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Blue Jays Notes: Colabello, Dominguez, Hutchison

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 25, 2016, 7:47 pm EDT

Following Chris Colabello’s 80-game suspension for a failed PED test, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com doesn’t expect the Blue Jays to “replace” the first baseman/outfielder in a traditional sense by acquiring another right-handed bat (links to Twitter). Rather, he notes that a contact-oriented, left-handed bat that can handle first base,...

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Blue Jays, Michael Bourn Agree To Minor League Deal

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 22, 2016, 10:42 am EDT

The Blue Jays and free agent center fielder Michael Bourn have agreed to a minor league deal, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The 33-year-old Bourn was designated for assignment by the Braves late in Spring Training and subsequently released. Bourn is a client of the Boras Corporation. Bourn is in the final…

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Blue Jays Release Humberto Quintero From Triple-A

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 18, 2016, 4:11 pm EDT

 The Blue Jays have released veteran catcher Humberto Quintero from their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, per a club announcement. The 36-year-old Quintero was enjoying a productive start to the season, having gone 4-for-15 with three doubles for the Bisons. His last extended stint in the Majors came in 2013 when he hit .237/.275/.366 in 140…

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Blue Jays Designate Arnold Leon For Assignment, Recall Pat Venditte

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 13, 2016, 2:13 pm EDT

The Blue Jays announced today that they have designated right-hander Arnold Leon for assignment in order to clear a spot on the active roster for ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte, who has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. (Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun first tweeted that Venditte was joining the big league club.) Leon, 27, was acquired…

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Blue Jays Outright A.J. Jimenez

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 7, 2016, 11:47 pm EDT

Catcher A.J. Jimenez has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Blue Jays after clearing waivers, the club announced (on Twitter). Jimenez, 25, was designated for assignment late in camp when the Jays claimed Jesus Montero off waivers from the Mariners. (Montero himself has since been outrighted as well.) The Puerto Rican backstop was a ninth-round…

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Blue Jays Outright Jesus Montero, Junior Lake

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 4, 2016, 3:20 pm EDT

The Blue Jays outrighted Jesus Montero and Junior Lake to Triple-A Buffalo over the weekend, as MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm writes. Both were picked up by Toronto on waivers, and each went unclaimed after the Jays again ran them through waivers shortly thereafter, allowing Toronto to retain the pair despite both being out of minor league options. Montero,…

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Extension Talks Between Blue Jays, Edwin Encarnacion Likely Finished

By Steve Adams

Published: Apr 4, 2016, 10:37 am EDT

With Edwin Encarnacion’s imposed extension deadline of Opening Day now in the rear-view mirror, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi writes that the slugger’s “sole focus” is on the season at hand, and further talks aren’t expected. As Davidi writes, there were no talks over the final couple weeks of Spring Training, and the...

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Blue Jays, Randy Choate Agree To Minors Deal

By Steve Adams

Published: Mar 11, 2016, 2:54 pm EST

Veteran left-hander Randy Choate will join the Blue Jays on a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp, reports WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (via Twitter). The 40-year-old lefty specialist is represented by ACES. Choate will compete for a job in a Blue Jays bullpen that is currently dealing with an injury to left-hander…

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AL East Notes: Sabathia, Heyward, Saunders, Bautista, Kopech, Panda

By Steve Adams

Published: Mar 8, 2016, 7:36 pm EST

CC Sabathia’s announcement that he would enter rehabilitation for alcohol abuse on the eve of the Yankees’ Wild Card playoff game last October stunned fans and those throughout the industry, and now, the left-hander offers an honest account of the factors that led to his decision over at the Players’ Tribune. Sabathia explains the reasons…

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Loup Shut Down Two Weeks With Flexor Strain; Opening Day In Question

By Steve Adams

Published: Mar 4, 2016, 12:18 pm EST

Blue Jays lefty Aaron Loup has been shut down for two weeks after an MRI revealed a strained flexor in his left forearm, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet writes. While Loup remains optimistic that he’ll be ready for Opening Day, manager John Gibbons conceded that that’s not necessarily a reasonable expectation. “That’d be kind of tough,” Gibbons…

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