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Troy Tulowitzki Returns To Jays' Lineup For First Time Since Sept. 12

Oct 2, 2015 8:16 PM

Troy Tulowitzki returned to the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup for the first time since Sept. 12.

Tulowitzki cracked his scapula and bruised muscles in his upper back after colliding with teammate Kevin Pillar in a game against the New York Yankees.

"Overall it's good enough to play," Tulowitzki said. "It's just like any time with an injury, probably that area is a little bit sore. To be able to swing felt good, so it tells me I'm ready."



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Troy Tulowitzki Expects To Return For Playoffs

Sep 29, 2015 6:53 AM

Troy Tulowitzki, out since Sept. 12 when he cracked his scapula and bruised muscles in his upper back, expects to return to the Toronto Blue Jays in time for the playoffs.

Tulowitzki tested his injured shoulder by taking between 30 and 40 swings on Monday.

"Hitting is the last thing," the shortstop said. "This is pretty much the first time I have hit live."

He was injured when he collided with teammate Kevin Pillar in a game against the New York Yankees.

Associated Press

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Blue Jays Clinch Playoff Spot For First Time Since 1993

Sep 26, 2015 6:07 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have ended their 22-year playoff drought by clinching at least a spot in the American League Wildcard game.

John Gibbons and many of the team's players weren't aware Toronto was guaranteed a postseason spot until informed by reporters Saturday morning.

The Blue Jays hadn't been to the postseason since winning their second straight World Series in 1993. Entering Saturday's games, Toronto has a four-game lead in the AL East over the Yankees, who are in position to win the first AL wild-card spot.


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Yankees Inquired About Josh Donaldson Early Last Offseason

Sep 23, 2015 4:52 PM

The New York Yankees called the Oakland Athletics about the availability of Josh Donaldson in the early part of last offseason.

Billy Beane assured Brian Cashman that Donaldson wouldn't be traded.

Alex Anthopoulos of the Toronto Blue Jays also called and simply wouldn't take no for an answer, using persistence to get Donaldson.

"Alex is and was certainly relentless," Oakland assistant general manager David Forst said. "That is his personality. But we didn't trade Josh to make Alex go away."

The Blue Jays eventually made an offer that the Athletics couldn't refuse.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Scratch Masahiro Tanaka from Next Start

Sep 20, 2015 10:09 PM

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who was scheduled to start the final game of the Yankees' three-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday, has been scratched with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, which he suffered running the bases on Friday night.

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Troy Tulowitzki's Shoulder Improving

Sep 19, 2015 6:36 PM

One week after he suffered a broken left shoulder blade in an outfield collision, Blue jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is no closer to knowing when he'll be able to play again.

Tulowitzki said Saturday that he's "making strides" after initially being unable to lift his arm.

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Blue Jays, Red Sox To Play Exhibition Games In Montreal

Sep 17, 2015 6:55 AM

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will meet for two exhibition games in Montreal's Olympic Stadium at the end of spring training in 2016.

The teams will meet on Friday night, April 1, and on Saturday, April 2, according to a Major League source.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

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David Price Could Land $200M In Free Agency

Sep 14, 2015 7:00 AM

David Price could sign a contract worth more than $200 million this offseason, according to an informal poll conducted by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Passan asked two general managers, two personnel men and two agents to forecast the market for the left-hander.

Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer have received $200 million-plus deal in recent years.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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Tulowitzki To Miss At Least Two Weeks

Sep 13, 2015 7:12 PM

Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzkii will miss at least two weeks because of a cracked left shoulder blade.

"It's a very small crack," Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday. "Just talking with the doctors, if they had to guess, and really it's only a guess at this point, it could be two to three weeks, and then he could be back for October,"

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Troy Tulowitzki To Undergo MRI On Ribs, Chest

Sep 12, 2015 3:47 PM

Troy Tulowitzki will undergo an MRI after being involved in a collision on Saturday.

X-rays on Tulowitzki's ribs and chest were negative.

Tulowitzki backpedaled on Didi Gregorius' popup behind second base, while Toronto center fielder Kevin Pillar raced in. As Tulowitzki made the catch, Pillar smashed into the shortstop's upper back.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

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Dombrowski Won't Give Red Sox Advantage In Signing David Price
David Price, who will be a free agent this winter, says the presence of David Dombrowski in Boston won't give the Red Sox an advantage in signing him.

John Tomase/WEEI

Marcus Stroman To Return Saturday Against Yankees
He tore his ACL during Spring Training and was initially thought to be lost for the season.

Jamal Collier/MLB

David Price Earns 100th Career Win
David Price pitched seven innings on Saturday as the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles by the score of 5-1.

Indians Won't Receive Compensation For Mark Shapiro
Cleveland didn't want to stand in the way if Shapiro wanted to leave the organization.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Report: Blue Jays To Hire Mark Shapiro
It remains unclear if Mark Shapiro will begin his new job immediately or wait until the end of this season.

Jays Score Franchise-Record 36 Runs During Series Sweep
The Blue Jays swept the Angels over the weekend scoring 36 runs, while also setting a record for most hits in a three-game series with 48.

Shapiro: No Comment On Blue Jays' Interest
Fox Sports reported that the Blue Jays have spoken to Mark Shapiro about succeeding Paul Beeston in Toronto.

Tigers Acquire Randy Wolf From Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have traded Randy Wolf to the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Blue Jays Could Replace Paul Beeston With Mark Shapiro
Mark Shapiro has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Paul Beeston as the president and CEO of the Blue Jays, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sabathia Makes 'Bad Decision' To Shout At Toronto Clubgoers
CC Sabathia said Monday he made a "bad decision" when he was involved in an altercation outside a night club in Toronto over the past weekend.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Joba Chamberlain Opts Out Of Blue Jays Deal
The right-hander pitched 22 innings for the Tigers before being released earlier this season.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Hal Steinbrenner: AL East 'Still Ours To Lose'
Hal Steinbrenner remains confident that the Yankees will claim the American League East despite a recent slide that has allowed the Blue Jays to take a half-game lead in the division.

Associated Press

Chris Heisey To Sign With Blue Jays
The 30-year-old was recently released by the Dodgers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

Marcus Stroman Could Return To Blue Jays In September
Alex Anthopoulos told TSN 1040 in Vancouver that there is a possibility that Marcus Stroman could return to the club's starting rotation in September.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Blue Jays Get Cliff Pennington From Diamondbacks
The Blue Jays have acquired Cliff Pennington and cash from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Minor League shortstop Dawel Lugo.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Mark Buehrle Has 'Special Feeling' About Blue Jays
He ended up in the World Series with the White Sox the last time he felt this way.

Associated Press

Blue Jays Inquired About Cole Hamels Several Times
As they searched for pitching ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Blue Jays inquired with the Phillies about Cole Hamels.

Jonah Keri/Grantland

Angels, Blue Jays, Red Sox Could All Covet Dombrowski
Dave Dombrowski was released from his contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, but doesn't figure to be unemployed long if he so chooses.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Blue Jays Claim Ben Rowen From Cubs
Toronto then assigned Ben Rowen to Triple-A Buffalo.

RealGM Staff Report

Athletics Claim Danny Valencia From Blue Jays
Danny Valencia was claimed from outright waivers as opposed to revocable trade waivers, so no trade will need to be worked out.

RealGM Staff Report

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