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  • • Jays option left-hander Thomas Pannone to Triple A among three moves
    The Toronto Blue Jays made three roster moves Thursday, announcing that left-hander Thomas Pannone, right-hander Jacob Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal have been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Pannone has become a familiar face in Toronto over the past two seasons, tossing 116 innings of 5.43 ERA ball with a 2.13 K/BB rate and 7.6 K/9. The lefty has started 13 of his 49 career major-league...2020
  • • Jays GM floats 7-inning twinbills to cram season
    Seven-inning doubleheaders could be a way for big league teams to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins suggests....2020
  • • Blue Jays president thinks teams will need another month of spring training
    We don’t know when the MLB season will start due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it may take even longer than some other sports for one specific reason. Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said he expects teams will need four weeks for players to get back into shape due to the lack of organized activity right now. “Knowing that so many players are not even having any access to throwing at al...2020
  • • Panik added to major league roster by Blue Jays
    Second baseman Joe Panik was added to the 40-man major league roster by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday....2020
  • • 2019-20 Offseason In Review Series
    MLBTR has begun its annual Offseason In Review series, looking at what all 30 teams did (or didn’t do) this winter.  We’ll have an entry for every team published within the coming days and weeks, so keep this post bookmarked to check on when your favorite team has been covered. AL West Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers AL Central Chicago White Sox C...2020
  • • Ex-Astros pitcher Ken Giles offers to return World Series ring
    It seems increasingly unlikely that Major League Baseball will take further action against the Houston Astros, but one member of the 2017 title-winning team is willing to play his part in stripping the team of the championship. Ken Giles, a reliever on the 2017 team, said he would return his World Series ring if asked in light of the team’s cheating scandal. “It just hurts,” Giles said, via Rosie ...2020
  • • Watch: Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm steals third, takes base with him
    Miami Marlins prospect Jazz Chisholm wanted to make a strong impression on his coaches in his first spring training game. He made sure no one watching Saturday’s game would forget him, swiping third base and nearly stealing the actual base itself. Chisholm, a 22-year-old infield prospect, lined a single in the eighth inning in the eighth inning. After advancing to second on a fielder’s choice, Chi...2020
  • • Blue Jays honor late Tony Fernandez with black armbands
    The Toronto Blue Jays are remembering the late former shortstop Tony Fernandez with a nice gesture for their spring training opener. The Blue Jays are wearing black armbands on Saturday against the New York Yankees in honor of Fernandez, who died last week due to complications from kidney disease. We don’t know if the Blue Jays will wear these through spring or into the regular season, but it’s a ...2020
  • • Watch: Blue Jays’ Alford steals second, third and home vs. Yankees
    Spring training is a chance for young MLB players to put their skills on display and that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford did. During Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees, Alford showed off his speed by stealing second base, third base and home in a matter of moments. The 25-year-old started the seventh inning with a leadoff single, then quickly looked to take ad...2020
  • • Former Blue Jays SS Fernandez dies at 57
    Former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez has died from complications from kidney disease. He was 57....2020

