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Mariners trade Saunders for Happ

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ on Wednesday. Saunders, who has battled injuries over the past three seasons, hit .273 with eight homers and 34 RBI this past season over 78 games. The Mariners had been looking to move the 28-year-old since the end of the year after he took...

Jays reach deal with 1B Smoak

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday, just one day after he was non-tendered by the team. Smoak, claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays from Seattle on Oct. 28, would have earned a larger salary through arbitration if Toronto had offered him a contract by Tuesday's deadline. The switch-...

A's deal Donaldson to Blue Jays for Lawrie

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Athletics traded third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in a deal that sent infielder Brett Lawrie to Oakland. The A's also obtained left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin, right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman, and minor league infielder Franklin Barreto. A 2014 All-Star, Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games with the...

Blue Jays sign Martin to five-year deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays made it official Tuesday and announced the signing of free agent catcher Russell Martin to a five-year contract worth $82 million. Martin, born in the Toronto suburb of East York but raised in Montreal, spent the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted .290 with 11 home runs and 20 doubles, and drove in 67 runs while...

Reports: Toronto inks Martin to mega deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly inked free agent catcher Russell Martin to a multi-year contract.Multiple media outlets have revealed the new pact is worth $82 million over five years, does not carry a no-trade clause and will be completed upon Martin passing a physical.Martin, born in Canada's largest city but raised in Montreal, spent the last two seasons as the...

Jays name Brook Jacoby hitting coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays have named Brook Jacoby as the team's new hitting coach.Jacoby, an 11-year major league player, spent last season as a minor league assistant hitting coordinator in the Texas Rangers' organization after a seven-year run as the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds.The 54-year-old Philadelphia native was a career .270 hitter in 1,311 big...

Blue Jays deal Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired prospect Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Anthony Gose.Travis spent the 2014 season with Double-A Erie, where he hit .298 with 20 doubles, seven triples, 10 home runs and 52 RBI. The right-handed hitter posted a .358 on-base percentage and stole 16 bases.Selected by Detroit in the 13th round of...

Sandoval among 12 to reject offers

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was one of 12 players who rejected a one-year qualifying offer from their team prior to Monday's deadline.As expected, every player tendered a one-year, $15.3 million offer rejected it, the Major League Baseball Players Association said.Veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer signed a two-year contract with the New...

Blue Jays trade Lind to Brewers for Estrada

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 4 weeks ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 2015 option on first baseman Adam Lind and then traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Marco Estrada.Lind, who was selected by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2004 draft, posted a .273 career average with 146 home runs and 519 RBI over 953 games in a Toronto uniform. Lind's option was worth $7.5 million.Estrada...

Jays grab 1B Smoak off waivers

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 3 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.Smoak was viewed as a potential cornerstone player when the Mariners acquired the ballyhooed prospect in the Cliff Lee trade with the Texas Rangers in July 2010.The switch-hitting Smoak, however, struggled during his four-plus seasons with Seattle, batting ....