Toronto Blue Jays News and Rumors

Work begins on dirt infield at Rogers Centre

Work begins on dirt infield at Rogers Centre

MLB.com Updated Feb 10 (2 days ago)
Construction has begun, and the Blue Jays are well on their way to having an all-dirt infield installed at Rogers Centre in time for the start of the 2016 season.
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  • Blue Jay Donaldson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

    Blue Jay Donaldson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Feb 10 (2 days ago)
    Third baseman Josh Donaldson, the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2015, has signed a two-year, $28.65 million contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Major League Baseball team said on Wednesday.
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  • Donaldson, Blue Jays finalize 2-year deal

    Donaldson, Blue Jays finalize 2-year deal

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    The Blue Jays have avoided a potentially contentious arbitration hearing by signing reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson to a two-year contract worth $28.65 million.
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  • Marcus Stroman hosts Super Bowl onesie party for his teammates

    Marcus Stroman hosts Super Bowl onesie party for his teammates

    yahoo.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    Toronto's hottest Super Bowl party was hosted by Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman. This party had everything: Celebrities, at least one bowl of chips and ... onesies. Yes, in order to get into Stroman's Super Bowl celebration, it looks like you needed to…
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  • Comeback year for Saunders crucial for Blue Jays

    Comeback year for Saunders crucial for Blue Jays

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    The official start of Spring Training is almost here. Now it's time to start taking a closer look at the Blue Jays' roster in preparation for Feb. 22, when pitchers and catchers go through their first workout.
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  • Gibbons weighs in on Blue Jays' 2016 outlook

    Gibbons weighs in on Blue Jays' 2016 outlook

    MLB.com Feb 7 (5 days ago)
    The success of 2015 apparently has earned Blue Jays manager John Gibbons some goodwill in Toronto, as he was treated to a standing ovation at Thursday night's annual season-ticket holder event, The Leadoff.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Sign a Pitcher

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Sign a Pitcher

    nytimes.com Feb 7 (6 days ago)
    The Toronto Blue Jays signed the right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million contract.
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  • Jesse Chavez Beats Blue Jays in Arbitration, Awarded $4M

    Jesse Chavez Beats Blue Jays in Arbitration, Awarded $4M

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 6 (6 days ago)
    Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.
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  • Ex-manager Wedge joins Blue Jays' front office

    Ex-manager Wedge joins Blue Jays' front office

    MLB.com Feb 6 (6 days ago)
    The Blue Jays added another voice to their expanding front office by officially hiring former Major League manager Eric Wedge as a player development adviser on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Aardsma signs Minor League deal with Blue Jays

    Aardsma signs Minor League deal with Blue Jays

    MLB.com Feb 5
    The Blue Jays signed free-agent right-hander David Aardsma to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training on Friday.
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  • Blue Jays reportedly set to sign veteran Floyd

    Blue Jays reportedly set to sign veteran Floyd

    MLB.com Feb 4
    The Blue Jays and right-hander Gavin Floyd are nearing an agreement, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
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  • Clock ticking on locking up Donaldson

    Clock ticking on locking up Donaldson

    MLB.com Feb 4
    The clock is ticking, but the Blue Jays apparently have not abandoned hope that 2015 American League MVP Award winner Josh Donaldson can be signed to a multiyear contract extension before his arbitration case is heard later this month.
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  • The Blue Jays Are Getting A Dirt Infield

    The Blue Jays Are Getting A Dirt Infield

    The era of the sliding pit is officially over. The Toronto Blue Jays, the last team in baseball to feature an artificial infield with dirt sliding pits around each base, have announced that they will install a real dirt infield before next season.Read m…
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  • Jose Bautista bat flip immortalized on Topps card

    Jose Bautista bat flip immortalized on Topps card

    yahoo.com Feb 3
    We've already seen it on T-shirts, inked on human skin and even on ugly Christmas sweaters. Now Jose Bautista and his unforgettable bat flip from the Blue Jays' dramatic win in ALDS Game 5 against Texas is getting the classic baseball commemoration trea…
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  • Martinez, Hentgen lead 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame class

    Martinez, Hentgen lead 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame class

    MLB.com Feb 2
    Former pitching greats Dennis Martinez of the Expos and Pat Hentgen of the Blue Jays headline the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
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  • Blue Jays strike deal with Mets, get Ceciliani

    Blue Jays strike deal with Mets, get Ceciliani

    MLB.com Feb 2
    The Blue Jays on Tuesday acquired outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from the Mets for a player to be named.
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  • Who will protect Harper in Nats' lineup?

    Who will protect Harper in Nats' lineup?

    MLB.com Feb 1
    The Nationals have made some solid acquisitions this offseason. They added two left-handed hitters to balance the starting lineup, signing free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy and trading for outfielder Ben Revere from the Blue Jays. By getting Rever…
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  • New Blue Jays spring training hat inspired by Indians?

    New Blue Jays spring training hat inspired by Indians?

    yahoo.com Jan 28
    When Mark Shapiro took over as president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays after close to 25 years with the Cleveland Indians there were many questions about how he would run the organization differently than the previous regime. Coming off their first p…
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  • Video - Sabathia Discusses Spring Debut 00:46

    Sabathia Discusses Spring Debut

    Mar 17
    Buster Olney speaks with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia about his first pitching outing since May. He allowed two runs in two innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Marcus Stroman Injury Devastating Blow For Blue Jays 02:06

    Marcus Stroman Injury Devastating Blow For Blue Jays

    Mar 10
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Marcus Stroman's season-ending torn ACL.
  • Video - Blue Jays: High Expectations In 2015 01:07

    Blue Jays: High Expectations In 2015

    Feb 25
    The Blue Jays have the talent on paper to win the AL East, but whether all the pieces can come together is the biggest question in Toronto.
  • Video - Josh Donaldson To Earn $4.3M 02:59

    Josh Donaldson To Earn $4.3M

    Feb 13
    Jerry Crasnick discusses why Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was awarded $4.3 million in arbitration instead of the $5.75 million he had been seeking.