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8/26/2016 | Smoak catches fire with five-RBI night

The Blue Jays' offensive explosion had an unlikely catalyst on Friday evening, as Justin Smoak had night to remember in Toronto's 15-8 victory against the Twins.


8/26/2016 | Blue Jays acquire Navarro from White Sox

Dioner Navarro is returning to the place he called home for the past two seasons.


8/26/2016 | Travis expected to return to lineup today

Devon Travis is expected to return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Saturday, manager John Gibbons said prior to the team's series opener against the Twins on Friday.


8/26/2016 | Stroman, Santana square off in Saturday matinee

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman will look to continue his stretch of hot starts when he gets the ball on Saturday afternoon for Toronto in the second of a three-game series against the Twins. The Blue Jays took sole possession of first place in the American League East with a rout in the opener.


8/26/2016 | Blue Jays alone in first with offensive outpouring

The Blue Jays' offense finally came back to life on Friday, recording 15 hits in Toronto's 15-8 rout of the Twins.


8/25/2016 | Blue Jays' offense finds itself in another rut

John Gibbons has been known to say that when the Blue Jays don't score in bunches, they don't win. That point was driven home yet again on Thursday night. Toronto's offense continued its recent downward trend in another disappointing 6-3 loss to the Angels.


8/25/2016 | Jones swats three homers for Bluefield Jays

Bradley Jones continues to show off his home run trot as he hit three homers in Rookie-level Bluefield's 12-5 win over Pulaski on Thursday.


8/25/2016 | Trout, Angels solve Happ, deny Blue Jays

Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs as the Angels made sure the Blue Jays could not get too comfortable sitting alone atop the standings in the American League East with a 6-3 victory on Thursday night at Rogers Centre.


8/25/2016 | Rookie Dean tasked with facing Jays, Liriano

After throwing a scoreless inning of relief against the Tigers on Tuesday, Twins left-hander Pat Dean was pulled aside after the game by pitching coach Neil Allen. He informed the rookie he'd be starting in the opener of a three-game series against the Blue Jays that begins in Toronto on Friday, with fellow lefty Hector Santiago pushed back from his scheduled start with a bruised left thumb. It will be a tall task for the 27-year-old, who will be facing one of the best offenses in baseball.


8/25/2016 | Kopech among top prospect performers Wednesday

Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts.


8/24/2016 | Estrada: Extra rest not source of struggles

The Blue Jays' decision to go with a six-man rotation appears to have impacted at least one of its starters as Marco Estrada has yet to figure things out since the change was made earlier this month.


8/24/2016 | After sim game, Bautista ready to return

Jose Bautista will come off the 15-day disabled list and make his return to the Blue Jays' lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.


8/24/2016 | Pujols' milestone, Shoemaker key rout of Jays

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each homered as the Angels scored early and often to back six scoreless innings from Matt Shoemaker during an 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.


8/24/2016 | Happ eyes 18th win in Blue Jays' rubber game vs. Angels

J.A. Happ gets the ball for the Blue Jays in Thursday's series finale against the Angels and is looking for his 18th win. The 33-year-old has not lost since June 6 and has picked up the victory in five consecutive starts.


8/23/2016 | Dickey guts out win to continue strong August

The Blue Jays' rotation has been a major strength all season, and it has the potential to be even better with a consistent final stretch from R.A. Dickey.


8/23/2016 | Estrada set to face Shoemaker, Angels

Matt Shoemaker will look to win back-to-back starts for the first time since mid-July when he gets the ball on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.


8/23/2016 | Bautista due to return from DL Thursday

Outfielder Jose Bautista is expected to make his return from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Bautista has been sidelined since Aug. 9 with a left knee sprain after twisting it on a throw from right field.


8/23/2016 | Pillar activated after first DL stint; Tepera optioned

The Blue Jays activated outfielder Kevin Pillar from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Angels. Pillar had been out since Aug. 6 with a sprained left thumb he sustain while sliding headfirst into second base against the Royals, and the stint was his first Major League appearance on the DL.


8/23/2016 | De Leon, Slater among top prospect performers Monday

Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon and Giants No. 22 prospect Austin Slater were among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.


8/22/2016 | Hader, Hansen among top prospect performers Sunday

Finding success at the Triple-A level hasn't come easily for Josh Hader. At least not until Sunday night, when the Brewers' No. 4 prospect set a career high by striking out 12 hitters in six scoreless innings to pace Colorado Springs in a 6-0 shutout of Round Rock.


8/21/2016 | High-leverage situations a struggle for Cecil

Brett Cecil's disappointing season went from bad to worse as his struggles continued in another late-inning loss to the Indians.


8/21/2016 | Angels, Blue Jays clash for first time in '16

The Blue Jays and Angels will meet for the first time this season when knuckleballer R.A. Dickey takes the mound vs. lefty Tyler Skaggs on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.


8/21/2016 | Late blast, overturned balk lift Tribe past Jays

Everyone in the ballpark knew it was gone as soon as it left his bat. Jose Ramirez's eighth-inning, two-run blast over the wall in left lifted the Indians past the Blue Jays, 3-2, in Sunday's series finale at Progressive Field.


8/21/2016 | Bautista (knee) close to returning from DL

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is nearing a return from his injured left knee and is expected to begin a rehab assignment at some point this upcoming week.


8/21/2016 | Blue Jays option All-Star Sanchez to Minor Leagues

The Blue Jays have found a creative way to limit Aaron Sanchez's workload this season by deciding to option the powerful right-hander to Class A Advanced Dunedin on Sunday.




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