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

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

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    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.

  2. Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, place Adam Lind on the disabled list

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    The Blue Jays get a shortstop back, but lose their designated hitter.

  3. Blue Jays activate J.A. Happ from the disabled list

    Apr 13, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves on Sunday, including adding J.A. Happ to the bullpen.

  4. Expanded instant replay is off and running

    Mar 3, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

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    There was a little bit of history this afternoon, as MLB’s new expanded instant replay made its debut in a game between the Blue Jays and Twins. We saw it in the bottom of the sixth inning after Twins outfielder Chris Rahl was called safe at first base when a throw from Blue Jays shortstop…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  7. Blue Jays pick up options on Adam Lind and Mark DeRosa, decline on Munenori Kawasaki

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

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    We learned earlier tonight that the Blue Jays exercised their 2014 option on closer Casey Janssen, but Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca now reports that the club has also picked up their options on first baseman Adam Lind and utility player Mark DeRosa. Lind is coming off a solid bounce back campaign in which he batted…

  8. Indians, Rangers survive: wild card standings stay unchanged

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

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    After the Rays made a sweep in Yankee Stadium look as easy as can be, the Indians and Rangers injected some drama into the AL wild card race before eking out one-run victories. The Indians seemed to have things well in hand against the Twins after scoring three runs in fourth and taking a 6-1…

  9. Ichiro Suzuki collects 4,000th professional hit

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki slapped a first-inning single into left field Wednesday off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey for his 4,000th professional hit between North America and Japan. Ichiro was then mobbed at first base by his Yankees teammates and saluted in unique fashion by Jays second baseman and fellow countryman Munenori Kawasaki. You’re going…

  10. Blue Jays place Melky Cabrera on disabled list with left knee tendinitis

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jays announced after Thursday’s loss to the Red Sox that outfielder Melky Cabrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. The club will recall infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place on the active roster. Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored Thursday and played the…

  11. Jose Reyes to rejoin the Jays a day early

    Jun 25, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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    The other day we heard that Jose Reyes was going to come off the disabled list and join the Blue Jays on Thursday. Nope: Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Reyes is set to rejoin the Blue Jays Wednesday and should be available for the day game against the Rays. Reyes went down in April while…

  12. Jose Reyes will rejoin the Blue Jays on Thursday

    Jun 23, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Injured Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Reyes smiles as his team plays the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says he will activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Thursday, per Mike Harrington. Reyes, absent since suffering a sprained left ankle on April 12, will wind up his rehab with Triple-A Buffalo, then head to Double-A New Hampshire before rejoining his teammates on Thursday to play the…

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 22, 2013, 7:49 AM EDT

    Blue Jays Davis celebrates his gaming single to defeat the Orioles during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    There isn’t a hotter team in baseball than the Blue Jays. They won their ninth in a row last night, walking off against the Orioles. Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-tying homer in the seventh and Rajai Davis singled in the winning run in the ninth.  The Jays have won 13 of 16 overall and are now at…

  14. Munenori Kawasaki hits first career home run

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Kawasaki celebrates his RBI single against Baltimore Orioles during their MLB game in Toronto

    Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki hit his first career home run in the seventh inning of tonight’s game against the Orioles. It was a two-run shot to right field off of Tommy Hunter that tied the game at six apiece. After rounding the bases and getting a round of high-fives in the dugout, his teammates…

  15. Munenori Kawasaki’s incredible post-game interview

    May 26, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki; Esmil Rogers; Steve Delabar

    The Blue Jays trailed the Orioles 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning in today’s series finale against the Orioles, but they were able to put together a rally against closer Jim Johnson. Following an RBI single by J.P. Arencibia and an RBI ground out by Mark DeRosa, Munenori Kawasaki hit a two-out, two-run, walk-off…

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

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  17. Mariners set Miguel Olivo, Munenori Kawasaki free

    Oct 24, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki

    The Mariners announced Wednesday that they’ve declined catcher Miguel Olivo‘s $3 million option for 2013 and that they’ve released shortstop Munenori Kawasaki. Olivo should have been cast out of Seattle’s plans as 2012 went along, but he was still playing about half of the time down the stretch. He ended up hitting .222/.239/.381 with 12…

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