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  1. Outside strikes to lefties are becoming a problem

    May 22, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Cabrera 9th inning

    Our Blue Jays commenters are fit to be tied today due to the called strikes to Melky Cabrera in the ninth inning of last night’s Jays-Rays game. Strikes one and three to Melky were clearly outside. Here’s Brooks Baseball’s plot of the at bat:   Pitch one and three were called strikes, pitch two was…

  2. Baseball’s discrimination against old players has to stop

    May 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    miguel batista getty

    Sorry. That headline may have been a bit dramatic. But see, I turn 40 in July. And while I’m generally cool with that — and while I am, in all honestly, in The Best Shape of My Life — it has dawned on me pretty clearly that we are almost to the point where there…

  3. Josh Johnson throws three innings in first rehab start

    May 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson made his first minor-league rehab start yesterday, throwing three innings of one-run ball at Single-A. Johnson, who’s been out since April 21 with a strained triceps, struck out five and walked zero while allowing three hits against the Mets’ affiliate. Johnson had hoped to be back in the Blue Jays’ rotation by now,…

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

    May 21, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: After the last scene of Don Mattingly’s managerial life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at many times along the path of his time in Los Angeles, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Clayton Kershaw then whispered, “My precious…

  5. J.A. Happ progressing slowly due to knee issue

    May 18, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ

    J.A. Happ was hit on the head with a Desmond Jennings line drive on May 7, suffering a minor skull fracture. While falling to the ground, Happ twisted his knee, and it is the latter injury that is causing him to progress slowly as the lefty has yet to pitch off a mound. Manager John…

  6. Robinson Cano homers twice in win over Blue Jays

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano Getty

    Robinson Cano homered twice while David Phelps had the longest outing of his career as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 7-2 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Brandon Morrow, who was recently skipped twice in Toronto’s rotation due to neck and back tightness, gave up five runs in five innings in the loss. Cano did…

  7. Josh Johnson to begin minor league rehab assignment Monday

    May 18, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson Getty

    Josh Johnson was off to an awful start before he landed on the disabled list last month with right triceps inflammation, but he’s ready to return to game action. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Johnson is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin. He will likely need two or…

  8. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 18, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    Chris Sale Getty

    After tossing a one-hit shutout against the Angels in his last start on Sunday, Chris Sale got the best of them again last night. Sale struck out a season-high 12 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the White Sox topped the Angels 3-0 at Angel Stadium. The 24-year-old southpaw gave up just three hits and…

  9. Jose Reyes could return by the end of June

    May 17, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Jose Reyes hits a single against the Houston Astros in Dunedin

    Jose Reyes is making progress on an ankle injury suffered on April 12 against the Royals. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm reports the shortstop had a walking boot removed and talk part in stretching prior to tonight’s game against the Yankees. Another surprising piece of news: Reyes was expected to be out until the All-Star break, but…

  10. Two Orioles pitchers are learning the knuckler

    May 17, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Knuckleball

    When Tim Wakefield was winding down I was worried that we’d not have any knuckleballers. Then R.A. Dickey emerged from years of obscurity. Dickey, of course, will not last forever, so we’re faced again with the possible extinction of knuckleballers. Thank goodness there are two of them on Dagobah right now, learning from the knuckleball…

  11. Did Melky Cabrera lie about his World Series ring “ceremony”?

    May 15, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

    melky getty

    Struggling to think if this is more weird or more insignificant. Hank Schulman of the Chronicle thinks Melky Cabrera is lying about why Bruce Bochy gave him his World Series ring in private yesterday as opposed to in some public “ceremony” of sorts.  Cabrera said it was Bochy’ idea. Bochy said a Blue Jays official…

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

    May 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    Pirates 4, Brewers 3: Andrew McCutchen with a walkoff bomb in the 12th. John Axford surrendered the lead in the eighth. He’s got a nifty 9.20 ERA now. Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11 in eight and two-thirds shutout innings. He tossed 132 pitches: the most in his career and the most…

  13. 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’…

  14. Breathe easy, everyone: Melky Cabrera is going to get his World Series ring

    May 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    melky cabrera getty

    The Giants’ 2012 World Series win didn’t feature any contributions from Melky Cabrera, but their 2012 regular season sure did. And it’s not going unrecognized: Cabrera will receive his championship ring when the Giants visit the Blue Jays, Cabrera’s new team, on Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy performed a similar act last month with Chicago Cubs’…

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

    May 13, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 3, Angels 0: Chris Sale was fantastic. And not just because of that suh-weet 1983 throwback jersey. A perfect game into the seventh and then the hit that inning to Mike Trout was all the Angels could muster. Indians 4, Tigers 3: Watched this one with the girlfriend’s parents. Tigers fans. Let’s just…

  16. Jon Niese hammered for eight runs as ERA rises to 5.93

    May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    When Jon Niese was awarded his first Opening Day assignment this year, the hope was that he would help lead the Mets’ rotation with Johan Santana sidelined and R.A. Dickey in Toronto. However, while Matt Harvey has quickly emerged as that No. 1 guy, Niese hasn’t looked anything close to the same pitcher. Niese’s early…

  17. Brandon Morrow scratched from Sunday start due to neck and back stiffness

    May 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Getty

    Brandon Morrow has already been pushed back once this week due to neck and back stiffness, but now the Blue Jays have scratched him Sunday’s scheduled start against the Red Sox. Chad Jenkins, who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to take Rajai Davis‘ spot on the roster, will make the start in his place.…

  18. Rajai Davis placed on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Rajai Davis AP

    After leaving last night’s game with a strained left oblique, Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning. Davis told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca that the injury has been nagging him since earlier this week, but he appeared to aggravate it when he grounded out in the fourth inning…

  19. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 11, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Jon Lester Getty

    Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller grabbed headlines around baseball last night for his dominating performance against the Rockies, but Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester was nearly perfect in his own right, as he tossed a one-hit shutout as part of a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays. It was the 10th complete game of Lester’s…

  20. It has come to this for the Blue Jays: Ramon Ortiz is starting tonight

    May 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ramon Ortiz

    Toronto’s rotation is so wrecked by injuries that the Blue Jays have called up 40-year-old Ramon Ortiz to start tonight against the Red Sox. Seriously, here’s proof from the Blue Jays’ official website and everything: Obviously being 40 years old doesn’t preclude someone from still being a good pitcher, but being 40 years old and…

  21. Josh Johnson is out until at least June

    May 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, but Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s not expected to be back from a triceps injury until at least June. General manager Alex Anthopoulos laid out a recovery plan that includes Johnson starting his first minor-league rehab game on May 21, but added:…

  22. Quote of the Day: The Blue Jays are playing “hard as crud”

    May 10, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Crud

    R.A. Dickey got a no-decision and the Blue Jays got the loss last night. Yet another loss in a season full of them so far. Dickey explains that it’s not about the lack of effort: “It’s just sad, because you pour your heart and soul into the game and it doesn’t always end up in…

  23. J.A. Happ expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks

    May 9, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ

    J.A. Happ was released from the hospital yesterday after he was hit in the head by a line drive during Tuesday’s start against the Rays. While the most important thing is that he’s going to be OK, the Blue Jays are going to have to get by without him for a little while. According to…

  24. 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…

  25. Florida health officials refer Anthony Bosch case to prosecutors

    May 9, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Bosch

    The wheels grind slowly, but they grind: The Florida Department of Health, which sent a cease-and-desist order to Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch last month, says it has referred the case to the Miami State Attorney’s office and the Florida Attorney General’s office. Ed Griffith, a spokesman for Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, said local…

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