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Blue Jays set rotation for first 3 spring games

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:04:53 EDT

Right-hander Mat Latos, one of the most intriguing arms in camp, will pitch when the Blue Jays play their Grapefruit League home opener Sunday against the Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, manager John Gibbons said Thursday.



Sparkman could be Toronto's next Rule 5 success

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:00:51 EDT

Around the Blue Jays, the lore of the Rule 5 Draft is handed down from generation to generation. Right-hander Joe Biagini became the most recent success story last year, posting a 3.06 ERA and striking out 8.2 per nine innings in 60 relief appearances. That's why Glenn Sparkman just might be getting just a little more attention than your average Rule 5 pick this spring.



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:27 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



Elder statesman Grilli: 'I've always bet on me'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:53:23 EDT

Bartolo Colon, who will turn 44 in May, is the oldest active big leaguer at the moment. Ichiro is seven months younger. R.A. Dickey is 42, and Koji Uehara will get there on Opening Day. Then there's Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli.



Smoak could earn, run with starting job

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:54:08 EDT

Who's on first? The Blue Jays are hoping Justin Smoak will grab hold of the starting job and not let go.



Spring has arrived: Get tickets, skeds, gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:34 EDT

Spring Training is almost here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Blue Jays coverage.



Upton brings rare feat into 13th season

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:43:00 EDT

Call them Baseball's Elite Eight. You have the likes of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Wil Myers, Jose Altuve, Ian Desmond, Paul Goldschmidt and.... Melvin Upton Jr.?



Blue Jays not concerned with strikeout rate

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:59:09 EDT

The Blue Jays' offensive dropoff last season was startling. After ranking second in the Major Leagues in hitting in 2015, they fell to 23rd -- sliding from second in the American League to 12th.



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.



Happ honing 'explosiveness' in workouts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:56:18 EDT

For decades, running has been a key part of pitcher's conditioning programs. And, for decades, some have questioned the practice.



Martin: Salty 'somebody that I can rely on'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:03:54 EDT

In Russell Martin's second full season in the big leagues, 2008 with the Dodgers, he played in 155 games and was behind the plate in a remarkable 149 of them. "It used to be an ego thing, that I wanted to play every day," the Blue Jays catcher said before Tuesday's workout.



Blue Jays hope Liriano continues to flourish

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:20:27 EDT

When Francisco Liriano was traded from the Pirates to the Blue Jays on Aug. 1, his uniform wasn't the only thing that changed.



Inbox: Who is Blue Jays' Opening Day starter?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:45:06 EDT

Blue Jays fans are asking about the Opening Day starter.



Stroman expecting a dominant year on mound

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:03:53 EDT

Marcus Stroman -- now two years removed from surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee -- indicated after Monday's workout that he believes the best is yet to come.



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.



Pearce gives Blue Jays options in field

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:36 EDT

Steve Pearce has spent the last four seasons in the American League East, playing for the Orioles and Rays. So he saw a lot of the Blue Jays. And he liked what he saw.



Blue Jays say rotation is in league of its own

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:50:20 EDT

The Blue Jays weren't quite sure what to make of their rotation going into last season. This season, the team believes it's one of the best in baseball.



Donaldson could miss 2-3 weeks with calf strain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:16:39 EDT

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson says he could miss two to three weeks of Spring Training due to a right calf strain he sustained on Friday.



Breaking down the Blue Jays' Top 30 Prospects

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:44:03 EDT

The Blue Jays didn't receive much help from their prospects in 2016, but that should change soon, with an aging team set to give way to inevitable turnover in the coming years.



Morales admires Blue Jays' 'intensity on field'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:39:37 EDT

When Kendrys Morales hit free agency this past November, there was never a doubt in his mind where he wanted to go.



For Loup, Glove Day like Christmas

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:55:36 EDT

The start of Spring Training is always an exciting time for Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup. There's seeing the familiar faces of coaches and teammates around the clubhouse after an offseason apart. There's getting back to work in preparation for the grind of a fast-approaching regular season.



Travis close to full health, working with Tulo

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:27:19 EDT

Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis says he's close to full health after having offseason surgery to remove a flap of cartilage from his right knee.



Pearce 'checking every box' in surgery recovery

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:53:12 EDT

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce is ahead of projections in recovering from surgery on his right forearm and could be the team's Opening Day starter in left field.



Bautista arrives at camp with same approach

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:23:58 EDT

Introduced, jokingly, as the Blue Jays' "new signing," Jose Bautista made his first appearance with the media at Blue Jays camp on Friday, the official report date for position players. The man whose offseason roller coaster resulted in a one-year, $18.5-million guarantee with his original club quickly did what he could to diffuse the narrative surrounding him.



Left field among 5 storylines at spring camp

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:58:15 EDT

The Blue Jays begin Spring Training with a roster that is closer to being finalized than most years, but that doesn't mean the camp will be void of interesting storylines.



Bautista fits in with Blue Jays' culture

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:10:58 EDT

For Jose Bautista, the offseason was long, strange and ultimately unrewarding. Or at least, relative to that $150 million figure that was floated around exactly one year ago.



Gibbons mulling where Bautista, Morales will hit

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02:02 EDT

Now that Jose Bautista is back and Kendrys Morales has arrived -- officially and, thanks to Friday's position players report date, physically -- the question is where they'll bat in a changed Blue Jays lineup.



Estrada enjoys coffee in bathrobe like rest of us

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:05:52 EDT

Estrada enjoys coffee in bathrobe like rest of us



Sanchez enters season with no limitations

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:30:34 EDT

The reins are off and Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez can finally look forward to a season without an innings limit.



Latos signs Minors deal with Blue Jays

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:04:52 EDT

The Blue Jays added pitching depth Thursday, signing veteran right-hander Mat Latos to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.



Howell happy to have Toronto crowd on his side

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:54:30 EDT

New Blue Jays reliever J.P. Howell sounds like a man who is grateful that he will be suiting up for the home team at Rogers Centre instead of the opposing side.



Girodo off 40-man, stays in Blue Jays' camp

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:10:12 EDT

Blue Jays left-hander Chad Girodo was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Wednesday afternoon but he will remain in Toronto's Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee.



Gibbons confident in contract situation

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:11:13 EDT

John Gibbons' contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but the veteran manager remains confident he will be able to work something out with the Blue Jays well before then.



Stroman prevails in arbitration case

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:33:23 EDT

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman picked up a win on the first official day of Spring Training. This one just happened to be against his own team.



As camp nears, Blue Jays already looking to postseason

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:32:43 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Blue Jays squad each day this week. The final topic: Spring Training is here.



Gaston's contributions left mark on game

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Cito Gaston will never be forgotten north of the border for his role in leading the Blue Jays to back-to-back World Series titles in 1992-93. He won't be forgotten in the history books either.



Toronto returns strong team, minus familiar faces

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:59:55 EDT

Toronto returns with a lot of familiar faces but a team that will still feel very different after the departures of Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Cecil, R.A. Dickey and others.