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2/27/2015 | Blue Jays announce starters for Spring Training games

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker has mapped out the starting pitchers for the club's first five games in Spring Training.


2/27/2015 | Bautista excited about additions to clubhouse

Jose Bautista gave a ringing endorsement to the additions Toronto made during the offseason on Friday afternoon. Suggesting that the incoming players are "maybe an uptick or two more competitive than some guys who have been here in the past."


2/27/2015 | Anthopoulos sees upside in Johan signing

The Blue Jays don't expect former Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to be ready for the start of the regular season but he's going to have an opportunity to compete for a starting job in the not-so-distant future.


2/26/2015 | Johan signs Minor League deal with Blue Jays

Johan Santana is back in baseball as the Blue Jays signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a Minor League contract on Thursday.


2/26/2015 | Blue Jays have the look of a postseason team

When you look closely at the Blue Jays of the past few years, it's amazing they haven't made it to the postseason. They've certainly had enough talent to get there. That's exactly how I look at them as Spring Training gets underway at the picturesque little Florida town of Dunedin. This team has postseason written all over its roster.


2/26/2015 | Encarnacion likely to play more first base than DH

Edwin Encarnacion said he is ready for whatever role the Blue Jays have planned for him, whether it's at first base or in the designated-hitter spot.


2/26/2015 | After missing '14, Dirks close to resuming baseball activities

Blue Jays outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to resume baseball activities in approximately seven to 10 days as he continues to recover from a back injury that kept him out for the 2014 season.


2/26/2015 | With Saunders out, left field open to competition

The Blue Jays entered Spring Training with competitions at second base, center field, closer and the rotation. They can now add left field to that list. Starting outfielder Michael Saunders sustained a torn meniscus in his left knee while shagging fly balls Wednesday and is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break.


2/26/2015 | Saunders tears meniscus, will miss half of season

Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break.


2/25/2015 | Travis aims to take advantage of new opportunity

Devon Travis is back at his natural position after last year's brief experiment in center field, but this time, it's with a brand-new team and completely different surroundings.


2/25/2015 | Martin, Dickey have makings of strong partnership

For the third time in as many years, R.A. Dickey has started Spring Training with a new face behind the plate. Unlike previous seasons, though, there's a sense that this pairing with Russell Martin will actually work.


2/25/2015 | Izturis aims to prove health, claim second-base job

Maicer Izturis is back to full health after last year's knee surgery, and he now has his eyes on winning the Blue Jays' starting job at second base.


2/25/2015 | Cecil throws first 'pen session after recovering from flu

Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil threw his first bullpen session on Wednesday morning after missing the previous two days because of the flu.


2/24/2015 | Donaldson brings 'spunk' to Blue Jays' lineup

Josh Donaldson said he has no doubt playing half of his games in Rogers Centre instead of the O.co Coliseum will be "a positive for me and my career."


2/24/2015 | Anthopoulos: Filling out Blue Jays rotation first a priority

General manager Alex Anthopoulos said on Tuesday that Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada and Daniel Norris could all be in the mix for both the Blue Jays' starting rotation and the bullpen this spring.


2/24/2015 | Donaldson already proving great fit with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are extremely happy to have Josh Donaldson in their lineup. Donaldson, for his part, is also very happy to be with the Blue Jays.


2/24/2015 | Anthopoulos expects Blue Jays will deal Navarro

Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday he understands why catcher Dioner Navarro wants to be traded, and he actually expects that to happen. But the Blue Jays' general manager also made it clear he expects to "get good value back."


2/23/2015 | Blue Jays plan on using Encarnacion at first base

The Blue Jays appear to have changed their minds about Edwin Encarnacion and will use the veteran slugger at first base instead of primarily in the designated-hitter spot.


2/23/2015 | Experience gives Martin leg up on learning staff

When Russell Martin makes his first appearance in a Blue Jays uniform, it will mark the fourth organization he has played for during an impressive nine-year career. So, it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about learning a new pitching staff.


2/23/2015 | Martin up for challenge of catching Dickey

Russell Martin wasn't behind the plate for R.A. Dickey's first bullpen session of the spring on Monday morning, but that is expected to change in the very near future.


2/23/2015 | Seeking playing time, Navarro asked for trade

Dioner Navarro wants to play on a regular basis, and since that's unlikely to happen in Toronto with Russell Martin around, he would like a change of scenery.


2/22/2015 | Blue Jays open camp with several spots in play

Blue Jays pitchers and catchers reported on Sunday, officially beginning a camp that will see competition for starting jobs at center field and second base, as well as spots in the bullpen.


2/22/2015 | Cecil ready to prove himself for closer's job

The departure of Casey Janssen this winter created an opening at the closer position, and on the first day of Spring Training, left-hander Brett Cecil made it clear that he wants the job.


2/22/2015 | Quick worker Buehrle approves of new pace rules

Mark Buehrle is generally regarded as the fastest-working pitcher in baseball, so it should come as no surprise that he's a big fan of the league's decision to increase the pace of game.


2/21/2015 | Jays alumni head to B.C. to teach youth baseball coaches

This weekend, 200 young ball players and 250 coaches from across British Columbia are in Langley to learn the tricks of the trade from some great instructors, including two former Blue Jays, Rance Mulliniks and Lloyd Moseby.




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