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Blue Jays sign three players from 2018 Draft

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed three additional players selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft including second round pick OF GRIFFIN CONINE from Duke University, along with two non-draft free agents.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed three additional players selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft including second round pick OF GRIFFIN CONINE from Duke University, along with two non-draft free agents.

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Blue Jays sign 26 players from 2018 Draft

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 26 of the 40 players selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft and nine from the top 10 rounds.

A complete list of signed draft picks follows:

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 26 of the 40 players selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft and nine from the top 10 rounds.

A complete list of signed draft picks follows:

RD.    #     Player                       School                                            Pos.     B/T Class    Player info

1       12    Groshans, Jordan     Magnolia HS (TX)                             SS      R/R   HS      6'03" 178lbs   DOB: 11/10/99

3       88    Kloffenstein, Adam    Magnolia HS (TX)                           RHP     R/R   HS      6'05" 243lbs   DOB: 08/25/00

4      116   Wymer, Sean            TCU (TX)                                        RHP     R/R   JR      6'01" 190lbs   DOB: 03/19/97

5      146   Bec, Christopher       University of Maine - Orono (ME)      C       R/R   SR      5'11" 190lbs   DOB: 12/30/95

6      176   Barger, Addison        C Leon King HS (FL)                        SS      L/R   HS      6'00" 175lbs   DOB: 11/12/99

7      206   Podkul, Nicholas       Notre Dame (IN)                               2B      R/R   JR      6'01" 198lbs   DOB: 04/11/97

8      236   Murray, Joseph         Kent State (OH)                              RHP     R/R   JR      6'02" 195lbs   DOB: 09/23/96

9      266   Brodt, Jake                Santa Clara University (CA)             1B      R/R   SR      6'04" 220lbs   DOB: 01/23/96

10    296   Stevenson, Cal          Arizona (AZ)                                     CF       L/L   SR      5'10" 175lbs   DOB: 09/12/96

11    326   Steinmetz, Hunter     Missouri State (MO)                         CF       L/L    JR      5'09" 175lbs   DOB: 12/13/96

12    356   Allgeyer, Nick            Iowa (IA)                                          LHP     L/L    JR      6'03" 225lbs   DOB: 02/03/96

13    386   Wilson, Brad              Ohio Dominican University (OH)     RHP     R/R   JR      6'01" 260lbs   DOB: 08/15/96

14    416   Aiello, John               Wake Forest (NC)                            3B      R/R   JR      6'02" 200lbs   DOB: 02/14/97

15    446   Watson, Troy             University of Northern Colorado     RHP     R/R   SO      6'02" 180lbs   DOB: 06/11/97

17    506   Havekost, Austin       Kent State (OH)                              RHP     R/R   JR      6'03" 215lbs   DOB: 07/22/96

19    566   Ramos, Adrian          Miami Dade CC South (FL)              CF      R/R   J2       5'10" 160lbs   DOB: 06/18/98

20    596   Capra, Vinny             Richmond (VA)                                 SS      R/R   SR      5'08" 160lbs   DOB: 07/07/96

22    656   Burland, Gage           Lewis Clark State College (ID)        RHP     R/R   SR      6'02" 195lbs   DOB: 06/27/95

23    686   Squires, Troy             Kentucky (KY)                                   C       L/R   5S      5'11" 200lbs   DOB: 12/06/94

24    716   Pascoe, Mike            San Jacinto College North (TX)      RHP     R/R   J2       5'10" 180lbs   DOB: 01/17/98

25    746   *McAffer, Will            Tulane (LA)                                     RHP     R/R   JR      6'02" 185lbs   DOB: 05/30/97

29    866   Finfrock, Cre             Central Florida (FL)                         RHP     S/R   SR      5'11" 185lbs   DOB: 06/26/96

30    896   Johnson, Cobi           Florida State (FL)                            RHP     R/R   SR      6'04" 195lbs   DOB: 11/06/95

