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  1. Blue Jays designate Jeremy Jeffress for assignment

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Jeremy Jeffress Getty

    The Blue Jays designated pitcher Jeremy Jeffress for assignment late on Friday.

  2. Five Blue Jays players were willing to defer salary to help bring Ervin Santana to Toronto

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Five Blue Jays players were willing to sacrifice salary to help bring in one of the top free agent pitchers.

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

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

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

    Bochy replay

    Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.

  5. MRI shows mild inflammation in Jose Reyes’ hamstring

    Apr 1, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays management received promising news Tuesday on the injured hamstring of shortstop Jose Reyes.

  6. Phillies move Ryan Howard out of the cleanup spot for the first time since 2008

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  8. Jose Reyes placed on disabled list with hamstring tightness

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:11 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Jose Reyes’ hamstring strikes again.

  9. Blue Jays place closer Casey Janssen on disabled list

    Mar 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia AP

    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  11. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos open to extending veteran players

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays general manager Anthopoulos talks to the media at the team's MLB baseball spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida

    In a Q&A with Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he would consider further extending veterans Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Reyes. In doing so, Anthopoulos cited veterans Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz as examples of older players being very productive. He added, “I would not put it past…

  12. 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…

  13. R.A. Dickey’s memoir could be made into a movie

    Mar 27, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey released his memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, two years ago, and now his unlikely success story could find its way to the silver screen. All thanks to two actors from the former FOX series “The O.C.” Hang with me here for a second. Mike Fleming, Jr. of Deadline.com has the…

  14. One game, one pitcher … who do you choose?

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Pedro Martinez

    Somebody asked me this question on Twitter: If I could have any pitcher from any time pitch one game (say a seventh game of the World Series or the ubiquitous “pitching for your soul” scenario”) who would I choose? I immediately typed: Pedro. 1999. This is always my fallback position. Back in the Trivial Pursuit…

  15. Jose Reyes diagnosed with mild hamstring strain

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Jose Reyes left Saturday’s Grapefruit League game with left hamstring discomfort and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that an MRI today revealed that he’s dealing with a mild strain. The Blue Jays are calling Reyes day-to-day for now, but given his long history of his hamstring issues, it wouldn’t be surprising if they decide to…

  16. Joey Votto thinks Billy Hamilton could be an MVP candidate if he learns to draw walks

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton is already dealing with pressure, as he is taking over as the Reds’ center fielder and lead-off man at the age of 23. Many expect him to become the fourth player since the turn of the millennium to steal 70-plus bases, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (2009), Jose Reyes (2007), and Scott Podsednik (2004). He…

  17. Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen appears to be over his early-spring right shoulder soreness

    Mar 18, 2014, 6:27 PM EDT

    casey janssen getty

    Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was shut down at the beginning of March because of soreness in his throwing shoulder, but the 32-year-old right-hander is pretty much back on track now. According to MLB.com’s Adam Berry, Janssen tossed a round of live batting practice on Tuesday in Blue Jays camp and reported no issues with…

  18. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  19. Edwin Jackson sidestepped game plan, threw all fastballs on Friday

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits in his start against the Indians on Friday, but that wasn’t the shocking part of what happened. Unbeknownst to manager Rick Renteria and pitching coach Chris Bosio, Jackson threw all fastballs in his outing — 50 of them. Via MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat: “I think maybe, as…

  20. UPDATE: Ervin Santana is prepared to wait “days” before signing

    Mar 8, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Seattle Mariners

    UPDATE: While recent reports have indicated that Ervin Santana is looking to find a team as soon as possible, FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the free agent right-hander has not set a deadline and is prepared to wait “days” before signing with a club. The wait continues. 1:15 p.m. ET: More intrigue. Enrique Rojas…

  21. Blue Jays could go young in rotation with Drew Hutchinson, Marcus Stroman

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman

    With J.A. Happ struggling and reportedly dealing with back issues, the number of openings in the Toronto rotation has increased from one to two. According to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, Drew Hutchinson is now looking like a good bet for one of those spots, with Happ, 2012 first-round pick Marcus Stroman, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers…

  22. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty

    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 Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  23. 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…

  24. Jose Reyes: “Playing on the turf every day is going to beat up your body”

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:19 AM 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

    Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com wrote a lengthy Jose Reyes article about how the Blue Jays shortstop plans to be healthier and more productive and more active on the bases this season. Pretty standard “spring training optimism” stuff, but it includes Reyes’ thoughts about playing on Toronto’s turf and they were pretty interesting: The 30-year-old said…

  25. Mike Schmidt is joining the Phillies’ broadcast team

    Feb 26, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT

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    Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs are already on board as new Phillies’ announcers. Now here comes a Hall of Famer: Mike Schmidt will join CSN’s broadcast team this season for all 13 Sunday home games at Citizens Bank Park, the Daily News has learned. Schmidt, a 12-time All-Star with the Phillies, will join play-by-play man…

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