delivered his latest gem this week when SportsNet’s Barry Davis asked him about receiving a hug from David Ortiz during a game against...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus (OF, TOR) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Once considered a big time prospect within the Cardinals organization, Colby Rasmus had his best year in 2010 when he hit .276, with 23 HRS, 85 runs scored, 66 RBIs, and 12 steals. That’s very solid production. Unfortunately, his numbers have not come close to that since. This year […]
Via RotoBaller
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: “I’m about to get hotter than Jamaica”

The Rogers Centre and Toronto Blue Jays had a hard time keeping Big Papi in the yard after he vowed to heat up at the plate. No one ever said Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz lacks confidence. Sunday, following his team’s 6-0 win that secured a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals (a game in which Ortiz went 0-for-5), the beloved slugger was anything but disgruntled...
Via New England Sports React
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez superb in big-league debut as Blue Jays down Bosox

You almost felt bad for the Red Sox hitters. After seeing a steady diet of floating knuckleballs from R.A. Dickey — ranging in velocity from 64 to 79 m.p.h. — for six innings on Wednesday night, they had to face Aaron Sanchez, the highly touted Blue Jays pitching prospect. Sanchez, who turned 22 on Canada Day, throws his fastball 97 to 99 m.p.h. Arriving in Dickey’s wake,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fail To Score At The Right Time In Loss To Blue Jays (Video)

Scoring three runs in the first inning is a great start to a baseball game, but the Boston Red Sox couldn’t turn that start into a win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Jays followed up in the first with three runs of their own to knot the score. Third baseman Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with an RBI double in the fifth but made a costly throwing error in the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez Has Arrived With The Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman are part of the young core of starting pitchers the Blue Jays have The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen and team as a whole added an extremely valuable piece to the major league ball club the other day when top prospect, Aaron Sanchez was called up to pitch out of the bullpen. Sanchez made his major league debut tonight (June 23rd) and looked amazing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez Makes Flawless Debut For Toronto Blue Jays

The long awaited Toronto Blue Jays debut of Aaron Sanchez finally came to fruition against the reigning World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Sanchez entered the-ball game in the top of the 7th inning with a one-run lead to face the meat of the Red Sox order. The former 1st rounder is regarded as a front of the rotation starter but the Jays decided to give the 22-year old his first...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Alex Rios?

Trade rumors have been swirling around Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios since at least the end of June when the Rangers' monumental collapse became glaringly obvious. The Toronto Blue Jays are just the latest in a list of teams expressing interest in the 33-year-old outfielder. One difference is that Rios has previously played for the Blue Jays and the Jays could be interested...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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