Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • Six-run inning propels Rockies past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies spoiled the return of Troy Tulowitzki to Coors Field, beating the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to one big Carlos Gonzalez swing followed by a six-run rally. This is just the Blue Jays' third trip to Coors Field, where they have played and lost seven games...." June 28

  • Why Stroman's struggles are more mental than physical

    The Score "Marcus Stroman continued to labor through his season-long slump Sunday in a pitching matchup he probably could have learned something from. After all, the young Blue Jays right-hander was facing White Sox ace Chris Sale, the All-Star lefty who’s readjusted himself into the American League’s..." June 27

  • Floyd goes on the DL, Schultz called up

    Bluebird Banter "I had a feeling that Gavin Floyd was going to the DL when he walked off the mound yesterday. Floyd has had enough experience with arm troubles, I'm sure he knows the difference between soreness and a real problem. Shi Davidi tells us it is a shoulder issue. He has tests scheduled for today..." June 26

  • Sale shuts down Blue Jays to record 13th win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale left more admirers in his wake after picking up his major league-leading 13th victory on Sunday. The Chicago White Sox left-hander pitched seven scoreless innings on a sticky afternoon before the Toronto Blue Jays broke a shutout with a pair of eighth inning solo home..." June 26

  • White Sox tie MLB record with 7 HRs in loss

    MLB.com "The White Sox hit seven home runs during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, and made dubious history in the process. Those seven long balls, all amazingly of the solo variety, were not enough to prevent a 10-8 loss. The White Sox matched a single-game club record for..." June 26

  • White Sox hold on for 3-2 win over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It wasn't exactly the way David Robertson drew it up in his mind, while warming up in the bullpen, but the Chicago White Sox's closer will now have a lasting memory of his 19th save of this season. Facing a bases-loaded situation with one out, Robertson worked out of the jam to..." June 25

  • Blue Jays fly past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Toronto Blue Jays gave up seven home runs -- and still won. Manager John Gibbons doubted he'd ever been part of a game like this one. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was satisfied despite the weird results. The Blue Jays allowed seven solo shots but outlasted the Chicago White..." June 25

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to debut with Blue Jays’ rookie ball affiliate

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his U.S. debut Thursday with the Bluefield Blue Jays, a rookie-advanced minor-league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 17-year-old Blue Jays prospect is the son of former MLB star Vladimir Guerrero, who spent 16 big-league seasons with the Montreal..." June 22

  • Bullpen, three homers help Jays beat D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen is sometimes subject to criticism this season, but it heard nothing but praise Wednesday afternoon. After the Blue Jays defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 to end a three-game losing streak, winning pitcher J.A. Happ congratulated the relievers,..." June 22

  • Mariners Acquire Wade LeBlanc

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have acquired southpaw Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays, per an official announcement from Seattle. A player to be named later or cash will head back in return. LeBlanc isn’t going directly onto the 40-man, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). But he is expected to be..." June 22

  • Diamondbacks run winning streak to five

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Marco Estrada accomplished something Tuesday no other pitcher has done, but all he had to show for it was a loss. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two hits before a sore back put him out after six innings. Estrada (5-3) also allowed..." June 21

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Royals looking at Jon Jay

    MLB Daily Dish "When Jon Jay left Sunday’s Nationals-Padres game with a right arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, there were at least three teams taking note of the development. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, suitors are lining up for the San Diego outfielder, who has started with a great..." June 21

  • Bautista out at least 2 more weeks with turf toe

    The Score "Jose Bautista will remain in a walking boot for at least two more weeks after a specialist diagnosed the Toronto Blue Jays slugger with turf toe in his ailing left foot. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Bautista will be re-assessed in a couple weeks, according to Sportsnet's Shi..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Tillman keeps rolling as Orioles outslug Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore ace Chris Tillman put in another workmanlike performance. From there, the Orioles' bats took care of the rest. Tillman picked up his ninth consecutive win and Matt Wieters belted a homer among his career-high-tying four hits as the Orioles cruised past the Toronto..." June 19

  • Blue Jays’ Saunders making legitimate case for being MLB’s most productive hitter

    Sportsnet "This time last year, Michael Saunders’ season had already been over for a month. An unfortunate misstep on a protruding sprinkler head during spring training shredded his knee and left him with a deep bone bruise on his tibial plateau that simply wouldn’t heal. He played all of nine games and..." June 19

