Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • Agent: Sandoval mulling offers, nearing pick

    ESPN.com "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23

  • No recent contact between Blue Jays, Sandoval

    Sportsnet.ca "Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos showed interest in Pablo Sandoval earlier in the off-season, but as bidding for the free agent third baseman intensifies, the Blue Jays are remaining on the sidelines. There’s been no contact between the Blue Jays and Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez, in the last 48..." November 23

  • Jose Canseco’s Finger Falling Off Apparently Was Bad Prank

    NESN "Jose Canseco is a prankster. Just not a very good one, apparently. After shooting his middle finger off and having it reattached, the former MLB slugger said it fell off again during a poker tournament. He then expressed interest in selling the detached finger on eBay. It turns out the..." November 21

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Add #BlueJays to long list of clubs pursuing Torii Hunter. Team pursued him two years ago, not especially confident of retaining Melky.

  • Blue Jays' Dioner Navarro seeks trade following Russell Martin signing

    CBSSports.com "Russell Martin is a terrific catcher and leader, but some are wondering about the Blue Jays' choice to sign him since they already had a fine starting catcher. Dioner Navarro, the Blue Jays' returning starter, is one of those people. Navarro and the Blue Jays spoke after the big $82 million..." November 20

  • White Sox interested in OF Melky Cabrera; Mariners, Orioles too

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    In addition to offers by San Francisco and Boston, Pablo Sandoval is expected to receive an offer from the Blue Jays in next 24 hours.

  • Judge threatens Roger Clemens with contempt of court, sanctions in defamation case

    New York Daily News "Roger Clemens could be held in contempt of court and face sanctions for disobeying an order to turn over correspondence involving the disgraced baseball pitcher’s agents and public relations guru to lawyers representing Clemens’ former trainer, a Brooklyn judge said in court papers..." November 19

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix

    CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • Red Sox Claim Juan Francisco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have claimed Juan Francisco off waivers from the Blue Jays, Boston announced today. Francisco, 27, had been noted as a non-tender candidate by MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk, and obviously was headed in that direction given the move by the Jays to expose him to the wire. Francisco is..." November 19

  • Russell Martin makes 2015 Blue Jays most Canadian in franchise history

    Toronto Star "When the Blue Jays formally announced the signing of Canadian catcher Russell Martin on Tuesday morning, they took the unusual step of releasing the news in both official languages. It was presumably a nod to Martin’s Francophone heritage. The 31-year-old was born in Toronto but raised in..." November 19

  • Blue Jays Interested In Jon Lester, Andrew Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "As if signing Russell Martin wasn’t enough, the Blue Jays are also looking to address their rotation and bullpen. Toronto is one of the six teams in the market for southpaw Jon Lester, WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reports. The Jays have also been “very aggressive” in courting Andrew Miller,..." November 18

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Signing of Russell Martin likely takes TOR out of a major deal w/Melky Cabrera. Lose a pick signing Martin, gain 1 if Melky signs elsewhere.

  • Jose Canseco is putting his gun and his severed finger up for sale

    Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Signing of Russell Martin likely takes TOR out of a major deal w/Melky Cabrera. Lose a pick signing Martin, gain 1 if Melky signs elsewhere.

  • 6d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Martin deal with #BlueJays is five years, $82M.

  • Blue Jays sign Russell Martin

    City News "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with Russell Martin, Hall of Fame journalist Peter Gammons reported Monday. The Blue Jays will pay Martin $82 million over five years, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Martin, a free agent, had reportedly been a target of Toronto GM Alex..." November 17

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Blue Jays appear to be in a similar place with Hanley Ramirez: They have established contact but are not actively pursuing him now.

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    Jeff Blair @SNJeffBlair

    Told by source with competing team that Blue Jays "very aggressive" in pursuit of Andrew Miller.

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    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    As previously hinted, the #bluejays have hired Brook Jacoby to be their new hitting coach.

  • Yankees, Blue Jays inquire on Kendrick, but Angels may keep him

    CBSSports.com "The Angels aren't necessarily looking to trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese, but they are getting calls on both of them, and if they can acquire the right pitcher for either, they'd still consider it. The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick, who is believed..." November 14

  • Big-monied Dodgers eye Martin, loom as threat to Cubs, Pirates, Jays

    CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are looking into bringing back top free agent catcher Russell Martin, league sources said, and they certainly have the spending power to become a formidable obstacle to the Cubs or incumbent Pirates. The Jays are a fourth team reportedly in the mix for Martin. Martin is in an..." November 14

  • Jays' Pompey eyes starting CF job

    Toronto Sun "And on a glorious, sunny, postcard afternoon with John Fogarty’s Centerfield blasting Mississauga’s Dalton Pompey trotted out to centre Wednesday afternoon at Cubs Park. This game with the Mesa Solar Sox was his 171st of the season (a year ago he played 115). The Arizona Fall League season..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Jays trade Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays moved to address their longstanding issues at second base by acquiring prospect Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers for centre-fielder Anthony Gose on Wednesday night. Travis, 23, was a 13th-round pick in 2012 and batted .298/.358/.460 with 10 homers and 52 RBI in 100..." November 13

  • Blue Jays reportedly interested in Martin and Martinez

    Toronto Sun "Russell Martin. Victor Martinez. Did Alex Anthopoulos hit the contact list on his phone and it jammed on the letter ‘M’? What’s next? Will the Blue Jays general manager call the Colorado Rockies asking about the availability of Nick Masset or the St. Louis Cardinals about right-hander Justin..." November 12

