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  1. Brett Lawrie is making friends on Twitter again

    May 9, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Near the end of last season Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie got so worked up about Twitter that he announced he was quitting, only to rejoin almost immediately. Today he’s worked up again, no doubt because the Blue Jays are in last place at 13-22 and being decimated by injuries, and Lawrie decided to…

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  3. Sergio Santos headed to DL with triceps strain, Brett Lawrie to be activated tomorrow

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Some bad news and some good news for the Blue Jays tonight. Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 the FAN reports that right-hander Sergio Santos has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a triceps strain while Brett Lawrie will be activated from the disabled list tomorrow. Santos has been dealing with soreness in his…

  4. Brett Lawrie is playing second base on rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jose Reyes‘ ankle injury has the Blue Jays considering their infield options, including giving third baseman Brett Lawrie some time at second base during his minor league rehab assignment for a rib cage injury. “We just wanted to take a look at it,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Robert Falkoff of MLB.com. “We feel we’re…

  5. Jose Reyes expected to miss three months with severe ankle sprain

    Apr 13, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes Reuters

    The news is in on Jose Reyes‘ left ankle. And it’s not good. According to Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio 1050, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters in Kansas City this afternoon that Reyes is expected to miss three months. This is essentially the worst-case scenario of the timetable presented by Anthopoulos last…

  6. Jose Reyes out 1-3 months with severe ankle sprain

    Apr 13, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Reyes reacts to the pain after hurting his ankle in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at baseball game in Kansas City

    The 2013 season in Toronto opened with so much promise, but the first half of April has brought only disappointment to Blue Jays fans. Not only have big acquisitions R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle all gotten off to terrible starts, but now Jose Reyes is expected to miss 1-3 months with an ankle…

  7. Brett Lawrie has two hits in first extended spring training game

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie Reuters

    The Blue Jays are off to a disappointing 3-6 start, but they should get a boost in their lineup soon. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Brett Lawrie went 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk today in an extended spring training game. It was his first game action since he suffered a left oblique…

  8. Blue Jays designate right-hander Jeremy Jeffress for assignment

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Jeremy Jeffress Getty

    The Blue Jays went with an eight-man bullpen out of spring training in part so that they wouldn’t have to expose right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to waivers, but they are already changing course. Jeffress was designated for assignment this morning after he allowed a solo homer and two walks in one inning of work in his…

  9. 2013 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

    Blue Jays

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: The Blue Jays went for it this offseason. They gonna get it? There’s…

  10. Brett Lawrie to start season on disabled list with WBC injury

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    The rib cage injury that caused Brett Lawrie to drop out of the World Baseball Classic will also cause him to begin the season on the disabled list, the Blue Jays announced. Lawrie suffered a strained rib cage in one of Team Canada’s exhibition games before the WBC tournament and initially hoped to miss just…

  11. Brett Lawrie withdraws from 2013 World Baseball Classic because of left rib cage injury

    Mar 7, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca has the breaking news: The Toronto Blue Jays expect Brett Lawrie to be ready for opening day, but a mild strain near the third baseman’s 10th rib and left intercostal muscle forced him to withdraw from Canada’s entry to the World Baseball Classic on Friday. Lawrie, a native of Langley, British…

  12. Brett Lawrie tweaked his oblique

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    Playing for Team Canada yesterday, Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie tweaked an oblique and may miss a few days, reports Shi Davidi. Lawrie, of course, fought oblique problems last year too, causing him to miss most of August and the early part of September. At this point it looks like he’ll only miss some…

  13. Brett Lawrie, Brandon Morrow analyze airplane flatulence

    Feb 11, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays teammates Brett Lawrie and Brandon Morrow had this exchange on Twitter regarding farting on airplanes: Love how people just rip ass in the airplane and continue to act like nothing happened #C.Dusted — Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) February 11, 2013 “@blawrie13: Love how people just rip ass in the airplane and continue to act…