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  • • Blue Jays’ Randal Grichuk wants Astros stripped of 2017 title
    There seems to be a growing consensus among some MLB players that the Houston Astros weren’t punished harshly enough for their 2017 electronic sign-stealing operation. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk wasn’t even on a team that was hurt by the Astros cheating, having played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017. Still, on Saturday, he publicly called for the Astros to be stripped of their...2020
  • • Report: Blue Jays, Red Sox have discussed trade for left-hander David Price
    The Boston Red Sox are aiming to dump some salary this offseason, which could lead to one player returning to a team where he had a brief, but memorable tenure. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Red Sox have engaged in talks with the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential trade for pitcher David Price. The Red Sox are also discussing Price with other teams, and Boston would likely have ...2019
  • • Blue Jays sign Japanese star pitcher Shun Yamaguchi
    The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their rotation on Tuesday, reportedly signing Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a two-year contract, per Sportsnet’s She Davidi. The 32-year-old will reportedly sign with Toronto after spending the last 14 seasons pitching in Japan. He’s coming off a 2019 season that saw him record a 2.78 ERA with 194 strikeouts and a 16-4 record across 28 games. He began his profe...2019
  • • Blue Jays reportedly 'checked in' on Michael Pineda
    In an offseason that already saw the Toronto Blue Jays acquire one starting pitcher, the team is reportedly now looking at free-agent starter Michael Pineda as another upgrade to the rotation. According to The Sports Network’s Scott Mitchell, Toronto checked in on the 6-foot-7 righty and could view him as an option in a market deep with starting pitchers. While Pineda is coming off a 60-game PED s...2019
  • • Bold MLB predictions for the month of May
    It feels like baseball fans were enjoying Opening Day just yesterday. Now the first month of the 2019 season is coming to a close. The opening month certainly didn’t fall short. It delivered plenty of headlines, incredible moments and some unbelievable starts. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is on a historical pace out of the gate. Meanwhile, the reigning World Series champs find the...2019
  • • Blue Jays finally call up Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    The Toronto Blue Jays have finally bit the bullet and called up the game’s top overall prospect, infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The Blue Jays confirmed the report on Twitter: Most expected the generational talent to break camp with the Jays. However, the organization pushed back against that idea with the belief that he needed more seasoning in the minors. An injury also delayed this process. Gue...2019
  • • Vlad Guerrero Jr. crushes third home run as Blue Jays continue waffling
    The only thing that’s held Vlad Guerrero Jr. back this year has been an oblique injury … and the Toronto Blue Jays who have yet to call him up. Still in the minors playing for Triple-A Buffalo, Guerrero has been raking the ball. And on Wednesday, he blasted an opposite-field home run — his third in eight games with Bisons. Guerrero is now slashing .379/.438/.724 with Buffalo and appears to be ramp...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. not being called up as early as previously reported
    Toronto Blue Jays fans are anxiously awaiting the day that the team finally calls up young slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr., but they are going to have to wait a little longer than was reported last week. Dominican journalist Hector Gomez was told that the Blue Jays were planning to have Guerrero make his MLB debut against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, but Bob Nightengale of USA Today says tha...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won't be promoted to Blue Jays just yet
    Just when we thought it was safe to celebrate the arrival of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the big leagues, the Toronto Blue Jays pulled the rug out from under us. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reported Monday that the Blue Jays will not be promoting Guerrero to the majors on Tuesday, as many expected. The 20-year-old Guerrero has been crushing the ball the past couple of years in the minors and ...2019
  • • Matt Shoemaker likely to miss at least one start with knee injury
    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. Shoemaker sprained his knee Saturday while executing a rundown and underwent an MRI. While the results of that are not in yet, the expectation is that he will land on the injured list and miss at least a start. Shoemaker has been plagued by awful injury luck, including an extremely frightening incident ...2019