32    956   Pulido, Joey              Houston (TX)                                  RHP     R/R   SR      5'09" 170lbs   DOB: 09/25/95

34   1016 Townsend, Grant      Oral Roberts (OK)                           RHP     R/R   JR      6'00" 190lbs   DOB: 08/09/97

38   1136 Ruiz, Francisco         Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy     C       R/R   HS      6'00" 195lbs   DOB: 01/29/00

*indicates player is Canadian

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Blue Jays claim RHP Preston Guilmet

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed RHP PRESTON GUILMET on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. To make room on the 40 man roster, RHP DECK McGUIRE has been designated for assignment.
 
GUILMET, 30, has appeared in two games this season for the St. Louis Cardinals, posting a record of 0-1 with a 22.50 ERA in two innings pitched. The 6-2, 200lb right-handed pitcher appeared in 21 games this season for Memphis in the Pacific Coast League (AAA) recording 11 saves and an ERA of 0.93. In 29.0 innings with the Redbirds, he allowed just nine hits while striking out 35. Owns a career record of 0-2 over four Major League seasons with a 9.36 ERA while pitching for Cleveland, Baltimore, Tampa, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
 
He will report to the Blue Jays and a corresponding move will be made at that time.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed RHP PRESTON GUILMET on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. To make room on the 40 man roster, RHP DECK McGUIRE has been designated for assignment.
 
GUILMET, 30, has appeared in two games this season for the St. Louis Cardinals, posting a record of 0-1 with a 22.50 ERA in two innings pitched. The 6-2, 200lb right-handed pitcher appeared in 21 games this season for Memphis in the Pacific Coast League (AAA) recording 11 saves and an ERA of 0.93. In 29.0 innings with the Redbirds, he allowed just nine hits while striking out 35. Owns a career record of 0-2 over four Major League seasons with a 9.36 ERA while pitching for Cleveland, Baltimore, Tampa, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
 
He will report to the Blue Jays and a corresponding move will be made at that time.

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Blue Jays kick off Pride Month in Toronto with Pride Night presented by TD

On Friday, June 8, TORONTO BLUE JAYS fans are invited to show their pride at the ballpark when the team hosts the Baltimore Orioles as part of Pride Night presented by TD. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. ET with first pitch at 7:07 p.m. ET

The first 20,000 fans who enter Rogers Centre will receive a Blue Jays Pride Hat giveaway. Plus, all fans attending the game can take part in pride-themed activations in the WestJet Flight Deck, including live entertainment, photo opportunities, temporary tattoo and rainbow flag giveaways, and food sampling.

On Friday, June 8, TORONTO BLUE JAYS fans are invited to show their pride at the ballpark when the team hosts the Baltimore Orioles as part of Pride Night presented by TD. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. ET with first pitch at 7:07 p.m. ET

The first 20,000 fans who enter Rogers Centre will receive a Blue Jays Pride Hat giveaway. Plus, all fans attending the game can take part in pride-themed activations in the WestJet Flight Deck, including live entertainment, photo opportunities, temporary tattoo and rainbow flag giveaways, and food sampling.

"Pride Night represents the diverse, accepting, and vibrant city the Blue Jays are fortunate to call home," said Marnie Starkman, Vice President of Marketing & Events, Toronto Blue Jays. "The inspiration to host Pride Night this season came directly from our fans' feedback, conversations with LGBTQ community groups and members, and the team's desire to offer an inclusive and welcoming experience to all Blue Jays fans."

Pride Night pregame ceremonies will feature 65 LGBTQ community members, selected through TD, carrying a large rainbow flag on field, three ceremonial first pitches by You Can Play athletes, as well as Forte - the Toronto Gay Men's Chorus - performing the national anthems.

In addition, the Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation have partnered with You Can Play to positively impact the experience of countless Canadian kids playing sports. Facilitated by TD, this partnership will create inclusive spaces through training and education for more than 28,000 young people enrolled in Jays Care programming. 

