Blue Jays Rumors & News

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

    Toronto Star "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..." July 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #BlueJays again focused on pitching - starting or relief. Believe Lind, Encarnacion, Reimold could be back next week, Lawrie in two weeks.

  • Big-time bounce back from Blue Jays snaps Red Sox win streak

    Toronto Sun "If ever the Blue Jays needed a bounce-back performance this was the time. Crushed 14-1 on Monday by the Boston Red Sox, embarrassed at home for their 13th loss in their past 19 games, it may have been the low point of the Blue Jays season. Tuesday, though with a jumbled lineup to go with a..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Red Sox keep pedal to metal with rout of Jays

    Boston Herald "Break up the Red Sox. Actually, on second thought … Written off, even by some in the front office, only two weeks ago, the Sox were supposed to be selling spare parts by now. Jake Peavy was a goner, certain to follow malcontent catcher A.J. Pierzynski out the door to make room for a younger..." July 22

  • Blue Jays showing interest in their former outfielder Alex Rios "In an interesting twist, the Blue Jays are showing interest in their former player Alex Rios, according to sources. Rios is one of the best hitters in a thin market for middle-of-the-lineup batters, so it shouldn't come as a surprise Toronto, with three key injuries hurting them now, would..." July 22

  • Blue Jays to call up Sanchez, Goins on Tuesday "The Toronto Blue Jays plan to recall top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez along with infielder Ryan Goins on Tuesday, industry sources told Sportsnet. Sanchez, 22, was shifted into the bullpen from the rotation at triple-A Buffalo with an eye toward a quick ascension to the big-leagues. He..." July 22

  • Blue Jays designate ex-closer Sergio Santos for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Sergio Santos saved 30 games for the White Sox in 2011 and then that offseason the Blue Jays acquired him to take over as their closer, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and today Toronto designated him for assignment. Santos figures to pass through waivers unclaimed by the other..." July 21

  • Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Ut, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he..." July 21

  • Are the Blue Jays running out of spending money? They won't say "The Blue Jays have been looking at big-time starting pitchers on the trade market and are now missing three key offensive pieces from their lineup. But rival GMS say they have the impression Toronto has little or no money to spend this deadline. If so, that may preclude significant upgrades..." July 21

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP.

  • Desperate Blue Jays hold off Texas Rangers

    Toronto Sun "With apologies to the late Al Davis, the Jays motto has become “Just win, baby.” With their slip-slide in the win department and the standings, the Jays are in danger of becoming irrelevant and out of it by the time the July 31 trade deadline comes and goes. Needing another strong outing..." July 20

  • Lewis takes exception with Rasmus' bunt "Colby Lewis thinks Colby Rasmus could use a lesson on proper baseball etiquette. The Rangers' starter exchanged words with the Blue Jays' center fielder during the fifth inning of Texas' 4-1 loss, and Lewis voiced his displeasure to reporters in a postgame scrum over what he deemed was a..." July 20

  • Jays speak with Padres about Headley "The Toronto Blue Jays have spoken with the San Diego Padres about third baseman Chase Headley, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Headley had a career year in 2012 when he led the National League in RBIs en route to winning a Silver Slugger Award and a Gold Glove. He has..." July 20

  • 5d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Janssen unavailable because he lost seven-plus pounds after picking up either a virus or food poisoning, he said.

  • Yu Darvish’s, Rangers solid outing in win over Jays

    Dallas Morning News "The problem that sunk the Rangers’ season showed up in the very first game of the year. The secret to making something of the second half of the season was very evident in the first game of the second half. It’s all about the starting pitching. On Friday, Yu Darvish pitched the Rangers into..." July 19

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources :#BlueJays checked on Alfonso Soriano. Encarnacion, Lind, Lawrie still on DL. Soriano said to be mulling his options.

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #BlueJays claim LHP Brad Mills.

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • 10d
    David Hall @DavidHallVP

    Sources: #Orioles trade AAA Norfolk 1B Brett Wallace to Toronto @BlueJays. No word yet on what they got in return.

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista takes diplomatic approach on the matter of trade deadline upgrades

    National Post "This may have been Jose Bautista at his most diplomatic. As he spoke, Bautista was sitting in a clubhouse riven by injuries and colonized by nine players who spent significant chunks of the season in Triple-A Buffalo. But the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger said he believes his team can remain a..." July 14

  • Rays turn luck around, clobber Jays 10-3

    Tampa Tribune "Bobby Henry, the Seminole medicine man, made another visit to Tropicana Field on Saturday. He presented Rays manager Joe Maddon with a pair of shirts, one in Rays colors, thanked Maddon for the respect the organization showed him and left Maddon with these words: “Only the rock lives..." July 13

  • 12d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays put Nolan Reimold on 15-day DL with calf strain, recall Anthony Gose from Buffalo. Also RA Dickey starts Sunday instead of JA Happ

  • Jays triumph over Rays thanks to unlikely source

    Toronto Sun "After going 1-6 on the west coast the Blue Jays decided a change of scenery was in order. They couldn’t have picked a worse spot to land. If the Jays were looking to find refuge and sanctuary they were out of luck as there is none to be found at quirky Tropicana Field, at least not for..." July 12

  • Marlon Byrd reveals 4-team no-trade clause

    CSN Philly "As baseball’s trade season heats up, Marlon Byrd will be connected to any team looking for a bat. The Phillies’ rightfielder is having an excellent season. He leads the team in homers (18) and slugging (.481) and is second in RBIs (52). Byrd has been down this road before. He was traded from..." July 12

  • 13d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Adam Lind in walking boot for 5-7 days per #BlueJays. Should be back in games within 2-3 weeks.