  14. Brewers might give up a draft pick to sign Kyle Lohse if his price tag drops enough

    Jan 28, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kyle Lohse Getty

    Kyle Lohse‘s market has been crushed by having draft pick compensation attached to his free agency and as recently as three weeks ago he hadn’t received a single offer despite coming off back-to-back career-years. Lohse and Michael Bourn are the only two unsigned free agents who turned down $13.3 million qualifying offers from their original…

  15. Joey Votto’s status in limbo for World Baseball Classic

    Jan 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Joey Votto is hoping to play for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he underwent knee surgery last summer and must pass a physical for insurance purposes before he’s given the go-ahead. This according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. “We have every reason to believe there will be no issue whatsoever,” Team…

  16. Brewers haven’t even talked to Shaun Marcum

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum adjusts his cap after giving up a three run home run to St. Louis Cardinals David Freese in the 1st inning of Game 6 of the MLB NLCS baseball playoffs in Milwaukee

    Shaun Marcum said yesterday during a radio interview that he was interested in re-signing with Milwaukee, but today Brewers general manager Doug Melvin revealed that he hasn’t even spoken to the free agent right-hander about the possibility. “I haven’t given it much thought,” Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We haven’t talked…

  17. Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera to two-year, $16 million deal

    Nov 16, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

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    In case there was any doubt left that the Blue Jays are pulling out all the stops following their blockbuster trade with the Marlins earlier this week, now Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Toronto has signed free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million contract. Cabrera got the All-Star game MVP and…

  18. Breaking down the huge Toronto-Miami trade

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    It’s not official yet, but here are some early thoughts on the trade as it’s currently being presented: Blue Jays acquire SS Jose Reyes, RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, INF-OF Emilio Bonifacio, C John Buck and $4 million from the Marlins for SS Yunel Escobar, RHP Henderson Alvarez, SS Adeiny Hechvarria, LHP Justin Nicolino,…

  19. Blue Jays considering reunion with Shaun Marcum

    Nov 11, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Here is Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun: The Jays called to inquire about the market price for former Jays right-hander, free agent Shaun Marcum, who went 20-11 with a 3.60 ERA in 44 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers in two seasons after being dealt for Brett Lawrie. Marcum is only 30 years old and…

  20. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  21. Brett Lawrie: Twitter drama queen

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Or: Great Moments in Social Media.  From Monday: This shall be my final tweet of all time ! Take care twitter — Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) September 25, 2012   After that he tweeted something else. Then he quit. Then, yesterday, he was back: In Baltimore on Tuesday, Lawrie didn’t want to talk about what prompted…

  22. Phil Hughes fans four in an inning against Blue Jays

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Phil Hughes became just the second pitcher in Yankees history to strike out four batters in an inning when he fanned J.P. Arencibia, Adeiny Hechevarria, Anthony Gose and Brett Lawrie in the fourth Thursday against the Blue Jays. Hechevarria reached on a Russell Martin passed ball after his strikeout, making the rare feat possible. No…

  23. And now a more uplifting ballpark story

    Sep 17, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Blue Jays logo

    Reader Proudly Canadian helps us cleanse the palate after that Yankee Stadium business this morning.  This, from Toronto: Just over three months after he was shot in the head at the Eaton Centre, Connor Stevenson showcased his impressive recovery by throwing the first pitch at Sunday’s Blue Jays game … Stevenson was one of the…

  24. Blue Jays GM says three spots open in 2013 lineup

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Alex Anthopoulos is looking ahead to 2013 and says six spots in his lineup are already spoken for

  25. Blue Jays activate Brett Lawrie and J.P. Arencibia from DL

    Sep 7, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Toronto’s playoff hopes are long gone, but at least the Blue Jays will have third baseman Brett Lawrie and catcher J.P. Arencibia down the stretch. Both players were activated from the disabled list today, Lawrie after missing the past five weeks with an oblique strain and Arencibia after missing the past seven weeks with a…

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