BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michael Bourn broke finger catching football

A football player getting injured catching a football is nothing really out of the ordinary. A baseball player getting injured catching a football is definitely something out of the ordinary. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, two-time All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn, currently a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization, broke the ring finger on his right hand catching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays talk a good game with union boss in camp: Griffin

Jays' annual session with Tony Clark runs past two hours, delays start of practice.
Via Toronto Star
22 hours ago

Veteran Jays will still have decisions to make after spring games

Can Justin Smoak play first base every day? Will Steve Pearce be healthy enough for the outfield?
Via Toronto Star
22 hours ago

WATCH: Wilner: Don’t be surprised if Biagini starts season in Buffalo

Blue Jays voice Mike Wilner says Joe Biagini may start the season in Buffalo, seeing as though he has minor league options and there's many guys battling for bullpen spots that don't.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hazel helps put Blue Jays through the 'Car Wash'

Blue Jays Central's Hazel Mae explains the 4 stages of the 'Car Wash' for capturing video and images for all Blue Jays players for photos, commercials, in-stadium entertainment.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays can’t wait for spring opener

Braves on deck Saturday in Orlando.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

What Would These Blue Jays Players Look Like with Jose Bautista’s Beard?

Facial hair is always a popular topic during Spring Training – who has it, who doesn’t have it, who has something new and who let theirs grow to Colby Rasmus-like levels. Without fail, every year, Jose Bautista comes to Blue Jays Spring Training camp with his signature beard. Dalton Pompey opted to grow out his beard as well and it sounds like he’s getting the occasional case...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
2 days ago

WATCH: Grilli: I'm 40 and still learning this game

Veteran reliever Jason Grilli says if you can’t have fun out there and joke with the guys, it’s not worth it, and at 40 years old, he’s still learning and adjusting to this game every day.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shapes of Their Lives: Blue Jays Spring Training Stories to Follow

I don’t need to tell you that spring training is a lot more of a snooze-fest than how it is presented. Given the structure and pace of the games, the most competitive thing MLB players do after reporting to camp is golf. And unfortunately that includes the World Baseball Classic, too. So while spring training might not be the exciting return of baseball that we hope it would, don’t...
Via BP Toronto
3 days ago

Blue Jay Hunter Podcast Episode 6: In Donaldson’s Calf We Trust

If there’s one player the Blue Jays can least afford to lose, it’s Josh Donaldson. He’ll be on the shelf for 2-3 weeks with a calf injury, and that’s one the topics covered on this week’s Blue Jay Hunter podcast. Also, the Blue Jays’ front office has curiously chosen to declare Justin Smoak will be the team’s everyday first baseman. Plus, diving into the signing of...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
4 days ago

Jays' Josh Donaldson misses workout with calf injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson missed the team's first full-squad workout Saturday because of a calf injury. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the third baseman tweaked his right calf while running sprints a day earlier. He was scheduled for an MRI and further evaluation. Donaldson injured the same calf last April but did not miss any significant time. Donaldson...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibbons, Blue Jays have higher hopes

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is determined to guide his team into its third consecutive AL Championship Series. And to finally win it. Recent flirtations with a pennant were satisfying for a franchise that failed to reach the postseason even once after winning a pair of consecutive World Series titles nearly a quarter-century ago. Gibbons wants greater...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What are realistic expectations for the Toronto Blue Jays?

The Toronto Blue Jays enter 2017 without one of their most potent bats in Edwin Encarnación. Edwin left the team to join the Cleveland Indians, and the Jays are now going to have to find ways to make up for his departure. They brought in designated hitter Kendrys Morales, who has been a very consistent DH for the past few years, but it is unrealistic to think he will be able to...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista back, Encarnacion gone from retooled Blue Jays

Only one of the two sluggers who helped turn the Toronto Blue Jays into a contender will still be playing ball north of the border this season. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, it's not the one they wanted the most. Edwin Encarnacion, whose 11th-inning home run beat Baltimore in last year's AL wild-card game, called Toronto his ''first choice'' in free agency following a Championship...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Chris Davis: Jose Bautista is ‘easy to dislike’

Chris Davis made it pretty clear on Saturday that he’s no fan of Jose Bautista.Bautista re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays two weeks ago after going a few months on the free agent market. There was some speculation that the Baltimore Orioles would have interest in Bautista, but that didn’t end up happening.Instead, Bautista will remain with Baltimore’s AL East rival, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 1/27: Prepping for a weekend of battles

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Chris Collinsworth, Brian Engblom, Matt Stover and Gavin Floyd. On this date in 1969 Chuck Noll was named the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team has only had two other head coaches since then.Daily brain workoutName every head coach in the history of the Pittsburgh...
Via Yardbarker
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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