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Romano recalled as Giles goes on paternity list

August 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Blue Jays closer Ken Giles was placed on the paternity list ahead of Thursday’s series finale at Dodger Stadium. As the corresponding move, right-hander Jordan Romano was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. Romano, 26, made his Major League debut on June 12, and has allowed three runs across

Inbox: Bichette has bright future ahead of him

Beat reporter Keegan Matheson answers questions from Toronto fans
August 19, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have further embraced their youth movement in August after the departures of several veterans. It’s gone well, too, with a record of 9-8 and an average of 5.35 runs per game. These final six weeks of the season are about building for 2020 and beyond

1st-rounder Manoah adapting to pro ball

August 18, 2019

Alek Manoah knows exactly who he is and who he wants to be. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound right-hander from Miami spent his amateur playing days growing into the man and pitcher he is now at 21 years old, and while he takes pride in continuing the learning process, Manoah is also

'Be yourself': Prospect Taylor finding his way

August 11, 2019

TORONTO -- Samad Taylor is learning to play his game. In his fourth season of professional baseball, the 21-year-old infielder has learned that the same game he has known for the majority of his life can become different, if he lets it. Though he’s doing a better job of not

Bichette impresses in front of family and friends

August 6, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- Bo Bichette needed just two pitches to announce his return to town on Monday night, and two more to send the crowd behind the plate into a frenzy during the Blue Jays' 2-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. With Bichette’s high school about four miles

After trade, Kay off and running for Bisons

Lefty becomes Toronto's No. 5 prospect following Stroman swap with Mets
August 4, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When Anthony Kay learned that he was about to be traded to the Blue Jays from the Mets, he was at the mall. The 24-year-old left-hander and his girlfriend were heading to see “Toy Story 4” after his Triple-A Syracuse Mets team wrapped up a shutout over

Toronto's No. 24 prospect Diaz earns callup

August 3, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Although it may have been a surprise move from the periphery to call up Yennsy Diaz to the Majors, there was never any lack of confidence in the 22-year-old. Even though his mother was overcome with emotion when he called her with the news on the way to

New Core Four? Youth leads way for Blue Jays

Bichette, Biggio, Gurriel and Vlad take top spots in Toronto's order for first time
August 3, 2019

BALTIMORE -- What transpired Friday could be just a tease. Maybe a foreshadowing, if you will. It was not the first time the cornerstones of the Blue Jays' rebuild -- Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. -- were in the lineup together, but it was

Blue Jays bolster young core at Deadline

August 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- The Blue Jays are letting the kids play. After an incredibly busy time leading right up to the July 31 Trade Deadline, Toronto bolstered its young core and said goodbye to several veteran players along the way. Between Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, the Blue Jays added pitching

Fisher top prize for Blue Jays on Deadline day

Bittersweet departures for Sanchez, Biagini (to Astros), Hudson (Nats)
July 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- As the minutes ticked down to the 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline on Wednesday, the Blue Jays made a flurry of moves at the finish line. Just after wrapping up a 4-1 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini were informed that

Biggio, Blue Jays roll with Bo in win over Royals

Bichette singles in MLB debut, joins family legacies in Toronto
July 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Bo Bichette brought an air of anticipation with him to the big leagues when he joined the Blue Jays’ roster ahead of Monday night’s game against the Royals. The 21-year-old shortstop came not only to play, but Bichette came to win in his Major League debut, which

Bo Bichette gets 'cool' tip of cap for hit from dad

July 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- The next generation of Blue Jays players has officially arrived as Bo Bichette, the shortstop of the future, made his Major League debut in Monday night's 7-3 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Bichette, who started at short and went 1-for-4, singled in his first Major

Here's what to expect from Bichette

July 29, 2019

Another big piece of the Blue Jays’ future is heading to the Major Leagues as the club promoted top prospect Bo Bichette on Monday ahead of Toronto’s three-game road series against the Royals. Bichette, MLB Pipeline’s No. 8 overall prospect, was removed in the third inning of Triple-A Buffalo’s game