  • 13d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Angels, Blue Jays, Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding reliever Joakim Soria, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Dan Johnson is back in the big leagues with the Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Dan Johnson, perpetually bouncing back and forth from Triple-A to the majors, is now in the big leagues again with the Blue Jays. Toronto placed Adam Lind on the disabled list with a broken foot and called up Johnson, the 34-year-old first baseman/journeyman/Rays hero who was hitting .248 with..." July 11

  • 13d
    Blue Jays-Official @BlueJays

    The @BlueJays place 1B ADAM LIND on the 15-day DL with right foot fracture. 1B DAN JOHNSON has been recalled from @BuffaloBisons

  • Albert Pujols’ home run washes over Angels’ miscues in win over Blue Jays

    L.A. Daily News "Albert Pujols’ 512th career home run was a clunky one. Over Colby Rasmus’ glove, off the top of the center-field fence, over the wall. Clunk, clunk. It was also a godsend. The Angels and Toronto Blue Jays had been throwing the ball around haphazardly in a game that ultimately lasted 3..." July 10

  • Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey combine to help snap Blue Jays losing streak

    Toronto Sun "When you’re stuck in a rut as deep as the one that has consumed the Blue Jays on this west coast trip, breaking free of the inertia of losing can be like flailing in quick sand. The harder you try to get free, the deeper you sink. Tuesday night caught in the throes of a five-game losing streak,..." July 09

  • Adam Lind has broken foot, will miss 6-8 weeks "Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind got some bad news Wednesday, as he has a broken right foot and is facing a six-to-eight week absence, reporters were told after a Toronto loss to the Angels (via Shi Davidi and Scott MacArthur). Lind, 30, didn't play Tuesday or Wednesday with..." July 09

  • Reyes’ errors a result of right shoulder injury "A previously undisclosed right shoulder injury has been hampering Jose Reyes for the past month, and is behind the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop’s anomalous spike in throwing errors. Errant throws in consecutive games Sunday and Monday – each pulling Jose Bautista off the bag at first – gave the..." July 09

  • Los Angeles Angels shake off loss of Jered Weaver, defeat Toronto

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Sunday learned only one of their players is guaranteed a spot on the American League roster for the upcoming all-star game — outfielder Mike Trout — and pitcher Garrett Richards and shortstop Erick Aybar were snubbed. Richards still has a chance, since he is one of the players..." July 08

  • Jeff Samardzija sharp in A's debut against Blue Jays

    Oakland Tribune "Riding the high-energy input from new starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, the A's completed a four-game sweep of Toronto on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays. And now the fun begins. The A's host the Giants on Monday and Tuesday, then play at San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday...." July 07

  • Blue Jays place All-Star Edwin Encarnacion on 15-day DL

    Bluebird Banter "No surprise here, Edwin Encarnacion has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right quadriceps strain. Please get well quick Edwin. He seems to think the 15 days will be enough, I'm guessing 3 to 4 weeks but it is just a guess Taking his place on the roster is Nolan Reimold. I hope you brought..." July 07

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    EE diagnosed with right quadriceps strain. #BlueJays offer no further details

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    seamus doyle (37-50) @saintseamus

    Source: #BlueJays have claimed OF Nolan Reimold!

  • A's beat Blue Jays 5-1

    Oakland Tribune "Jeff Samardzija arrived at the Coliseum on Saturday night just in time to see the kind of team he was hoping to join strut its usual stuff -- terrific pitching, timely hitting and stellar defense. As Samardzija sat in the dugout meeting new teammates after arriving at the ballpark right before..." July 06

  • 18d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays say EE left game with right quadriceps soreness.

  • Jays’ Bautista calls replay system a ‘joke’ "Infuriated by the latest review challenge to go against his Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista blasted baseball’s replay system as a “joke” incapable of getting calls on the field right that needs to be eliminated. The all-star slugger reached his tipping point in the eighth inning of Saturday’s..." July 06

  • 19d
    Andrew Stoeten @AndrewStoeten

    Jays claim OF Cole Gillespie from the Mariners, DFA Kenny Wilson, per a team release.

  • A's beat Blue Jays 1-0 in 12 innings

    Oakland Tribune "The most improbable thing about the A's 12-inning, 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon was its utter lack of improbability. The A's seem to be built for extra-inning games. They are 53-33 overall. Ten of those wins, or almost 20 percent, have come in overtime, although none..." July 05

  • 19d
    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Blue Jays have scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill & Chase Headley heavily but none are playing well and all overpaid for production #3BSearch

  • 20d
    Ben Badler @BenBadler

    Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jesus Navarro for $200,000. Scouting info at Baseball America:

  • A's prevail over Blue Jays despite protesting game after crazy second-inning play

    Oakland Tribune "Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery. For the A's, they got just what they hoped for in a return home Thursday after their most recent trip concluded with a three-game sweep in Detroit. It helps, of course, that the A's played in front of 32,913 adoring fans and had ace Sonny Gray at..." July 04

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Rasmus isn't in tonight's starting lineup because of a wrist injury. He's getting evaluated this afternoon. #BlueJays