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Hoffman’s Road to the Show Starts

Jeff Hoffman (photo Rick Sassone / RSEN)

  Dunedin, Fla. — Last night  Toronto Blue Jays 2014 first round pick Jeff Hoffman took the hill for his professional debut against the Tampa Yankees.  Reaching 98 MPH on the gun Hoffman impressively pitched a 1-2-3 first inning.  The 22 year old right hander, just over a year removed from Tommy John surgery, had only been […]

MLB Team Most Likely to Maintain Early Success


Several teams have started the 2015 season quite well. In fact, you’ve probably stopped scratching your head just long enough to read this article. That is, if you’ve been following the Astros and their early success. On the flip-side, you may also be wondering what is going on with the Orioles and Indians. Currently in […]

Blue Jays Top Prospect Set for First Start

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With their first selection in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected a pitcher from East Carolina University. On Wednesday, Jeff Hoffman will make his first start since graduating as a member the ECU Pirates. Hoffman will pitch for the Dunedin Blue Jays, the club’s High-A affiliate. Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopolous […]

Izturis Rehabs

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  Dunedin, Fla. — Maicer Izturis made his first rehab start last night in Dunedin vs. the Tampa Yankees. Izturis had two at bats going 1 for 2 from the lead off spot.  Leading off the home first Izturis grounded to short and in the third he singled on a rope to left.  Izturis was forced […]

Rockies Could Replace Troy Tulowitski

Jeff Bridich (Dugout View)

  It remains to be seen whether the Colorado Rockies give in to Troy Tulowitski’s trade demands. However, if General Manager Jeff Bridich waits until after the MLB First Year Player Draft, the picture may become more clear. On June 8th, the Arizona Diamondbacks will be the first team to make a selection in this […]

Vet and Prospect working Out

Guadalupe Sanchez (Eddie Michels Photo)

  Two time CY Young winner Johana Santana made it through his first week of throwing off a mound on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with no problems.  “I’m one day closer,” said Santana who might be able to throw a bullpen session in 2-3 weeks. Guadalupe Chavez of El Fuerte Sinaloa, Mexico may only be […]

Izturis Ready for Rehab Start

Macier Izturis (groin and left knee) appears to be ready to start a rehab assignment with Class-A Dunedin as soon as Monday the 19th.  Izturis said he will probably DH a couple of games before playing second. (Eddie Michels Photo)

Izturis may be in the Dunedin Blue Jays line up as soon as Monday the 18th.

USF’s Kingston Suspended By NCAA


  TAMPA, Fla. — University of South Florida Head Baseball Coach Mark Kingston will serve an automatic one-game suspension tonight in the Bulls’ series opener vs. UCF as well as a supplemental four games levied by the NCAA following his post-game ejection from the Bulls’ 4-3 loss at Tulane on Sunday.   “I have discussed what […]

Hoffman Pro Debut getting Close


It was one year ago Thursday that RHP Jeff Hoffman (ABOVE AND LEFT) Toronto’s first pick (9th overall) in last Junes draft went under the knife for Tommy John surgery.  To celebrate the occasion Hoffman allowed one run on two hits over four innings in what could be his last extended spring training outing.  He […]

Steve Souza Jr. Trout-like?

Steven Souza Jr. at bat against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. (USA TODAY Sports - Kim Klement)

  When the Tampa Bay Rays traded away their outfielder-of-the-future, Wil Myers, you may have questioned the move. However, what you may not have known is that, in return, Tampa would receive a similarly dynamic prospect, Steven Souza Jr. Mike Trout is a HR-SB king in MLB. The baseball world is constantly talking about superstars […]