After slow start, prospect Kevin Smith heating up

July 28, 2019

Kevin Smith is always looking for ways to test his own limitations. After a successful season split between Class A Lansing and Class A Advanced Dunedin last year, where he hit a combined .302/.358/.528 with 25 home runs, 31 doubles, six triples, 93 runs scored, 93 RBIs and 29 stolen

Montoyo praises Bichette's fire to reach Majors

July 17, 2019

BOSTON -- In a season when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio have made their Major League debuts, another Blue Jays top prospect is eager for the opportunity. Bo Bichette, the organization's No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been making a strong case for himself at Triple-A Buffalo.

Blue Jays OF prospect displays poise, patience

In 2nd year of pro ball, Cal Stevenson shows knack for getting on base
July 14, 2019

Cal Stevenson has incredible feel at the plate. Toronto’s No. 23 prospect understands that his ability to draw walks and reach base, his feel for the strike zone, and his potential to recognize pitches have been huge assets for him as he continues his climb up the Minor League ladder.

No 'power shortages' from top prospect Conine 

July 7, 2019

TORONTO -- Griffin Conine has been doing damage for the Lansing Lugnuts this season. But that’s not all the Blue Jays’ No. 15 prospect has done. While Conine’s power has been on display in the Class A Midwest League, with 10 home runs, two triples, eight doubles and a .692

Blue Jays to sign slick-fielding de Castro

July 2, 2019

The Blue Jays are adding one of the best defenders at any position in this year’s international class to their system. According to industry sources, the Blue Jays agreed to a $1.2 million deal with shortstop Rikelvin de Castro, No. 27 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects list and

Prospect Alford changes mindset, has success

June 30, 2019

BUFFALO, NY -- Last year was tough on Anthony Alford. The 24-year-old outfielder has spent parts of eight seasons in the Minor Leagues with the Blue Jays organization, but for the most part, Alford has only struggled on the field when he’s had issues with his health and keeping himself

Pearson eager to rep Blue Jays in Futures Game

June 28, 2019

TORONTO -- Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson has known since high school that what he brought to the table was a little different than those around him. But during the right-hander's playing days at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Fla., it wasn’t the flamethrower’s fastball that he

Reid-Foley looks to keep things simple in return

Hard-throwing Canadian reliever Romano optioned to Triple-A
June 23, 2019

BUFFALO, NY -- Sean Reid-Foley is back in the big leagues. Recalled ahead of Sunday’s game against the Red Sox, the 23-year-old right-hander has spent his time at Triple-A Buffalo this season working toward another chance in the Majors, and felt as though the experience he’s already had in the

Bichette impressing brass, trusting himself

June 22, 2019

BUFFALO, NY -- There is nothing Bo Bichette enjoys more than competing. The 21-year-old shortstop’s competitive nature and his passion for competition are the driving forces behind his work ethic, his play on the field and his drive to continually get better. But it’s only lately that Bichette has been

Here are some future All-Stars from AL East

June 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the influx of young super-talent mingles with its veteran counterpart across the country, many teams this season have developed exciting storylines regardless of win/loss record. In the American League East, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. burst on the scene in Toronto and Nate Lowe has helped the Rays

Biggio homers twice in offensive outburst vs. O's

June 14, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Cavan Biggio started it, and he nearly finished it, too. The young Blue Jays outfielder needed 41 at-bats for his first big league home run. In Thursday’s 12-3 win over the Orioles, he needed just three to collect homers No. 2 and 3, igniting the Toronto offense for

Blue Jays finalize deal with 1st-rounder Manoah

June 13, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays announced on Thursday that they have signed right-hander Alek Manoah, their first-round pick in last week's Draft. His bonus of $4,547,500 (full pick value), a source confirmed, is the largest in team history for an amateur, (exceeding Adeiny Hechavarria's $4 million in 2010). Manoah, the