MLB Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays

Jays considering Soriano? 

July, 19, 2014
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The Toronto Blue Jays have emerged as a possible landing spot for free agent outfielder Alfonso Soriano.
Earlier this week, the New York Yankees officially released Alfonso Soriano, after having previously designating the veteran outfielder for assignment on July 6. Soriano could choose to retire from the game completely, but there may still yet be a team out there willing to give him one more chance.

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Will Jays choose to stand pat? 

July, 9, 2014
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The Toronto Blue Jays are just 3-7 in their last ten games, and are coming off a Tuesday outing where, due to multiple injuries, were forced to start a lineup that included the likes of Steve Tolleson, Darin Mastroianni and Nolan Reimold. On the surface, that certainly makes the Blue Jays appear to be a team itching to pull the trigger on a deal to help improve their lot.

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The Toronto Blue Jays learned Sunday that Edwin Encarnacion has a Grade II strain of his right quadriceps muscle, an injury that could take a couple of weeks to heal, if not longer.


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Jays could stand pat with SP 

July, 6, 2014
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The Toronto Blue Jays had been hoping to be the winner of the Jeff Samardzija sweepstakes, but now that the Chicago Cubs have sent the pitcher to the Oakland Athletics, it's time for the team to go back to the dealing drawing board.

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On Friday, ESPN's Jim Bowden reported that Toronto has heavily scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill and Chase Headley, adding "but none are playing well and all overpaid for production."

What's the latest on the Blue Jays' search to upgrade their infield? And which player(s) do they prefer?

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On Tuesday night, James Shields of the Kansas City Royals got roughed up for seven runs (five earned) on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. It was the pitcher's third consecutive shaky outing, and opposing teams have hit .342 against him in those starts.

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Toronto's quest for pitching 

May, 31, 2014
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The Toronto Blue Jays are the surprise leaders in the American League East, and they just might need to add another starter if they intend to keep it that way.

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On Monday, Chicago Cubs fans witnessed a first in 2014: Jeff Samardzija actually got enough run support to win a game. The pitcher has a 1-4 record in 11 starts despite sporting a 1.68 ERA, in large part because of the 2.31 runs per game his team has scored in his starts.

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Second base issues in Toronto 

April, 15, 2014
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Thanks to a misplaced step by Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins will get a chance to prove he can be the Blue Jays’ regular second baseman.

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Filling in for Reyes 

April, 1, 2014
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Jose Reyes is among the most dynamic players in baseball – when healthy. But problems surfaced again on Opening Day, and the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop is back on the disabled list after re-injuring his left hamstring in the first inning of a loss to Tampa Bay.

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Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen landed on the disabled list Sunday with a left abdominal and lower back strain, opening up some potential save opportunities for Sergio Santos.

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With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report in less than two weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays suddenly have a hole to fill at the back of their rotation.

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Blue Jays have leverage 

February, 3, 2014
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The Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be one of the teams ready to spring into action after Masahiro Tanaka finally made up his mind. But almost two weeks have passed since Tanaka chose the New York Yankees, so what is holding things up?

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Blue Jays ready to shop? 

January, 30, 2014
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So far this offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have done little by way of improving a pitching staff that finished 12th in the American League last season with a 4.26 ERA. However, if some of the free agent options out there start to get nervous and lower the asking price, there's a chance the Blue Jays might be interested.

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