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  1. Blue Jays’ search for new skipper a “tightly held secret”

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    blue jays logo

    Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet says the Blue Jays’ search for a new manager is being treated as a “tightly held secret.” But there are some hints. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach is expected to interview, as are Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Blue Jays third…

  2. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job

    Oct 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

    Rick Peterson mullet

    The Red Sox have had mixed results with former A’s coaches of late. On the one hand, there’s Terry Francona and his two World Series titles. On the other hand, there’s Curt Young, who washed out in one year with the team and went right back to his old job as Oakland’s pitching coach this…

  3. Bench coach Tim Bogar won’t be back with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Tim Bogar

    The Boston Globe reports that Tim Bogar, the assumed lead Bobby Valentine backstabber, won’t be back on Boston’s coaching staff next year, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham reports. It’s already been reported that Torey Lovullo is set to make the move from Toronto to Boston with John Farrell and take over as bench coach. Bogar…

  4. Brad Ausmus didn’t get Red Sox job, but “was outstanding” in interview

    Oct 23, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Brad Ausmus was one of the candidates to interview with the Red Sox before they traded for John Farrell to take over as manager. Ausmus previously withdrew his name from consideration for the Astros job, but the Connecticut native saw managing in Boston as an ideal opportunity. “I grew up a Red Sox fan, I…

  5. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is annoyed with Red Sox

    Oct 22, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Alex Anthopoulos

    Toronto got some compensation for losing manager John Farrell to Boston in the form of infielder Mike Aviles, but Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was less than thrilled about the whole situation and particularly annoyed with how the Red Sox handled some aspects of the talks: There was a lot of, to be completely…

  6. The Red Sox have begun contract talks with David Ortiz

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the Blue Jays in an effort to secure John Farrell as their new manager, but they are also trying to keep a familiar face in the fold. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz engaged in contract negotiations this week,…

  7. Red Sox to interview Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach

    Oct 10, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that the Red Sox will begin interviewing candidates for their managerial opening Friday and Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald has uncovered one name on their list: Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach. According to Silverman the Red Sox have contacted Wallach and he’s interested, so he’s expected to…

  8. Might the Red Sox make Brad Ausmus their next manager?

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    The Red Sox have a few options as they embark on the hunt for a new manager for the second straight offseason. – They can talk to the Blue Jays about a trade for John Farrell, their former pitching coach who left two years ago to manage in Toronto (I’m not a fan of this…

  9. Yunel Escobar back from suspension but out of lineup

    Sep 21, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar‘s team-imposed three-game suspension has concluded, but he’s not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Rays. Escobar was suspended Tuesday after wearing eye black inscribed with an anti-gay slur. “When we met earlier today it became increasingly clear during that discussion that he needs another day to get back…

  10. Blue Jays issue statement regarding Yunel Escobar

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays released a statement this evening regarding shortstop Yunel Escobar, who was spotted with a homophobic slur on his eye black during Saturday’s game. The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game. The club takes this situation seriously and…

  11. Skipped start can’t stop Ricky Romero’s shocking collapse

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ricky Romero

    After watching Ricky Romero go 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his previous 13 starts the Blue Jays mercifully decided to skip his turn in the rotation last week, giving the former All-Star a much-needed break. Unfortunately it didn’t do much good. Romero rejoined the rotation last night against the Mariners and failed to make…

  12. J.A. Happ done for season with foot injury

    Sep 8, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ Getty

    The Blue Jays haven’t been able to catch a break with their pitching staff this season, so it makes perfect sense that J.A. Happ is done for the year with an injury to his right foot. According to Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said a fracture was found in…

  13. The Red Sox are eyeing Mike Scioscia?

    Sep 7, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mike Scioscia

    I was on a radio show today and I was asked if I think Bobby Valentine would be the Red Sox manager on Opening Day 2013. I said I didn’t think he’d be the manager on October 3, 2012.  But if he’s gone, who’s next?  Bob Nightengale says, as we’ve heard elsewhere, that John Farrell…

