Minor Leaguer

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Lind out 6-8 weeks; will Dan Johnson be called up?


Mother knows best. This is true for Adam Lind's mother, who advised her major leaguer son to get an MRI on his right foot, which has failed to heal since he fouled a ball off of it in a game...

Blue Jays' dive extends to five


Blue Jays 2 @ Angels 5 The good part of this season was really, really good. The bad part of this season has been really, really bad. Lately it's been hard to be a Blue Jays fan, but thank you for...

Osuna starts Tuesday, Pentecost debuts tonight


Blue Jays pitching prospect Roberto Osuna returns from Tommy John surgery tomorrow with a rehab outing for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.

"Closing in" on the Chase?


The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be in negotiations with the San Diego Padres to acquire impending free agent third baseman Chase Headley. One source reports that the Blue Jays are "closing in" on a deal.

Gamethread #2 - Jays @ A's


It's an uggggggggggly one. Edwin Encarnacion hurt, Adam Lind can't field, A's getting hits on bloops. GO JAYS GO...

Brett Cecil back, Anthony Gose optioned


Reliever Brett Cecil will return to the Blue Jays roster in time for Friday's afternoon game against the Athletics as it was expected. To make space on the 25-man roster, outfielder Anthony Gose...

Ask your Blue Jays minor league questions here!


The folks at Around The Nest don't rest, even on America Day! The weekly live podcast hosted by the Lansing Lugnuts' Jesse Goldberg-Strassler will be broadcast today at 5 pm Eastern and will...

Bisons Bites: Blue Jays injury updates


This Canada Day edition features updates on the injuries of Brett Cecil, Kevin Pillar, and Sean Nolin.

Around The Nest Question Thread


Another week, another Friday, another episode of Around The Nest! And as with every week, we invite you, the readers and commenters of Bluebird Banter, to submit your questions about the Blue Jays'...

Blue Jays and Walkoff Bunts


On Tuesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays had a walkoff win over the New York Yankees on a Melky Cabrera sacrifice bunt attempt. Jose Reyes reached on a double to start the inning, and Cabrera...

Lawrie to DL, Kratz optioned, Pillar & Gose return


Sunday's game between the Blue Jays and Reds saw Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista leaving the game due to injury. Bautista experienced hamstring tightness and is still day-to-day until MRI results...

It was eight-nothing.


The Blue Jays won 14-9 in Cincinnati, overcoming an early 8-0 lead by the Reds.

Around The Nest - Minor League Question Thread


There was a lot going on this past week in the Blue Jays' minor league system. From draft pick signings to promotions to All-Star Games to debuts to injuries to a big brawl down in New Hampshire....

Welcome to the Bisons, Mike, you're fat.


When I watch a baseball game on TV, I get very excited when I start to catch on to the various hand signals the catchers and coaches use to communicate various plays. I'm not able to elucidate the...

Lawrie hurts hand, McCann leads Yankees over Jays


Blue Jays 3 @ Yankees 7

Baseball & the City: Kevin Kennedy and his PITCH


Toronto may be known as a hockey town, but there are many people in the city who are deeply involved in baseball in some way. Kevin Kennedy is an entrepreneur and Blue Jays fan who created Jays Days Beer Club and the new PITCH baseball talks.

Rasmus activated, Gose optioned... in limericks


Colby Rasmus is coming back His hammies 'n hips were out of whack Going the other way Back down to triple-A Is the guy who hit him in the eye sac. Transactions in limerick may be absurd But A...

Steve Delabar sent to Buffalo


Last night's reported recall of Munenori Kawasaki fuelled speculation that either Brett Cecil or Adam Lind would be placed on the 15-day disabled list; however when the Blue Jays beat saw the...

Report: Munenori Kawasaki is back!


According to the Blue Jays radio broadcasts'  "Third Man in the Booth" Mike Wilner, Toronto will be recalling infielder Munenori Kawasaki to the major leagues before Tuesday night's game against...

L.B. Dantzler and K.C. Hobson promoted


The Blue Jays like to be really secretive about everything it seems. After the end of the first half of the Midwest League (single-A) and Florida State League (advanced-A) seasons, the club...


VIDEO: Todd Redmond plunks Erik Kratz

Hat tip to shortofbrillant for sharing the video.

Derrick Chung and Daniel Norris promoted


Not Derrick Norris and Daniel Chung, as I told people in a drunken stupor this weekend.

Great summer pairing: Happ and Kratz


Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ had a very strong start to lead his team to victory over the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 with two doubles. The Blue Jays maintain a 4.5-game lead in first place with the series split.

Around The Nest - Minor League Question Thread


It's always great to see players in the minor leagues progress and do well. Last summer in late August, I visited Lansing and got a chance to chat with Daniel Norris, who had just come off of a...

Blue-cold Jays lose 4-2 against Orioles


Blue Jays 4 @ Orioles 2

Wagner, Rasmus, Chambers, Hill, Tuiasosopo, RRS


Move tracker summary chart at the end of the article!

Aaron Sanchez promoted to Buffalo


Blue Jays top prospect Aaron Sanchez has been promoted to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi. The first round pick from 2010 has been having a good season with...

Blue Jays fan Kate Upton turns 22


I just thought yall would want to know that model, actress, and Blue Jays fan Kate Upton turns 22 today. Well I don't know if she's a Blue Jays fan or not, but here she is sporting the Blue Jays...

Monday Bird Bites: Rasmus & Santos to begin rehab


The Minnesota Twins are in town tonight to begin a three-game series against the Blue Jays. It will be interesting to see the turnout of Monday and Tuesday's games to see how being in first place,...

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