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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:45:48 EDTMarcus 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:37:42 EDTEvery 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:49 EDTDominic 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.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:00 EDTAs 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDTFollowing 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:13:00 EDTBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista didn't play in the Dominican Republic's final game of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday because of a stiff lower back, and was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Both decisions were strictly precautionary, he said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:40:00 EDTBlue 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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:43 EDTWho 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:14:13 EDTBlue 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:04 EDTAaron 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:29:26 EDTBack-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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:29:46 EDTRight-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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:59:36 EDTManager 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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:52 EDTFrom 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:06:35 EDTWith the exception of one pitch Monday, it was a flawless performance by Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano. Ah, but that one pitch.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:34:42 EDTJosh 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:15:41 EDTBlue 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:56:26 EDTFirst 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:01:30 EDTAfter 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:39:32 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:47:20 EDTDespite a premature exit from arguably his most impressive outing of the spring on Sunday, Blue Jays right-hander Mike Bolsinger was far from discouraged afterward.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:34:13 EDTAnthony Alford's time in big-league camp has come to an end, but he seems to have left quite the impression with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:07:05 EDTJake Bauers slugged his second home run in as many days and Chase Whitley tossed four innings of two-hit ball in his first spring start to help lead the Rays to a 3-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:07:41 EDTRight-hander Mat Latos wants to make it very clear that he is willing to accept whatever role the Blue Jays have in store for him this season. Latos was asked on Saturday afternoon whether he would accept an assignment in the Minor Leagues, and he jumped all over the question. The answer is yes, and he'd prefer that everybody just stops asking him about it.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:52:17 EDTWhen Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is asked about his statistics or personal goals, he almost always steers the conversation back to one thing. "I'm very proud of this organization and our team," he said. "But there's still unfinished business. I want a ring. Plain and simple."
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:27:37 EDTNursing injury, Donaldson doesn't run out home run
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:38:35 EDTBlue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada said he was thinking too much during the first three innings of Friday's 7-5 victory against the Phillies at Spectrum Field.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:25:42 EDTDarrell Ceciliani, who is vying for a spot on the Blue Jays roster, drove in five runs with a grand slam and a triple Friday to lift Toronto to a 7-5 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies at Spectrum Field.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:05:01 EDTAt times, it has seemed like a glacial pace. But Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said three of his expected lineup cornerstones -- first baseman/left fielder Steve Pearce, third baseman Josh Donaldson and second baseman Devon Travis -- are making acceptable progress.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:19:17 EDTJose Bautista and Marcus Stroman are thriving in the World Baseball Classic. Kevin Pillar is enjoying the best spring of his career. We know which of the prominent Blue Jays players are thriving in Florida, but what about the ones who are flying a little bit under the radar?
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:52:25 EDTMLB.com sat down with GM Ross Atkins for a wide-ranging interview that included the future of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays' busy offseason and what it was like being teammates with a 14-year-old Alex Rodriguez.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:30:00 EDTAinge, former Blue Jay and NCAA hero, turns 58
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:17:08 EDTBlue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez said he has no hard feelings toward the organization after having his contract renewed at the new Major League minimum of $535,000 this week.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:53:54 EDTBlue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar walked just 24 times in 584 plate appearances last season. That's one of the reasons why he led off the first 12 games of the regular season, but then did so eight more times the rest of the year.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:51:03 EDTAaron Hicks, Starlin Castro, Rob Refsnyder and Clint Frazier went yard, and Yankees top pitching prospect James Kaprielian turned in two scoreless innings, paving the way for New York's 11-5 Grapefruit League win over the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:46:21 EDTBlue Jays reliever TJ House, who was struck in the head by a line drive in a Grapefruit League game against the Tigers last Friday, is taking his first small steps toward returning to action.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:57:10 EDTPuerto Rico's dominant run so far in the 2017 World Baseball Classic proves baseball on the island is alive and well. Now, one of the country's most prominent sports figures is joining Major League Baseball in an effort to grow the game even more.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:28:25 EDTJosh Donaldson is back on the field, and the Blue Jays are inching closer to Opening Day. But there are some lingering questions that Toronto needs to answer before the end of Spring Training. Here's a look at five surrounding the Blue Jays.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:47:13 EDTLeft-hander Drew Pomeranz made his Grapefruit League debut in the Red Sox 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:12:04 EDTToronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini really enjoyed his spring stint as a starter.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:57 EDTNobody understands the challenges New York Mets Minor Leaguer Tim Tebow is facing in his transition from the football field to the baseball field better than Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:34:44 EDTIt took 19 batters for the Blue Jays and Red Sox to register a hit on Monday, but once the fourth inning came around, the bats woke up in both dugouts. Led by Kendrys Morales, Toronto downed Boston, 4-3, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.