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Indians Won't Receive Compensation For Mark Shapiro

Aug 31, 2015 4:40 PM

The Cleveland Indians won't receive compensation from the Toronto Blue Jays as executive Mark Shapiro leaves this coming offseason.

Cleveland didn't want to stand in the way if Shapiro wanted to leave the organization.

Shapiro will become the new Blue Jays CEO upon conclusion of the 2015 season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Report: Blue Jays To Hire Mark Shapiro

Aug 31, 2015 1:48 AM

Mark Shapiro, who has spent the past five years overseeing the Indians organization, is leaving Cleveland to become president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, according to's Buster Olney and media reports.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Jays Score Franchise-Record 36 Runs During Series Sweep

Aug 24, 2015 1:19 AM

The Blue Jays put the finishing touches on a three-game sweep of the Angels with a 12-5 win on Sunday afternoon. That brought the club's total number of runs this weekend to 36, which was the most in franchise history for a three-game series. The latest explosion surpassed the previous record set in 2003, when the Blue Jays scored 34 times from May 30-June 1 against the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays also set a record for the most hits in a three-game series with 48. The previous record was 46 from Sept. 27-29, 1985, at Milwaukee.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Shapiro: No Comment On Blue Jays' Interest

Aug 22, 2015 1:34 AM

Current Indians' president Mark Shapiro is offering no comment on a report that the Blue Jays are interested in hiring him.

Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a "strong candidate" to succeed Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Fox said Toronto had spoken to Shapiro about the job.

Shapiro on Friday declined to comment to The Associated Press about the report.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Acquire Randy Wolf From Blue Jays

Aug 21, 2015 6:48 AM

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

Wolf, 38, has excelled at the Triple-A level this season. The left-hander has a 2.58 ERA and Detroit is in need of an arm with recent injuries to Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Could Replace Paul Beeston With Mark Shapiro

Aug 21, 2015 6:40 AM

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

Toronto has already reached out to Shapiro, who currently works as the president of the Cleveland Indians.

Shapiro, 48, served as Cleveland's general manager for 10 seasons before a promotion to club president that saw longtime lieutenant Chris Antonetti promoted to general manager.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is signed through October 31 and would work under any new president if he remains on the job.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Sabathia Makes 'Bad Decision' To Shout At Toronto Clubgoers

Aug 18, 2015 6:58 AM

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.

"I just flipped out," Sabathia said.

The incident took place on Friday night after the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre. A video, which first surfaced on Twitter on Saturday night, showed Sabathia yelling at what he described as hecklers. The left-hander motioned as if he wanted to make the confrontation physical. Two members of Sabathia's party pushed him into a cab, averting what later turned into a melee.

The video received wider Internet distribution when TMZ posted it on Monday.

"It was a bad decision on my part," Sabathia said. "I probably should've kept quiet and got in a cab. I'm just glad I ended up getting in the cab before everything went down. I didn't know that big fight happened afterward. It was just a bad decision on my part."

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Joba Chamberlain Opts Out Of Blue Jays Deal

Aug 14, 2015 12:46 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays has released Joba Chamberlain from his Minor League contract.

Chamberlain exercised an opt-out clause on his deal, according to a report.

The right-hander pitched 22 innings for the Detroit Tigers before being released earlier this season.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

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

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Hal Steinbrenner: AL East 'Still Ours To Lose'

Aug 13, 2015 7:26 AM

Hal Steinbrenner remains confident that the New York Yankees will claim the American League East despite a recent slide that has allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to take a half-game lead in the division.

"I said in the offseason several times that if we stayed healthy, which is something we haven't been able to do the last couple years, and if the middle of the lineup produced, which they didn't do last year, then we were going to be contenders, and we are," Steinbrenner said. "It's still ours to lose."

The Yankees had a seven-game lead over the second-place Blue Jays on July 28, but Toronto has surged since trading for David Price and Troy Tulowitzki.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays

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Chris Heisey To Sign With Blue Jays

Aug 12, 2015 4:55 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays will sign Chris Heisey to a Minor League contract.

The 30-year-old was recently released by the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

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

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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

Volquez Calls Donaldson 'A Little Baby'
Benches cleared in Sunday's game between the Royals and Blue Jays.


Phillies Trade Ben Revere To Blue Jays
Ben Revere is expected to play left field for the Blue Jays and could hit first.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Blue Jays Add Mark Lowe From Mariners
Mark Lowe has a 1.00 ERA, 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a 36.5 ground ball rate for Seattle this season.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Blue Jays To Acquire David Price
Toronto will send Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to Detroit for Price.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays, Rangers Aren't Progressing On Gallardo Trade
Yovani Gallardo is reportedly more of a "fallback" option for Toronto.

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Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market
The Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Sources: Blue Jays Considering Mike Leake
Toronto is looking for the best trade in terms of pitcher and acquisition cost.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays
"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Troy Tulowitzki told The Denver Post.


Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason
While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option
The Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees
The Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals and Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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