Blue Jays Rumors & News

  • 9h
    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Jose Reyes played in an extended ST game yest, Gibby said. He'll play for Dunedin today & tomorrow, rejoin #bluejays Friday, barring setback

  • 1d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays infielder Maicer Izturis expected to miss 4-6 months with ligament tear in knee. Will get second opinion before surgery set.

  • Mark Buehrle, bats power Blue Jays past Orioles

    Toronto Star "Long bombs bursting in air. Slumps turned inside out. Breathtaking defensive plays in the field. “We won it with force,” boasted Brett Lawrie, who did indeed have much to swagger about for the part he played in an 11-3 trouncing of the Orioles. And look here, an absurdly miniscule 0.86 ERA..." April 14

  • Maicer Izturis leaves Blue Jays game with knee sprain

    Fansided "Maicer Izturis didn’t even get to take an official at-bat. In the bottom of the first inning, Izturis left the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. Replacing him at second base was Ryan Goins and Jonathan Diaz came into the game to play shortstop." April 13

  • Orioles continue to cut it close with win over Blue Jays

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have only scored two runs in 21 innings against the Blue Jays, but Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Oriole Park had the heady feel of one of those extra-inning wins that made 2012 such a magical year and the O’s still have a chance to win the series if they can muster some offense..." April 13

  • 3d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Both Reyes, who ran bases today, and Janssen, who threw bullpen session, say they think they're ready for rehab assignment (likely Dunedin)

  • 3d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Casey Janssen threw a bullpen session, really aired it out for first time, felt good after. If he feels fine tomorrow will head out on rehab

  • McGowan throws scoreless outing in Blue Jays win over Orioles

    Toronto Sun "Dustin McGowan has conquered a few obstacles in his career. Eight trips to the disabled list. Three surgeries. Countless trips to the doctor. Magazines he read in 2011 had reflective stories on the same people and subjects he read about in 2004 waiting for his appointments. He was..." April 12

  • Blue Jays find challenge challenging

    Toronto Sun "The day after the no-play replay where the Blue Jays missed out on an opportunity to challenge the out call given Ryan Goins after the first-base ump said he was picked off, the Blue Jays remain in the dark. The incident occurred in the sixth inning Wednesday, and it turned out to be no big..." April 11

  • Astros avert series sweep with win over Blue Jays in finale

    Houston Chronicle "Jeff Luhnow didn’t color the offense with empty praise. “Underperforming, for sure,” the Astros general manager said Thursday afternoon. “I think we’ve got a couple guys in the lineup that haven’t got going yet. (Marc) Krauss, (Robbie) Grossman had great springs and we were counting for them to..." April 11

  • Brandon Morrow's 'A' game propels Blue Jays to victory

    Toronto Sun "Brandon Morrow brought his ‘A’ game. For the most part, the Houston Astros were overmatched. End of story. It was the second start of the season for Morrow, his first one against the Tampa Bay Rays last week a bit on the dull side as, in that contest, he allowed four runs on seven hits..." April 10

  • 6d
    Blue Jays-Official @BlueJays

    The @BlueJays have recalled RHP NEIL WAGNER from @BuffaloBisons (AAA) and have optioned RHP MARCUS WALDEN to the Bisons roster.

  • Navarro's all-around play lifts Blue Jays over Astros

    Toronto Sun "Dioner Navarro was like the eye of the hurricane on Tuesday night. Navarro was at the centre of all things meaningful in the Blue Jays 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros. At the plate the Jays catcher drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and in the eighth he made the tag on a play that..." April 09

  • Yankees, Sabathia beat Jays 6-4

    New York Post "When you reside in the AL East, splitting six games to start the season on the road and losing your starting first baseman to the disabled list isn’t something to get stoked about. Yet, when the Yankees’ six-game trip — which started with two defeats — is analyzed deeper than just the math, it..." April 07

  • Dickey tosses gem as Blue Jays shut out Yankees

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays rode a gem thrown by starting pitcher R.A. Dickey to a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. The knuckleballer went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and one walk while striking out six for his first win of the season. The..." April 06

  • 10d
    Arden Zwelling @ArdenZwelling

    J.A. Happ will pitch a rehab game in Dunedin tonight -- aiming to throw 70-some pitches #BlueJays

  • 10d
    David Lennon @DPLennon

    Jose Reyes already taking grounders at SS this morning so hamstring issue that has him on DL must be minor. #bluejays

  • 10d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays announce they have designated Jeremy Jeffress for assignment. Corresponding move to follow.

