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Eddie Michels Catches up with Lawrie and Morrow

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DUNEDIN, FLA.– Eddie Michels was on the rehab assignment once again in Dunedin, Florida and he caught up with Brett Lawrie and Brandon Morrow.  Third baseman Brett Lawrie (fractured right index finger) started his rehab yesterday at the team’s Mattick Complex with a session of long toss.  Lawrie then took ground balls at third on the […]

Kratz and Hendriks for Valencia

Danny Valencia has posted a .282 batting average in 36 games this season for the Kansas City Royals with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI.  The 6-2, 220 lb. right-handed batter is a career .265 hitter with 35 home runs in 371 games for Minnesota (2010-2012), Boston (2012), Baltimore (2013) and Kansas City (2014).  (photo USA TODAY Sports / Jerry Lai)

  The Blue Jays have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Liam Kendriks and catcher Erik Kratz .     

Rays Activate Peralta after Rehab Stint

Joel Peralta (Eddie Michels/Photo)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta made his first rehab start since being placed on the 15-day DL July 22, 2014 back dated to July 13.  Pitching for Class-A Charlotte against Dunedin,  Peralta went one inning allowing one hit and striking out one.  Peralta contracted an illness (high fever and joint pain) while visiting his […]

One Year for Osuna

DUNEDIN, FLA.--Toronto Blue Jays prospect Roberto Osuna said, "I feel great", after yesterday's session of throwing on flat ground.  Osuna has an anniversary to celebrate today as it has been one year since his "Tommy John Surgery". (Eddie Michels/Photo)

IBC Classic Wraps up Tomorrow

C.J. Van Eyk takes the hill for the 16-year old Carrollwood Gators squad on Friday July 25, 2014 at the Joe DiMaggio Complex.  The tournament is sponsored by the IBC and wraps up with the championship games on Saturday at the Walter Fuller Park in St. Petersburg starting at 9 AM. (Eddie Michels / Photo)

Jays GM Looks On

Dane Johnson (L) Blue Jays minor league pitching coordinator and Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos (R) take in Thursday night's Dunedin vs Charlotte Class-A game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin.  (Eddie Michels/Photo)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Above, the Dunedin Blue Jays second sacker Christian Lopes turns the front end of a double play early on Thursday night but the home team still droped a 2-1 decision to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.  Good news though for the Stone Crabs parent team fans, those of the Tampa Bay Rays.  On Saturday Jeremy Hellickson […]

Reimold Joins Encarnacion and Lind

Toronto outfielder Nolan Reimold, who was recently acquired from the Baltimore Orioles takes BP today as he rehabs from a left calf strain.  On the 15-day DL since July 12 Reimold is working out at the Mattick Complex with Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion. (Eddie Michels/Photo)

  DUNEDIN, Fla.–Above Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind (right foot fracture) makes a fashion statement and  appears to have no problems with his right foot as he goes through loosening up exercises today.  On the 15-Day DL since July 20, 2014 Lind also did light running drills, took grounders ay first and a full […]

South Florida Storm has Major League Coach

RYAN FURBAM (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

CLEARWATER, FLA.–Lefty Ryan Furbam of the South Florida Storm warms up prior to their Under 16 game against Puerto Rico on Wednesday July 23, 2014.  Furbam, who from near by Odessa, Florida and his teammates are coached by former major leaguer Gene Harris.  Harris who originally signed with Montreal also pitched in the majors for Seattle, San […]

IBC baseball tournament, Rockford Hard Knox

Noah Janis fly's out to center on Tuesday during the IBC baseball tournament advancing the runner to third.  Janis is playing for the Rockford (Ill) Hard Knox. (Eddie Michels/Photo)

CLEARWATER, FLA.– IBC baseball tournament, Rockford Hard Knox        

Viola has a Tough Outting

Frank Viola III (Eddie Michels /Photo)

DUNEDIN, FLA.–The Dunedin Blue Jays 30-year old Frank Viola III comeback appears to hit a snag on Sunday July 20, 2014 as he and his knuckle ball only lasted 4 2/3 innings against the Bradenton Marauders.  Viola allowed 10-runs on nine hits while walking five and striking out three.  Now if that wasn’t bad enough […]