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Encarnacion’s home run sends Blue Jays to ALDS

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Oct 4, 2016, 11:55 pm EDT

It’s not exactly Joe Carter, but it’s as big of a moment as the Blue Jays have created this century. Edwin Encarnacion needed to see just one pitch from shaky reliever Ubaldo Jimenez Tuesday night, and the longtime Toronto slugger deposited it into the left-field stands. Encarnacion’s final swing sends the...

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Blue Jays surpass 3 million in attendance for 1st time since ’93

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 2016, 9:12 pm EDT

It’s safe to say Blue Jays fans are back on the bandwagon as their team zeroes in on a second straight playoff berth. On Tuesday, Canada’s MLB franchise surpassed the 3,000,000 mark in attendance for the 2016 season, making it the first time attendance has crossed that threshold since the...

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Blue Jays make host of September call-ups, DFA Dominguez

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Sep 2, 2016, 3:17 pm EDT

Several players could be set to make myriad contributions for the Toronto Blue Jays as they push for their second straight American League East championship. Toronto recalled six on Friday to supplement its previous 25-man roster. The AL East leaders brought second baseman Devon Travis, outfielders Darrell Ceciliani and Dalton Pompey, right-handers Danny Barnes...

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Blue Jays acquire Scott Feldman from Astros

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Aug 1, 2016, 4:04 pm EDT

A steady climb back into contention in the American League did not deter the Astros from making a typical seller’s move at the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. Houston sent starter-turned-reliever Scott Feldman to Toronto on Monday, Brian McTaggert of MLB.com reports. Feldman stood as one of the Astros’ long relievers,...

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Mariners acquire Drew Storen from Blue Jays for Joaquin Benoit

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Jul 26, 2016, 11:32 pm EDT

Less than a year after trading for Joaquin Benoit, the Mariners shipped him to the Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Drew Storen, whom Toronto just designated for assignment. The Mariners have now traded two bullpen cogs to teams in better position to contend for their respective league’s pennant in the...

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Blue Jays remove Marco Estrada, Franklin Morales from DL

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Jul 22, 2016, 3:59 pm EDT

Expecting to reinstall Jose Bautista into their lineup by next week, the Blue Jays are preparing to pencil in Marco Estrada into his usual rotation spot. Toronto reinstated its All-Star starter from the 15-day disabled list after he’d missed nearly three weeks with a back injury. The Jays, in a...

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Jose Bautista on track to rejoin Jays next week

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Jul 19, 2016, 11:05 pm EDT

Locked in a three-way race for the American League East division championship, the Toronto Blue Jays look to be set to redeploy one of their top power hitters by as soon as Monday. Jose Bautista will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday night, and should the All-Star outfielder avoid setbacks...

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Blue Jays, Edwin Encarnacion no longer talking extension

By Sam Robinson

PUBLISHED: Jul 11, 2016, 3:32 pm EDT

One of the most consistent power hitters of the 2010s, Edwin Encarnacion looks to be barreling toward free agency. The Blue Jays slugger and free agent-to-be have broken off contract extension talks, with the 33-year-old middle-of-the-lineup presence saying he and his team “do not talk anymore about” an extension, adding...

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Michael Saunders, Brandon Belt earn final All-Star berths

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PUBLISHED: Jul 8, 2016, 5:09 pm EDT

Two players with no experience in All-Star dugouts will have the chance to venture to San Diego after being voted in by the fans this week. The Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders and Giants’ Brandon Belt will make their first All-Star Game appearances on Tuesday after winning their respective leagues’ spots...

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Blue Jays to call up Junior Lake, option Darrell Ceciliani

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PUBLISHED: Jun 24, 2016, 4:36 pm EDT

Since a quality rookie-season cameo with the Cubs three years ago, Junior Lake’s career trajectory has continued to point downward. But he’ll have a chance to spend time on his third major league team beginning Friday, with the Blue Jays set to call up the outfielder from Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto...

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