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  1. Blue Jays acquire Danny Valencia from Royals for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks

    Jul 28, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

    Danny Valencia Getty

    It’s not a big deal, but the Blue Jays and Royals have pulled off a trade this evening which will send infielder Danny Valencia to Toronto and catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks to Kansas City.

  2. Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

    utley getty

    According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Blue Jays and Giants are trying to lure veteran second baseman Chase Utley away from the Phillies.

  3. Report: Blue Jays have “checked on” free agent Alfonso Soriano

    Jul 17, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

    Alfonso Soriano

    In search of offense amid the injuries to Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Brett Lawrie, the Blue Jays have checked in on the recently-released Alfonso Soriano.

  4. Report: Blue Jays have been scouting Martin Prado, Aaron Hill, and Chase Headley

    Jul 4, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    The Blue Jays have been scouting some expensive, mediocre talent lately, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden.

  5. Brett Lawrie diagnosed with fractured right index finger

    Jun 22, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    brett lawrie getty

    Some bad news here for the first-place Blue Jays. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm reports that second baseman Brett Lawrie suffered a fracture in his right index finger Sunday when he was hit in the second inning by a Johnny Cueto pitch.

  6. The Blue Jays overcame an 8-0 deficit to win by five runs

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    The Blue Jays fell behind 8-0 to the Reds after two innings, but mounted a comeback and wound up winning 14-9.

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 25, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    dickey getty

    The biggest story from Saturday was the defending-champion Red Sox losing their ninth straight game. On the very opposite end of the American League East standings the Blue Jays won their fifth straight game, with R.A. Dickey pitching a season-high 8 1/3 innings and Brett Lawrie homering in a 5-2 defeat of the host Oakland A’s.

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 13, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

    Cubs Celebrate

    The Cubs give Travis Wood more run support in this game than Jeff Samardzija has had in his eight starts combined this year.

  10. Blue Jays plan to use Brett Lawrie at second base against right-handed pitchers

    May 10, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    In an effort to keep Juan Francisco in the lineup, the Blue Jays plan to use Brett Lawrie at second base when they face a right-handed pitcher.

  11. Brett Lawrie tweaked his hammie

    May 6, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie AP

    I like to say “hammie.”

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  13. Brett Lawrie wasn’t thrilled about playing second base last night

    May 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brett Lawrie AP

    With the Blue Jays looking for offense, Brett Lawrie found himself back at second base last night. He wasn’t exactly thrilled.

  14. Blue Jays field most Dominican lineup in MLB history

    Apr 27, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Pretty cool note from Sunday’s series finale between the Red Sox and Blue Jays at Toronto’s Rogers Centre …

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Night court

    I only watched a little baseball last night. Watched a lot of “Night Court” though.

  17. Video: Brett Lawrie makes a barehanded gem

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Brett Lawrie Reuters

    I could attempt to explain Brett Lawrie‘s barehanded gem last night against the Royals, but you are better off watching and enjoying it for yourself. Trust me on this one. Now that’s some improvisation. Sure, we probably wouldn’t have been talking about this play if someone speedier than Billy Butler was running, but that doesn’t…

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  19. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

  20. Blue Jays aim for Angels’ Howie Kendrick

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

    Howie Kendrick

    2:32 p.m. EDT update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal hears that the Angels are likely to keep Kendrick since they haven’t been offered the kind of starting pitcher they want. /// Residing in last place with a 49-57 record in the AL East, the Blue Jays aren’t looking for any rentals at the trade deadline. However, they…

  21. So much for that: Brett Lawrie is done playing second base

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Less than two weeks ago when Brett Lawrie returned from the disabled list the Blue Jays decided to shift him from third base to second base, with manager John Gibbons saying all sorts of stuff about how he envisioned Lawrie and Jose Reyes forming an excellent double-play duo for years to come. Lawrie hadn’t played…

  22. Brett Lawrie activated from disabled list, will play second base in return

    Jul 13, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Blue Jays Lawrie injures himself sliding into second base on a steal against the Braves during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    After missing six weeks with a sprained left ankle, Brett Lawrie was activated from the disabled list today by the Blue Jays. Derek Wetmore of MLB.com reports that he will play second base in his return this afternoon against the Orioles, confirming what was hinted by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons on Thursday. Lawrie batted…

  23. Brett Lawrie may rejoin Blue Jays as a second baseman

    Jul 12, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    lawrie getty

    Brett Lawrie is on the verge of coming off the disabled list, perhaps as soon as tonight, and whenever he does return to the Blue Jays it may be as a second baseman. Lawrie has played third base in all 203 games he’s started as a big leaguer, but manager John Gibbons dropped some pretty…

  24. Brett Lawrie is still a couple of weeks away from a rehab assignment

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Blue Jays Lawrie injures himself sliding into second base on a steal against the Braves during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Brett Lawrie has been sidelined for nearly a month with a left ankle sprain and his return doesn’t exactly sound imminent. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said today that Lawrie is likely a couple of weeks away from going out on a minor league rehab assignment. The 23-year-old third…

  25. Blue Jays place Brett Lawrie on the disabled list

    May 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Toronto Blue Jays

    Brett Lawrie exited Monday’s game with a sprained left ankle and now the Blue Jays have placed him on the disabled list. Lawrie also spent part of April on the DL with a rib cage injury and has hit just .209 with five homers and a .642 OPS in 37 games when healthy enough to…

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