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Blue Jays announce redesigned game packs for 2019 season

The more you buy, the more you save, with added flexibility; Plus, 2019 Blue Jays home game times now available

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today unveiled its newly revamped Game Packs for the 2019 season, offering greater value and increased flexibility for Blue Jays fans. Based on fan feedback, the redesigned 20+, 12+, and 6+ Game Packs feature new elements and returning benefits meant to enhance the overall fan experience.

New in 2019, fans can customize their packs by adding extra games on top of their 20+, 12+ or 6+ Game Pack. Fans will also have the added flexibility to purchase different quantities of tickets to games within their pack and the option to vary their seat location for each game. Plus, Game Packs provide fans with significant savings off the Single Game Ticket price. See additional details on features and pricing below.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today unveiled its newly revamped Game Packs for the 2019 season, offering greater value and increased flexibility for Blue Jays fans. Based on fan feedback, the redesigned 20+, 12+, and 6+ Game Packs feature new elements and returning benefits meant to enhance the overall fan experience.

New in 2019, fans can customize their packs by adding extra games on top of their 20+, 12+ or 6+ Game Pack. Fans will also have the added flexibility to purchase different quantities of tickets to games within their pack and the option to vary their seat location for each game. Plus, Game Packs provide fans with significant savings off the Single Game Ticket price. See additional details on features and pricing below.

20+ Game Pack
•   Pick any 20 games without restrictions
o   Includes access to Opening Day 2019
•   Add additional games to your pack (up to 39 total games)
•   2018 20 Game Pack purchasers saved an estimated 24 per cent compared to the Single Game Ticket price

12+ Game Pack
•   Pick up to six A+ or A games
o   Includes access to Opening Day 2019
•   All remaining games pick any B, C or D games
•   Add additional games to your pack (up to 19 total games)
•   2018 12 Game Pack purchasers saved an estimated 18 per cent compared to the Single Game Ticket price

6+ Game Pack
•   Pick up to two A games
•   All remaining games pick any B, C or D games
•   Add additional games to your pack (up to 11 total games)
•   2018 6 Game Pack purchasers saved an estimated 13 per cent compared to the Single Game Ticket price

Current Game Pack Members will have an exclusive window to renew for the 2019 season beginning Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. ET, prior to the general public onsale on Monday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. ET. For more information on Game Packs, visit bluejays.com/gamepacks.

The Blue Jays also announced home game times for the 2019 season (see attachment), with Opening Day at home against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, March 28 at 3:37 p.m. ET. After evaluating Saturday game times in 2018, the Blue Jays will start 11 Saturdays at home at 3:07 p.m. ET in an effort to create consistency for fans, players and coaches, and broadcast partners. Three Saturday home games will remain at 4:07 p.m. ET to accommodate national broadcast windows.

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Blue Jays and Honda surprise and delight fans during Fan Appreciation Weekend

TORONTO BLUE JAYS fans were treated to an incredible two days of entertainment, activations, and unexpected giveaways at Rogers Centre during the team's annual FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND presented by Honda.

For the first time ever, Honda surprised three lucky Blue Jays fans with keys to a brand new 2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan. The grand prizes were given away to the unsuspecting fans during the sixth inning of Sunday's game.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS fans were treated to an incredible two days of entertainment, activations, and unexpected giveaways at Rogers Centre during the team's annual FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND presented by Honda.

For the first time ever, Honda surprised three lucky Blue Jays fans with keys to a brand new 2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan. The grand prizes were given away to the unsuspecting fans during the sixth inning of Sunday's game.

Additionally, the Honda Canada Foundation presented a $100,000 donation to Jays Care Foundation in support of its vision to create a level playing field for children and youth across Canada.

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Blue Jays acquire outfielder Demi Orimoloye from Milwaukee Brewers

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired minor league OF Demi Orimoloye from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for OF Curtis Granderson.

