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Blue Jays to host NL Central champion Brewers in Montreal next spring

The Toronto Blue Jays will close out their 2019 pre-season schedule with a pair of games in Montreal against the National League Central champion Milwaukee Brewers. It’s the sixth straight year that the Blue Jays have played exhibition games at Olympic Stadium, the former home of the departed Montreal Expos. The games are scheduled for March 25 and 26, event ...

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Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named top Canadian offensive minor leaguer

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been named the winner of the Randall Echlin Award as the Canadian offensive minor-league player of the year. Guerrero split his 2018 season between class-A Advanced Dunedin, double-A New Hampshire and triple-A Buffalo, putting up big offensive numbers at all levels. The 19-year-old third baseman, who was born in Montreal while his ...

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Blue Jays acquire pitcher Merryweather from Cleveland to complete Donaldson trade

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-hander Julian Merryweather from Cleveland on Friday to complete the Aug. 31 trade that sent veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson to Cleveland. Since the deal was finalized before Sept. 1, Donaldson is eligible to play in the post-season. Merryweather, the player to be named later in the trade, was 7-9 with a 5.32 earned-run average ...

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Jays GM Atkins says 'vast number' of candidates to replace outgoing Gibbons

The Toronto Blue Jays had the breath knocked out of them barely a month into the 2018 campaign. The final gasp essentially came halfway through the season. Any embers still flickering from back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015-16 were snuffed out when star players were moved before the trade deadline. Manager John Gibbons eventually made a final bow and now the ...

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Blue Jays fall to Rays in season finale

The Tampa Bay Rays found success with a new pitching formula. Ryan Yarbrough got his rookie-leading 16th win and the Rays turned another bullpen game into their 90th victory, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Sunday. The Rays (90-72) went to the unconventional plan of using relievers to open games in addition to traditional starters in mid-May because of ...

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Blue Jays drop penultimate game of season to Rays

Blake Snell didn’t stick around long enough to win his 10th straight start, but the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander felt he solidified his chances for the Cy Young Award in his final appearance. The Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. “I feel like I have a pretty good case,” said Snell, who leads the American League ...

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Russell Martin to manage in Gibbons' final game with Blue Jays

Russell Martin has caught 71 games for the Blue Jays this season while also dabbling at third base and making a start each at shortstop and left field. On Sunday afternoon, the Montreal native will get to call the shots from the visitors’ dugout at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay as manager John Gibbons, in his final game with Toronto, ...

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Blue Jays give John Gibbons a win in his final game in Toronto

John Gibbons wanted to end his time in Toronto on a winning note. His players made sure he got that wish. The Blue Jays — backed by homers from rookie Reese McGuire and Randal Grichuk — topped the defending champion Houston Astros 3-1 on Wednesday in Gibbons’ final home game as Toronto’s manager, guaranteeing him a managerial win-loss record above ...

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Outgoing Blue Jays manager John Gibbons: 'It's probably time for change'

The respected John Gibbons, with his laid-back demeanour and Texas drawl, is leaving Toronto for a second and, likely, final time as Blue Jays manager. The 56-year-old, who held court with reporters alongside general manager Ross Atkins for more than 25 minutes ahead of Wednesday afternoon’s final home game of the season against Houston, has mutually agreed with team management to ...

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