Toronto Blue Jays Wiretap

Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On DL With Strained Hamstring

Apr 23, 2017 1:48 AM

Toronto has placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. He joins Josh Donaldson and other key Blue Jays on the shelf in a frustrating start to their season.

Tulowitzki removed himself from Friday night's victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning after taking third base on a wild pitch by Cam Bedrosian.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jays Place Aaron Sanchez On DL With Finger Blister

Apr 16, 2017 12:49 PM

Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his middle finger, another blow to a struggling team off to a 2-9 start.

The AL ERA leader last season, Sanchez allowed five runs and seven hits, including three home runs, in a loss to Baltimore on Friday. He is 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA. The blister has been bothering him since spring training and also was an issue last September.

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Blue Jays Place Josh Donaldson On DL

Apr 15, 2017 1:24 AM

The Blue Jays have put third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right calf.

Donaldson left Thursday's loss to Baltimore in the sixth inning after hobbling into second base on an RBI double, the Jays' lone run in their 2-1 loss.

"It's very aggravating, very frustrating," Donaldson said. "The important part is just making sure that whenever I do come back, it's ready, and just go from there."

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

Blue Jays Release Melvin Upton, Jr.

Apr 2, 2017 1:14 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have released Melvin Upton, Jr., who it was reported on Saturday would not make the team's Opening Day roster.

Toronto had been working to trade Upton, who they acquired from the San Diego Padres last summer.

Upton, 32, hit .196/.261/.318 in 165 plate appearances with the Blue Jays.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon

Mar 29, 2017 7:52 AM

Angel Pagan is expected to pick a new team before the end of this week.

Pagan has drawn interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers.

His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

O's To Start Kevin Gausman Opening Day

Mar 27, 2017 5:34 PM

The Baltimore Orioles will have a new starter for their April 3 opener for the first time in the last four years.

Manager Buck Showalter said Monday that right-hander Kevin Gausman will start against Toronto.

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Blue Jays Working On Extension For John Gibbons

Mar 22, 2017 7:39 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are close to a contract extension for John Gibbons, according to a report.

The extension is believed to be for two years with a team option.

Gibbons is entering the final year of his contract.

"In due time, I think we can probably work something out," Gibbons said earlier this spring. "There was just too much going on [with free agency] as far as the players on the field. It was an unusual year. I thought that needed to be the priority."


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Donaldson Expects To Be Playing Games Next Week

Mar 11, 2017 7:09 PM

After spending all of spring training nursing a calf injury, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson expects to begin playing games sometime next week, the former MVP said Saturday.

Donaldson went through a full pregame workout with his team for the first time Saturday morning, took an extra round of batting practice, and said that while everything felt "great," his final obstacle before getting back into action is being able to run at close to full speed.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

T.J. House Back With Jays, With No Lingering Effects From Line Drive

Mar 11, 2017 7:01 PM

Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House was back with the team at spring training Saturday, one day after getting hit in the head with a line drive and being taken to the hospital.

House told ESPN's Jayson Stark that he is not feeling any lingering effects from the injury, which he suffered in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

T.J. House Hospitalized After Line Drive To The Head

Mar 10, 2017 10:29 PM

Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being struck on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Tigers.

The Blue Jays said Friday night that test results at Lakeland Regional Medical Center were normal, and that House would remain hospitalized overnight for observation.

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Jose Bautista Turned Down More Money To Re-Sign With Blue Jays
Jose Bautista turned down a contract offer worth considerably more than what he would eventually receive from the Blue Jays this offseason.

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Jose Bautista Says He Had Choice Between Five Or Six Places
Jose Bautista remained on the free agent market for longer than expected and the slugger says he had his choice between five or six destinations.

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Josh Donaldson Could Miss Two To Three Weeks With Calf Strain
Josh Donaldson felt something in his right calf muscle while running sprints on Friday.

Mat Latos, Blue Jays Agree To Minor League Deal
The Blue Jays have agreed to a Minor League deal with Mat Latos that includes an invitation to Spring Training.

Associated Press

Blue Jays 'Far Along' In Talks With Mat Latos
There is no guarantee that a contract will be finalized, but the Blue Jays have been talking with Mat Latos' representatives over the last few weeks.

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Blue Jays Plan To Stretch Out Joe Biagini As Starter
Joe Biagini, who was an important part of the bullpen last season, will be stretched out as a starter by the Blue Jays this spring.

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Blue Jays Reportedly Add Joe Smith To Bullpen
The Blue Jays have signed reliever Joe Smith to a one-year deal, according to an MLB insider report.

Chris Davis Says Jose Bautista 'Easy To Dislike'
The Orioles and Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista have a history of hostility.

Blue Jays Have Expressed Interest In Jarrod Saltalamacchia
The Blue Jays are looking for a backup for Russell Martin.

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Jose Bautista To Play For Dominican Republic At WBC
Jose Bautista is expected to play for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic in March.

Matt Kelly/MLB

Ownership Pushed For Blue Jays To Re-Sign Jose Bautista
Jose Bautista agreed to a one-year, $18.5 million deal with Toronto that includes options for more years.

Associated Press

Jose Bautista Returning To Blue Jays On One-Year, $18M Deal
The Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with Jose Bautista, according to sources.


Blue Jays, Jose Bautista Likely To Settle On Short-Term Deal
The Blue Jays are nearing a contract agreement with Jose Bautista, but the length of the deal hasn't yet been determined.

Connor Byrne/MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies, Michael Saunders Agree Upon $9M Deal
The contract also reportedly features a club option worth $11 million that increases to as much as $14 million.


Jose Bautista, Blue Jays Nearing Deal
The Blue Jays have emerged as the front-runner to sign Jose Bautista and he's believed to be nearing a deal with the club, according to sources.

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Speculation Building Jose Bautista Will Accept One-Year Deal
The longer Jose Bautista remains on the market, the more speculation builds that he might be willing to accept a one-year offer.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Blue Jays, Jose Bautista Reopen Talks On Short-Term Deal
The Blue Jays could re-sign Jose Bautista after all if a short-term deal can be agreed upon.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

Edwin Encarnacion Received Two Offers From Athletics
Before signing with the Indians, Edwin Encarnacion received a pair of contract offers from the Athletics.

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Jays May Have Trade Interest For McCutchen
The Blue Jays are still attempting to address their outfield needs for next season.

Report: Jose Bautista Could Take One-Year Deal From Jays
Jose Bautista could return to the Blue Jays if the value of the deal exceeds the $17.2M qualifying offer.