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Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pact

Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pact

MLB.com Updated Jan 30 (2 days ago)
The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executive

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executive

    nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles’ president for baseball operations, acknowledged that “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him this off-season to be their club president.
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  • With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

    With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

    MLB.com yahoo.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)
    A week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…
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  • Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    MLB.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)
    Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.
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  • Beeston to remain Jays president through '15

    Beeston to remain Jays president through '15

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Jan 27 (6 days ago)
    The Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season.
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  • Russell Martin excited to work with Blue Jays' young pitchers

    Russell Martin excited to work with Blue Jays' young pitchers

    yahoo.com Jan 24
    VANCOUVER — While Russell Martin has said he's prepared to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckleball, the work he puts in with the Blue Jays' promising young arms will be the 31-year-old's most rewarding challenge in his first year in Toronto. Drew Hutchison, 24,…
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  • Sources: Duquette close to leaving O's for Jays

    Sources: Duquette close to leaving O's for Jays

    ESPN.com Jan 22
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette and the Blue Jays are closing in on a much-discussed deal that would send Duquette to Toronto, sources told ESPN.
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  • Top Blue Jays prospect willingly lives in a van by the ocean

    Top Blue Jays prospect willingly lives in a van by the ocean

    yahoo.com Jan 21
    Your browser does not support iframes. The beautiful thing about professional baseball players is that no two of them are wired the same way. Though they all obviously share the same goal, which is to reach the major leagues and stay there for as long a…
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  • Rasmus Excited About Future in Houston

    Rasmus Excited About Future in Houston

    Colby Rasmus never really took to living in Toronto in the 3 1/2 seasons he played for the Blue Jays.
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  • Blue Jays visit students to open Winter Tour

    Blue Jays visit students to open Winter Tour

    MLB.com Jan 16
    The Blue Jays kicked off their fifth annual Winter Tour on Friday afternoon with an incredibly warm welcome and an extremely enjoyable visit to a very enthusiastic Joshua Creek Public School.
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  • Blue Jays re-sign Kawasaki to Minor League deal

    Blue Jays re-sign Kawasaki to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Jan 16
    The Blue Jays re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday afternoon.
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  • Cecil, Blue Jays avoid arbitration with 1-year, $2.475 million …

    Cecil, Blue Jays avoid arbitration with 1-year, $2.475 million deal

    MLB.com Jan 15
    The Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Brett Cecil by signing the left-hander to a one-year, $2.475 million contract on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Blue Jays claim reliever West from Rangers

    Blue Jays claim reliever West from Rangers

    MLB.com Jan 14
    The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers on Wednesday and designated righty Cory Burns for assignment.
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  • Blue Jays, Orioles reportedly discussing Duquette deal

    Blue Jays, Orioles reportedly discussing Duquette deal

    MLB.com Jan 14
    The ongoing story surrounding the Blue Jays' presidency took yet another twist on Wednesday when a report said the club has been engaged in talks with the Orioles about Dan Duquette. Neither club has commented on or confirmed the report.
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  • Billy Beane back on Josh Reddick's good side following deal

    Billy Beane back on Josh Reddick's good side following deal

    yahoo.com Jan 10
    Like most of the baseball world, Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick was struggling to connect the dots after general manager Billy Beane dealt his friend and arguably Oakland's best player, Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays back on Nov. 28. Redd…
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  • Perseverant Johnny Mac leaves legacy in retirement

    Perseverant Johnny Mac leaves legacy in retirement

    MLB.com Jan 7
    On Wednesday afternoon, four Major League clubs simultaneously used their official Twitter accounts to spread the news of John McDonald's official retirement from the big leagues. Think about that. Four clubs -- the Indians, D-backs, Angels and Blue Jay…
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  • Athletics successfully woo Brett Lawrie superfan

    Athletics successfully woo Brett Lawrie superfan

    yahoo.com Jan 7
    The Oakland Athletics have gone to great lengths to win over a new fan. Thanks to a thoughtful gift from the ball club, it appears 6-year-old Amelia Lyttle is abandoning her former beloved Toronto Blue Jays for the Athletics. The young baseball fan beca…
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  • Inbox: Navarro part-time option at first base?

    Inbox: Navarro part-time option at first base?

    MLB.com Jan 3
    Can Dioner Navarro fill in at first base? Why do the Blue Jays avoid giving out incentives to free agents? Why hasn't Maicer Izturis been mentioned as an option for second base? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers those questions and others in his Inb…
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  • New look Blue Jays aim for elusive postseason return

    New look Blue Jays aim for elusive postseason return

    MLB.com Jan 1
    The Blue Jays fully admit that 2014 ended in disappointment, but instead of trying to rebuild, the club decided to retool with the expectation of a better outcome next year.
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  • Gibbons' 2016 salary kicks in with new year

    Gibbons' 2016 salary kicks in with new year

    ESPN.com Jan 1
    The transition to a new year brought good news for Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, whose 2016 salary automatically became guaranteed Thursday with the passage of midnight and the arrival of 2015.
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  • Video - Buster's Blog: AL East Outlook 01:41

    Buster's Blog: AL East Outlook

    Dec 2
    Despite the moves by the Red Sox and Blue Jays, Buster Olney explains why there are still major holes to fill with those and every team in the AL East.
  • Video - Donaldson Traded To Toronto 02:50

    Donaldson Traded To Toronto

    Nov 28
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the trade between the Blue Jays and Athletics that sends 3B Josh Donaldson to Toronto for Brett Lawrie and others.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin 02:13

    Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin

    Nov 20
    Buster Olney discusses Russell Martin signing with the Blue Jays and, in light of this, whether the Cubs will still prioritize signing a catcher in the offseason.
  • Video - Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal 02:00

    Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.

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    Feb 1
    The Detroit Pistons plan to sign veteran guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract this week, according to league sources.
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    Feb 1
    Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a facial injury, league sources told ESPN.
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    Jan 31
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