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Love is in the air: Osuna-Martin bromance in full swing

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2017, 12:46 pm EDT

It was a familiar sight for Toronto Blue Jays fans last season: Roberto Osuna on the mound after a victory, knocking on an imaginary door, and catcher Russell Martin opening it with a goofy grin before embracing his closer.

ADDED: 12 days ago via cbc.ca

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Paralympic star Benoit Huot helps train catcher Russell Martin

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 21, 2017, 2:36 pm EST

When Russell Martin decided to take up swimming as an off-season workout option a year ago, he was amazed at how quickly he progressed in the pool. It didn't hurt that his coach and training partner was a nine-time Paralympic gold medallist.

ADDED: Feb 21, 2017, 3:10 pm via cbc.ca

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Marcus Stroman says he can do better for Blue Jays in 2017

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 20, 2017, 4:57 pm EST

Marcus Stroman wasn't as consistent as he wanted to be in his first full season in the major leagues last year. So the Blue Jays right-hander streamlined his mechanics in an effort to turn things around.

ADDED: Feb 20, 2017, 6:00 pm via cbc.ca

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Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson likely sidelined for couple weeks with calf injury

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 19, 2017, 1:14 pm EST

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will likely miss the first couple of weeks of spring training with a right calf strain.

ADDED: Feb 19, 2017, 2:00 pm via cbc.ca

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Kendrys Morales ready for new role with Blue Jays

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 19, 2017, 11:08 am EST

Kendrys Morales won't be showing off his World Series ring around the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse — not yet, anyway. Morales is expected to slot in at DH for the Blue Jays and try to fill the hole left in the lineup by the departure of Edwin Encarnacion.

ADDED: Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 pm via cbc.ca

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Blue Jays' Donaldson 'felt something' in calf, MRI scheduled

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 18, 2017, 1:20 pm EST

Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson missed the Blue Jays' first full-squad workout on Saturday. The veteran slugger "felt something" in his right calf, a team spokesman said.

ADDED: Feb 18, 2017, 3:10 pm via cbc.ca

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Jose Bautista ready to put injury-plagued 2016 season behind him

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 17, 2017, 3:33 pm EST

Jose Bautista was looking to secure a hefty raise and long-term deal in his first crack at the free-agent market in the off-season. While he didn't get it, the 36-year-old Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder isn't using that as motivation this season.

ADDED: Feb 17, 2017, 4:00 pm via cbc.ca

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Big man Tulowitzki wants challenge of playing shortstop for rest of career

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 16, 2017, 8:12 pm EST

He arrived early Thursday sporting a Superman T-shirt but Troy Tulowitzki wants to become more of an iron man with the Toronto Blue Jays.

ADDED: Feb 16, 2017, 9:10 pm via cbc.ca

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Aaron Sanchez ready to lead Blue Jays rotation after dominant season

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2017, 5:53 pm EST

For the first time in his major-league career, Aaron Sanchez doesn't have to prove he's worthy of a spot in the Blue Jays' starting rotation after his dominant season last year. He's using that lack of pressure to sharpen his arsenal.

ADDED: Feb 15, 2017, 6:00 pm via cbc.ca

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Blue Jays pitcher Biagini weighs in on high-five miss from Jimmy Fallon

By Melissa Couto

PUBLISHED: Feb 14, 2017, 4:42 pm EST

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini made a name for himself last year with his sarcastically awkward personality. Even high-profile talk show hosts took notice.

ADDED: Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 pm via cbc.ca

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