3/7/2014 | Seitzer has front-row seat for son's home run
A nice father-son moment took place Friday afternoon when Rays Minor Leaguer Cameron Seitzer homered in front of his father, Kevin, the former Major Leaguer as well as the new Blue Jays hitting coach.
3/7/2014 | Romero re-emerges with dominance vs. Rays
Ricky Romero allowed just a bloop single and one walk over both a scoreless seventh and eighth inning on Friday. The performance left him fired up, and the emotion was even more evident in the reaction of his teammates.
3/7/2014 | Rays' Maddon has kind words for Blue Jays
Rays manager Joe Maddon was asked to assess this year's American League East, and he noted that all the teams needed to watch out for Toronto.
3/7/2014 | Goins' bat questionable, but it may not matter
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos did not hold back earlier this week in his praise of second baseman Ryan Goins. The club still does not know what to expect offensively from Goins, but Anthopoulos said his defense made him a standout.
3/7/2014 | For Rasmus, no timeline but a scheduled first step
Colby Rasmus is getting closer in his return to the Blue Jays' lineup, but he remains day to day with a sore neck. Toronto's center fielder was expected to resume baseball activities on Saturday morning.
3/7/2014 | Call upheld in ninth of Rays-Blue Jays contest
A close play at first base was upheld by the new instant replay system Friday in the Rays' 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Dunedin.
3/7/2014 | Bautista productive for Blue Jays vs. Rays
Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI, but Toronto fell to Tampa Bay, 6-3, on Friday afternoon.
3/7/2014 | Spring has new importance for Stroman
Marcus Stroman was originally considered somewhat of a long shot to crack Toronto's roster at the end of camp, but the 22-year-old now finds himself under a microscope, and every spring outing he makes has serious consequences for his immediate future.
3/6/2014 | Blue Jays unlikely to make offer to Santana
The Blue Jays now appear to have two spots up for grabs in the starting rotation, but that doesn't mean they are going to re-enter the sweepstakes for free agent Ervin Santana.
3/6/2014 | Stilson, Jenkins give Blue Jays a future preview
Right-handers John Stilson and Chad Jenkins are among those who have caught the eye of Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos during the first few weeks of Spring Training. Neither pitcher is considered a frontrunner to break camp with the team, but they likely will enter the mix at some point this season.
3/6/2014 | Blue Jays' rematch with Pirates rained out
Thursday's game between the Blue Jays and Pirates, scheduled to be played in Bradenton, Fla., was canceled because of rain. Mark Buehrle will make his scheduled start on Friday instead.
3/6/2014 | Happ deals with sore back, new rotation contenders
It appears as though the competition for jobs at Spring Training has just gotten a whole lot more interesting after general manager Alex Anthopoulos admitted for the first time that two spots in the starting rotation could be up for grabs. J.A. Happ was a favorite, but he is now battling a sore back.
3/5/2014 | Morrow focused on fastball, not results of start
Brandon Morrow struggled during Wednesday afternoon's start against the Pirates, but he's not about to get overly concerned about the results this early in spring.
3/5/2014 | Perez among Blue Jays' second round of cuts
The Blue Jays made their second round of cuts by sending left-hander Luis Perez and catchers Derrick Chung and Jack Murphy to Minor League camp on Wednesday morning.
3/5/2014 | Lawrie's mature approach on display this spring
There has always been a hope in the Blue Jays' organization that Brett Lawrie would eventually mature and settle into his role as a cornerstone of the team. And at 24, he has started to talk and act like a Major League ballplayer.
3/5/2014 | Encarnacion sparks Blue Jays vs. Pirates
Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion had another productive day at the plate, but the Pirates roughed up starter Brandon Morrow in a 6-4 Toronto Loss on Wednesday afternoon at at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/4/2014 | Gibbons not worried about Happ's early struggles
J.A. Happ has gotten off to a very rough start this spring, but his job in the Blue Jays' rotation does not appear to be in jeopardy. In two starts, Happ has surrendered six runs while recording a total of four outs. He's allowed six hits, five walks and owns a 8.25 WHIP as opponents are hitting .600 against him.
3/4/2014 | Dickey welcomes heavy spring workload
R.A. Dickey knows he has a heavy workload ahead of him this season, and that's one reason why his spring is off to such a busy start. Dickey threw 65 pitches over the course of four innings vs. the Phillies on Tuesday night. It was just his second outing, but Dickey's already a full inning beyond what any other Toronto pitcher is throwing at this time of the year.
3/4/2014 | Goins putting in extra effort to improve offensively
The jury is still out on whether Ryan Goins will become a bona fide Major League hitter, but if there's failure in his future, it won't be due to a lack of work ethic. Goins put in a countless number of hours during the offseason to fix his mechanics at the plate.
3/4/2014 | Homers from Lind, Johnson power Blue Jays
Cliff Lee and R.A. Dickey faced each other for the second time in the young Grapefruit League schedule Tuesday night at Bright House Field. Lee allowed one run in three innings, while Dickey allowed three runs in four innings of work. Adam Lind and Dan Johnson homered to lead the Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory.
3/3/2014 | Thomas takes tour of Hall ahead of induction
On his first trip to Cooperstown, Frank Thomas was afraid to set foot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A big league rookie, he wanted to make sure he really belonged before comparing himself to the game's greatest players. Now "The Big Hurt" is ready to take his place alongside those stars. The former White Sox, A's and Blue Jays slugger on Monday toured the shrine where he's scheduled for induction on Sunday, July 27.
3/3/2014 | After rough start, Happ looks to next outing
That wasn't the outing J.A. Happ had envisioned. The southpaw got the ball for the Blue Jays on Monday against the Twins, but he was only able to record one out. Happ gave up two hits and walked four batters, and he said later that there weren't many positives to take home.
3/3/2014 | Finally healthy, McGowan competing for roster spot
At this point in his career, Dustin McGowan will take the good news where he can get it.
3/3/2014 | Encarnacion: 'I know I'll be successful'
It didn't take long for Edwin Encarnacion to get back in the groove. Encarnacion, one of the Blue Jays' principal power threats, went deep for the first time this spring Monday.
3/3/2014 | Gibbons: 'We think we're going to bounce back'
Patience rarely exists in a vacuum, and you'll find it less often in fifth place. The Blue Jays, coming off a difficult season, could've found themselves at a crossroads this spring, a struggling team trying to move forward with a new philosophy. Instead, they chose loyalty.
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