Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:28:00 -0800
Free-agent SP Johan Santana (Mets) signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
Fantasy Tip: Given Santana's injury history and the fact he hasn't pitched in the majors in three seasons, Santana's fantasy value has greatly dropped. Still, keep an eye on this situation. If he makes the roster Santana could be worth a pickup in the deepest of mixed leagues.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:36 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OFs Ezequiel Carrera, Chris Dickerson and Andy Dirks (back), 1B Chris Colabello and 3B Danny Valencia are expected to compete for the vacant left field job during spring training. Driks will continue to rehab a back injury and is not expected to resume baseball activity for the next seven to 10 days, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos, and manager John Gibbons does not expect Dirks to be able to adequately compete for the position due to his injury.
Fantasy Tip: This is a position battle to monitor, but the winner won't be a viable option in the majority of mixed leagues. In the long term, Dirks projects as the best fantasy option, but he'll have to prove his health and earn playing time first. Continue to check back for updates on who is the front-runner for the left field job.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:16 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said the idea of being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays interests him even more than pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers would have. Papelbon has a vesting $13 million option for the 2016 season, and he wouldn't say if he'd require the option to be guaranteed in order to accept a deal to Toronto.
Fantasy Tip: Papelbon is a pretty safe saves option for fantasy baseball owners this year, since he'll likely be closing even if he's traded to Toronto. After Francisco Rodriguez re-signed in Milwaukee, that makes a Paps trade even less likely, though, which means saves speculators may need to practice even more patience with Ken Giles now. Stay tuned.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:14:45 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will likely need surgery to fix torn cartilage in his left knee, but he will seek a second opinion first, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Saunders was on crutches Thursday, Feb. 26. Anthopoulos said the team will look internally to replace him, but they are open to a trade or a free agent.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders will no longer be worth a late-round stab in mixed league drafts. Dalton Pompey's sleeper status receives a pretty big boost, though, and you should look to him in the later rounds for his speed skills.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:15:35 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will require surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and he'll be out until at least the All-Star break. Saunders suffered the injury in the outfield when he stepped on a soft spot of ground near an underground sprinkler Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders was a fringe consideration in mixed leagues, but he'll be one to watch during the season for a potential waiver claim.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:50:38 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro wants to play everyday and reiterated his sentiments about being traded Monday, Feb. 23. "I'd like to go to a place where I can play every day, because I already know that I can do it."
Fantasy Tip: Navarro is coming off a respectable season with the Blue Jays, where he batted .274 and drove in 69 runs over 481 at-bats. The signing of Russell Martin this offseason was a significant blow to Navarro's fantasy stock, however a trade leading to additionally playing time would land Navarro back on the fantasy map. He has potential in two-catcher or single-league formats, if he is traded away from the Blue Jays.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:35:41 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is the team's starting first baseman, according to manager John Gibbons. However, Encarnacion will need designated hitter days in order to manage his health. In those cases, 1B Justin Smoak, 3B Danny Valencia and C Dioner Navarro will be considered at first base.
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion is an elite fantasy first base option because of his power and home environment. With Miguel Cabrera's health in question this spring, Encarnacion will likely be drafted ahead of the Tigers' slugger in the first round.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:38:53 -0800
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:32:26 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays minor league C Max Pentecost (shoulder) will not be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season because he is recovering from shoulder surgery, according to multiple sources. Pentecost had a scope performed by Dr. James Andrews which was intended to clean out the shoulder joint of his right arm. He is expected to resume throwing within three months, although he could begin baseball activities prior to that.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:05:00 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays P Jeff Hoffman (elbow) continues to make progress from Tommy John surgery last May. There is no timeline when the team's first-round pick will be able to return to games. However, he has resumed throwing from a mound.
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