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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro sits again

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:54:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Tuesday, April 22, against the Baltimore Orioles. C Josh Thole works as the personal catch for SP R.A. Dickey, who started Tuesday, and he has been hitting well. "Thole is swinging," manager John Gibbons said. "I could tell (Navarro) was starting to slow down a bit. It helps us keep (him) fresh over the whole season, and he'll be available on the bench if we need him."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jamie Ross

Blue Jays | Josh Thole wins backup gig

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:09:41 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Josh Thole has won the backup catching job over C Erik Kratz. Thole will be tasked with catching SP R.A. Dickey.

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Blue Jays | Moises Sierra, Erik Kratz in front

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:48:37 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra and C Erik Kratz are in good position to make the club as bench options. Sierra has an advantage over OF Anthony Gose because Sierra is out of options and hits right-handed, which would complement DH Adam Lind for platoon duties. Melky Cabrera would be the backup center fielder if Sierra makes the club. Kratz is beating out C Josh Thole because he's been SP R.A. Dickey's primary receiver. Still, the backup backstop competition probably will last until the end of camp.

Fantasy Tip: Sierra is an intriguing AL-only dice roll because of his power-speed mix. Gose's speed could be just as useful for hopeful, cautious bidders.

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Blue Jays | Erik Kratz working with R.A. Dickey

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:23:42 -0800

The plan is for Toronto Blue Jays C Erik Kratz to continue working with SP R.A. Dickey this spring, meaning Kratz has the inside track over C Josh Thole for the job to back up C Dioner Navarro. However, manager John Gibbons is saying not to read anything into it, despite praising Kratz's work with the knuckleballer.

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Blue Jays | J.P. Arencibia scratched

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:41:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia (knee) was scratched from the lineup with right knee soreness Wednesday, Aug. 7. C Josh Thole will receive the start.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Larry Stone

Blue Jays | Andy LaRoche, Josh Thole recalled

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:24:36 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled 3B Andy LaRoche and C Josh Thole from the minors Friday, June 7, and designated C Henry Blanco for assignment in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: LaRoche and Thole will serve as depth and should only be considered in deep AL-only formats.

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Blue Jays | Two sent down

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:52:00 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays sent RP Dave Bush and C Josh Thole to minor league camp Monday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Henry Blanco won the backup job to J.P. Arencibia, but Thole could will be recalled at some point this season. Blanco and Thole are only valuable in deep two-catcher leagues and AL-only formats.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ, Josh Thole likely to start in minors

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:45:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ and C Josh Thole are expected to start the season in the minors. Happ figures to draw significant trade interest, but Toronto thinks he has value starting or relieving at Class AAA, according to a major league executive familiar with the team's plans. C Henry Blanco has the edge as the backup catcher, but the team thinks Thole will be valuable over the next few years.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Andy Martino

Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey will have personal catcher

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:22:31 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed that SP R.A. Dickey will have a personal catcher this season. Gibbons seems to be leaning toward using Cs Josh Thole or Henry Blanco over C J.P. Arencibia, though, since both Thole and Blanco have experience catching Dickey with the New York Mets. However, Arencibia has been working with Dickey in recent bullpen sessions and will play with him for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

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Blue Jays | J.P. Arencibia to catch R.A. Dickey

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:14:43 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia will be behind the plate Sunday, Feb. 24, and will catch SP R.A. Dickey Monday, Feb. 25. C Josh Thole will be the starting catcher in the spring opener Saturday, Feb. 23.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Star - Richard Griffin