Orimoloye, 21, has hit .247 with 19 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 55 RBI in a combined 125 games between Wisconsin of the Midwest League (A) and Carolina in the Carolina League (A). The 6-4, 225lb. right-handed hitter was originally born in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to Orleans, Ontario. The graduate of the Canadian National Junior Baseball program has batted .233 in three minor league seasons with 56 doubles, 15 triples, 34 home runs and 97 stolen bases.  

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired minor league OF Demi Orimoloye from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for OF Curtis Granderson.

Orimoloye, 21, has hit .247 with 19 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 55 RBI in a combined 125 games between Wisconsin of the Midwest League (A) and Carolina in the Carolina League (A). The 6-4, 225lb. right-handed hitter was originally born in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to Orleans, Ontario. The graduate of the Canadian National Junior Baseball program has batted .233 in three minor league seasons with 56 doubles, 15 triples, 34 home runs and 97 stolen bases.  

Granderson, 37, has hit .243 (73-for-301) with 21 doubles, 11 home runs, and 35 RBI in 103 games this year. A left-handed batter, he has posted an .769 OPS this season, and is slugging .429 with 33 of his 73 hits going for extra bases. The 6-1, 200lb. left-handed hitter has a career batting average of .252, with 330 home runs, 900 RBI, and an OPS of .810 in 15 seasons with five different teams.

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Blue Jays acquire player to be named later from Cleveland Indians for 3B Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired a player to be named later from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for 3B Josh Donaldson.

Donaldson, 32, hit .270 (112-for-415) with 21 doubles, 33 home runs, and 78 RBI in 2017. The 6-1, 210lb. right-handed hitter has a career batting average of .275, with 179 home runs, 544 RBI, and an OPS of .873 in eight seasons with the Blue Jays and Athletics.

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired a player to be named later from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for 3B Josh Donaldson.

Donaldson, 32, hit .270 (112-for-415) with 21 doubles, 33 home runs, and 78 RBI in 2017. The 6-1, 210lb. right-handed hitter has a career batting average of .275, with 179 home runs, 544 RBI, and an OPS of .873 in eight seasons with the Blue Jays and Athletics.

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Toronto Blue Jays announce 2019 Spring Training game schedule

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today released its 2019 Spring Training Game Schedule, featuring 31 total games, including 15 home games at Dunedin Stadium beginning on Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. the Detroit Tigers.

 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today released its 2019 Spring Training Game Schedule, featuring 31 total games, including 15 home games at Dunedin Stadium beginning on Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. the Detroit Tigers.

 

Highlights of the schedule include an early-season showdown with the Boston Red Sox (Tuesday, Feb. 26), a pair of home matchups with the New York Yankees (Sunday, March 3 and Thursday, March 14), two contests against cross-town rivals Philadelphia Phillies (Thursday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, March 6), and four home games during Canadian March Break.

 

Toronto Blue Jays 2019 Spring Training Home Schedule (at Dunedin Stadium):

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Saturday, Feb. 23

Detroit Tigers

1:07 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Boston Red Sox

1:07 p.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 28

Philadelphia Phillies

1:07 p.m. ET

Friday, March 1

Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)

1:07 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 2

Tampa Bay Rays

1:07 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 3

New York Yankees

1:07 p.m. ET

Wednesday, March 6

Philadelphia Phillies

1:07 p.m. ET

Friday, March 8

Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)

1:07 p.m. ET

Tuesday, March 12

Tampa Bay Rays

1:07 p.m. ET

Thursday, March 14

New York Yankees

1:07 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 16

Baltimore Orioles (SS)

1:07 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 17

Minnesota Twins

1:07 p.m. ET

Monday, March 18

Detroit Tigers

1:07 p.m. ET

Wednesday, March 20

Atlanta Braves

1:07 p.m. ET

Friday, March 22

Baltimore Orioles

1:07 p.m. ET

 

(SS) -- split squad for Blue Jays         
 

The Blue Jays also announced the following important offseason dates for fans looking to attend 2019 Spring Training:

 

  • - Season Tickets will go on sale October 30
  • - Flex Packs (3+ game packages) will go on sale November 7
  • - Single Game Tickets will go on sale November 26

For the complete 2019 Spring Training schedule, including more information on ticket options, Dunedin Stadium, and local accommodations, visit www.bluejays.com/springtraining.

