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Inbox: Who is Blue Jays' 2017 X-factor?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:14:12 EDT

Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers questions from fans in the Blue Jays Inbox.



Donaldson 'feeling pretty solid' entering 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:29:00 EDT

Josh Donaldson doesn't have a lot of at-bats this spring, but it hasn't taken him long to get back to swinging well.



Tulo, Donaldson hit first spring home runs

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:46:24 EDT

Powered by four home runs, the Blue Jays topped the Phillies, 10-4, on Tuesday night at Spectrum Field.



MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:27 EDT

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Schultz undergoing surgery on right elbow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:14:50 EDT

Blue Jays right-hander Bo Schultz will undergo surgery in New York on Wednesday to have bone chips removed from his right elbow.



Sanchez struggling, dealing with blister

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:29:37 EDT

Aaron Sanchez's numbers this spring look a little jarring, but the Blue Jays don't seem concerned and the reigning American League ERA leader believes everything is going according to plan.



Martin hits first spring homer against Phils

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:34:53 EDT

First baseman Tommy Joseph hit a two-run homer and right-hander Vince Velasquez struck out seven over five strong innings in the Phillies' 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.



Blue Jays' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:43 EDT

Who do the Blue Jays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Toronto's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Win-now Blue Jays likely buyers at Deadline

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Toronto has every intention of contending for a spot in the postseason, and Blue Jays fans will have to hope that comes to fruition, because if not, some pretty big changes could be coming in the not-so-distant future. With six pending free agents, including some prominent names, the time to win is now.



Fans will get 15 Seconds of Fame at ballpark

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:28 EDT

Brett and Chad Joshpe can still see the baseball coming down from the heavens one sublime day at Shea Stadium, closer and closer toward the brothers' seats down the right-field line. If only they had a way back then to preserve their precious moment, like Major League Baseball fans of all 30 clubs are about to enjoy starting Opening Day for the first time in broadcast history.



Estrada named Opening Day starter

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:49:05 EDT

One of the worst-kept secrets in all of baseball was made official on Sunday afternoon as Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced veteran right-hander Marco Estrada will be his Opening Day starter.



Liriano continues to rack up strikeouts

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:38:30 EDT

Spring Training numbers often have to be taken with a grain of salt, but even so, it's almost impossible to ignore what Francisco Liriano has accomplished over the past several weeks.



Travis on track to be ready for Opening Day

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:14:40 EDT

Devon Travis has passed another big test and all signs now point to the third-year second baseman being ready for Opening Day.



McBroom, prospects dial long distance

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:47:06 EDT

Alex Monsalve and Christian Lopes belted solo homers off Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth inning to give a split-squad Blue Jays club a 4-3 victory Sunday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:52 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Blue Jays' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Liriano yields just one run against O's

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:49:58 EDT

Ryan Flaherty tripled and came around to score the go-ahead run on Cedric Mullins' sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 2-1 victory over a split-squad Blue Jays club on Sunday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.



Shoulder OK, Upton returns to lineup

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:35:33 EDT

Left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Sunday afternoon after missing 10 days because of a sore right shoulder.



Pearce gets outfield reps, embraces 'process'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:33:55 EDT

Steve Pearce is one step closer to being ready for Opening Day after he made his first spring appearance in left field during a 16-0 victory over the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday afternoon.



Goins, Salty power Blue Jays vs. Yankees

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:42:56 EDT

Toronto's hitters got to New York starter Adam Warren before the Yankees rallied for a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.



Donaldson talks hitting with Mr. October

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:12:57 EDT

Josh Donaldson spends a lot of time before every game talking hitting to anyone who will listen. Whether it's in the clubhouse, or on the field, players will come and go as they exchange information on opposing pitchers, mechanics and overall philosophy.



Travis clears big hurdle playing 5 frames vs. Sox

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:18:30 EDT

As Devon Travis took his familiar place in the infield on Friday, the Blue Jays' second baseman had a feeling that the first major fielding hurdle of his Grapefruit League debut was going to come swiftly.



New data shows Morales could thrive in Toronto

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:39 EDT

Did the Blue Jays quietly make a smart move by bringing Kendrys Morales north of the border? Statcast data suggests that by simply getting out of Kansas City, you could see more power from Morales in 2017.



