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The Toronto Blue Jays selected 18-year-old Brandon Barriera of Hollywood, Fla., on Sunday with their first pick, and 23rd overall, in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. The six-foot-two, 180-pound Barriera is a left-handed pitcher who plays varsity ball at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. Barriera regularly touches 96 miles per hour on the […]

Before he boarded a plane for Los Angeles, Alejandro Kirk continued to demonstrate why he will be among the best at the MLB All-Star game at Dodger Stadium this week. The Toronto Blue Jays’ 23-year-old first-half surprise standout accounted for three runs, including a two-run blast to left in the eighth inning, in his team’s […]

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jordan Romano and fellow reliever Liam Hendriks of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday were added to the American League roster for the upcoming All-Star Game. They replace New York Yankees star Gerrit Cole and Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander, both of whom will be inactive for Tuesday’s game in Los Angeles. Romano, […]

As he watched his team fight out of a two-run deficit in extra innings, Teoscar Hernandez said he was feeding off the energy in the dugout. “I just had the confidence that my teammates were going to put some good at-bats in and we’re going to tie the game and win the ball game,” he […]

Teoscar Hernandez and Matt Chapman hit three-run homers and Alek Manoah threw seven strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays dumped the Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Friday night at Rogers Centre. Hernandez went deep off Royals starter Zack Greinke (3-6) in the third inning and Chapman broke things open with a blast off Carlos […]

Major League Baseball agreed to pay minor leaguers $185 million US to settle a federal lawsuit alleging violations of minimum wage laws, a case that progressed through the courts for eight years without reaching a trial. The proposed settlement, announced May 10, was filed Friday with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where Chief […]

John Schneider’s debut as interim Blue Jays manager was a comfortable rout. His followup game Thursday was a 3-1 loss to a last-place Kansas City team missing almost half of its regular lineup. “This is way worse than last night,” the affable Schneider quipped as he sat down for a post-game media availability. Bobby Witt […]

Roy Halladay Field, Toronto’s first fully-accessible baseball diamond, officially opened Wednesday, its name a fitting tribute to the late baseball legend known not only for his skill but for giving back to young people in the community. His wife Brandy said building a ballpark like the Scarborough facility was always a dream of theirs. “I’m just so so […]

The Kansas City Royals will be without 10 of the 26 players on their active roster for their upcoming trip to Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on travelers who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19. Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday the club will be without hitters Andrew Benintendi, Hunter Dozier, Cam Gallagher, Kyle Isbel, MJ Melendez, Whit […]

Twenty minutes after his debut victory as the Toronto Blue Jays interim manager, John Schneider smelled of lager, and there was evidence of shaving cream and talcum powder around his ear. But Schneider didn’t mind one bit. It was all part of the post-game celebration that saw Toronto sweep the two-game series against the Philadelphia […]