 

Please note details regarding the exhibition games in Montreal will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales named AL Player of the Week

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 26th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Morales slashed .478/1.391/.500 with eight runs scored, seven home runs and 12 RBI across six games played to earn his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award, and the first since September 11, 2016 while playing for Kansas City. Among qualified AL leaders, Kendrys finished the week first in batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and total bases (32); tied for first in runs scored and hits; and tied for third in on-base percentage. This is Toronto's second weekly honor of the 2018 campaign, with the first coming from Morales' teammate Justin Smoak for the opening week of the 2018 campaign.

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 26th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Morales slashed .478/1.391/.500 with eight runs scored, seven home runs and 12 RBI across six games played to earn his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award, and the first since September 11, 2016 while playing for Kansas City. Among qualified AL leaders, Kendrys finished the week first in batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and total bases (32); tied for first in runs scored and hits; and tied for third in on-base percentage. This is Toronto's second weekly honor of the 2018 campaign, with the first coming from Morales' teammate Justin Smoak for the opening week of the 2018 campaign.

Morales enters play today having homered in each of his last seven games, one shy of the all-time Major League record of eight shared by Pittsburgh's Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees (1987) and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners (1993). With his historic run, Kendrys is now one of just seven players in Major League history to record a home run in seven consecutive games, and the first since Kevin Mench of the Texas Rangers in 2006. Others to accomplish the feat include San Francisco's Barry Bonds (seven straight in 2004) and Hall of Famer Jim Thome of the Cleveland Indians (seven straight in 2002). The 35-year-old Morales began his week with a two-homer performance last Monday at home against the Baltimore Orioles, lifting the Blue Jays to a 5-3 win. With his homer on Sunday afternoon, the Fomento, Cuba native set a new Blue Jays franchise mark for homers in consecutive games, eclipsing the previous record of six straight games set by José Cruz Jr. in 2001. Morales, a 2015 Silver Slugger Award winner, recorded multiple hits in four of his six games played last week and has also posted multi-hit games in six of his last nine played. During that stretch, the switch-hitting slugger is batting .500 (16-for-32) with eight home runs and 14 RBI. The Blue Jays, who will open a three-game set at Baltimore this evening, went 5-1 during Morales' award-winning week.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (2-0, 1.50 ERA, 12.0 IP, 19 SO), who picked up his 16th victory of the season on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox; Morales' Blue Jays teammate Billy McKinney (.400, 6 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 2B, 4 BB); Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (.323, 4 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 2 2B); Cleveland Indians outfielder Melky Cabrera (.474, 7 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 5 BB); Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (.355, 7 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 2B, 3 BB) and starting pitcher Mike Fiers (2-0, 0.71 ERA, 12.2 IP, 15 SO); and Marwin Gonzalez (.385, 6 R, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 3 2B) of the Houston Astros.

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Kendrys Morales will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

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Toronto Blue Jays announce 2019 regular season schedule

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today unveiled its 2019 regular season schedule, leading off the club's 43rd season at home with a four-game Opening Weekend series versus the Detroit Tigers beginning on Thursday, March 28, as part of a seven-game homestand.

 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS today unveiled its 2019 regular season schedule, leading off the club's 43rd season at home with a four-game Opening Weekend series versus the Detroit Tigers beginning on Thursday, March 28, as part of a seven-game homestand.

