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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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

  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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was derailed due to a torn Achilles. While Santana’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana, 35, will have to pitch his way back to the majors after sitting out the last two seasons. His comeback attempt last year was thwarted by a torn Achillies. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness during winter ball last month but tests showed no structural damage. He is a longshot...
Via Tireball.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Johan Santana as lefty attempts comeback

  The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations on his left shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Inks With The Toronto Blue Jays

Johan Santana has signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays Johan Santana the name excites people. Johan Santana the current player may not excite many outside of the die-hards. The Toronto Blue Jays signed Santana to a minor league deal about 1.5 hours ago (February 26th) and the 2 time Cy Young award winner is on his way north of the border. To start and quickly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana To Minor League Contract

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana, Papelbon Trade Next?

He’s a former Cy Young winner (twice actually), he’s thrown a no-hitter (the first in Mets history) and has had annual salaries over $24-million, but today Johan Santana has signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays. Santana, who is 35, is actually only 10 days older than current Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle and would be the second...
Via Baseball Essential
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Johan Santana’s baseball career is not over yet. Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder twice — he missed all of 2011 and 2013 as he recovered — Santana is continuing his career. The Blue Jays announced Thursday they have signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a minor-league deal....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ramifications of Michael Saunders’ injury

Image via Elaine Thompson/AP With news of the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting left fielder, Michael Saunders, out until the All-Star break with a torn meniscus in his left knee, the injury bug has already bitten this team and it’s the first day positional players had to report to spring training! While it’s way too early to play the “throw in the towel, it’s all over” card...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign LHP Johan Santana, hope for return to majors

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Michael Saunders Suffers Torn Meniscus After Stepping on Sprinkler

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls Wednesday, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break. Saunders said he felt a pop after stepping on a sprinkler head while going for a ball at the team’s training facility. “I just tried to walk off the field and not draw any attention to myself...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Profile: Anthony Alford

  One of the most intriguing prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays system is OF Anthony Alford.  A four-sport star in Mississippi, Alford was a two-time state high school baseball player of the year.  One of the top high school football recruits in the country,  Alford committed to Southern Mississippi University to play Quarterback. As a result of his gridiron desires, Alford’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #37: Josh Donaldson | 3B | TOR

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! After our Draft Guide was released, we received a Facebook message from one of our most loyal readers, Jordan P.: Why is Josh Donaldson’s projection not as high as I expected batting in a prime spot in the potent Jays lineup (and Rogers Centre)? Great question. You can find Donaldson’s 2015 projection...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Profile: Jeff Hoffman

The Toronto Blue Jays selected the Jeff Hoffman with the 9th overall selection in the 2014 amateur draft out of East Carolina University however the 6’4″ right-hander has yet to suit up professionally for the Blue Jays. Hoffman required Tommy John surgery a month before the MLB draft last year, however the Jays were not deterred. The young hurler was expected to go anywhere...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardy Show Episode 80: Rick Bosetti

It was an absolute honour to have former Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder and former Redding California Mayor Rick Bosetti on The Cardy Show. Rick was an amazing guest and he gave plenty of insight into his career in baseball and politics. Please have a listen to this one you will not want to miss anything he says. We wish Rick nothing but the best and hope that he will become a regular...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Profile: Roberto Osuna

The Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Roberto Osuna for a $1.5 million signing bonus in 2011.  Osuna, the nephew of former Major Leaguer Antonio Osuna, was already pitching against men in the Mexican League by that time – at the age of 15. If not for a torn UCL suffered in March of 2013, we might be talking about Osuna in the same breath as Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez this...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Knuckleballer Dickey, Martin pair up for 1st bullpen session

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has grown accustomed to seeing new faces behind the plate during his two-plus years with the Toronto Blue Jays. Since a trade in December 2012 sent the NL Cy Young Award winner from the New York Mets to Toronto, Dickey has worked with several catchers. There's been Henry Blanco, J.P. Arencibia, Erik Kratz and Josh Thole, who was...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Profile: Miguel Castro

  Since Alex Anthopoulos took over as the General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, the club has shown a definite preference for a certain type of pitcher they like to draft: the long, lean, athletic type. There have been exceptions (hello, Marcus Stroman, who fits the athletic part), but for the most part, the club has drafted pitchers who fit that description like Aaron Sanchez...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Profile: Sean Reid-Foley

The Toronto Blue Jays selected right-hander Sean Reid-Foley in the 2nd round of the 2014 amateur draft out of Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Baseball America had ranked Foley as the 19th best prospect in the draft but he slid into the Jays lap at 49th due to his perceived commitment to Florida State and loss of velocity in his final scouting showcase. Foley signed...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dalton Pompey Will Provide Good Value In 2015

Dalton Pompey will provide good value in center field for the Blue Jays in 2015 A lot has been made of the Toronto Blue Jays handing the keys to 22 year old Dalton Pompey for the starting center fielders job with only 43 MLB plate appearances under his belt. While that is a major concern and an understandable one, the value that Pompey will provide for the 2015 Blue Jays will...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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