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  1. Blue Jays designate ex-closer Sergio Santos for assignment

    Jul 21, 2014, 4:16 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 saved 30 games for the White Sox in 2011 and then that offseason the Blue Jays acquired him to take over as their closer, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and today Toronto designated him for assignment.

  2. Blue Jays place Sergio Santos and his 9.00 ERA on the disabled list

    May 12, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos AP

    Sergio Santos has a 9.00 ERA this season and pitched his way out of the closer mix when Toronto needed a fill-in for the injured Casey Janssen, so it’s no big shock that he’s now headed to the disabled list with right forearm soreness.

  3. Blue Jays activate closer Casey Janssen from disabled list

    May 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    From Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canada’s Sportsnet.ca comes word that the Blue Jays have activated closer Casey Janssen off the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Angels.

  4. Blue Jays take struggling Sergio Santos out of the closer’s role

    May 3, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos AP

    The Blue Jays will rely on a closer-by-committee after removing Sergio Santos from the closer’s role.

  5. Toronto’s bullpen melts down in epic fashion against the Twins

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos AP

    The Twins scored six runs on one hit, eight walks (!) and three wild pitches in the bottom of the eighth inning tonight.

  6. Casey Janssen shut down with more back problems

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

    Casey Janssen Getty

    Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen began a minor-league rehab assignment by throwing a scoreless inning Tuesday at Single-A, but now Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s been “temporarily shutdown” with more back soreness.

  7. Jose Reyes, Casey Janssen both ready for rehab assignments

    Apr 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Jays are a little closer to getting two key players back.

  8. Dustin McGowan earns first win since June 22, 2008

    Apr 11, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

    Dustin McGowan

    It took nearly six years, but Dustin McGowan finally earned another W.

  9. Casey Janssen throws “impressive” bullpen session, nearing return from abdominal injury

    Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is almost fully recovered from his late-spring left abdominal strain. John Lott of Canada’s National Post reports that the right-hander threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon, which manager John Gibbons called “impressive.”

  10. Blue Jays place closer Casey Janssen on disabled list

    Mar 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    casey janssen getty

    According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, the Blue Jays have placed closer Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29, with a left abdominal strain. The Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz in a corresponding roster move. Janssen was limited to three appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League because…

  11. 2014 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    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 2014 season. Next up: The Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: Isn’t doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…

  12. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  13. White Sox decide closers exist to be cashed in

    Dec 16, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    Rick Hahn

    It’s a world gone topsy-turvy, I tell you. Billy Beane’s Athletics are going to spend about $10 million on closer Jim Johnson next year, even though their bullpen would seem to be plenty good without him. Meanwhile, the White Sox are playing at Oakland’s old game, trading their closers as soon as they can manufacture…

  14. Report: Rangers, Blue Jays deal fell apart due to physical

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:49 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

    According to FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays and Rangers were involved in a three-team deal last month that would have sent reliever Sergio Santos to Texas, but that the deal fell apart because another player failed his physical. Santos would have helped make up for the loss of Joe Nathan to Detroit. He missed…

  15. Sergio Santos needs another arm surgery

    May 14, 2013, 4:46 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 missed nearly all of last season following shoulder surgery and after just five appearances this season he’s going back under the knife, as the Blue Jays announced that he’ll undergo surgery to “clean out” bone chips/spurs from his elbow. As far as elbow surgeries go that’s a pretty minor one, but given Santos’…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Casey Janssen will make Grapefruit League debut Friday

    Mar 20, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    casey janssen getty

    The Jays should have their closer on Opening Day. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, righty Casey Janssen made it through a one-inning appearance in a minor league game on Wednesday without experiencing any discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder. He has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday against the Red Sox…

  19. 2013 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Mar 18, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    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. Today: the Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Will the White Sox again exceed low expectations? Last year at this time the…

  20. Back from shoulder surgery, Sergio Santos hopes to regain Blue Jays’ closer job

    Feb 2, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Sergio Santos Getty

    The Blue Jays were largely praised when they acquired Sergio Santos from the White Sox last winter, but his first season with Toronto was a bust, as he made just six appearances due to a nagging shoulder injury which eventually required surgery. Casey Janssen stepped up as the Blue Jays’ closer in his absence by…

  21. After shoulder surgery Sergio Santos “is ready for spring training” and may be Blue Jays’ closer

    Dec 31, 2012, 12:45 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

    Last year around this time the Blue Jays acquired Sergio Santos from the White Sox to be their long-term closer, but he ended up being shut down in April before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. In his absence Casey Janssen emerged as the Blue Jays’ closer, saving 22 games with a 2.54 ERA, but Richard Griffin…

  22. 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,…

  23. 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…

  24. Sergio Santos needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 15, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    santos getty

    Toronto was ecstatic to land closer Sergio Santos and his team-friendly contract from the White Sox this winter, but the early returns have been awful. Santos allowed six hits, four walks and five earned runs in five innings of relief before landing on the 15-day disabled list in late April with inflammation in his right shoulder. He…

  25. Even the pitchers the Jays send packing can’t stay healthy

    Jun 26, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

    Nestor Molina

    The Blue Jays had yet another starter get hurt last night, with Henderson Alvarez leaving the game against Boston due to a sore elbow. He’s expected to avoid the DL, but the Jays already have three of his rotationmates there: Brandon Morrow (oblique), Kyle Drabek (elbow) and Drew Hutchinson (elbow). Now comes word today that Nestor…

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