 

Below is a summary of 2019 regular season schedule highlights:

 

20 Interleague games including matchups vs. the NL West (10 home, 10 away):

   o   At home - (SF - April 23 & 24), (SD - May 24 to 26), (ARI - June 7 to 9), (ATL - August 27 & 28)
   o   On the road - (SF - May 14 & 15), (COL - May 31 to June 2), (LAD - August 20 to 22), (ATL - September 2 & 3)

Celebrating Mom - The Blue Jays will once again host Mother's Day at Rogers Centre (May 12 vs. CWS)

Long live the long weekend - The Blue Jays will close out the May long weekend at home with a game on Victoria Day (May 20 vs. BOS)
O Canada - A Blue Jays tradition, fans can celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday at Rogers Centre vs. the Kansas City Royals (July 1)
Road trippin' - The Blue Jays head west to LA for a three-game series against the Dodgers (August 20 to 22), followed by a three-game weekend in Seattle (August 23 to 25)
For the fans - The Blue Jays wrap up the regular season with a six-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles (September 23 to 25) and Tampa Bay Rays (September 27 to 29)

 

·       For the fans - The Blue Jays wrap up the regular season with a six-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles (September 23 to 25) and Tampa Bay Rays (September 27 to 29)

 

The 2019 Blue Jays regular season schedule is attached and available at bluejays.com. Game times will be announced in the coming weeks, with the Promotions & Events schedule released in fall 2018.  

 

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Blue Jays complete trade with Colorado

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP BRIAN BAKER from the Colorado Rockies as the player to be named later to complete the trade of RHP SEUNGHWAN OH

BAKER, 23, has made 43 relief appearances this season for the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League (A) posting a 4-2 record with one save and a 3.80 ERA. The 6-6, 220 lb. native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida has recorded 58 strikeouts in 45.0 innings pitched this year. Since being drafted by Colorado in the 11th round of the 2016 draft he has posted a career minor league record of 14-8 in 80 games, 13 starts with a 3.73 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 147.1 innings pitched.  

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP BRIAN BAKER from the Colorado Rockies as the player to be named later to complete the trade of RHP SEUNGHWAN OH

BAKER, 23, has made 43 relief appearances this season for the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League (A) posting a 4-2 record with one save and a 3.80 ERA. The 6-6, 220 lb. native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida has recorded 58 strikeouts in 45.0 innings pitched this year. Since being drafted by Colorado in the 11th round of the 2016 draft he has posted a career minor league record of 14-8 in 80 games, 13 starts with a 3.73 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 147.1 innings pitched.  

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Blue Jays announce details for 25-Year Anniversary Back-to-Back World Series Day, August 11

Fan-favourite players and coaches from '92 and '93 will be on-hand to celebrate the club's historic milestone

The Toronto Blue Jays shared additional details Thursday for its 25-Year Anniversary Back-to-Back World Series Day on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Rogers Centre. 

More than 20 alumni and coaching staff from the legendary '92 and '93 rosters will be recognized during a special pregame ceremony. Plus, Blue Jays fans can celebrate Toronto baseball history with a collectible Triple Bobblehead giveaway, as well as photo opportunities and activations in the WestJet Flight Deck. 

The Toronto Blue Jays shared additional details Thursday for its 25-Year Anniversary Back-to-Back World Series Day on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Rogers Centre. 

More than 20 alumni and coaching staff from the legendary '92 and '93 rosters will be recognized during a special pregame ceremony. Plus, Blue Jays fans can celebrate Toronto baseball history with a collectible Triple Bobblehead giveaway, as well as photo opportunities and activations in the WestJet Flight Deck. 

Gates open at 2 p.m. ET with first pitch at 4:07 p.m. ET. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to allow time to pass through security and get to their seats for the pregame ceremony. Fans at home can watch live on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW, or listen on the Sportsnet Radio Network.