Another strong outing has Happ confident about '17

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:55 EDT

Take away one bad pitch from Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ's third start of the spring, and Friday's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox would have been practically pristine.



Bautista, Travis back Happ, lift Blue Jays in return

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:41:27 EDT

Jose Bautista hit an RBI double in his first Grapefruit League game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and J.A. Happ struck out five in 5 1/3 innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.



Toronto excited about Morales' power, versatility

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:47:40 EDT

The Blue Jays have no qualms about Kendrys Morales supplying the middle-of-the-order power to fill the gulf left by three-time All-Star Edwin Encarnacion's winter departure.



Stroman dazzles en route to Classic MVP

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:45:48 EDT

Marcus Stroman dazzled for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic championship game Wednesday night, stifling a Puerto Rican lineup that had slugged its way through the tournament.



Pipeline report: Prospects in Blue Jays' camp

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:37:42 EDT

Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com is visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today we check in on the Toronto Blue Jays.



Estrada dominant, Opitz hits walk-off vs. Tigers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:49 EDT

Dominic Ficociello crushed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to put Detroit ahead, but fellow Minor Leaguer Shane Optiz did the same for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the frame to lift Toronto to a 5-4 Grapefruit League win on Wednesday at Florida Auto Exchange Park.



Q&A with Blue Jays prospect Sean Reid-Foley

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:00 EDT

As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Blue Jays camp, it was No. 2 prospect Sean Reid-Foley.



Stroman among All-Classic Team standouts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDT

Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.



Donaldson plays four innings in return to field

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:40:00 EDT

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson made his first Grapefruit League appearance in the field after his spring debut at designated hitter. He played four innings, and went 0-for-1 with a walk. Donaldson had been sidelined by a strained right calf.



Gibbons' reported contract puts unknowns to rest

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:14:13 EDT

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was asked before Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers if it was time to congratulate him on his reported new contract. Gibbons demurred, noting that no official announcement had been made. "But you can congratulate me all you want," he added with a grin.



Pillar stars in four-run fourth in win over O's

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:04 EDT

Aaron Sanchez pitched into the fourth inning in his third Grapefruit League outing, allowing just one hit as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.



Source: Blue Jays, Gibbons finalizing extension

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:29:26 EDT

Back-to-back appearances in the American League Championship Series have resulted in a two-year contract extension for Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Gibbons' contract was set to expire at the end of this season, but the two sides are in the process of finalizing a new deal, a source has told MLB.com.



Changeup could be key pitch for Sanchez

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:29:46 EDT

Right-hander Aaron Sanchez said that he wanted to treat his second Grapefruit League start like a regular-season outing, and he was pleased with his results in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium.



Blue Jays determining Salty's workload

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:59:36 EDT

Manager John Gibbons says that he isn't too far off from disclosing the Blue Jays' planned rotation this season. In the process of making that announcement, he will also figure out how he wants to utilize backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and what would be the proper workload for the team's backstops.



10 K's add to Liriano's 'dynamite' spring

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:06:35 EDT

With the exception of one pitch Monday, it was a flawless performance by Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano. Ah, but that one pitch.



Donaldson delighted to be back in games

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:34:42 EDT

Josh Donaldson's long-awaited Grapefruit League debut yielded three unmemorable plate appearances on Monday, but more importantly the promise of accelerated work for the Blue Jays' star third baseman.



Travis 'felt good' after Minor League game

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:15:41 EDT

Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis, who is recovering from a bruised knee, saw his first action in the field this spring during a Minor League game on Monday, and he expects to play Friday in a Grapefruit League game.



Late homers can't salvage Liriano's brilliant start

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:56:26 EDT

First baseman ByungHo Park hit a towering two-run homer, abruptly ending the scoreless spring of left-hander Francisco Liriano and leading the Twins to an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Monday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.



Pearce's arm pain-free after playing first base

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:01:30 EDT

After making his long-awaited debut in the field on Sunday against the Pirates, Blue Jays first baseman Steve Pearce made it simple when asked how he felt on a scale of one to 10.



Carrera, Elmore have big day at plate

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:39:32 EDT

The Blue Jays rallied for four ninth-inning runs against reliever Antonio Bastardo, but the Pirates rallied back for three more -- keyed by Gift Ngoepe's RBI double -- in the bottom of the ninth, leading to an 11-11 tie Sunday afternoon at LECOM Park.