The Blue Jays have also teamed up with several LGBTQ community groups in Toronto to participate in elements of Pride Night and attend the game.

For more information on Pride Night, please visit bluejays.com/promotions.

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Blue Jays game time change - Sunday, July 8

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS game on Sunday, July 8 vs. the New York Yankees, originally scheduled to start at 1:07 p.m. ET, has been selected as an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast as part of MLB's national broadcast package, and will now begin at 8:05 p.m. ET.

The game will remain available to fans in Canada on Sportsnet and the Sportsnet Radio Network.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS game on Sunday, July 8 vs. the New York Yankees, originally scheduled to start at 1:07 p.m. ET, has been selected as an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast as part of MLB's national broadcast package, and will now begin at 8:05 p.m. ET.

The game will remain available to fans in Canada on Sportsnet and the Sportsnet Radio Network.

Tickets purchased for the original 1:07 p.m. game will remain valid for the new 8:05 p.m. start time, with gates opening at 6 p.m.

With the time change, programming for Jr. Jays Sunday presented by Boston Pizza, including Run the Bases, will not take place.

 

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Blue Jays roster moves

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed LHP JAIME GARCIA on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to May 16 and have recalled RHP DECK MCGUIRE from Buffalo (AAA).

GARCIA, 31, has posted a 2-3 record this season with a 6.28 ERA in eight games. The 6-2, 215 lb. left-handed pitcher has a career record of 193-182 in a combined 1091.2 innings, 890 strikeouts and an opponent's batting average of .260.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed LHP JAIME GARCIA on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to May 16 and have recalled RHP DECK MCGUIRE from Buffalo (AAA).

GARCIA, 31, has posted a 2-3 record this season with a 6.28 ERA in eight games. The 6-2, 215 lb. left-handed pitcher has a career record of 193-182 in a combined 1091.2 innings, 890 strikeouts and an opponent's batting average of .260.

MCGUIRE, 28, has appeared in one game this season with an 8.10 ERA, through 3.1 innings, three strikeouts and an opponent's batting average of .308. The 6-6, 220 lb. right-handed pitcher has a 3-1 record while pitching in five games in Buffalo (AAA) this season with a 2.70 ERA and an opponent's batting average of .184. In six Major League games with the Cincinnati Reds last season he posted a 1-1 record with a 2.63 ERA.

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Blue Jays roster moves

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed RHP MARCUS STROMAN on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, retroactive to May 9, 2018. LHP TIM MAYZA has been optioned to Buffalo (AAA), and to take their place on the active roster, RHP JOE BIAGINI and RHP SAM GAVIGLIO have been recalled from Buffalo (AAA).

STROMAN, 27, has posted a 0-5 record this season with a 7.71 ERA in seven games. The 5-8, 180 lb. right-handed pitcher has a career record of 37-30 in a combined 600.0 innings, 491 strikeouts and an opponent's batting average of .261.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed RHP MARCUS STROMAN on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, retroactive to May 9, 2018. LHP TIM MAYZA has been optioned to Buffalo (AAA), and to take their place on the active roster, RHP JOE BIAGINI and RHP SAM GAVIGLIO have been recalled from Buffalo (AAA).

STROMAN, 27, has posted a 0-5 record this season with a 7.71 ERA in seven games. The 5-8, 180 lb. right-handed pitcher has a career record of 37-30 in a combined 600.0 innings, 491 strikeouts and an opponent's batting average of .261.

BIAGINI, 27, has posted a 0-1 record this season with an 8.10 ERA in two major league starts. The 6-5, 240 lb. right-handed pitcher has a 0-3 record after pitching in four starts in Buffalo (AAA) this season with a 4.57 ERA and an opponent's batting average of .232.

MAYZA, 26, posting a 1-0 record this season with a 4.26 ERA in six game appearances. The 6-3, 220 lb. left-handed pitcher has a 2-0 career record in the majors, after pitching in 19 games in 2017 with a 6.88 ERA and an opponent's batting average of .320. 

