Toronto Blue Jays Wiretap

Dodgers Re-Acquire Russell Martin

Jan 12, 2019 3:21 PM

The Dodgers re-acquired Russell Martin in a trade with the Blue Jays earlier Friday, providing themselves with a veteran stopgap behind the plate until their talented prospects are ready for the major leagues.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

David Phelps Joins Blue Jays On One-Year Deal

Jan 11, 2019 7:59 AM

David Phelps has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

The deal is worth $2.5 million and includes a team option.

Phelps, 32, missed the 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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

Blue Jays Acquire Clayton Richard From Padres

Dec 31, 2018 2:16 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired left-hander Clayton Richard and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Sunday, it was announced.

Toronto will send minor league outfielder Connor Panas to San Diego.

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Matt Shoemaker, Blue Jays Agree To One-Year, $3.5M Contract

Dec 29, 2018 1:34 AM

Free-agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Friday.

Shoemaker went 2-2 with a 4.94 ERA in seven starts with the Los Angeles Angels last season

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Blue Jays Release Troy Tulowitzki

Dec 12, 2018 7:54 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have released Troy Tulowitzki, who is now a free agent.

Toronto still owes Tulowitzki $20 million in 2019 and $14 million in 2020, plus the $4 million buyout of his $15 million club option for 2021.

Any Major League club can now sign him for the pro-rated portion of the league minimum.

Surgery on both feet forced Tulowitzki to miss the entire 2018 season.

RealGM Staff Report

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

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest

Nov 19, 2018 1:56 AM

Nathan Eovaldi's dominant postseason has teams lining up to sign him. According to a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, as many as nine teams could be in on the free-agent righty.

Cafardo names the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres and Red Sox as clubs that are interested in Eovaldi, and notes that more could join in on the bidding.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Astros Send Pitching Prospect To Jays For Aledmys Diaz

Nov 17, 2018 1:52 PM

The Houston Astros acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up minor league pitcher Trent Thornton on Saturday.

Diaz played both at shortstop and third base for the Blue Jays last season, hitting .263 with a career-high 18 home runs, 26 doubles and 55 RBIs in 130 games. His production improved after the All-Star break, with a .290 batting average and OPS of .856 in the second half.

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Blue Jays Exercise $8M Option On Justin Smoak

Oct 31, 2018 8:17 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to exercise their $8 million club option on Justin Smoak.

The Blue Jays could have payed Smoak a $250,000 buyout.

Smoak initially signed a two-year, $8.5 million extension with the Blue Jays in the summer of 2016.

Jon Morosi/MLB

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

Blue Jays Down To Five Candidates For New Manager

Oct 24, 2018 8:25 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking for a new manager and are believed to be down to five candidates.

According to multiple sources, Joe Espada (Houston Astros bench coach), David Bell (San Francisco Giants farm director), Rocco Baldelli (Tampa Bay Rays major-league field coordinator) and Brandon Hyde (Chicago Cubs' bench coach) are among the options.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

Blue Jays Won't Retain John Gibbons As Manager

Sep 27, 2018 8:28 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Wednesday that John Gibbons won't return as the club's manager next season.

Gibbons, 56, has managed the Blue Jays for the last six seasons in his second stint with the team.

He signed an extension with Toronto that guaranteed his contract for 2019, so he'll be paid in full.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

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Blue Jays, John Gibbons To Part Ways After Season
The Blue Jays will likely target a younger manager with an eye on contending in 2020 or 2021.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

MLBPA Calls Out Blue Jays For Not Promoting Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Major League Baseball Players Association is faulting the Blue Jays for not calling up prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., claiming the decision was bad for all involved.


Josh Donaldson's Agent Denies Blue Jays Offered Extension
Josh Donaldson's agent has disputed a report that the Blue Jays offered his client a multiyear extension before trading him to the Indians last week.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Brewers Add Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson For Stretch Run
The Brewers made a trio of moves before midnight on Friday, acquiring Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson and Xavier Cedeno.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Indians Acquire Josh Donaldson From Blue Jays
The Indians have acquired Josh Donaldson from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later.


Troy Tulowitzki Insists He'll Return As Toronto's SS In 2019
Troy Tulowitzki hasn't played in more than a year, but he insists he'll regain his job as the everyday shortstop for the Blue Jays next season.

Associated Press

Josh Donaldson Unlikely To Be Moved By Blue Jays
A waiver trade would be possible if Josh Donaldson got into some rehab games this month, but with time running out that appears unlikely.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Roberto Osuna Addressed Astros In Closed-Door Meeting
The Astros acquired Roberto Osuna on Monday in exchange for three pitchers.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Astros Acquire Roberto Osuna From Blue Jays
Roberto Osuna hasn't pitched since May 6, and has been serving a 75-game suspension for violation of Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.


Yankees Acquire J.A. Happ From Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney from the Yankees in the trade for pitcher J.A. Happ.

Blue Jays 'Hope' To Trade Josh Donaldson
The Blue Jays "hope" to trade Josh Donaldson as he approaches free agency this winter.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Ervin Santana To Make 2018 Debut On Wednesday
Ervin Santana has not played since undergoing surgery on his right middle finger in early February.

Phillies Considering Pursuit Of J.A. Happ
A number of teams have been connected to J.A. Happ as of late.

Jim Salisbury/NBC Sports Philadelphia

Cubs May Have Interest In Trading For J.A Happ
The Blue Jays left-hander has emerged as one of the top starters available on the trade market despite a 7.94 ERA over his last four starts.


Josh Donaldson Could Be Option For Cardinals
Josh Donaldson is progressing in his return from a left calf strain, which means the Blue Jays could ramp up their efforts to trade him.


Red Sox Acquire Steve Pearce From Blue Jays
Boston will send minor league infielder Santiago Espinal to Toronto for Steve Pearce and cash considerations.


Injury Setback May Make Josh Donaldson Trade Difficult
The Blue Jays are on the outside of the American League playoff picture, but a Josh Donaldson trade may now be more unlikely.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

MLB Suspends Roberto Osuna 75 Games
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for violating MLB's domestic violence policy.

Mariners, Yankees Looking To Acquire J.A. Happ
The Mariners and Yankees are both interested in acquiring J.A. Happ in a trade with the Blue Jays.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Vladimir Guerrero Jr Lands On DL With Leg Injury
The Blue Jays are being "extra cautious" with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and have placed him on the seven-day disabled list with a leg injury.