  • Forget the rumors: History shows Jays not willing to buy free agents

    Fox Sports "Pablo Sandoval, Victor Martinez and Russell Martin have been mentioned in reports as free-agent targets of the Toronto Blue Jays. If recent history is any guide, the Jays won’t land any of them. The Blue Jays mostly have avoided the free-agent market under GM and senior VP of baseball..." November 12

  • Blue Jays, Mariners among teams joining Tigers in V-Mart derby

    CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have joined at least the Mariners and incumbent Tigers in the derby for top free-agent hitter Victor Martinez, who posted an MVP type season at the right time. Toronto is seen as having the greatest needs at second base (or third base) and in the bullpen, though it recently traded..." November 11

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    As expected, Melky Cabrera has officially declined the #BlueJays $15.3 million qualifying offer.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, plans to meet with #BlueJays, #SFGiants, #RedSox, #WhiteSox in Phoenix.

  • Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls” to Angels about Howie Kendrick

    Hardball Talk "Last week Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported that the Angels were likely to shop second baseman Howie Kendrick and now Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada writes that the Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls on his availability this year.” Kendrick hit .293 with seven homers and a..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Blue Jays to play pre-season games in Montreal

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays are hoping for another home run in Montreal. The Blue Jays will face the Cincinnati Reds in a pair of pre-season games April 3-4 at Olympic Stadium. A two-game series against the New York Mets last March drew more than 96,000 fans to the Big O." November 05

  • Blue Jays willing to wait for Melky Cabrera

    Toronto Star "Starting Tuesday Melky Cabrera will begin to find out what he’s really worth and the Blue Jays will have a better idea of whether they can hang on in the bidding for the free-agent outfielder’s services. Although Major League Baseball’s free agency technically opened at the conclusion of the..." November 04

  • J.A. Happ drawing trade interest

    MLB Daily Dish "Just a few days after the Blue Jays picked up their $6.7 million club option on LHP J.A. Happ, opposing teams have contacted the Toronto about a possible trade for the left-hander, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Happ's recently exercised option is the only remaining club option in his..." November 04

  • Jays answer key questions as off-season opens

    Sportsnet.ca "Baseball’s free agency period opened at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and the Toronto Blue Jays entered the crucial juncture having set themselves up internally on multiple fronts. While the weekend’s trade of Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers helped create some flexibility for general manager Alex..." November 04

  • Lind deal one piece of a developing puzzle

    Sportsnet.ca "To understand why the Toronto Blue Jays sent Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers for Marco Estrada, you have to sift through the layers of machinations that led to the trade. Yes, in large measure, it’s about money, with GM Alex Anthopoulos looking to reallocate the $7.5 million due to the..." November 02

  • J.A. Happ “generating lots of” trade interest

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays sent first baseman Adam Lind to the Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, clearing up some payroll space and adding depth to their starting pitching staff. Now the Jays may deal from that pitching depth to fill another area of need. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports..." November 02

  • Blue Jays, Cabrera far apart in negotiations

    Sportsnet.ca "Melky Cabrera appears destined for the open market after Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos hinted Saturday about a significant difference of opinion on a price for the free-agent outfielder. The Blue Jays, as expected, extended Cabrera a $15.3-million qualifying offer to ensure..." November 02

  • Blue Jays trade Adam Lind to Brewers

    Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays have traded veteran first baseman Adam Lind to the Mikeaukee Brewers for right-hander Marco Estrada. The Jays exercised their $7.5-million option on their 2004 third-round pick before dealing Lind on Saturday. Estrada, 31, a seven-year veteran, was 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA last..." November 02

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Melky gets qualifying offer per #BlueJays. Expect him to decline it by November 10 deadline.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    the jays will exercise j.a. happ's $6.7M club option

  • Blue Jays sign Jeff Francis to a minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays have signed veteran pitcher Jeff Francis to a minor league deal, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Francis, who turns 34 in January, was well-traveled in 2014, spending time with the Reds, Athletics, and Yankees,..." November 01

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Source: #BlueJays exercise Adam Lind's option

  • 24d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Royals trade RHP Liam Hendriks to #BlueJays. Return expected to be a catcher.

  • Mariners Smoak claimed on waivers by Toronto

    The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak’s time with the Mariners ran out Tuesday after four-plus disappointing seasons when he was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The move comes a few days before the Mariners were expected to exercise a $150,000 buyout on a $3.65 million option on Smoak for..." October 28

  • Will Jays shop Mark Buehrle?

    ESPN.com "The Toronto Blue Jays are willing to shop Mark Buehrle this winter, but the lefthander’s $19 million contract for 2015 “will likely be a deterrent unless the club is willing to assume part of it,” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is seeking more financial..." October 27

  • Blue Jays, hopeful to re-sign improved Melky, begin contract talks

    CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Toronto is very interested in bringing back Cabrera, and is said to be willing to offer at least a three-year deal following Cabrera's fine 2014 season in Toronto. Talks are seen as preliminary thus far, but..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Blue Jays' Adam Lind attracting plenty of interest

    Toronto Sun "he fact that Adam Lind had the highest batting average in the game amongst left-handed hitters has not been overlooked. The Blue Jays first baseman/DH hit .354 (91-for-257) with six homers, 40 RBIs and a .942 OPS. His average was 13 points higher than Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin..." October 22

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