Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

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J.A. Happ was done in by a pair of Steve Pearce home runs, allowing five runs (four earned) over six innings, in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Pearce hit a solo shot off of Happ in the third inning, then added a three-run blast in the fifth. Overall, Happ yielded eight hits, walked none, and struck out five. The left-hander will head into a home start against the Mariners on Monday with a 4.35 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and a 124/48 K/BB ratio.
Sep 17 - 10:48 PM

Dioner Navarro (head) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that Navarro is "a little fuzzy" after taking a foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed an initial concussion test and is considered day-to-day.
Sep 17 - 5:58 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the Orioles' Caleb Joseph during Monday's game.

Stroman has maintained his innocence and will appeal the suspension, but it was pretty clear that he did it on purpose. With expanded rosters, he could just drop the appeal after his next scheduled outing Saturday and simply get a couple extra days off between starts.
Sep 17 - 3:52 PM

Drew Hutchison pitched well through six innings, but tired in the seventh, resulting in a loss as he allowed six runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Hutchison made a mistake to Steve Pearce in the first inning, a three-run home run, and settled down from there. But the bases were loaded with one out in the seventh on a single, Hutchison's own throwing error, and a hit batsman, and all three came around to score on Alejandro De Aza's triple. Overall, he yielded five hits, walked two, and struck out 11, giving him back-to-back double-digit strikeout starts. Hutchison will take his 4.51 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 170/56 K/BB ratio into a road start against the Yankees on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 10:32 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays plan to make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Melky Cabrera.

A qualifying offer is expected to be somewhere in the range of $15-16 million. According to Heyman, the Blue Jays are hopeful that it will lead to another multi-year agreement. Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI prior to undergoing season-ending surgery earlier this month to repair a broken right pinkie finger.
Sep 16 - 2:01 PM

Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting.
Sep 15 - 11:01 PM

Marcus Stroman gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

The runs all came in the first four innings. In the sixth, Stroman threw behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, apparently in retaliation to an earlier incident involving Joseph and Jose Reyes. MLB has refused to suspend pitchers this year for throwing at batters before warnings were issues and Stroman wasn't ejected, so a suspension seems unlikely. Still, one imagines the Orioles won't forget what happened anytime soon.
Sep 15 - 10:48 PM

Blue Jays released RHP P.J. Walters.

The 29-year-old hurler registered a 4.82 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 125/46 K/BB ratio over 142 innings across three minor league stops this season. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact.
Sep 14 - 10:43 PM

Mark Buehrle allowed four earned runs in six innings Sunday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Rays.

Buehrle escaped with a no-decision because the Rays won it in extras. The veteran left-hander was pounded for nine hits -- including a homer and five doubles. He'll carry a 12-9 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.38 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Yankees.
Sep 14 - 4:58 PM

Adam Lind belted his fifth home run of the season and plated three run, leading the Blue Jays to a 6-3 win over the Rays on Saturday.

Lind drove home a run on an infield single as part of a three-run uprising in the third inning, then tagged Brad Boxberger for a two-run homer in the seventh to give the Jays the lead for good. He has been outstanding when on the field this season, slashing .328/.394/.492 with five long balls and 35 RBI in 256 at-bats.
Sep 13 - 4:07 PM

Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 31st home run of the season to help lead the Jays to a victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon.

Encarnacion took Steven Geltz deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, increasing the Jays lead to 6-3. He also drew an intentional walk in the ballgame, finishing 1-for-3. Despite missing time on the disabled list, he owns a .262/.351/.551 line with 31 homers and 84 RBI in 423 at-bats on the year.
Sep 13 - 4:04 PM

R.A. Dickey picked up his 13th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Rays to three runs on four hits over seven strong innings.

The veteran knuckleballer struck out five while walking a pair on the afternoon. He hasn't quite been the dominant force that he was with the Mets, but Dickey continues to provide valuable innings for an inexperienced Blue Jays staff. He boasts a 3.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 162/68 K/BB ratio over 196 2/3 innings on the year. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Yankees in New York on Thursday.
Sep 13 - 4:01 PM

Dioner Navarro is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays.

Josh Thole is getting the start behind the dish with the knuckleballing R.A. Dickey on the bump. Navarro should be back in there on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 10:10 AM

Blue Jays sent OF Darin Mastroianni outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The speedy outfielder was designated for assignment early last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. He struggled mightily in his 43 at-bats in the big leagues this year, going 5-for-43 (.116) with a 10/1 K/BB ratio.
Sep 13 - 8:27 AM

Blue Jays sent 1B Matt Hague outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 29-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the Blue Jays. Between two stops at Triple-A this season, he's hitting .282/.371/.465 with 15 homers and 76 RBI in 106 games.
Sep 13 - 8:25 AM


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