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Blue Jays avoid arbitration with P Cecil

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months 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, 2 years 6 months 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, 2 years 6 months 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, 2 years 6 months 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, 2 years 6 months 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), 2 years 7 months 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...

Jays name Brook Jacoby hitting coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 7 months 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...

Reports: Toronto inks Martin to mega deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 7 months 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...

Blue Jays deal Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 7 months 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), 2 years 7 months 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...