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Exclusive: Montreal mayor will show Manfred 'we're serious' about MLB return

First, Montreal had to prove it still cared passionately about baseball. That happened last year, when crowds of 46,121 and 50,229 witnessed a pair of exhibition games between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. Then Montrealers needed to demonstrate that the robust turnout in 2014 wasn’t a one-off nostalgic burst. They took care of that in April, when even more fans returned...
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Russell Martin makes appearance at second base (Video)

Russell Martin can do it all. The Gold Glove catcher was forced to fill in at second base today after eight innings behind the dish."I'm just a really good infielder, no matter what," Martin said, joking with reporters after the game.It wasn't necessarily a surprise, though, when manager John Gibbons asked him to switch positions mid-game."We had talked about it a couple of weeks...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Take a tour of Jose Reyes' Toronto home (Video)

If you've ever wondered what Jose Reyes' house looked like, today is your lucky day. The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop opened his doors and gave a tour of his home, including his favorite room in the house: a massive theater room.
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Could Match-Up Well With Blue Jays

The Blue Jays currently sit in last place in the American League East 3.5 games back of the first-place Rays. Of course it is early in the year and 3.5 games is a small margin, but to jump four teams is tough. If things continue to trend downward for the Jays, it’s quite possible that GM Alex Anthopoulos might have to throw in the towel on his attempt to put together a win-now...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaRoche gets winning hit, White Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3

TORONTO (AP) Adam LaRoche singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Jose Abreu had three hits with two RBIs and scored the winning run as Chicago won for the second time in nine games. The White Sox avoided what would have been their first sweep in Toronto since 2009. David Robertson...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clutchlings Blue Jays Minor League Notebook – Week 6

Welcome to a weekly look around the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system.  Thanks to my new readers for their support and suggestions.  Here’s what happened for the week of May 18-24: Who’s Hot: 1.  Anthony Alford (OF Low A – Lansing)   .421/.577/.474 If I was paid by the word for what I’ve written about the former football star, my children’s education would be paid...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson walks it off vs. White Sox

Well that's one way to end a game!Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson came up to the plate with men on second and third, having already homered in the game, and did this:Donaldson now has a dozen home runs and two walk-off homers on the year. It seems like he's making a great first impression with his new club.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson's 2nd HR gives Blue Jays walk-off win over White Sox

  Josh Donaldson hit three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning, his second home run of the game, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Chicago White Sox 10-9 on Tuesday night. Donaldson also hit a solo homer in the first and went 4 for 4 with a walk and five runs for Toronto, which matched a season high with its third straight win. Donaldson has three homers in two...
Via AP on Fox
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Donaldson's 2nd homer lifts Blue Jays over White Sox 10-9

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning, his second home run of the game, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Chicago White Sox 10-9 on Tuesday night. Donaldson also hit a solo homer in the first and went 4 for 4 with a walk and five runs for Toronto, which matched a season high with its third straight win. Donaldson has three homers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bautista says shoulder pain free

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox and says his sore right shoulder is pain free after a cortisone shot. Bautista, who had the injection Sunday, said he was ''encouraged'' after making approximately 25 throws at around 90 feet before taking batting practice, the most he's thrown in more than a month...
Via AP on Fox
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Drew Hutchison Needs His Good Fastball

Breakout candidates are often identified on the pitching side either on the strength of peripheral stats which portend improvement over more conventional numbers, a strong second half, or some demonstrative change in a pitch. Sometimes, the candidates fulfill expectations and make those who stumped for them look like geniuses. Most of the time, however, the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Hutchison pitches Blue Jays past White Sox 5-0

TORONTO (AP) Drew Hutchison pitched a four-hitter, Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Monday night. Hutchison (4-1) allowed four singles, walked none and struck out eight while throwing just 96 pitches in his second career shutout. The other came at Texas on May 16, 2014. Smoak hit a two-run homer in the first and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista still recovering from cortisone shot

