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Atkinson takes one for the Team

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TAMPA, FLA.–Surrey, BC native Justin Atkinson gets ready to take one for the team when the Blue Jays Instructional League Squad took on the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. The ball is coming  in on Atkinson and then hits him and goes straight up the bat. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTOS)

Scary Moment for Jagielo

TAMPA, FLA.–A 87-MPH fastball from Blue Jays LHP Grayson Huffman felled Yankees infielder Eric Jagielo on the right side of his head during an Instructional League game between the Blue Jays and Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on Saturday September 27, 2014.      Jaqielo did lay motionless on his back for about 10-minutes as Yankee trainer Alfonso […]

Mesa and Chavez make Debut


DUNEDIN, FLA.–When one 16-year old makes his professional debut in baseball one might want to stop and take it in but two in the same game and in consecutive innings it does get ones attention.  This of note that they are both Mexicans who like Robert Osuna were sign at age 16.      The first […]

Blue Jays Award Winners

OF Dwight Smith, Jr….was Dunedin’s most consistent offensive producer in 2014, leading the team in batting average (.284, 11th in FSL), on-base percentage (.363, T-7th), home runs (12), RBIs (60), stolen bases (15), and doubles (28, T-9th). The 21-year-old from Georgia topped the league with 83 runs scored, an .816 OPS, and finished tied for the FSL lead with eight triples. Smith also collected 14 outfield assists this season, second among active players in the FSL at the end of the season. Smith Jr. was named to the Florida State League’s Post-season All-Star Team. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)


 Courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays The Blue Jays are proud to recognize the achievements of Nate Murrie, Matt Anderson, Richard “Stubby” Clapp and Taylor Cole.   Nate Murrie has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the All Lamacchia Award given annually to the amateur scout that exemplifies the work ethic and perseverance best demonstrated by […]


Former South Carolina Gamecock L.B. Dantzler (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  DUNEDIN/CLEARWATER, FLA.—With the Instructional League season getting underway in Florida some players are not participating in the daily workout and games.  They are though looking forward to another way to build on their baseball careers, playing in the Australian Baseball League. The Toronto Blue Jays are sending three players who played for Upper-A Dunedin […]

Atkinson Plays it All


DUNEDIN, FLA. –Surrey, BC native and Toronto Blue Jays prospect Justin Atkinson is adding another item to his tools of the trade and that as a catcher.  In his four years in the Blue Jays minor league system Atkinson has played all four infield positions and during instructional camp this year he is adding that of catcher.  “It […]

Pentecost works Out

DUNEDIN, FLA.–The Toronto Blue Jays second first round pick (11tth overall) in this year free agent draft Max Pentecost (right hand injury) is working out at the team’s Mattick Complex.  When ask when he was going to return from the injury Pentecost said, “I will be ready the last two weeks of instructional league.” (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Cubs Win! Cubs!

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Florida State League VP Ken Carson (R) presents Daytona Cubs manager Dave Keller (L) with the FSL Northern Division Crown after their rain delayed 9-4 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays.  The Cubs took the playoffs in two straight out scoring Dunedin 20-5 in the best of three.   

When Life gives you Lemons… Throw out the First Pitch

Entrepreneur T.J. Guerrero not only can manage F&B costs but he has a heck of a pitch (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

T.J. Guerrero  was challenged by Dunedin resident Doug Wilkey to have the City of Dunedin close Guerrero’s lemonade stand.  So the Dunedin Blue Jays must like lemonade because T.J. Guerrero threw out tonight’s first pitch and RSEN’s Eddie Michels was there.   Tampa Bay Times story 

Jays Roster Adjustments

The Blue Jays make more moves: Pitcher Brandon Morrow and first baseman Dan Johnson has been reinstated from disabled list. Recalled from the  Buffalo Bison of the International League (AAA): 2B Ryan Goins, outfielder Anthony Gose, righty Kendall Graveman and lefties Sean Nolin and Daniel Norris Contracts picked up by Buffalo: Outfielders Dalton Pompey and […]