BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles release OF Michael Bourn, making him a free agent

Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays place outfielder Anthony Alford on 10-day DL after wrist injury

Alford suffered a left hamate fracture, the Blue Jays announced on Wednesday.
Via Toronto Star
12 hours ago

WATCH: Do you think teams are calling Jays about Bautista?

The idea of the Blue Jays brass listening to trade offers for Jose Bautista sparks a nice little debate between Blue Jays analyst Mike Wilner and Greg Brady, Co-host of Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Biagini’s Dad Illustrates the Highs and Lows of a Baseball Parent

No matter whether your child plays Little League or in the Big Leagues, sometimes a parent can feel completely helpless watching from the stands. Parents invariably ride the highs much higher than anyone on the diamond. On the flip side, the lows can feel pretty low. At least, that’s what I recall from my very brief and mostly unsuccessful stint as a Little Leaguer. Nobody felt...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
14 hours ago

Danny Barnes Earns First Career MLB Victory For Toronto Blue Jays

Former Princeton Tiger Danny Barnes registered his first career Major League Baseball victory as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3, at Miller Park last night.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

We Need to Reframe the Rest of the Blue Jays Season

The Blue Jays are a quarter of the way through the 2017 season and they’re in last place in the AL East. The team has gone 13-9 over their last 22 games while, at times, lacking their starting third baseman, shortstop, catcher, and three-fifths of their starting rotation. They won games on the backs of players who weren’t on major league rosters on opening day. But prior to...
Via BP Toronto
18 hours ago

Biagini, Bautista and Blue Jays bullpen beat Brewers: Griffin

Blue Jays' interleague record still ugly, but plenty to like in road win. Trip wraps up Wednesday afternoon.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Sanchez’s finger Blue Jays headache that lingers: Griffin

Aaron Sanchez knows the Jays rotation needs him badly, but a third trip to the disabled list because of the same finger has the right-hander playing the recovery game very carefully.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

The Toronto Blue Jays take a big step back in week seven

After a promising 6-1 record in week six, the Toronto Blue Jays followed it up by looking like the team that we have watched all year-long in week seven, going 2-5.  The pitching was awful, when the Jays got a lead the bullpen almost always gave it right back, and there were distractions on the field that may have weighed on the players minds.  On the bright side, Justin Smoak...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Josh Donaldson to begin rehab assignment Monday night

Toronto Blue Jays All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has been dealing with a recurring calf injury since mid-April and will finally begin his rehab assignment with Class High-A Dunedin on Monday night. Prior to his setback, the 31-year-old was slashing a .310/.429/.586 line with two home runs and four RBI in 29 at-bats. He will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki, who has played in...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladdy Jr. tearing it up at the plate & improving at 3rd

Blue Jays director of player development update us on a few of the team's top prospects including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Sean Reid-Foley.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the end near for the Toronto Blue Jays’ Jason Grilli?

The Toronto Blue Jays remain one of baseball’s most disappointing teams. They still find themselves in last place in the American League East, and their roster continues to be attacked by injuries. Starter Aaron Sanchez found himself on the disabled list for the third time this season on May 20, meaning that 10 players currently on the 40-man roster are on the DL. Things aren...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays are still looking bad

The Toronto Blue Jays have been bad this season, and to be honest it is sad.  José Bautista has finally caught a little fire and has been hitting home runs like crazy, and he has finally rid himself of his early season demons.  The real issue here is Aaron Sanchez, and it has become a major issue.  The Blue Jays entered the season knowing Aaron Sanchez was going to be the ace...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Have Reportedly Called Up Anthony Alford

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly called up 22-year-old outfielder Anthony Alford from Double-A. It’s an aggressive promotion, albeit likely a temporary one. The organization’s No. 2-rated prospect would be filling a void created by Kevin Pillar’s suspension and an injury to Darrell Ceciliani. Regardless of the duration of his stay, Alford has a bright future with Canada’s...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista drilled by pitch in retaliation for bat flip (VIDEO)

The Atlanta Braves sent a message to Jose Bautista on Thursday night, and it likely left a mark. Remember, Bautista hit a home run in Wednesday night’s game and flipped his bat to the moon, which upset Braves players. So, Julio Teheran drilled him in the leg with a fastball on Thursday, and wasted no time doing so, as it happened on the second pitch of his first at-bat in the game...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson has good laugh at Braves’ expense

Josh Donaldson is not playing for the Blue Jays, but he is getting a nice dose of entertainment from his team.The Toronto third baseman has been out since April with a calf injury and has been watching his team as they play without him. On Thursday, he enjoyed a nice laugh after watching his teammates hit back-to-back home runs off the Braves. The second homer came off the bat of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista hit by pitch night after bat flip

Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch during his first at-bat on Thursday as retaliation for his actions the day before.In the top of the eighth inning on Wednesday, with the Blue Jays trailing 8-3, Bautista hit a solo home run. What followed was a bat flip that did not sit well with more than a few people. Atlanta's Jace Peterson had a few words for Bautista as he rounded first base...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar sends apology for using gay slur

Kevin Pillar sent out an apology via Twitter on Thursday for using a gay slur during Wednesday’s game against the Braves that incited the first of two bench-clearing incidents.Pillar was upset with Atlanta pitcher Jason Motte for quick-pitching him, and yelled a gay slur at him after striking out. That led the benches to clear.Word came out Thursday that MLB was investigating Pillar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB investigating Kevin Pillar’s alleged homophobic slur

Major League Baseball is investigating an incident from Wednesday night during which Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar appeared to shout a homophobic slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte. USA Today originally reported the investigation and a source has confirmed the same to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Pillar, who believes he was quick-pitched by Motte, apologized for the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What can Blue Jays do with Howell predicament?

Voice of the Blue Jays Dan Shulman thinks the club should keep trotting J.P. Howell out there in hopes he’ll get it together, but if his struggles persist, he suggests a couple of options.
Via SportsNetCanada
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, but who's second-best?

Like most baseball fans, we at The Comeback have little uncertainty about who is the best player in baseball. It’s Mike Trout, the two-time AL MVP and five-time AL WAR champion.But after Trout, the rankings get murky. We got to thinking, if Trout is the undisputed best player in baseball, who’s second?We asked that very question to our baseball staff. Here’s how everyone responded...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place SS Trevor Story on DL with shoulder injury

While the first part of Colorado Rockies season has been a pleasant surprise, they were dealt some bad news on Thursday. As Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reported, the first-place Rockies placed second-year shortstop Trevor Story was placed on the disabled list. Saunders also said that “Story injured the shoulder in an at-bat in Tuesday night’s game against the Cubs....
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge accidentally destroys TV in Yankees’ outfield during BP

Aaron Judge is a mountain of a man at 6’7″ and 282 pounds. So naturally, the New York Yankees slugger has some big-time pop in his bat, and that’s apparently not good news for TV screens at the ballpark.During batting practice before Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Judge was crushing home run after home run, one of which actually destroyed a TV screen in one...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/2: Waiting for the Spurs to show up for the second round

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Spurs to show up for last night's game. (We're hoping we hear from them by at least noon or so.)Happy birthday today to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Sarah Hughes, Kyle Busch, Thabo Sefolosha and David Beckham...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons celebrates win by prank-calling postgame show

The Toronto Blue Jays have a three-game winning streak going after taking down the New York Yankees 7-1 on Monday night.Most would consider a three-game winning streak to be a modest winning streak, but the Blue Jays had a 6-17 record entering this streak. So they’re pretty darn excited about it.Toronto manager John Gibbons was feeling so good after the game that he decided to...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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