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Russell Martin is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

He's likely just getting a day off. Dioner Navarro will start behind the plate and catch Marco Estrada.
Jun 30 - 3:47 PM

R.A. Dickey notched a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings, but took the loss on Monday against the Red Sox.

Dickey punctuates a strong June with another quality start. He pitched reasonably well, giving up the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three, but Clay Buchholz was nearly untouchable. Dickey gave up two runs in the third inning on a two-run Xander Bogaerts double, then one more in the fifth on Brock Holt's RBI single. Dickey still owns a disappointing 4.85 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 63/40 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He'll try to knuckleball his way past the Tigers in Detroit next.
Jun 29 - 9:43 PM

Blue Jays pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman allowed just two hits over five shutout innings in Saturday's start for High-A Dunedin.

It was Hoffman's eighth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. The 22-year-old has been hitting 99 mph on his fastball and looks every bit as sharp as he did before his operation. His six strikeouts Saturday were a season-high. Hoffman hasn't pitched more than five innings in any start and Dunedin will continue to monitor his workload throughout the season.
Jun 28 - 5:36 PM

Drew Hutchison won his eighth game Sunday, holding the Rangers to one unearned run over 5 2/3 frames in a 3-2 victory.

Hutchison issued three free passes on the day, but he yielded only four hits and recorded eight strikeouts. It's been a roller-coaster ride for the righty's fantasy owners this season, as he's been terribly inconsistent from start-to-start and holds a 4.99 ERA. However, he's managed to win eight games and has whiffed 81 over 88 1/3 innings. Hutchison takes on the Tigers on the road next weekend.
Jun 28 - 4:12 PM

Roberto Osuna recorded his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Osuna came on in the eighth inning to bail Steve Delabar out of a jam by striking out Shin-Soo Choo. He then allowed a leadoff double in the ninth inning but pitched out of it by inducing a couple flyouts and another strikeout to end it. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has yet to officially anointing a new closer following the demotion of Brett Cecil, but Osuna is the team's best reliever and it's clear he's the preferred ninth-inning option right now.
Jun 28 - 4:09 PM

Josh Donaldson singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Donaldson's towering blast off of Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fourth inning got the scoring going and the Blue Jays held on for a one-run victory. The third baseman now has 18 longballs and 48 RBI for the season to go along with a .301/.360/.540 batting line. Toronto's trade for Donaldson looks smarter by the day.
Jun 28 - 4:00 PM

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rangers on Saturday.

He was one of six Blue Jays regulars held without a hit as the team was shut out by Yovani Gallardo and company. The Jays tallied just three hits as a team.
Jun 27 - 4:16 PM

Matt Boyd struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings in a losing effort against the Rangers in his big league debut Saturday.

Boyd allowed four runs on nine hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos each blasting solo homers. It's unclear if he has earned another trip through the rotation or if he will head back to Triple-A.
Jun 27 - 4:03 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Johan Santana will suspend his comeback attempt until the 2016 season.

The 36-year-old left-hander has been dealing with a toe infection hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2012 season. He signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays in February but has not yet been able to make it back to the mound.
Jun 27 - 1:38 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Saturday that Aaron Sanchez (lat) will throw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Saturday.

The young right-hander is working his way back from a lat strain. It's unclear if he'll return to a role in the Blue Jays rotation upon his return, or if he'll be utilized to help fill a hole at the back end of the bullpen.
Jun 27 - 11:32 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Matt Boyd from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 24-year-old southpaw will make his major league debut on Saturday against the Rangers. He has been outstanding over 14 starts between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo this season, registering a 1.26 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 82/18 K/BB ratio across 85 2/3 innings. He could be worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Jun 26 - 10:32 PM

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

Rasmussen became the odd-man out with the Jays needing a roster spot for Matt Boyd who will be recalled to start on Saturday. Rasmussen appeared in just one game in his time with the Jays, working a scoreless inning of relief on Friday.
Jun 26 - 10:29 PM

Edwin Encarnacion blasted a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, as the Blue Jays trounced the Rangers 12-2 on Friday.

The Jays came out of the gate firing, with the first three hitters reaching base safely before Encarnacion tagged Nick Martinez for a grand slam. He would later add a solo shot off Ross Detwiler in the seventh inning, finishing the night 3-for-5. After a slow start to the season, he's now slashing .245/.329/.482 with 16 homers and 47 RBI.
Jun 26 - 9:49 PM

Mark Buehrle delivered a strong start in Friday's victory over the Rangers, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven frames.

The soft-tossing left-hander punched out five on the evening while issuing a pair of free passes. Staked to a monster lead early on, Buehrle was in cruise control most of the night. Now 8-4 on the season, he'll carry a 3.81 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 50/20 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Red Sox.
Jun 26 - 9:46 PM

Blue Jays pitching prospect Matt Boyd could be called up to make his major league debut on Saturday versus the Rangers.

Felix Doubront had been considered the favorite to get the nod, but it appears that Boyd is now the likeliest option. The 24-year-old has had an outstanding season between Double- and Triple-A, putting up a 1.26 ERA and 82/18 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. Boyd would be worth considering in AL-only leagues.
Jun 26 - 4:34 PM

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