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Blue Jays tap J.A. Happ to start opening day vs. Yankees

There was a time in J.A. Happ’s career when he wouldn’t have been considered to start an opening day game. And even if he was, he wouldn’t have remembered. “The 2011 and 2012 years are something that I try to suppress a little bit,” the Toronto left-hander said with a laugh when a reporter asked if he had started an ...

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Halladay honors dad while facing Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Braden Halladay was watching his father, Roy, get inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame last summer when the idea first crossed his mind. Braden saw the red and white. He saw what his father meant to an entire nation, how proud his family was of their time north of the border. He started thinking about ...

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Guerrero, Bichette: Bloodlines aplenty in Blue Jays farm system

It could have been called the “Legacy Game” when a Toronto Blue Jays split squad played the Canadian Junior National Team. The Blue Jays’ starting infield Saturday was Clemens, Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero, with a Grudzielanek as the designated hitter and a Smith in left field. Talk about bloodlines for a group of Toronto prospects. And on the other side ...

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Jays pitching prospect Thomas Pannone suspended 80 games for PEDs

Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Pannone says he doesn’t know how an anabolic steroid ended up in his system. MLB announced Friday that Pannone had received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT). The suspension will begin at the start of the 2018 regular season. In a statement posted on Pannone’s ...

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Injuries gave Blue Jays prospect Max Pentecost new perspective

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Max Pentecost has spent many years around a baseball diamond. But over the past couple, the 24-year-old has spent more time watching from the dugout rather than catching behind the plate. Drafted 11th overall in 2014, he has undergone three shoulder surgeries but it’s given Pentecost a lot of time to reflect and learn about himself. “I was able to look ...

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Vlad Jr. (4 hits), Bo Bichette wow Blue Jays

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Blue Jays received a glimpse into the future on Thursday afternoon as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette made their long-awaited Grapefruit League season debuts. They did not disappoint. Toronto’s top two prospects combined to go 6-for-8 with two RBIs and three runs scored in a <span class="token token-hyper… MLB News Index

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