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Toronto Blue Jays

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Jesse Litsch has retired from professional baseball.

Litsch, 29, made the announcement Thursday on his personal Twitter feed. The right-hander registered a 4.16 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 417 2/3 major league innings -- all for the Blue Jays, who drafted him in the 24th round in 2004. Arm injuries ultimately did him in.
Aug 21 - 1:28 PM

Blue Jays prospect Dalton Pompey has been promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo.

Pompey began the year at High-A Dunedin and is now skyrocketing through the Blue Jays' minor league system. The highly-athletic 21-year-old outfielder was batting .295/.378/.473 with three home runs and eight stolen bases in 31 games at the Double-A level. He could reach the major leagues by early 2015.
Aug 20 - 6:00 PM

Jose Bautista finished 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Brewers.

Bautista doubled in the third inning and then slugged a three-run shot in the Jays' five-run sixth inning. Toronto managed 15 hits in all against rookie Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee bullpen. Bautista is batting .290/.406/.512 with 24 home runs, 24 doubles, and 77 RBI in 121 games this season.
Aug 20 - 5:43 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings but the Blue Jays beat the Brewers on Wednesday.

Dickey gave up eight hits -- including three doubles, a homer, and a triple -- but the Toronto offense came to life for nine runs of support and the knuckleballer wound up notching his 10th victory of the season. Dickey has a 4.08 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the year. He'll face the Red Sox at home next.
Aug 20 - 5:40 PM

Blue Jays prospect OF Dalton Pompey (quad) went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Tuesday in his return to the lineup with Double-A New Hampshire.

The 21-year-old center field hadn’t played since Aug. 6 after aggravating a right quad injury, but he was riding a 15-game hitting streak when he landed on the disabled list. The home run on Tuesday extended the streak to 16 games, during which he’s batting .417/.478/.650 with eight extra-base hits, 13 runs and six stolen bases. Pompey has made big strides in all facets of his game this season, and he’s on pace to reach the major leagues at some point in 2015.
Aug 20 - 2:31 PM

Brandon Morrow is no longer using a brace on his right index finger when throwing bullpen sessions.

However, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons noted that the right-hander has yet to throw at full intensity. Morrow has been on the shelf since early May with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger but is hoping to rejoin the Jays as a reliever next month.
Aug 20 - 1:13 PM

J.A. Happ was chased after 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits in a loss to the Brewers.

The most troubling part of the outing were the extra-base hits the Brewers put on Happ -- of his six hits allowed, five were doubles. The loss was his third straight to drop him to 8-8 on the season. Happ will carry a 4.39 ERA into Monday's matchup with the Red Sox.
Aug 19 - 11:10 PM

Blue Jays claimed 1B Matt Hague off waivers from the Pirates; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hague was designated for assignment by the Bucs last week to open up a 40-man roster spot for new reliever John Axford. Hague is 28 years old with a .293/.367/.425 career batting line in 788 minor league games.
Aug 18 - 2:24 PM

Drew Hutchison was doomed by a poor first inning en route to his 11th loss on Sunday against the White Sox, yielding seven runs in seven innings overall.

Hutchison allowed two home runs in the first inning: a grand slam to Conor Gillaspie, and a two-run home run to Jordan Danks. From there, Hutchison was able to cauterize the wound, limiting the White Sox to one run over the next six innings. Overall, he allowed eight hits and walked three while striking out three. His ERA has ballooned considerably over the last month as it now sits at 4.81 with a 1.31 WHIP and a 127/47 K/BB ratio. Hutchison will face the Rays at home next Sunday.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Edwin Encarnacion drew two walks and hit his 27th home run of the season, but the Blue Jays fell to the White Sox on Sunday.

Encarnacion returned from the disabled list on Friday after dealing with a strained right quad. Sunday's blast was his first since July 2. At the time of his injury, he was among the league leaders in home runs and RBI. He still has a fantastic .274/.365/.585 and his 27 homers and 72 RBI aren't too far away from the top.
Aug 17 - 5:36 PM

Blue Jays right-handed pitching prospect Alberto Tirado threw two no-hit, shutout innings for short season-A Vancouver on Saturday, allowing one walk while striking out two.

The 19-year old Tirado struggled mightily during his time in the Low-A Midwest League, putting up a 6.30 ERA and a 2.100 WHIP before being sent down to the short season-A Northwest League, where he has done well, putting up a 4.18 ERA with a 1.607 WHIP. His WHIP has been inflated by poor control, which has led to a combined 8.3 BB/9. He has the potential to be a frontline starter, but clearly he will need substantial work on his control before he has a chance to reach the high minors. Tirado should finish the season in Vancouver before returning to Low-A Lansing to start 2015.
Aug 17 - 12:26 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.

He will work as the long man in the Jays bullpen for the time being. The former top prospect has split his time between the rotation and the bullpen at Buffalo this season, compiling a 4.00 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 67/28 K/BB ratio over 96 2/3 innings. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Aug 16 - 1:36 PM

Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Daniel Norris struck out 13 while scattering three hits and allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings for Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

Norris was limited to 85 pitches, and likely would have pitched into the seventh inning without the pitch limit. He started the season in High-A Dunedin of the Florida State league, and now it appears that he may make his major league debut in September when the rosters expand. His role will likely be as a reliever, as a way to manage his innings, but Norris is clearly a big part of the youth movement the Blue Jays may undergo in the next few years.
Aug 16 - 10:10 AM

Melky Cabrera swatted his 15th home run of the season on Friday as the Blue Jays were blown out by the White Sox.

The veteran outfielder victimized Hector Noesi for a two-run shot in the second inning. It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, and he's now slashing .313/.368/.478 with 65 RBI on the season. He has positioned himself very well to earn a lucrative deal this offseason.
Aug 15 - 11:57 PM

Edwin Encarnacion returned to the Blue Jays lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout in a losing effort against the White Sox.

A bit of rust is to be expected, but the Blue Jays certainly needed his powerful bat back in the middle of the middle of the lineup. He's now hitting .274/.364/.584 on the year to compliment his 26 homers and 70 RBI in 332 at-bats.
Aug 15 - 11:54 PM


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