  • Tanaka guides Yankees to win over Blue Jays

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka was a hit after the nerves stopped jangling throughout his body. Jacoby Ellsbury displayed the type of talent the Yankees believed was worth a very high price tag. And Yangervis Solarte continued to make the Yankees look good for keeping him over Eduardo Nunez. Yet, the Yankees’..." April 05

  • Archer, Longo lead Rays to 7-2 win over Jays

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon made three lineups before his team took the field Thursday night in the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays. To say the third one was the charm would be too easy. Besides, Chris Archer was the starting pitcher in all three lineups and he did more than..." April 04

  • Buehrle's four-hitter propels Jays to win in Tampa

    Toronto Sun "Back in July of 2009, Mark Buehrle twirled a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Last night he made do with blanking the Rays on four hits over 8.2 innings. The veteran left-hander came within a whisker of a complete-game shutout but third baseman Brett Lawrie couldn’t squeeze a bullet..." April 03

  • Blue Jays sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Hector Gomez of sports radio program ZDeportes in the Dominican Republic reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent corner infielder Juan Francisco. Francisco has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. The 26-year-old was released by the Brewers at..." April 02

  • Opening-day loser Jays money in Game 2 win over Rays

    Toronto Sun "Well, the joke’s on the Rays. The Blue Jays may have played like dopes in the season opener on the last day of March but April 1, no fools were found, they were money. In Monday’s depressing 9-2 pounding the Jays couldn’t pitch, hit in the clutch and they threw the ball around in a clownish..." April 02

  • 14d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Mild inflammation for Reyes . Compared it to 2011 when he missed 29 games. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays place Jose Reyes on disabled list

    Bluebird Banter "So much for Opening Day optimism and starting fresh. Realism slapped Blue Jays fans in the face even before the end of the first inning in the first game of the 2014 when Toronto starting shortstop Jose Reyes was pulled from the game after his first at bat. Later, it was revealed that Reyes was..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Rays open season by beating Blue Jays, 9-2

    Tampa Tribune "What went wrong Monday for the Rays? Well, three pitchers combined to strike out only nine Toronto Blue Jays, so no free pizza for the fans who filled Tropicana Field. Being picky, sure, and that’s because the Rays opened a season filled with so much promise with a 9-2 victory against a..." April 01

  • 15d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    #BlueJays Opening Day lineup: Reyes SS, Cabrera LF, Bautista RF, Encarnacion 1B, Navarro DH, Lawrie 3B, Rasmus CF, Izturis 2B, Thole C.

  • John Gibbons, Kirk Gibson top Ken Rosenthal’s ‘Hot Seat’ list of MLB managers already in trouble

    Fox Sports "Can a computer warm the hot seat? No, I'm serious. Computers run almost everything in baseball these days. Managers use data when forming lineups. Pitchers use data when attacking hitters. Teams use data when positioning defenders. How long before a computer tells a team when to fire its..." March 31

  • Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen on DL with lower back strain "Bad news for the Blue Jays bullpen, as closer Casey Janssen will open the 2014 regular season on the disabled list with a lower back/abdominal strain (source: Mike Wilner via Twitter). The Jays made the move retroactive to March 29 and called up catcher Erik Kratz to take Janssen's spot on the..." March 30

  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos open to extending veteran players

    Hardball Talk "In a Q&A with Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he would consider further extending veterans Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Reyes. In doing so, Anthopoulos cited veterans Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz as examples of older players being very..." March 29

  • Baseball fan in critical condition after falling from stands at Olympic Stadium during Blue Jays-Mets game

