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7/21/2014 | Rasmussen callup gives Blue Jays four lefty relievers

The Blue Jays' bullpen has a rather unusual configuration after left-hander Rob Rasmussen was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday afternoon.


7/21/2014 | Club designates Santos, hasn't explored trade options

The Sergio Santos era in Toronto could be coming to an end after the Blue Jays announced Monday afternoon that he had been designated for assignment. Major League teams have until Wednesday to claim Santos and the prorated amount of his $3.75 million salary. If Santos clears waivers, the Blue Jays will be able to send him to Triple-A Buffalo.


7/21/2014 | Bautista battles adversity in hopes of postseason

The .525 winning percentage the Blue Jays carried at the end of 2010, the year of Jose Bautista's 54-homer breakout, might be enough for a Wild Card spot, the way this strange 2014 season is unfolding. But at the time, it was good only for fourth place in the loaded American League East.


7/20/2014 | Blue Jays alumni teach skills for a good cause

The Honda Super Clinic, which gave 400-plus eager participants a chance to refine their baseball skills with help from Blue Jays alumni, also served as a fundraiser for young Ben Sheppard, who will undergo selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in St. Louis, thanks to the more than $68,000 raised through registration fees and matching contributions from Honda Canada and Whitby Honda.


7/20/2014 | Overturned call leads to Rangers runs

The Rangers won their second challenge in as many games on Sunday. Leonys Martin was initially called out at first after he hit a one-out grounder to second, but the call was overturned.


7/20/2014 | Melk Man delivers series win over Rangers

Melky Cabrera hit a homer and drove in three runs to lift the Blue Jays to a 9-6 win and a series victory over the Rangers at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon.


7/20/2014 | Anthopoulos may look to add bat via trade

Back in May, it would've seemed highly unlikely that the Blue Jays' priority at the non-waiver Trade Deadline would be to acquire more offense. The team pounded the ball through that month, leading the Major Leagues in runs (165), homers (48) and OPS (.829).


7/20/2014 | Lind, Lawrie, Encarnacion progressing well

Adam Lind is out of his walking boot, Brett Lawrie's fractured finger is out of a splint, and Edwin Encarnacion and Nolan Reimold are progressing well, according to Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos.


7/19/2014 | Lewis takes exception with Rasmus' bunt

Rangers starter Colby Lewis exchanged words with Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus during the fifth inning of Texas' 4-1 loss on Saturday, and Lewis voiced his displeasure to reporters in a postgame scrum over what he deemed was a selfish act.


7/19/2014 | Poised Stroman dominates in seven scoreless

Marcus Stroman delivered his seventh quality start in nine tries, and the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Rangers at Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon.


7/19/2014 | Overturned call gives Rangers double play

The Rangers successfully challenged a bang-bang play at second base in the third inning of Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.


7/19/2014 | Blue Jays a few weeks away from everyday lineup

The Blue Jays are at least two weeks away from fielding a full lineup of everyday players as they recover from a litany of injuries, manager John Gibbons said prior to Saturday's game against the Rangers.


7/18/2014 | Blue Jays try to turn season around against Rangers

With their struggles continuing in their first game after the All-Star break, the Blue Jays will look to Marcus Stroman to even the series against the Rangers Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. The Rangers will counter with veteran Colby Lewis.


7/18/2014 | Home run bug sidetracks Dickey in loss to Rangers

A sound start from R.A. Dickey went sour as the Rangers put up a pair of runs in the fifth inning and three more in the seventh en route to a 5-1 defeat of the Blue Jays on Friday night at Rogers Centre.


7/18/2014 | Ex-Jay Arencibia responds to boos with home run

Rangers first baseman/catcher J.P. Arencibia returned to Toronto as an opposing player for the first time for Texas series' opener against the Blue Jays on Friday, and he responded to boos with a three-run homer.


7/18/2014 | Top prospect Sanchez could make debut out of bullpen

The Blue Jays could be priming top prospect Aaron Sanchez for a big league promotion after the right-hander was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo.


7/18/2014 | Jays' Draft signings at deadline stand at 28

As the Friday deadline to sign 2014 picks passed, the Blue Jays had inked 28 of their 41 selections from the First-Year Player Draft.


7/18/2014 | Mills added as long man in bullpen

The Blue Jays on Friday optioned reliever Chad Jenkins to Triple-A Buffalo to make room on the roster for lefty Brad Mills, who was claimed off waivers from the A's.


7/17/2014 | Blue Jays claim southpaw Mills off waivers

Brad Mills is going back to the organization that drafted and developed him, as the Blue Jays claimed the 29-year-old southpaw off waivers from the Oakland A's on Thursday,


7/16/2014 | Blue Jays raise money for 8-year-old's surgery

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy, along with Honda Canada and Whitby Minor Baseball Association, will host a one-day clinic on Sunday at Iroquois Park in Whitby, Ontario, to help raise money for an 8-year-old Blue Jays fan suffering from left spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy.


7/16/2014 | Blue Jays aim to finish what they started

The Blue Jays' first half was a tale of two seasons all wrapped into 96 games. Toronto began the year with decent enough results but then took the baseball world by storm with an almost unprecedented run in May. It seemed like this might finally be the year the Blue Jays brought their decades-long postseason drought to an end but then all of a sudden everything changed.


7/15/2014 | Bautista starts as AL clinches home-field advantage

After an 0-for-2 performance in Tuesday's All-Star Game, it's back to work for Jose Bautista as he prepares to lead the Blue Jays in a second-half playoff push.


7/14/2014 | Bautista falls short after first-round fireworks

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista thrilled the crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday night with 10 home runs in the first round of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He was then beat, 7-4, by eventual champion Yoenis Cespedes in the semifinals.


7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park

It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."


7/14/2014 | Buehrle enjoying return trip to Midsummer Classic

As Mark Buehrle spends the next couple of days surrounding himself with some of baseball's other top players, he has reason to feel a better appreciation for this experience than he did any of his previous four All-Star selections.




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