  14. Blue Jays will skip struggling Ricky Romero in rotation

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Ricky Romero

    Manager John Farrell has repeatedly made it clear that the Blue Jays won’t shut down Ricky Romero despite his going 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his last 13 starts, but they will skip his next turn in the rotation. Romero was scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox, but instead he’ll skip that…

  15. Ricky Romero is 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his last 13 starts

    Sep 3, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

    Ricky Romero

    Ricky Romero finally created some reason for optimism on August 28 when he tossed seven innings of two-run ball against the Yankees, striking out six and walking two in what was arguably his best start since April. And then yesterday he threw away whatever progress he’d made and then some by failing to make it…

  16. The Jose Bautista wrist injury timeline

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    July 16: Jose Bautista fouls off a ball in the eighth inning of a game against the Yankees and immediately grabs his left wrist in pain. The Jays announced after the game that no break was found, that he had an injury to a tendon and that he’d undergo an MRI the following day. July…

  17. Red Sox fire pitching coach Bob McClure

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Bob McClure

    The Red Sox are on to their third pitching coach in two seasons after firing Bob McClure on Monday. McClure served as a pitching coach for the Rockies and Royals before being hired to replace Curt Young last December. Young lasted just one season after taking over for John Farrell, who left Boston after the…

  18. Jose Bautista takes batting practice, nears activation

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista is finally making steady progress in his rehabilitation from left wrist inflammation. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, the slugger was able to take live batting practice off Blue Jays manager John Farrell on Thursday at Rogers Centre in Toronto and is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.…

  19. Jose Bautista to undergo second MRI on wrist

    Aug 7, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista was in sudden, excruciating pain when he injured his left wrist on July 16, yet the Blue Jays came back the next day and said the injury was merely an inflamed tendon. Color me stunned that there may be more to it than that. Bautista, who last swung a bat on Wednesday, is…

  20. Blue Jays place Drew Hutchison on disabled list with UCL sprain

    Jun 16, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT

    Drew Hutchison Getty

    After leaving last night’s start in the first inning with what was described as right elbow soreness, Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison was placed on the disabled list this morning with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Hutchison will be shut down for the next two weeks before being re-evaluated.…

  21. Brandon Morrow leaves start with left oblique strain

    Jun 11, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Getty

    UPDATE: According to Mike Cormack of Sportsnet.ca, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said that Morrow was in “considerable pain” and that the injury was “probably substantial.” It sounds like a DL-stint is likely in his future. 8:10 PM: Davidi reports that Morrow was diagnosed with a left oblique strain. He’s considered day-to-day right now, which…

  22. Another setback for injured Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos

    Jun 11, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Santos reacts after giving up a run to the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Sergio Santos has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury that was initially said to be minor, as the Blue Jays closer canceled a scheduled Saturday bullpen session due to soreness. Santos has been out since April 21 and it’s been about six weeks since he guessed he was about two…

  23. Banged up Blue Jays find themselves in a bind

    May 27, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Jose Bautista thought he was finished being a third baseman. Brett Lawrie had never even gotten started at shortstop. Yet both players were forced to change positions after Yunel Escobar injured his groin in Sunday’s loss to the Rangers. With Kelly Johnson absent due to a sore hamstring and Yan Gomes getting sent down before…

  24. Blue Jays place Ben Francisco on DL, call up David Cooper

    May 25, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Blue Jays rightfielder Ben Francisco dives for and misses a fly ball during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Dunedin

    Ben Francisco exited yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring and today the Blue Jays placed him on the disabled list while recalling first baseman David Cooper from Triple-A. Francisco has played sparingly for the Blue Jays, getting most of his starts versus left-handed pitching and hitting just .206 with a .535 OPS in 37 plate…

  25. Teaching Brett Lawrie to rein himself in

    May 24, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Bill Mille, Brett Lawrie

    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet has an interesting column on the education of Brett Lawrie.  Specifically, his demeanor towards the umps in light of his helmet toss last week and this week’s incident in which he ran across the field to confront an ump following a disputed call on the base paths. After the latter call,…

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