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Toronto Blue Jays trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Ex-Astros pitcher Ken Giles offers to return World Series ring
    It seems increasingly unlikely that Major League Baseball will take further action against the Houston Astros, but one member of the 2017 title-winning team is willing to play his part in stripping the team of the championship. Ken Giles, a reliever on the 2017 team, said he would return his World Series ring if asked in light of the team’s cheating scandal. “It just hurts,” Giles said, via Rosie ...2020
  • • Blue Jays honor late Tony Fernandez with black armbands
    The Toronto Blue Jays are remembering the late former shortstop Tony Fernandez with a nice gesture for their spring training opener. The Blue Jays are wearing black armbands on Saturday against the New York Yankees in honor of Fernandez, who died last week due to complications from kidney disease. We don’t know if the Blue Jays will wear these through spring or into the regular season, but it’s a ...2020
  • • Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger files lawsuit against Astros over cheating scandal
    The ramifications of the Houston Astros’ illegal sign stealing in 2017 are now headed for the legal system. Former MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger, who was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017, filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. He accuses the Astros of unfair business practices, negligence and intentional interference with contractual and economic relations. Bolsinger ...2020
  • • Blue Jays offered Gerrit Cole $300 million?
    Gerrit Cole signed a record-breaking deal with the New York Yankees, but he may have had a similarly massive offer from another AL East team. Appearing Tuesday on SportsNet 590 The FAN, Toronto journalist Joey Vendetta said that the Toronto Blue Jays offered the righty $300 million. “I heard from a reliable source, a very reliable source, someone that knows the front office, that’s involved in the...2019
  • • Hyun-Jin Ryu agrees to four-year deal with Blue Jays
    Hyun-Jin Ryu is heading north. Jeff Passan of ESPN reported on Sunday that the veteran lefty has agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 32-year-old Ryu, the top pitcher left on the free-agent market, went 14-5 last season with a league-best 2.32 ERA for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His stellar campaign earned him National League All-Star honors and a second-place finis...2019
  • • Report: Blue Jays, Red Sox have discussed trade for left-hander David Price
    The Boston Red Sox are aiming to dump some salary this offseason, which could lead to one player returning to a team where he had a brief, but memorable tenure. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Red Sox have engaged in talks with the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential trade for pitcher David Price. The Red Sox are also discussing Price with other teams, and Boston would likely have ...2019
  • • Blue Jays sign Japanese star pitcher Shun Yamaguchi
    The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their rotation on Tuesday, reportedly signing Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a two-year contract, per Sportsnet’s She Davidi. The 32-year-old will reportedly sign with Toronto after spending the last 14 seasons pitching in Japan. He’s coming off a 2019 season that saw him record a 2.78 ERA with 194 strikeouts and a 16-4 record across 28 games. He began his profe...2019
  • • Bass, Blue Jays agree to $1.5M, 1-year deal
    Right-hander Anthony Bass and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract Monday that avoided salary arbitration....2019
  • • The 10 worst MLB players so far in 2019
    A lot can happen in six months, which is why we try to not jump to conclusions about MLB player and team results with just one month in the books. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a good look at what transpired on the diamond, though. After spotlighting the best hitters and starting pitchers from March and April, we’re doing the same for those guys on the opposite end of the spectrum. Once agai...2019
  • • Report: Blue Jays looking to trade star players
    The Toronto Blue Jays have shown a willingness to trade this season. And according to a report, more big names may soon be moved, as well. Speaking on the MLB Network, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic noted that with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. called up and Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio lingering in the minors, Toronto is looking to get younger. To that end, veterans like Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and ...2019

Toronto Blue Jays stats

  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s minor league stats are nearly identical to his father’s
    Vladmir Guerrero Jr. has drawn natural comparisons to his father, but those comparisons have to do with a lot more than the mere fact that the Toronto Blue Jays prospect is the son of a Hall of Famer. Simply put, the numbers tell the story. Guerrero Jr. now has the same amount of minor league at-bats that his father, Vladimir Guerrero, had before making his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos. The s...2019
  • • Twins credit Nicolas Cage for 3B Eduardo Escobar’s hot streak
    The Minensota Twins are crediting the Wicker Man himself for third baseman Eduardo Escobar’s recent hot streak.During a recent trip to Puerto Rico for a series against the Cleveland Indians, Escobar ran into actor Nicolas Cage in San Juan and got a picture with him. Coincidentally or not, Escobar has been on an absolute tear at the plate since the photo was taken. On Monday, the Twins implied that...2018
  • • Aaron Boone not giving Sonny Gray personal catcher
    Aaron Boone is not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher anymore.The New York Yankees manager has Gary Sanchez set to catch Gray for Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays rather than Austin Romine, who has caught Gray for many of his starts.Boone told reporters on Friday that Gray and Sanchez need to find success together. Gray has made three starts on the season. He has a 3.60 ERA in two sta...2018
  • • Toronto Blue Jays offseason rumors: second base edition
    The Toronto Blue Jays have a massive hole at second base, and there are some options for them to fill that hole via free agency and trades. There are players available for the Jays such as Ian Kinsler, Brandon Phillips, and Neil Walker. All of these guys could make a major impact for the Jays, and probably will be relatively cheap. Ian Kinsler is one of the most highly regarded second baseman in t...2017
  • • Why the Toronto Blue Jays already cut ties with Nori Aoki
    Less than a month after being acquired from the Houston Astros for Francisco Liriano, Nori Aoki has already been designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays. While his addition to the Jays’ roster was initially viewed as a way to save money on Liriano’s remaining salary, it is surprising that Toronto has already departed with the 35-year-old just 12 games into his Blue Jays stint. Aoki hit ...2017