GAVIGLIO, 27, was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on March 21, 2018. The 6-2, 195 lb. right-handed pitcher has a 0-0 record while pitching in five games in Buffalo (AAA) this season with a 1.86 ERA and an opponent's batting average of .206. In 16 major league games with the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners he posted a 4-5 record last season with a 4.36 ERA.

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Statement from Toronto Blue Jays regarding Roberto Osuna

"We are aware of the incident involving Roberto and fully support the decision by the Commissioner's Office to place him on administrative leave. We are taking the matter extremely seriously, as the type of conduct associated with this incident is not reflective of our values as an organization. As this remains an ongoing investigation by Toronto Police, the Club will not comment further on the matter."

"We are aware of the incident involving Roberto and fully support the decision by the Commissioner's Office to place him on administrative leave. We are taking the matter extremely seriously, as the type of conduct associated with this incident is not reflective of our values as an organization. As this remains an ongoing investigation by Toronto Police, the Club will not comment further on the matter."

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Blue Jays to visit Clinton Street Public School

This afternoon, TORONTO BLUE JAYS pitcher J.A. Happ and second baseman Devon Travis will host a pep rally for more than 300 kids at Clinton Street Public School in Toronto. Joined by J FORCE and ACE, Happ and Travis will also take part in a Q&A session with students, hosted by Blue Jays in-game host, Nikki Jeffrey.
 
As part of the visit, Jays Care Foundation will donate a Rawlings equipment kit to the school, including baseball gloves, foam bats, batting tees, rubber bases, wiffle balls, foam training balls, and soft rubber baseballs.

 

This afternoon, TORONTO BLUE JAYS pitcher J.A. Happ and second baseman Devon Travis will host a pep rally for more than 300 kids at Clinton Street Public School in Toronto. Joined by J FORCE and ACE, Happ and Travis will also take part in a Q&A session with students, hosted by Blue Jays in-game host, Nikki Jeffrey.
 
As part of the visit, Jays Care Foundation will donate a Rawlings equipment kit to the school, including baseball gloves, foam bats, batting tees, rubber bases, wiffle balls, foam training balls, and soft rubber baseballs.

 

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Ticketing information for April 16's cancelled Blue Jays game

As previously announced, the TORONTO BLUE JAYS game tonight (April 16) vs. the Kansas City Royals has been cancelled due to inclement weather causing damage to the roof of Rogers Centre.

Tonight's game will now be played on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:07 p.m. as part of a traditional doubleheader, with gates opening at 1:30 p.m. The second game will commence 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. Fans with tickets to tomorrow's originally scheduled game will be able to attend both games of the doubleheader.

As previously announced, the TORONTO BLUE JAYS game tonight (April 16) vs. the Kansas City Royals has been cancelled due to inclement weather causing damage to the roof of Rogers Centre.

Tonight's game will now be played on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:07 p.m. as part of a traditional doubleheader, with gates opening at 1:30 p.m. The second game will commence 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. Fans with tickets to tomorrow's originally scheduled game will be able to attend both games of the doubleheader.

Fans who purchased tickets to tonight's game directly from the Blue Jays (bluejays.com, Blue Jays ticket office or by phone) can exchange their tickets to attend one of the following games:

  • Tuesday, April 17 vs. Kansas City Royals at 3:07 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8 vs. Seattle Mariners at 7:07 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 9 vs. Seattle Mariners at 7:07 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22 vs. LA Angels at 7:07 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23 vs. LA Angels at 7:07 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:07 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:07 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 24 vs. Houston Astros at 7:07 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 vs. Houston Astros at 7:07 p.m.

For more information, fans can contact the Blue Jays ticket office at 416-341-1540.

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Cleveland Indians announce April 14 game vs. Blue jays postponed

Rescheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 1:10 p.m.

The Cleveland Indians announced today's (April 14, 2018) game between the Indians and Blue Jays has been postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 1:10PM.