See below for a full list of attending alumni and coaching staff, as well as key event details:

1992 & 1993 BLUE JAYS ALUMNI & COACHING STAFF

Pitchers
•   Juan Guzman ('92/'93)
•   Pat Hentgen ('92/'93)
•   Todd Stottlemyre ('92/'93)
•   Mike Timlin ('92/'93)
•   Duane Ward ('92/'93)
•   Tom Henke ('92)

Position Players
•   Roberto Alomar ('92/'93)
•   Pat Borders ('92/'93)
•   Joe Carter ('92/'93)
•   John Olerud ('92/'93)
•   Ed Sprague ('92/'93)
•   Devon White ('92/'93)
•   Rob Butler ('93)
•   Tony Fernandez ('93)
•   Candy Maldonado ('92)
•   Rance Mulliniks ('92)
•   Pat Tabler ('92)
•   Dave Winfield ('92)

Coaching Staff
•   Galen Cisco ('92/'93)
•   Cito Gaston ('92/'93)
•   Larry Hisle ('92/'93)
•   John Sullivan ('92/'93)
•   Gene Tenace ('92/'93)
•   Nick Leyva ('93)

**Kindly note alumni and coaching staff are subject to change

In-Game Highlights & Fan Activations

•   The first 20,000 Blue Jays fans entering Rogers Centre will receive a collectible Triple Bobblehead featuring the AL 1993 Batting Title Leaders - Alomar, Molitor, and Olerud 
•   Blue Jays alumni and coaching staff from the 1992 and 1993 World Series teams will look back at their historic back-to-back Championships in a special pregame ceremony  
•   The Blue Jays will honour the team's former radio voice from 1981 to 2017, Jerry Howarth, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch
•   Fans can take a walk down Memory Lane in the WestJet Flight Deck, where select alumni will be available for photos between the 2nd and 7th innings, along with memorabilia displays from both teams. In addition, fans can take their photos with the World Series trophies at Section 127

Photos are available on a first-come, first-served basis; select alumni will rotate every two innings and are subject to change.

Fans can purchase tickets to the 25-Year Anniversary Back-to-Back World Series Dayday here.

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Blue Jays acquire RHP Corey Copping from Dodgers

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired minor league RHP COREY COPPING from the LOS ANGELES DODGERS in exchange for RHP JOHN AXFORD.

 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired minor league RHP COREY COPPING from the LOS ANGELES DODGERS in exchange for RHP JOHN AXFORD.

 

COPPING, 24, is 4-0 with a 2.52 ERA in 35 games for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League (AA) and the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League (AAA). The 6-1, 175 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 53.2 innings this season allowing 44 hits with 26 walks and 59 strikeouts. The native of Pasadena, CA owns a career record of 11-4 and a 3.37 ERA in four minor league seasons. 

 

AXFORD, 35, is 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA in 45 games with one start for the Blue Jays this season. The 6-5, 220 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 51.0 innings this season allowing 44 hits with 20 walks and 50 strikeouts. The native of Simcoe, Canada owns a career record of 38-34 with a 3.78 ERA and 144 saves in 538 games for seven different teams (2009-2018).

 

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Blue Jays acquire RHP Jacob Waguespack from Phillies

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired minor league RHP Jacob Waguespack from the Philadephia Phillies in exchange for LHP Aaron Loup.

Waguespack, 24, is 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 games for the Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League (AA) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League (AAA). The 6-6, 225 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 82.2 innings this season allowing 85 hits with 36 walks and 79 strikeouts. The native of Waco, TX owns a career record of 17-16 and a 3.67 ERA in four minor league seasons.

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired minor league RHP Jacob Waguespack from the Philadephia Phillies in exchange for LHP Aaron Loup.

Waguespack, 24, is 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 games for the Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League (AA) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League (AAA). The 6-6, 225 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 82.2 innings this season allowing 85 hits with 36 walks and 79 strikeouts. The native of Waco, TX owns a career record of 17-16 and a 3.67 ERA in four minor league seasons.

Loup, 30, is 0-0 with a 4.54 ERA in 50 games for the Blue Jays this season. The 5-11, 210 lb. left-handed pitcher has pitched 35.2 innings this season allowing 44 hits with 13 walks and 42 strikeouts. The native of Raceland, LA owns a career record of 12-20 with a 3.47 ERA and 297 strikeouts in 369 games over seven seasons with Toronto (2012-2018).

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Blue Jays claim RHP Oliver Drake

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed RHP OLIVER DRAKE on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. He will report to the Blue Jays major league roster.

