Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

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R.A. Dickey took a loss Sunday despite holding the Orioles to one run and two hits in six innings.

It was Dickey's first loss in eight outings since Aug. 13. Dickey finished the year with a 14-13 record, just like he did in his first year in Toronto in 2013. However, this year's 3.71 ERA was a big improvement over last year's 4.21 mark. He still has another guaranteed year at $12 million left on his contract, so he'll be back at the front of Toronto's rotation at age 40.
Sep 28 - 4:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-runner in Sunday's finale.

Limited to 128 games by a strained quad, Encarnacion just missed out on his third straight 100-RBI season, finishing at 98. Still, he finished in the top 10 in the AL in homers, slugging and OPS, joining teammate Jose Bautista. He hit 34 homers in 477 at-bats, putting him right behind Chris Carter as far as homers per at-bat.
Sep 28 - 4:08 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of 1B Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll be in uniform for the final game of the regular season. Hague has spent nearly all of 2014 at the Triple-A level, batting .282/.371/.465 with 15 homers and 76 RBI across 106 games.
Sep 28 - 1:25 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Cory Burns off waivers from the Rays; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's now in his third organization in the last three months, as the Rays claimed Burns off waivers from the Rangers in July. The 26-year-old has spent all of 2014 in the minors, posting a 4.95 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A.
Sep 28 - 1:23 PM

Blue Jays transferred RHP Chad Jenkins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Jays wanted to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Jeninks is done for the season following surgery earlier this month to repair a fractured right hand.
Sep 28 - 1:20 PM

Blue Jays transferred OF Melky Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move made in order to free up a 40-man roster spot. Cabrera is out for the season following surgery to repair a broken right pinkie finger.
Sep 28 - 1:19 PM

J.A. Happ limited the Orioles to two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday to earn his 11th win.

Happ gave up only four total hits in an impressive finish to what was a rocky 2014 regular season. The 31-year-old left-hander will finish 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio in 158 innings.
Sep 27 - 6:38 PM

Marcus Stroman picked up his first career save, tossing four scoreless innings of relief in Friday's win against the Orioles.

Stroman allowed just one hit and struck out four with zero walks, finishing the final four innings after Drew Hutchison exited. He's unlikely to pitch on Saturday since he threw 44 pitches, but could contribute on Sunday if necessary. As of now, he has a 3.65 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 111/28 K/BB ratio in 131 2/3 innings across 20 starts and six relief appearances. Not a bad showing for the rookie right-hander, who portends to be a big fantasy asset going forward.
Sep 26 - 10:28 PM

Drew Hutchison won his 11th game of the season, allowing two runs in five innings on Friday against the Orioles.

Hutchison ends his up-and-down season with a positive. The right-hander gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out eight Oriole batters. He finishes 2014 with an 11-13 record, a 4.48 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 184/60 K/BB ratio. Hutchison's peripheral numbers suggest he may be a bit better than his ERA currently indicates, which, if accurate, gives him additional fantasy value in 2015.
Sep 26 - 10:25 PM

Dalton Pompey went 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, and two RBI as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles on Friday.

It's a career night for the 21-year-old who had just 32 big league plate appearances under his belt entering the game. His third-inning RBI double put the Jays up 2-1, and his fifth-inning RBI triple extended the Jays' lead to 4-2. Friday's effort bumps Pompey's previously-unimpressive slash line to .250/.333/.500. He's homered once and knocked in four runs as well.
Sep 26 - 10:21 PM

Daniel Norris was charged with two runs in 3 1/3 innings in his first big-league start Thursday against the Mariners.

Morris was on a pitch count today after spending the month in the bullpen. He pitched three scoreless innings before giving up an infield single and a walk in the fourth. That got him pulled after 59 pitches, and Todd Redmond allowed both inherited runners to score after taking over. Norris is a very promising pitching prospect, but barring a very strong spring, he's probably going to open 2015 back in the minors, at least for 6-8 weeks. He'll still definitely be a 2015 sleeper.
Sep 25 - 7:25 PM

Kevin Pillar collected his second homer and his first steal of the year Thursday against the Mariners.

Pillar is hitting .259 in 112 at-bats since his callup, which is certainly better than last year's .206 mark in 102 at-bats. Still, his power is quite limited and he doesn't walk at all, making him quite a stretch as anything more than a reserve outfielder. The Jays can't be too optimistic about their 2015 outfield picture with Pillar and Anthony Gose currently topping the depth chart in left and center, respectively. They'll have to address both spots this winter, whether they can re-sign Melky Cabrera or not.
Sep 25 - 7:20 PM

Jose Reyes is getting a day off Thursday.

Ryan Goins will start at shortstop in the Blue Jays' series finale against the Mariners. Reyes should play in each of Toronto's final three games this weekend.
Sep 25 - 1:02 PM

Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

It's just a day of rest for Joey Bats. Dalton Pompey will start in left field and Kevin Pillar will play right.
Sep 25 - 1:00 PM

Ryan Goins went 2-for-3 with a game-deciding RBI single as the Blue Jays went on to defeat the Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday.

Goins put the Jays up in the bottom of the eighth, ending Taijuan Walker's bid for a shutout, and helping Mark Buehrle get the win in his final start of the season. It was a rare bit of offensive success for Goins, who is hitting .188/.210/.265 with one home run and 14 RBI in 182 plate appearances this season.
Sep 24 - 9:18 PM

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