Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

Player News - Blue Jays

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Blue Jays placed 1B/DH Dan Johnson on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Johnson has acted as an emergency bat to plug multiple injury holes in Toronto's lineup, posting a .235/.349/.382 slash line in limited at-bats. He might not be needed again once healthy.
Jul 31 - 3:04 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo.

Jenkins has a decent 3.72 ERA in 15 appearances this season for Toronto. He will pitch in middle relief.
Jul 31 - 12:42 PM

Blue Jays catching prospect Max Pentecost went 2-for-5 with a triple for short season-A Vancouver on Wednesday, raising his season line to .305/.323/.390.

Pentecost has hits in 12 of the 14 games in which he has appeared with Vancouver, but he has struck out 13 times in 62 plate appearances (21 percent), including eight times in the last three games. His overall line is solid, but it is what a first round pick who went to college should be doing in a short season-A league.
Jul 31 - 9:31 AM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs in the Blue Jays' 6-1 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Navarro is batting .291 this month and .348 with two homers and eight RBI in 11 games since the All-Star break. That's why he's currently batting cleanup in Edwin Encarnacion's absence.
Jul 30 - 10:23 PM

Mark Buehrle held the Red Sox to one run in 6 2/3 innings to finally pick up his 11th win Wednesday.

Buehrle had been stuck on 10 wins for nearly two months, going 0-6 in his previous nine starts. He does have a favorable outing coming up next, facing an Astros team he's 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA against lifetime. That might be tasty enough to make him worth using in mixed leagues again.
Jul 30 - 10:20 PM

Brett Lawrie (finger) took batting practice on the field at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, Florida, on Wednesday.

Lawrie also took ground balls during his work on the field, and Jays manager John Gibbons said Lawrie may be ready to begin a rehab assignment by this weekend. It's a nice development for the infielder, who was believed to still be a few weeks away from returning. He could rejoin the club in early August after a short rehab assignment if things continue to progress.
Jul 30 - 8:22 PM

Casey Janssen allowed a ninth-inning solo home run, but managed to escape with his 17th save as the Blue Jays earned a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Xander Bogaerts greeted Janssen with a solo shot to lead off the ninth inning, but the right-hander was able to get the next three batters he faced in short order. July has been troublesome for Janssen, as he has allowed runs in five of 11 appearances in the month while sporting a 6.10 ERA. On the season, he is 17-for-19 in save opportunities with a 2.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 10:31 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4, including a solo home run, as the Blue Jays enjoyed a victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Rasmus broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, taking Rubby De La Rosa out to center field. The 27-year-old outfielder has been quiet as the month of July has gone on, but still maintains a slugging-heavy .223/.285/.459 slash line with 14 home runs and 33 RBI.
Jul 29 - 10:26 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 7-2, allowing one run over seven innings as the Blue Jays hung on to victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Stroman has quickly shown that he belongs in the big leagues. He held the Red Sox to six hits and two walks while striking out eight. Since moving into the rotation at the end of May, the right-hander has a 2.12 ERA in 11 starts spanning 68 innings. The talented rookie will look to keep it going on Monday, when he takes on the Astros in a road start.
Jul 29 - 10:19 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Rob Rasmussen to Triple-A Buffalo.

The move clears a spot for newly-acquired Danny Valencia on the active roster. Rasmussen owns a 3.18 ERA over 10 appearances with the Blue Jays this season and should get another shot with the big club down the stretch.
Jul 29 - 2:15 PM

Blue Jays third base prospect Mitch Nay went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI for Low-A Lansing on Monday.

The 20-year old Nay has a .279/.337/.373 line for the season, and has hit .303/.356/.405 since the beginning of June. He has a knack for solid contact and has the potential to hit .280 with 20 home runs, but will need a few more years to have a chance to reach his potential.
Jul 29 - 10:24 AM

Melky Cabrera launched a pair of homers and drove in five runs as the Blue Jays smoked the Red Sox 14-1 on Monday.

Cabrera had a two-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the first and a three-run shot of Felix Doubront in the sixth for his third career two-homer game and fifth career five-RBI game. His last time accomplishing both feats was July 3, 2011, when he still played for the Royals.
Jul 28 - 11:16 PM

R.A. Dickey fanned 10 while allowing one run and three hits in seven innings Monday versus the Red Sox.

Dickey had the good knuckler going tonight, striking out 10 for the first time since May 14, 2013 against the Giants. He's 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA against the Red Sox this year, compared to 6-10 with a 4.08 ERA versus everyone else.
Jul 28 - 11:13 PM

Ryan Goins went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI in the rout of the Red Sox on Monday.

There's no way Goins is going 4-for-5 with four RBI in a game in which his team doesn't score 14 runs. The second baseman entered with a .175 average and four RBI in 30 games and 80 at-bats this season. He'll continue to play against righties until Brett Lawrie returns, at which point the Jays will reevaluate their situations at both second and third.
Jul 28 - 11:02 PM

Brett Lawrie (finger) has begun hitting off a tee but has yet to face live pitching.

It's not clear when he'll be cleared for batting practice. Lawrie needs to go out on a rehab assignment before returning and the expectation is that he's still at least a couple weeks away from a return. He's been on the shelf since late June with a fractured right index finger.
Jul 28 - 9:10 PM


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