Toronto Blue Jays

Dodgers Interested In Re-signing Hyun-jin Ryu

Hyun-Jin Ryu has drawn looks from multiple teams this offseason, though the Dodgers have also considered a reunion and are “in” on the southpaw, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman writes (via Twitter).  The Blue Jays and Twins are among the...
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White Sox, Blue Jays, Brewers, Twins Among Runners-up For Jordan Lyles

Before Jordan Lyles signed his two-year, $16MM deal to join the Texas Rangers rotation, there was no shortage of interest in the big righty. Though we don’t know which (if any) of these teams made official offers, we do know that the White...

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Al Central Notes: Tsutsugo, Lindblom, Royals, Indians

Past reports have already linked the Blue Jays and Marlins to Yoshitomo Tsutsugo’s market, and now MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets that three AL Central teams are also in the mix.  The White Sox, Tigers, and Twins all have some interest in...
Related topics: Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers

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Atkins On Blue Jays’ Offseason Approach

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins chatted with reporters yesterday about his club’s place in the offseason transactional carousel, as Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic (subscription link) was among those to cover. Atkins emphasized that the organization...

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Pitching Market Chatter: Wheeler, Cole, Kluber, Jays

There has been some early action on the starting pitching market. Jake Odorizzi accepted a qualifying offer from the Twins, filling one of their openings on a limited commitment. The Cardinals brought back Adam Wainwright. Chase Anderson went to...

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Blue Jays Checked In On Michael Pineda

The Blue Jays have at least checked in on right-hander Michael Pineda, according to Scott Mitchell of TSN (Twitter link). The precise level of interest isn’t known. If the Blue Jays are indeed taking an aggressive stance on open-market arms,...
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Steve Sanders Joins Pirates’ Front Office

The Blue Jays have now lost two high-ranking members of their front office to the Pirates in the past couple weeks. Senior vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington left to become Pittsburgh’s general manager Nov. 18, and now...

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Blue Jays Announce Several Minor League Signings

The Blue Jays announced Monday that they’ve signed five players to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training: right-handers Justin Miller, Phillippe Aumont and A.J. Cole (as had been previously been reported in...

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Blue Jays Unlikely To Pursue Starling Marte, Shogo Akiyama

Center field is a question mark for the Blue Jays, as Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, and Derek Fisher are all imperfect defensive options while the likes of Anthony Alford or Jonathan Davis are lacking in MLB experience.  There has been some...

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Blue Jays Notes: Pitching, Pineda, Tsutsugo, Tellez

The Blue Jays have been connected to several free agent starting pitchers this offseason, with club GM Ross Atkins voicing a desire to “add significantly” to a staff that, as presently constructed, is relatively short on proven arms. With free...

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Quick Hits: Jays, Gibson, Padres, Quiroz

After you get your turkey in the oven, feel free to check in on a few notes from around baseball. The Blue Jays made an offer to right-hander Kyle Gibson before he signed with the Rangers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. It’s unclear...

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Reds Acquire Justin Shafer, Nick Martini

The Reds have announced a series of additions to their 40-man roster. Righty Justin Shafer comes over via trade from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. The Cincinnati club has also claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers from the...

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Blue Jays, A.j. Cole Agree To Minor League Deal

The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander A.J. Cole, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports (via Twitter). Cole, 27, spent the 2019 campaign with the Indians, for whom he tallied 26 innings of 3.81 ERA ball with 10.4 K/9, 2.8...
Related topics: Social Media, Cleveland Indians

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Pirates To Name Ben Cherington General Manager

Former Red Sox general manager and current Blue Jays senior vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington has accepted an offer to become the next GM of the Pirates, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (via Twitter). Mackey...
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East Rumors: Jays, Yanks, Andujar, Mets, Thor

The Blue Jays had interest in right-hander Jake Odorizzi before he came off the market by accepting the Twins’ qualifying offer Thursday. Now that Odorizzi’s out of the picture for Toronto, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet lists several...
Related topics: Sports Rumors, New York Yankees

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Quiet Early Market For Ken Giles

Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles seemingly factors as a big potential trade piece. But the market isn’t bouncing with early interest in the righty, per Scott Mitchell of TSN Sports (Twitter link). That’s somewhat surprising to hear, given...
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Blue Jays Have Met With Yasmani Grandal

The Blue Jays have met with the representatives for free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal, reports ESPN’s Marly Rivera (via Twitter). It’s perhaps a curious fit upon first glance, given the Jays’ stated focus on adding rotation help,...
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Blue Jays Have “legitimate Interest” In Jake Odorizzi

The Blue Jays have “legitimate interest” in free agent hurler Jake Odorizzi, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The Toronto organization has already held a sit-down with his agents regarding that interest (among other matters, no...
Related topics: Canada, Toronto

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Offseason Outlook: Toronto Blue Jays

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams.  Click here to read the other entries in this series. With many of their best young position players now in the majors, the Blue Jays will focus on augmenting that group with some...

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Blue Jays Notes: Giles, Japanese Fas, Gurriel, Hernandez

While Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles looks like an obvious offseason trade candidate, general manager Ross Atkins indicated Tuesday it’s not a sure thing the team will deal him. “We’ve been really focused on acquiring players. We really...

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