Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Blue Jays’

Toronto Dirt-Jays

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With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing a regulation dirt infield being installed at the Rogers Centre in Toronto the new regulation dirt half field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium nears completion.  Formally an artificial surface but was changed this past fall after an incident during spring training 2015 that saw Marcus Stroman injure his left knee causing him […]

Izturis Signs

Back in May of 2015 Izturis rehabbed in Dunedin with the Blue Jays. (photo Rick Sassone / RSEN)

The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Maicer Izturis to a minor-league deal which includes  an invite to spring training. Izturis spent the last three seasons with the Blue Jays organization but has not appeared in a major-league game since April, 2014 while recovering from multiple injuries. Izturis has  39 career home runs and 334 RBI.

Spring Singles on Sale

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With the Blue Jays 40th spring training starting on March 2nd against the Phillies fans lined up on Wednesday for their first chance to buy single game tickets.  As in the past the Yankee and Red Sox games seem to be the fans favorites.

Bye to 2015! THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO)

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Another year has ended for what it’s worth and yours truly might have learned a thing or two, maybe. First off fans check out those other year end stories; they were written in mid-November and published the first two weeks of December. Therefore it appears that the writers don’t think much of the last month […]

Jays sign Thole

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  The Toronto Blue Jays have signed catcher Josh Thole to a one year contract worth US $800,000. A veteran of seven Major League seasons with New York (Mets) and Toronto, Thole is a career .249 hitter with eight home runs and 104 RBI in 428 games. The Breese, Illinois native appeared in 18 games for Toronto in […]

Jays sign Happ for Three Years

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The Toronto Blue Jays have signed lefty J.A. Happ to a three year contract worth US $36 million. Happ made 31 starts for Seattle and Pittsburgh last season, going 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA, posting career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (151). Following a trade to the Pirates in July, the left-hander went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA […]

Fixing Field One

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The Toronto Blue Jays are taking no chances for the 2016 spring training as they are spending six figures to completely redo Field One at the team’s Mattick Complex.  The field is an original at the complex dating back to the early 1970’s.  It is better known now as the field that a sprinkler head supposedly caused […]

Leblebijian Down Under

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On Friday Jason Leblebijian took one for the team.  A long way from Illinois, Leblebijian is heading down under tomorrow to play in the Australian baseball League. Leblebijian played 100 games in 2015 between Lansing and Dunedin. Leblebijian by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from […]

Postseason Insurance in Dunedin

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With the ALDS starting on today in Toronto the Blue Jays sent four insurance policy’s to their spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida.  Right handers Ryan Tepera, Bo Schultz, Drew Hutchinson along with lefty Jeff Francis are now working out at the Mattick Complex.  Each one threw one inning on today during a simulated game against players […]

Atkinson readies for Taipei

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Toronto prospect Justin Atkinson takes BP on Wednesday at the team’s Mattick Complex.  Atkinson is also getting ready to play for Team Canada in the 12T tournament in Taipei, Taiwan   According to Team Canada manager Ernie Whitt, Atkinson will be the team’s number three catcher and be the back up at the corners, first and third.