DRAKE, 31, is 1-1 with a 7.01 ERA in 23 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels this season. The 6-4, 215 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 25.2 innings this season, allowing 36 hits with 10 walks and 27 strikeouts. The native of Worcester, MA owns a career record of 5-6 and a 4.84 ERA in 114 games for Baltimore, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Los Angeles Angels (2015-2018).
 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed RHP OLIVER DRAKE on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. He will report to the Blue Jays major league roster.

DRAKE, 31, is 1-1 with a 7.01 ERA in 23 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels this season. The 6-4, 215 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 25.2 innings this season, allowing 36 hits with 10 walks and 27 strikeouts. The native of Worcester, MA owns a career record of 5-6 and a 4.84 ERA in 114 games for Baltimore, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Los Angeles Angels (2015-2018).
 

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Blue Jays complete trade with New York Yankees

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired INF/OF BRANDON DRURY and OF BILLY MCKINNEY from the NEW YORK YANKEES in exchange for LHP J.A. HAPP.

DRURY, 25, is batting .176 this season for the New York Yankees with two doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 18 games. The 6-2, 210 lb. right-handed hitter was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round (404th overall) in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft. In four Major League seasons, the Grants Pass, Oregon native has a career average of .267 with 73 doubles, 32 home runs and 131 RBI in 307 games.

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired INF/OF BRANDON DRURY and OF BILLY MCKINNEY from the NEW YORK YANKEES in exchange for LHP J.A. HAPP.

DRURY, 25, is batting .176 this season for the New York Yankees with two doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 18 games. The 6-2, 210 lb. right-handed hitter was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round (404th overall) in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft. In four Major League seasons, the Grants Pass, Oregon native has a career average of .267 with 73 doubles, 32 home runs and 131 RBI in 307 games.

MCKINNEY, 23, has batted .228 this season with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 35 RBI in 63 games for the Tampa Tarpons of the Florida State League (A+), Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League (AA) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League (AAA). The left-hand hitting outfielder was selected by Oakland in the first round (24th overall) in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft. In six minor league seasons, he's posted a .272 average with 122 doubles, 54 home runs, 302 RBI and 21 stolen bases.

HAPP, 35, is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 games started for the Blue Jays this season. The 6-5, 205 lb. left-handed pitcher has pitched 114.0 innings this season allowing 99 hits with 35 walks and 130 strikeouts. The native of Peru, IL owns a career record of 102-82 and a 3.95 ERA in 273 games for Philadelphia, Houston, Seattle and Toronto (2007-2018).

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Blue Jays sign 27 international prospects

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 27 international prospects, including SS ORELVIS MARTINEZ.

MARTINEZ, 16, is rated as the number four prospect on MLB.com's Top 30 international prospects list and ranked seventh by Baseball America. The 6-1, 170 lb. right-handed hitter resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 27 international prospects, including SS ORELVIS MARTINEZ.

MARTINEZ, 16, is rated as the number four prospect on MLB.com's Top 30 international prospects list and ranked seventh by Baseball America. The 6-1, 170 lb. right-handed hitter resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

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Blue Jays sign three players from 2018 Draft

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed three additional players and a total of 32 of the 40 selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft. 

A complete list of the newly signed players as follows:

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed three additional players and a total of 32 of the 40 selected from the 2018 First Year Player Draft. 

A complete list of the newly signed players as follows:

Round 16, Pick 476: Hiatt, Josh -- North Carolina (NC) -- RHP -- R/R -- JR -- 5'11" -- 175lbs -- DOB: 03/27/97
Round 26, Pick 776: Wright, Brett -- Auburn (AL) -- C -- R/R -- JR -- 6'00" -- 210lbs -- DOB: 08/05/95
Round 28, Pick 836: McGuire, Andy -- Texas (TX) -- RHP -- R/R -- JR -- 6'00" -- 178lbs -- DOB: 12/02/94
 

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