    Montreal Gazette "An unidentified man is in critical condition in a Montreal hospital after he fell from the stands at Olympic Stadium at a pre-season baseball game late Friday night, with Montreal police saying "we do fear for his life at this time." According to a release, the man, in his 40s, fell while..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • 20d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Reyes remains day to day with tight hamstring. Not expected to play tomorrow, possibly will start at DH on Friday in Montreal. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays' Dustin McGowan closes in on starter spot

    Toronto Sun "If it was a horse race, they’d be holding an inquiry. Rounding the final turn and heading into the stretch, Dustin McGowan has come from way off the pace to take the lead in the race for the rotation at 100-1 odds. Those that would have bet on McGowan at the start of spring training are few,..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • 20d
    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Encarnacion exiting the game after getting plunked. I didn't see where he got hit, but he walked off on his own.

  • Reyes day to day with mild hamstring strain "Results of an MRI exam on Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes' tight left hamstring revealed a mild strain on Monday afternoon, leading the club to consider him day to day. Reyes was removed from Saturday's game after the third inning because of soreness in his left leg. He hit a ground ball to..." March 25

  • 22d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Reyes will have an MRI later today on his left hamstring. #BlueJays

  • 23d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Reyes is out of the lineup today as expected. Gibbons says he's day to day with the tight left hamstring. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays bullpen looks solid

    Toronto Sun "The rotation may be in a bit of a shambles right now but the core of the bullpen still looks solid. On a day when J.A. Happ was all over the place, the likes of Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup and Steve Delabar were solid. Coupled with closer Casey Janssen, who will make his spring..." March 20

  • 26d
    Alex Seixeiro @alexfan590

    #Bluejays news. Luis Perez has been released as OF Matt Tuiasosopo has been claimed from Arizona.

  • Big learning curve for Blue Jays' Kratz catching Dickey

    Toronto Sun "Erik Kratz’ hair is thinning, which is a good thing. If he had a thick head of hair he’d be pulling it out in clumps. Kratz appears to be in the driver’s seat as the Blue Jays No. 2 catcher, squatting behind Dioner Navarro in the pecking order. When it comes to catching R.A. Dickey’s..." March 16

  • Jays option Drabek, Jenkins, Nolin to Buffalo "The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned pitchers Kyle Drabek, Chad Jenkins and Sean Nolin to triple-A Buffalo. Drabek, 26, gave up eight runs on 10 hits in eight innings this spring for an earned-run average of 9.00 in four outings. "He’s not going to make the team," manager John Gibbons said..." March 16

  • Healthy Morrow hopes to help Blue Jays

    Toronto Sun "Brandon Morrow has no hesitation in attempting to become ‘Da Man’. Whenever talk turns to the rotation — which is every day at this camp — the Jays deep thinkers, whether it’s manager John Gibbons or general manager Alex Anthopoulos, go on about how they expect big things from..." March 14

  • Twins enter fray, but Jays and Orioles may still lead the Ervin derby "The Minnesota Twins made a recent try for top free agent starter Ervin Santana, who has fielded offers from the Orioles and Jays as he seeks to make a deal in time to get to spring training and begin the season with his new team. The Twins made a three-year offer to Santana, according to a..." March 10

  • Blue Jays close to one-year, $14 million deal with Ervin Santana

    Hardball Talk "It’s apparently not a deal done yet. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes hears that Santana will sign with the Blue Jays if he doesn’t receive a better offer by 5 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays and Santana are working toward a deal, but an agreement is not in..." March 09

  • 38d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    As @MattEddyBA first reported, #BlueJays sign RHP Radhames Liz to minor-lg deal. Led Korean lg in Ks. Will rehab knee injury til mid-season

  • BAL, SEA, COL, TEX, TOR in on E. Santana "Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana's agents remain in contact with the newly aggressive Orioles and at least four more teams as Santana continues to work out in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- not far from 15 different spring camps -- and also to maintain his resolve, say people close to him. Santana, a..." March 08