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Blue Jays release Viciedo

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays released outfielder Dayan Viciedo on Tuesday. Viciedo spent the last five years with the Chicago White Sox before joining the Blue Jays earlier this month on a minor league deal. In 15 spring training games, he hit .233 with two RBI and four doubles. The 26-year-old Cuban hit .231 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 145 games last...

White Sox claim Drabek off waivers

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox claimed right-hander Kyle Drabek, a former top pitching prospect, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Selected by Philadelphia in the first round of the 2006 draft, Drabek was part of a package the Phillies sent to Toronto for Roy Halladay in December 2009. After making his debut with the Blue Jays in 2010, Drabek...

Blue Jays send Delabar to minor league camp

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar will most likely start the 2015 season with Triple-A Buffalo after being optioned to minor league camp on Thursday. Delabar, a 2013 All-Star, was 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 30 appearances last season. He was demoted to Triple-A last June and didn't return to the majors. In seven innings this spring, Delabar struck out...

Jays ink Randy Wolf on minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 days ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Veteran pitcher Randy Wolf has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Wednesday. Wolf, a 16-game winner and National League All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003, has pitched in just six major league games over the past two seasons. The well-traveled left-hander made four starts and two relief appearances with...

Jays lose Stroman to torn ACL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will miss the 2015 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee. The 23-year-old right-hander was hurt Tuesday morning during pitchers' fielding practice. "Beyond devastated. Not being able to compete with my brothers each and every day is extremely disappointing," Stroman wrote Tuesday on Twitter. "Still...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Toronto

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Bradenton, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dioner Navarro had an RBI groundout and scored on a Kevin Pillar double as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in Grapefruit League action. Dalton Pompey went 2-for-3 with a walk and Matt Hague added an RBI single for Toronto. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole gave up a run on one hit and struck out three in two innings.  

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
When the Kansas City Royals reached the playoffs last season after a 29-year absence, it put Toronto on the clock. The Jays’ postseason drought, at 21 years, is now the longest in the four major North American sports leagues. The Jays acted aggressively to stop it two years ago, without success, but this winter they doubled down on their core, adding to it with a five-year deal for catcher...

Blue Jays sign Viciedo to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran slugger Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract on Sunday and will give him a chance to make the team in spring training. Viciedo was released by the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 4 after batting .231 last season with 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 145 games, playing mostly in the outfield. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons...

Blue Jays sign Santana to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Santana hasn't pitched in the majors since August 2012 as a member of the Mets. The left-hander missed all of 2013 due to a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder. His comeback attempt with the Orioles came to an end last...

Blue Jays avoid arbitration with P Cecil

By The Sports Network, 3 months 5 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with relief pitcher Brett Cecil by signing him to a one-year contract on Thursday. Cecil, 28, is set to make $2.475 million next season after he compiled a 2-3 record with five saves and a 2.70 earned run average over 66 appearances in 2014. The left-hander is 35-30 with a 4.38 ERA and six saves in 213 career...