Toronto Blue Jays Wiretap

Marco Estrada Claimed On Revocable Waivers

Aug 16, 2017 7:45 AM

Marco Estrada has been claimed on revocable trade waivers, but the Toronto Blue Jays don't plan to move him.

It remains unknown who claimed Estrada, although reports have indicated that it may be an American League East rival.

"Yeah, but nothing is going to happen," John Gibbons said. "We need him. Most guys go through that; most of them probably get claimed anyway. Nothing's going to happen."

Estrada has a 5.09 ERA, 4.54 FIP and 143 strikeouts in 139.2 innings this season.

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Indians Acquire Reliever Joe Smith From Jays

Jul 31, 2017 3:40 PM

The Cleveland Indians acquired reliever Joe Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, according to Fox Sports.

The right-handed Smith, 33, is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances this season.

 

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Astros Trade Aoki, Prospect To Jays For Liriano

Jul 31, 2017 3:32 PM

The Astros acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Blue Jays on Monday, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

MLB.com is reporting that outfielder Nori Aoki and minor league outfielder Teoscar Hernandez are headed to Toronto in return for Liriano.

Liriano, 33, is 6-5 with a 5.88 ERA in 18 starts for Toronto this season. He is 102-97 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 seasons.

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Tulowitzki's Injured Ankle Has Ligament Damage

Jul 30, 2017 12:37 PM

Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has ligament damage in his injured right ankle and will be further evaluated by a specialist.

The Jays announced the results of Tulowitzki's MRI on Sunday, one day after the veteran shortstop was placed on the 10-day DL with what the team described as a right ankle sprain.

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Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On DL

Jul 29, 2017 1:22 PM

The Blue Jays have placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day disabled list after he sprained his right ankle trying to beat out an infield grounder Friday against the Angels.

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Blue Jays' Front Office Split On Deadline Approach

Jul 24, 2017 8:18 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are split internally on whether they should sell off parts or stand pat prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.

Jose Bautista could be in demand due to his power at the plate and respectable defense in the outfield.

Toronto occupies last place in the American League East at 44-54.

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Blue Jays Open For Offers On Rental Players

Jul 13, 2017 7:31 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are letting teams know that they're open to offers on potential rental players this month.

Marco Estrada, Francisco Liriano, Joe Smith and J.P. Howell are all on the market.

Toronto is less open to moving J.A. Happ and Steve Pearce, each of whom is signed through 2018.

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Angels, Blue Jays, Royals Interested In Dee Gordon

Jul 11, 2017 10:21 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals have interest in trading for Dee Gordon, according to a report.

Gordon has slashed .295/.342/.358 with 32 stolen bases in 375 plate appearances this season.

He is owed $38 million from 2018 to 2020.

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Tags: Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mookie Betts Has Eight RBIs From Leadoff Spot To Tie Record

Jul 2, 2017 9:58 PM

Mookie Betts had eight RBIs on Sunday in the Boston Red Sox's 15-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays, tying a major league record for RBIs in a game by a leadoff hitter, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Only five players have recorded eight RBIs in a game from the leadoff spot since 1920, when RBIs became an official statistic.

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Blue Jays Trade Grilli To Rangers For Prospect, Cash

Jul 2, 2017 5:05 PM

The Blue Jays traded right-handed reliever Jason Grilli to the Rangers on Sunday for minor league outfielder Eduard Pinto.

Texas also received cash considerations in the trade.

The Blue Jays had designated Grilli, 40, for assignment on Tuesday after he had a 6.97 ERA in 26 appearances this season. He was 2-4 with one save.

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MLB Hitters Set New HR Record
Justin Smoak's home run was the 1,070th across the majors in June, breaking the previous mark set in May, 2000.

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Roberto Osuna Suffering With Anxiety Issue
Roberto Osuna disclosed his situation to reporters on Saturday morning, after not pitching in a save situation on Friday night.

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Blue Jays Unlikely To Sell After Rebounding
The Blue Jays were 11 games under .500 in late April, but have rebounded since and are unlikely to sell off stars at the non-waiver trade deadline.

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Blue Jays Draft Kacy Clemens In Eighth Round
The Blue Jays selected University of Texas first baseman Kacy Clemens -- son of Roger -- in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday.

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

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Blue Jays To Release Mat Latos
Mat Latos, 29, signed a Minor League deal with the Blue Jays this offseason and has made three starts at the Major League level.

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Kevin Pillar To Donate Forfeited Salary To LGBTQ Groups
Kevin Pillar will donate his forfeited salary from a two-game suspension last month to two Toronto-area LGBTQ organizations.

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Aaron Sanchez Placed On DL For Third Time This Season
Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a laceration on his middle finger.

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Blue Jays Suspend Kevin Pillar Two Games For Homophobic Slur
The Blue Jays have suspended Kevin Pillar for two games for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.

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Braves Miffed After Jose Bautista Homers, Stares Down Pitcher
Benches emptied in Wednesday's game between the Braves and Blue Jays after Jose Bautista hit a home run, stood at home plate and stared toward Eric O'Flaherty before flipping the bat away.

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Five Teams Watched Doug Fister Throw Last Week
The Angels, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Giants and Mets had scouts in attendance to watch Doug Fister throw in California last week.

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Marcus Stroman Leaves Start With Armpit Tightness
Marcus Stroman lasted just three innings on Wednesday night, his shortest outing in three years, because of tightness in his right armpit.

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John Gibbons Pranks Radio Show After Victory
John Gibbons disguised his voice to call into the Toronto Blue Jays' postgame radio show Monday night.

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Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On DL With Strained Hamstring
Troy Tulowitzki strained his right hamstring after taking third base on a wild pitch Friday night.

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Jays Place Aaron Sanchez On DL With Finger Blister
The blister has been bothering Aaron Sanchez since spring training and was also an issue at the end of last season.

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Blue Jays Place Josh Donaldson On DL
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has a sore right calf.

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

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Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon
His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

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O's To Start Kevin Gausman Opening Day
Kevin Gausman will start against the Blue Jays in their April 3 opener.

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Blue Jays Working On Extension For John Gibbons
The extension is believed to be for two years with a team option.

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