BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays end April with first series win vs. Rays

Russell Martin and Jose Bautista spark offence, Roberto Osuna notches save ... but starter Aaron Sanchez exits early with split fingernail.
Via Toronto Star
2 hours ago

Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez returns from DL to start against the Rays

The Toronto pitcher went on the disabled list two weeks ago with a blister on his right middle finger.
Via Toronto Star
6 hours ago

Blue Jays Activate Aaron Sanchez

As expected, the Blue Jays have activated right-hander Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez, who went on the DL on April 15 with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, will start Sunday against the Rays. The Blue Jays have had to go without both Sanchez and J.A. Happ for a significant portion of the young season, which hasn’t helped matters during...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Blue Jays win 2 in row for 1st time this year, top Rays 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Sunday. The Blue Jays started the day with a 7-17 record, the worst in the majors. A loss would’ve left them with the poorest winning percentage in March/April in team...
Via MyNorthwest.com
14 hours ago

Blue Jays strike back vs. Rays

Roberto Osuna closes out win at Rogers Centre, giving Jays shot at first series victory of 2017 on Sunday.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Toronto Blue Jays Designate Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Assignment

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Don’t Give Up Hope on the Blue Jays

For some reason – I can’t exactly pinpoint why – I’ve been thinking a lot about a Twitter reply I received the other day. Sometimes they’re poignant, sometimes they’re innocuous, but occasionally, something will resonate with me for longer than the brief moment it takes to read it. It was this Twitter quote below, by a Baltimore sports writer Dan Clark. I thought for...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

Smoak homers, Blue Jays beat Rays 4-1 to end 3-game skid

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday to end a three-game losing streak. Smoak went 3 for 3 and scored twice. Francisco Liriano (2-2) allowed one run and four hits in five-plus innings. He walked four and struck out six. Liriano was replaced by Joe Biagini after a walk and an error put...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

The Blue Jays Keep Doing Just Enough to Lose Close Games

A loss is a loss. But as the Toronto Blue Jays of 2017 know all too well, not all losses are created equally. There’s the blowout loss. There’s the extra innings loss. There’s the late-game bullpen meltdown loss. And there’s the near-comeback loss. Take your pick – the Blue Jays have experienced them all this April. Some of those losses may be more disheartening than others...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
2 days ago

WATCH: Keri: Biggest problem with Blue Jays is doing the math

MLB insider Jonah Keri says the Blue Jays are not this bad, and will turn things around, but the biggest issue right now at 6-16 is the math, how do you add up enough wins to equal 90.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shulman: Can now add Osuna to list of Jays concerns

Blue Jays voice Dan Shulman discusses things going from bad to worse for Blue Jays, as it now looks like something's wrong with closer Roberto Osuna.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why are Blue Jays Fans Masochists?

Here is a fact: The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays have been very, very bad. Here is another fact: I am a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays – including their very, very bad 2017 iteration. Why? I’ve been thinking a lot lately, watching the Jays dig themselves deeper and deeper into the grave of early-season losses, about this strange behavior we call fandom. It’s irrational enough that...
Via BP Toronto
2 days ago

Matt Carpenter’s walk-off grand slam was pretty rare

Everybody loves the dramatic moment that comes with a walk-off home run. What could be better?A walk-off grand slam. In extra innings.That’s what Matt Carpenter did for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kolten Wong tied the game up in the 11th inning with a run-scoring triple before Toronto opted to walk the bases loaded...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Grilli: We haven’t had that big moment, but it’s coming

Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli discusses the club's slow start, says we're fighting, and we're in every ballgame, we haven't had that big play, big hit, or big moment, but they're coming.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores incredible run

Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. The next batter was Kevin Pillar, who drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases.By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Toronto Blue Jays right the ship?

The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten off to a miserable start in their 2017 campaign. In fact, their start has them at the bottom of all of baseball. They are a team filled with sluggers and Cy Young candidates, yet they are sitting dead last in baseball today with a paltry five wins. They already find themselves 7.5 games behind the first place Baltimore Orioles, who are playing some...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Troy Tulowitzki Headed to DL

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has joined his good friend, Josh Donaldson, on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The Blue Jays sit at the bottom of the American League East with only 4 wins. There have been minimal bright spots for the Blue Jays and with Tulowitzki and Donaldson spending time on the disabled list, it’s just disaster after disaster for the team...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays fan confused Ian Kinsler, Tigers by yelling ‘I got it!’

Very few fans have been showing up to Tampa Bay Rays games this season, but the ones who do are creating one heck of a home field advantage for their team.In their 8-7 loss to Tampa on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers allowed two very catchable fly balls to fall between them in the outfield during the game’s first three innings. Both happened when second baseman Ian Kinsler ranged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Donaldson expected to miss 2-4 weeks

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Toronto Blue Jays’ MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson could be out for 2-4 weeks with a recurring calf issue.Jon Morosi recently told MLB Network Donaldson would more than likely be placed on the disabled list. While we weren’t sure of the length of the time he would spend on the list, this is not quite what we were expecting.Calf injuries...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Toronto Blue Jays rough second week

The Toronto Blue Jays followed up their rough first week of the season with an equally bad second week.  The Jays once again went 1-5 to fall to 2-10 on the year.  There is still 150 games left on the season, but anyone can see that the Jays are not playing well.  On top of that, there was even more bad news as Aaron Sanchez and Josh Donaldson were put on the 10 day DL and JA...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez scouts opponents using MLB The Show

Video games are more and more realistic. Gone are the days of 8-bit video games (especially now that Nintendo discontinued it) and now we have games that eerily look real life.For Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez, he’s not only on the Canadian cover of MLB The Show but he’s a serious gamer. MLB The Show is so realistic that Sanchez uses it to study opponents to help himself...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson likely to be placed on 10-day disabled list

Here’s something fantasy owners and fans were dreading.Toronto Blue Jays MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson will more than likely be placed on the disabled list following a recurring injury in his calf. He has been dealing with the injury since last weekend and strained it once again Thursday night after rounding first base and began limping towards second.At the moment, it doesn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s 3-year-old son swings a mean bat

Between the Griffeys, Boones, Alous, and Bonds to name a few, baseball has long been a sport where family lines have found success. Could the Tulowitzki family be the next to join the crowd?Troy Tulowitzki has a 3-year-old son Taz who looks pretty awesome given his age.Take a look at this clip shared by SportsNet Canada of Taz taking some swings at Rogers Centre: That’s a pretty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Donaldson Leaves Game With Injury

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson left Sunday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays with a calf injury. The Blue Jays have said that Donaldson should be available for Tuesday’s game. One thing is for certain; it’s not good news for a Blue Jays team that has struggled during the first week of the 2017 season with Donaldson being one of the lone bright spots. The 31-year old has...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign OF Melvin Upton to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants are hurting in the outfield with both Michael Morse and Mac Williamson injured. This led to the team signing veteran Drew Stubbs earlier in the week. Now, doubling down on the free-agent market, the Giants are reportedly signing outfielder Melvin Upton to a minor league deal. Upton, 32, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays prior to the start of the season...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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