Fans holding tickets to the April 14 postponed game who want to attend the May 3 makeup game can do so with their ticket dated April 14No exchange will be necessary for those fans wanting to attend the makeup game.

The Cleveland Indians announced today's (April 14, 2018) game between the Indians and Blue Jays has been postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 1:10PM.

Fans holding tickets to the April 14 postponed game who want to attend the May 3 makeup game can do so with their ticket dated April 14No exchange will be necessary for those fans wanting to attend the makeup game.

Fans holding tickets dated April 14 purchased directly from the Indians (Indians.com, Progressive Field Ticket Office, Team Shop) and who cannot attend the May 3 rescheduled game can exchange tickets to one of two eligible games: Friday, May 11 or Saturday, May 12.

·        Beginning Tuesday, April 17 online only at Indians.com in your My Tickets account, fans can exchange for one of these two games - Exchanges must be made by midnight Friday, April 27.  

·        Fans who didn't purchase from Indians aren't eligible for ticket exchange and should refer to that company's ticket policy.

Visit Indians.com/ScheduleChanges for exchange information based on method of purchase.

Detailed Indians rainout/rescheduled game policy on Indians.com/schedulechanges

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Blue Jays place Josh Donaldson on 10-day disabled list

Recall Teoscar Hernández

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed 3B Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 11) and have recalled outfielder Teoscar Hernández from Buffalo (AAA). 

Hernández, 25, appeared in four games with AAA Buffalo this season, batting .278 with two HRs and three RBI. The 6-2, 180lb right-handed hitter appeared in 26 games for Toronto last season batting .261 with 8 HRs and 20 RBIs. 
 

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed 3B Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 11) and have recalled outfielder Teoscar Hernández from Buffalo (AAA). 

Hernández, 25, appeared in four games with AAA Buffalo this season, batting .278 with two HRs and three RBI. The 6-2, 180lb right-handed hitter appeared in 26 games for Toronto last season batting .261 with 8 HRs and 20 RBIs. 
 

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Blue Jays acquire RHP Sam Gaviglio

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP SAM GAVIGLIO from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

GAVIGLIO, 27, posted a 4-5 record last season with a 4.36 ERA in 16 games while pitching for both the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners. The 6-2, 195 lb. right-hander has a career record of 37-42 over seven minor league seasons with a 4.03 ERA. Gaviglio has been optioned and will report to minor league camp.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP SAM GAVIGLIO from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

GAVIGLIO, 27, posted a 4-5 record last season with a 4.36 ERA in 16 games while pitching for both the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners. The 6-2, 195 lb. right-hander has a career record of 37-42 over seven minor league seasons with a 4.03 ERA. Gaviglio has been optioned and will report to minor league camp.

To make room on the 40-man roster the Blue Jays have designated LHP Matt Dermody for assignment.

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Blue Jays sign LHP Sam Moll

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed LHP Sam Moll on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Moll, 26, appeared in 11 games in 2017 for the Oakland Athletics with 10.80 ERA and no decisions. In five minor league seasons the 5-10, 185 lbs left hander, has posted a 9-10 record with four saves and a 3.35 ERA in 151 games six starts. This spring the 2013 third round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies, has pitched four scoreless innings in four games with one save.

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed LHP Sam Moll on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Moll, 26, appeared in 11 games in 2017 for the Oakland Athletics with 10.80 ERA and no decisions. In five minor league seasons the 5-10, 185 lbs left hander, has posted a 9-10 record with four saves and a 3.35 ERA in 151 games six starts. This spring the 2013 third round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies, has pitched four scoreless innings in four games with one save.

The Blue Jays now have 40-players on the 40-man roster.

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Toronto's Pannone suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Pannone has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone ("DHCMT"), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Pannone's 80-game suspension will commence at the start of the 2018 regular season.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Pannone has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone ("DHCMT"), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Pannone's 80-game suspension will commence at the start of the 2018 regular season.

 

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