Expectation now is that Adam Lind will be ready before Edwin Encarnacion, could start rehab early to mid next week. #BlueJays
Toronto Sun "No new player walked into the Blue Jays clubhouse to be greeted with handshakes and smiles. On trade deadline day the Blue Jays did nadda, zippo, nothing. Later in the day, the Jays showed a measure of energy in their back-and-forth affair against the Houston Astros. Leading the list was..." August 01
Yankees announce they've claimed RHP Esmil Rogers from the Blue Jays and have unconditionally released IF Scott Sizemore.
Sources: Indians have discussed Asdrubal Cabrera with Blue Jays and Giants this week. Not clear if either deal is viable now.
CBSSports.com "Despite missing three key pieces from its lineup, the Blue Jays' main focus remains pitching. Toronto may have to get creative or concentrate on cost-efficient guys, as it isn't believed to be flush with cash at the moment. The Blue Jays have been linked to infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, but..." July 31
Toronto Sun "When Marcus Stroman came to his first major-league training camp last February intent on breaking as one of the Blue Jays’ five starting pitchers, it seemed a bit of a stretch. Not even two years removed from his collegiate career at Duke University, Stroman had not yet pitched above the..." July 30
The Globe and Mail "It is hardly the blockbuster that many fans were hoping for but the Toronto Blue Jays have made a deal in advance of Thursday’s non-waiver Major League Baseball trade deadline. The Blue Jays have sent backup catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks, who were both playing in Triple-A for the..." July 29
Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Braves have scouts at tonight's Bartolo Colon vs A.J. Burnett start. @FOXSports1
Toronto Sun "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..." July 27
Gibbons says Encarnacion had "a little setback" on Florida. Quad "a little tender" for torque of swinging. Gonna "slow him down a hair."
New York Post "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..." July 26
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
#BlueJays again focused on pitching - starting or relief. Believe Lind, Encarnacion, Reimold could be back next week, Lawrie in two weeks.
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 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
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
CBSSports.com "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
Sportsnet.ca "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
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
Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Uthttp://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/20/blue-jays-giants-taking-their-best-shot-at-chase-utley/ley, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he..." July 21
CBSSports.com "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
Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP.
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
MLB.com "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
Sportsnet.ca "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
Janssen unavailable because he lost seven-plus pounds after picking up either a virus or food poisoning, he said.
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
Sources :#BlueJays checked on Alfonso Soriano. Encarnacion, Lind, Lawrie still on DL. Soriano said to be mulling his options.
#BlueJays claim LHP Brad Mills.
MLB.com "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
ESPN.com "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
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
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
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
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
#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
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
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
Adam Lind in walking boot for 5-7 days per #BlueJays. Should be back in games within 2-3 weeks.
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
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
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
CBSSports.com "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
Sportsnet.ca "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
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