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  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sets trading card record
    Vladimir Guerrero made his mark on the trading card market as well as Major League Baseball during his debut weekend. Guerrero, MLB’s No. 1 prospect, was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays and made his big league debut on Friday. He was 1-for-4 with a double in his first game and recorded one hit in each game of Toronto’s three-game series versus the Oakland A’s. On Monday, the baseball world was ...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Sr. shares moving post about son's impending MLB debut
    Vladimir Guerrero Sr. shared a moving post on Twitter Wednesday about his son’s impending MLB debut. Word emerged earlier in the day that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would be getting the call up by the Toronto Blue Jays for Friday. In response to the news, the elder Guerrero shared a tweet that included a photo of when his son was a little boy. Vlad made his MLB debut in 1996 with the Montreal Expos. No...2019
  • • 10 best present-day second-generation MLB stars
    MLB history is filled with tremendous second-generation stars. Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. followed their All-Star fathers to stardom and surpassed the accomplishments of their elders. They are far from alone. The current crop of players has its fair share of players who are also following in their fathers' footsteps. The Toronto Blue Jays seem to have a real eye for it. Three of their top pro...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. not being called up as early as previously reported
    2019
  • • Report: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make MLB debut Tuesday
    The Toronto Blue Jays have apparently decided on a date for when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make his MLB debut. Dominican journalist Hector Gomez reports that the Blue Jays are planning to call Guerrero up in the coming days and have him make his MLB debut against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. Guerrero has once again been smashing the ball in the minors this season. He’s hitting .344 with t...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s minor league stats are nearly identical to his father’s
    2019
  • • New Yankee Gio Gonzalez has great take on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    Recently signed by the New York Yankees, veteran starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez is tuning up his game down at Triple-A. The former All-Star has posted a 2-1 record with a 6.00 ERA in three starts for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had the pleasure of going up against top Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and his Triple-A team this past weekend. Having faced Vlad’s father, a tremendous hit...2019
  • • Giants GM, outfielder Kevin Pillar have some Dodgers gear to burn
    The Toronto Blue Jays are in full-on tear-down mode, and the San Francisco Giants were happy to take advantage of that by acquiring outfielder Kevin Pillar in a trade. The Giants traded Alen Hanson, Derek Law and Juan De Paula to Toronto on Tuesday for Pillar. Pillar is from Los Angeles and a longtime Dodgers fan, so he’s having a hard time getting his friends and family to root for him since he’s...2019
  • • Rogers Centre nearly empty Monday as Blue Jays host Orioles
    The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Baltimore Orioles Monday night at Rogers Centre for the first game of a three-game series, and the dearth of fans in attendance made for a startling scene. Attendance for Monday’s AL East showdown was reported as 10,460, making it the least-attended Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre in nine years, as noted by MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm. Fans, reporters and the like sh...2019
  • • Mike Mussina will also enter Hall of Fame with no logo on cap
    Two members of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be entering Cooperstown without a logo on their cap. Brandy Halladay, the wife of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, said at a news conference on Wednesday that her late husband will not be featured in the Hall of Fame wearing the cap of either franchise he played for during his career. On Friday, fellow...2019