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is out of the lineup for a second straight day after getting a cortisone shot in his strained right shoulder. He hopes to play again Tuesday. The slugger got the shot over the weekend because the injury had failed to progress after more than a month. Bautista hurt himself on a throw to first base in an April 21 game against Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes back after missing a month

  The Blue Jays have activated shortstop Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. Reyes has been sidelined since April 27 with a fractured left rib sustained on a check swing in the fourth game of the season. He's batting .250 with no home runs and seven RBI. Reyes went 4 for 11 with two RBI and scored twice during a...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate SS Jose Reyes

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have activated shortstop Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. Reyes has been sidelined since April 27 with a fractured left rib sustained on a check swing in the fourth game of the season. He's batting .250 with no home runs and seven RBIs. Reyes went 4 for 11 with two RBIs and scored twice...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, Toronto Blue Jays 8: Blue Jays fly away from M’s, avoid the sweep

Another day, another disappointing Taijuan Walker start. The Mariners were denied the sweep of the Blue Jays today with a 4 run 5th inning that they were unable to overcome. Walker held his own until the middle of the 5th, when a missed pitch to Ryan Goins. From there, it all unraveled. The single bright spot today was the two runs scored by Kyle Seager. He hit his 2nd home run in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista’s Status Questionable After Cortisone Injection

Although Jose Bautista has not appeared in the field in over a month, it appears that more than just rest will be required before the Toronto Blue Jays’ will have their five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger back in their everyday lineup.Bautista, 34, has been relegated to serving as the team’s regular designated hitter after sustaining an injury against the Baltimore...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Flashback: Adios, Mistake By The Lake

For anyone who went to Toronto Blue Jays games from 1977 to 1989, there are certainly a lot of fond memories from old Exhibition Stadium. Most of those would be about the teams, and individual players, and specific games, and very little if anything about the stadium itself. The “Mistake by the Lake” as it is now often referred to, was a horrible baseball stadium in a number...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Encarnacion and Goins homer, Blue Jays beat Mariners 8-2

TORONTO (AP) Edwin Encarnacion and Ryan Goins homered, Aaron Sanchez won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Sanchez (4-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings to help Toronto win for just the third time in 12 games. Seattle's Kyle Seager homered for the second straight game...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2: Cool Canadian Paxton controls the fierce Blue Jays offense

The Cool Canadian returned home to start an early game today, earning his 3rd win in as many starts. James Paxton had a rough start to the inning, earning a visit from McClendon early in the 1st inning. But the breather did the trick and the young hurler settled in for 6 innings of quality work. The M’s bullpen did their part, carrying the 7th-9th innings with dominance. Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Blue Jays tried to acquire Cole Hamels

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays reportedly made an effort to acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hamels, though, activated his no-trade clause and essentially put an end to any talk of him heading to Toronto. The Blue Jays are one of 20 teams listed on Hamels’ no-trade list. Hamels rejecting a trade to Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: will Jose Reyes return fuel surge?

Jose Reyes In the past, the American League East division was the most predictable division in all of baseball. Either the Yankees or the Red Sox would capture the division, then the one that didn’t win the division would win the wild card. Now, it isn’t that simple. The Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays have made a case over the past few years that there...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Fox leaves affiliated ball to fulfill dream in Korea

Fox with Reading in 2014, image- Tug Haines Local minor league fans may have been surprised not to see former Phillies farm hand Jake Fox visiting with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Reading this week.  The faithful Jake Fox Nation barely had enough time to catch on to which organization the veteran had jumped to this season, before Fox switched teams again, ditching the States...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3: The King Reigns Supreme, Once Again Reminding his Subjects Never to Doubt Him

Happy Felix Hernandez Day Everyone! Today, was another example of why Seattle fans eagerly await their King’s starts. When the team has a rocky road trip, a start by the King usually lifts our spirits. Watching him make another team’s mound his own is a special treat to see. He was back in usual form today, resuming his Cy Young award pace for wins and dominating hitters with...
Via Seattle Side Up!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays place 2B Travis on DL, promote Kawasaki

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays laced infielder Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Travis hasn't played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston in the seventh inning. He was injured when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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