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Yankees' Interest In Marcus Stroman Wasn't Very High

Sep 24, 2019 7:41 AM

The New York Yankees were strongly linked to Marcus Stroman at the trade deadline, but the club's interest in the pitcher wasn't especially high.

The Toronto Blue Jays ultimately traded Stroman to the New York Mets.

"We were interested in Stroman but we didn't think he would be a difference-maker," Brian Cashman said. "We felt he would be in our bullpen in the postseason."

The Blue Jays were reportedly asking for Clint Frazier in a package for Stroman, a price the Yankees deemed too high.

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

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Yankees Salute CC Sabathia In Home Finale

Sep 23, 2019 1:27 AM

CC Sabathia wiped tears away with his hands and the top of his jersey. Honored at Yankee Stadium ahead of his retirement at season's end, his emotions came out as his wife, mother and children read tributes on a video broadcast on the center-field scoreboard.

"This is the first time I got emotional,'' Sabathia said after the Yankees' regular-season home finale Sunday against Toronto, an 8-3 victory.

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Biggios Become Second Father-Son Duo To Hit For Cycles

Sep 18, 2019 7:26 AM

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday night, entering his family into Major League history.

Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth for the Toronto Blue Jays.

"I did know my dad had one," Cavan Biggio said. "I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity."

Craig Biggio hit for the cycle at Colorado's Coors Field on April 8, 2002.

The only other father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle was Gary Ward for Minnesota at Milwaukee on Sept. 19, 1980, and Daryle Ward for Pittsburgh at St. Louis on May 26, 2004.

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Blue Jays Activate Lourdes Gurriel Jr. After Missing 30-Games

Sep 14, 2019 4:09 PM

Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been activated off the injured list after missing 30 games with a left quad strain, the team announced Saturday.

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Tim Mayza To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Sep 14, 2019 4:07 PM

Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

The news comes a day after Mayza dropped to his knees in pain after delivering an awkward pitch that sailed behind Yankees batter Didi Gregorius.

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Bobby Cox Returns To Braves Park Five Months After Stroke

Sep 2, 2019 3:14 PM

Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox has made his first return to SunTrust Park, five months after suffering a stroke.

Cox returned to see both teams he managed, Atlanta and Toronto, open an interleague series on Monday.

Cox smiled and waved when shown on the video board under a message which read "Welcome Home." Fans and Braves players applauded and cheered.

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Justin Verlander Pitches Third Career No-Hitter

Sep 1, 2019 4:29 PM

Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season with an overpowering performance to lead the Astros past the Blue Jays 2-0 on Sunday.

Verlander struck out 14 and allowed just one runner, walking Cavan Biggio with one out in the first inning.

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Bo Bichette Sets MLB Mark With Double In Ninth Straight

Aug 9, 2019 7:43 AM

Bo Bichette has set a Major League record fewer than 50 at-bats into his career with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bichette became the first player since 1900 to double in nine straight games. He broke the record in his 11th Major League game.

Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee had set the previous record of eight games in 2007, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina matched it in 2016.

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Nationals Trade Prospect To Jays For Daniel Hudson

Jul 31, 2019 2:15 PM

The Washington Nationals have acquired right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson from the Toronto Blue Jays, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Toronto gets right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Johnston in return.

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Cubs Acquire Blue Jays' David Phelps

Jul 30, 2019 2:57 PM

The Chicago Cubs are finalizing a trade for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander David Phelps, a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

The source said Toronto will receive minor league pitcher Thomas Hatch in return.

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Blue Jays Call Up Top Prospect Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette is the son of longtime major league outfielder Dante Bichette.

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Sources: Blue Jays Trade Marcus Stroman To Mets For Pitching Prospects
The Blue Jays will receive pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson in the deal with the Mets.

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Rays Acquire Eric Sogard From Jays For Two Players To Be Named
Eric Sogard is hitting .300/.363/.477 after signing a minor-league deal over the winter with the Blue Jays.

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Marcus Stroman Resigned To Possibly Leaving 'My House'
If Marcus Stroman is traded before the July 31 trade deadline, Wednesday night could have been his final start for the Blue Jays.

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Cubs Looking At Nick Castellanos, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Sogard
The Cubs are interested in a trade for Nicholas Castellanos to help them hit left-handed pitching.

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Rivera, Halladay, Smith, Mussina, Martinez, Baines Join HOF
A crowd estimated at 55,000 attended the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday.

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Twins, Yankees Have Inquired About Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles
A pair of Blue Jays pitchers are drawing interest from two American League contenders.

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Vlad Jr. Breaks Home Run Derby Records
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. lost to Pete Alonso in the final round of the Home Run Derby, but made history along the way.

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Masahiro Tanaka Surprised To Be Replacing Marcus Stroman In ASG
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka said he was caught off-guard when hearing that he would replace Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman on the AL roster.

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Vlad Jr., Josh Bell, Carlos Santana Fill Last Three HR Derby Spots
Blue Jays rookie Vladamir Guerrero Jr. will become the youngest player to compete in the Home Run Derby.

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Astros Have Evaluated Marcus Stroman Extensively
The Astros are looking for a consistent No. 5 option in their starting rotation and have done extensive scouting of Marcus Stroman.

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Marcus Stroman Would Welcome Trade To Yankees
Marcus Stroman isn't scheduled to pitch while the Blue Jays play a series at the Yankees this week, but the pitcher still fielded plenty of questions on Monday.

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Blue Jays Draft Roy Halladay's Son
The Blue Jays drafted Braden Halladay, the son of Hall of Famer Roy Halladay, on Wednesday in the 32nd round.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results
The Orioles took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first pick on Monday night.

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New Monthly HR Record Set
More home runs were hit this May (1,135) than in any other month in MLB history.

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Blue Jays Rookie Cavan Biggio Gets First MLB Hit, HR
Rookie second baseman Cavan Biggio recorded his first three MLB hits on Sunday.

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio
The Blue Jays will call up Cavan Biggio to the Major Leagues for the first time on Friday, according to multiple reports.

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Vlad Jr. Follows Up First Home Run With Another
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. homered twice on Tuesday night to become the third-youngest player to hit his first two Major League homers in the same game.

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Marcus Stroman Argues With Manager After Getting Pulled
Marcus Stroman wasn't pleased when Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo pulled him in the seventh inning of Saturday's game against the White Sox.

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Edwin Jackson To Play For Record 14th Club
The Blue Jays have acquired Edwin Jackson in a trade with the Athletics.

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