Top Toronto Blue Jays news

  • • Former Blue Jays SS Fernandez dies at 57
    2020
  • • Jays GM floats 7-inning twinbills to cram season
    2020
  • • Panik added to major league roster by Blue Jays
    2020
  • • Rogers Communications Considering Sale Of Blue Jays
    Rogers Communications, the Canadian telecommunications company that owns the Toronto Blue Jays, is considering a possible sale of the team, as Natalie Wong of Bloomberg writes. At this point, it seems the potential move is merely in the conceptual stage. Rogers CFO Tony Staffieri suggests that the entity is pondering the sale in order to…...2017
  • • Jays acquire '16 All-Star Diaz from Cardinals
    Aledmys Diaz, an All-Star as a breakout rookie for the Cardinals in 2016, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman....2017
  • • Jays reportedly reach deal with reliever Oh
    The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Seung-Hwan Oh....2018
  • • Blue Jays sign lefty Garcia to 1-year contract
    The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent LHP JAIME GARCIA to a one-year contract (US $8,000,000) with a club option for the 2019 season....2018
  • • Blue Jays offered Gerrit Cole $300 million?
    2019
  • • Report: Jays, Granderson agree to 1-year deal
    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Curtis Granderson is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays on a one-year, $5 million deal, according to a report by The Athletic....2018
  • • Former MLB All-Star Roy Halladay dies in plane crash
    Roy Halladay — who won Cy Young Awards as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies — died on Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office in West Central Florida shared the tragic news on Tuesday. Halladay pitched for the Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and the Phillies from 2010-2013. He won the 2003 American League Cy Young and the 201...2017

Toronto Blue Jays schedule, game

  • • Blue Jays president thinks teams will need another month of spring training
    2020
  • • Ex-Astros pitcher Ken Giles offers to return World Series ring
    2020
  • • Watch: Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm steals third, takes base with him
    2020
  • • Blue Jays honor late Tony Fernandez with black armbands
    2020
  • • Watch: Blue Jays’ Alford steals second, third and home vs. Yankees
    2020
  • • Blue Jays reportedly 'checked in' on Michael Pineda
    2019
  • • The 10 worst MLB players so far in 2019
    2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sets trading card record
    2019
  • • Watch: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. launches HR during first BP
    The day is finally here. After calling up top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Toronto Blue Jays new star is just hours away from making his MLB debut. Before the game, Guerrero Jr. took the field and let everyone see his massive power during his first batting practice with the MLB club. Needless to say, the 20-year-old third baseman left quite the impression on those in attendance. From the mo...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. not being called up as early as previously reported
    2019

Toronto Blue Jays rumors, scandals

  • • Ex-Astros pitcher Ken Giles offers to return World Series ring
    2020
  • • Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger files lawsuit against Astros over cheating scandal
    2020
  • • Blue Jays’ Randal Grichuk wants Astros stripped of 2017 title
    2020
  • • Blue Jays to name Shane Farrell as amateur scouting director
    The Toronto Blue Jays are set to name Shane Farrell as their new amateur scouting director, according to Robert Murray (via Twitter), previously of The Athletic. Farrell has been the West Coast cross-checker for the Chicago Cubs. Chicago and Toronto are undergoing behind-the-scenes makeovers this offseason, to varying degrees. Toronto is in need of new blood due to the departure of Ben Cherington ...2019
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sets trading card record
    2019
  • • Red Sox fans already booing defending champs
    Boston Red Sox fans have not been accustomed to their team losing a lot in recent seasons. Fresh off another World Series title, that’s been the case during the early stages of the 2019 season. Boston entered Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park with the second-worst record in the American League at 3-9. Of Boston’s five regular starting pitchers, not a single one boa...2019
  • • Report: Padres in talks to acquire pitcher Marcus Stroman from Jays
    The San Diego Padres are reportedly in talks to acquire pitcher Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Padres’ discussions with Toronto are serious, and Stroman is the target. San Diego has a deep pool of prospects to deal from, though the Blue Jays likely won’t nab any of the top names from the Padres' system. Morosi believes pitching prospects Michel B...2018
  • • Blue Jays release Troy Tulowitzki with $38 million left on contract
    In one of the most shocking moves of the MLB offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that they are releasing veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki was at one point considered one of the best infielders in baseball, but heel injuries forced him to miss the entire 2018 season. He appeared in just 66 games in 2017 because of an ankle injury, batting .249 with a .678 OPS. Still, ...2018
  • • Scientist names beetle after slugger Bautista
    Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around....2018
  • • Caleb Joseph on Orioles amid disastrous season: 'We suck'
    Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph did not hold back by any stretch when weighing in recently on a season that has been an utter and unmitigated disaster, saying, “We suck,” among other harsh criticisms.The Orioles entered Monday’s action with the worst record in the majors by a wide margin. With the day’s 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles (43-107) tied the franchise mark for the ...2018

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