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Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Toronto

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 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, 4 months 1 week 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...

Blue Jays ink Kalish to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 5 months 1 week ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Ryan Kalish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training on Wednesday. Kalish, 26, hit .248 with five RBI over 57 games last season for the Chicago Cubs. Over three seasons in the majors, Kalish owns a .245 batting average with four home runs and 34 RBI in 146 games for the Red Sox and Cubs....

Jays reach deal with 1B Smoak

By The Sports Network, 5 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-...

Mariners trade Saunders for Happ

By The Sports Network, 5 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...

A's deal Donaldson to Blue Jays for Lawrie

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks 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), 6 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...