  • Bautista to see specialist for more tests on injured toe

    MLB.com "Jose Bautista will travel to Charlotte, N.C., on Monday to undergo further tests on his injured left big toe. After that, the Blue Jays should be able to provide a timetable for his return. Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday afternoon with a hyperextended toe. The Blue Jays..." June 19

  • The Blue Jays will be just fine without Jose Bautista

    SB Nation "The news came down yesterday that José Bautista would be headed to the disabled list after he and the outfield wall at Citizens Bank Park had a sudden and unpleasant meeting. His sprained left big toe is the culprit, and it’ll keep him out of action for two weeks. Normally this would inspire..." June 18

  • Blue Jays activate Tulowitzki from DL

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays have activated shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the 15-day disabled list after being sidelined since May 28 due to a strained right quad. In a counter-move, the club optioned infielder Andy Burns to Triple-A Buffalo. After getting back on track, Tulowitzki suffered a..." June 18

  • Pillar, Encarnacion help Blue Jays rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Edwin Encarnacion has been leading the offensive parade all season for the Toronto Blue Jays. On Thursday night, Kevin Pillar fell in step. Pillar hit two home runs and Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs as the Blue Jays battered the Philadelphia Phillies 13-2...." June 17

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista leaves game after crashing into outfield fence

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista left Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning after crashing into the right field fence while chasing a fly ball. He was diagnosed with “left big toe soreness” and sent for precautionary X-rays. After the game,..." June 17

  • Blue Jays place Jose Bautista on disabled list

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-fielder Jose Bautista on the disabled list Friday. Bautista was diagnosed with left big toe soreness after crashing into the right-field fence while chasing a fly ball in Philadelphia Thursday." June 17

  • Blue Jays sign first-round pick T.J. Zeuch, 23 others

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have officially signed the majority of their 2016 draft picks, including T.J. Zeuch, their first round pick. The Blue Jays have now officially signed nine of their top 11 selections plus 15 late-round picks to lock up 24 total players. They’ve also reached an agreement..." June 17

  • The Blue Jays are stoking another hot debate about keeping pitchers healthy

    SB Nation "Without any supporting evidence, I’ll wager that the Nationals would have handled Stephen Strasburg differently after his Tommy John surgery. They wouldn’t have rushed him back quicker and they wouldn’t have tossed the famous innings limit in the trash. But they might have massaged his return a..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Odor: 'Perhaps he was wrong, and perhaps I was also wrong'

    ESPN "Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been a regular starter in the Texas infield for three seasons, but he didn't become a household name until last month, when he threw the punch heard 'round the world. Odor was suspended for eight games for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista after the Blue Jays..." June 16

  • Estrada, Encarnacion lead Blue Jays over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Toronto Blue Jays' turnaround is complete. So is their arsenal. Marco Estrada ran his personal winning streak to four and Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fifth time in as many games as the Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. Josh Donaldson also..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Donaldson has five RBIs as Blue Jays rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson is a quick study. Facing Zach Eflin, a right-hander who was making his major-league debut on Tuesday afternoon for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman connected for a grand slam, two doubles and five RBIs. Donaldson's outburst and..." June 14

  • Don't look for Blue Jays to be buyers

    Bluebird Banter "The Blue Jays are finally starting to find their groove in the 2016 season, hovering just over .500 as the season wanes into the dog days of summer. If you take a look at last season, the Jays are in an eerily similar situation today. On June 12, 2015, the Jays owned a 32-30 record. Arguably,..." June 14

  • Canadian LHP Scott Diamond set to join Blue Jays’ roster

    Sportsnet "Scott Diamond, who grew up cheering for the Blue Jays in Guelph, Ont., will head to Toronto Monday and join their heavily-taxed pitching staff. An industry source told Sportsnet that the Blue Jays plan to select the contract of Diamond, who has pitched well with triple-A Buffalo since signing a..." June 13

  • Jose Bautista expected to return to Blue Jays’ lineup Monday

    Toronto Star "Jose Bautista sat out his third straight game due to tightness in his hip flexor on Sunday, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says he expects his right fielder to return to the lineup for Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is likely, however that Bautista, who suffered the..." June 13

  • Eickhoff, Phillies blank Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays might have experienced a letdown Monday after winning three of four tense games with the Baltimore Orioles, an American League East rival. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, however, gave the credit to Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff, who pitched six strong..." June 13

  • Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman is confident he can get back on track

    Toronto Star "There is a weird bit of cognitive dissonance in Marcus Stroman’s understanding of his recent struggles. It’s not that he disputes the fact he has pitched poorly. He has seen the numbers — a 7.58 ERA over his last five starts — and he isn’t in denial about the rockets coming off opposing bats of..." June 13

  • Jays edge O's to take series

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jason Grilli said he owes Ezequiel Carrera a steak dinner. Carrera jumped at the fence in right field to catch a drive by Pedro Alvarez with the bases loaded on Sunday. It went for a sacrifice fly but it was not quite enough for the Baltimore Orioles. When Grilli..." June 12

  • Osuna gets bullpen dip from generous fan

    The Score "When your team's closer wants a dip, you gotta toss him your tin, right? Well, as it turns out, one Toronto Blue Jays fan was more than happy to oblige Roberto Osuna when he got a hankering for a lipper Monday night at Comerica Park during his club's series opener against the Detroit Tigers." June 12

  • Orioles’ Wright on Encarnacion: ‘I think we give him too much credit’

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has enjoyed a strong series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend and it appears to have rubbed some in the visitors clubhouse at Rogers Centre the wrong way. “He’s really good but he’s also got holes,” Orioles starter Mike Wright told Eduardo A...." June 12

  • 'Hesitant' Tulo pulled from rehab game

    MLB.com "Troy Tulowitzki's rough start to the 2016 season continued on Friday, with manager John Gibbons updating the status of his injured starting shortstop prior to the Blue Jays' matchup with the Orioles. Tulowitzki has been out since May 27 with soreness in his right quadriceps and had been..." June 11

  • Blue Jays top prospect Alford stretchered off field

    The Score "It was a scary scene in Dunedin for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. The organization's top prospect Anthony Alford was stretchered off the field after a 12th inning collision with shortstop Richard Urena during Class-A Advanced Dunedin's 3-2 loss to St. Lucie. Alford, who was charging in..." June 11

  • Encarnacion's two homers lift Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion is heating up at the plate and no one enjoyed it more Saturday afternoon than J.A. Happ. "It's fun to watch when he gets in that zone where he doesn't miss pitches," the Toronto Blue Jays left-hander said. "And it certainly helps us a bunch, it starts rubbing off..." June 11

  • Stroman vows to be better after latest rough start

    The Score "Marcus Stroman is battling the worst stretch of his young career. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander was tagged for four runs off eight hits in 5 1/3 innings on Thursday, taking a no decision in a 6-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. "Our boys did enough to get a win. I'm extremely frustrated..." June 10

  • Bautista exits early with thigh tightness

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was removed early from Thursday's game against the Baltimore Orioles due to tightness in his right thigh, and is considered day to day. With two outs in the sixth inning, Bautista drew a six-pitch walk from Orioles reliever Dylan Bundy but could be..." June 10

  • Blue Jays draft Craig Biggio's son with 162nd pick

    The Score "Less than 24 hours after taking Dante Bichette's son, Bo, in the second round of the 2016 draft, the Toronto Blue Jays grabbed themselves another progeny, selecting Notre Dame product Cavan Biggio - the son of Hall-of-Famer Craig Biggio - with the 162nd overall pick Friday. " June 10

  • Encarnacion homers in 10th to lift Blue Jays past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion ended an 0-for-19 drought in the most emphatic way Friday night. He lined a 3-2 pitch from Brad Brach to right field for his 13th homer of the season to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore..." June 10

  • Trans Woman Throw Out First Pitch At Toronto Blue Jays Game

    Complex "For the first time, a transgender person has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game. Pride Toronto Board Secretary Rachel Lauren Clark is the first openly trans person to throw out the pitch before a game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The historic pitch took place..." June 10

  • Blue Jays draft RHP T.J. Zeuch 21st overall

    Bluebird Banter "With their 1st round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Blue Jays played right to type in just about every way and selected T.J. Zeuch, a 6'7", 220 pound pitcher from Pitt. They chose a college pitcher with a first round pick for the third straight year and sixth in the last eighth years going all..." June 10

  • Orioles top Blue Jays for fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Whatever it takes, the Baltimore Orioles have been able to deliver it recently. The O's took over the major league lead with two home runs Thursday, including one by Chris Davis to tie the game in the seventh inning. Then all it took in the ninth was a sacrifice fly to push..." June 09

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