The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.
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The Toronto Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound when they open their Major League Baseball season April 3 at Baltimore.
Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis played five innings of defence and had an RBI double Friday in his spring training debut. "It's a big step right there," he said. "My knee felt good. I'm excited."
The U.S. will turn to Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman on Wednesday night when the team attempts to capture its first World Baseball Classic title in a matchup with Puerto Rico.
Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons are reportedly near agreement on a two-year extension for 2018-19 with an option for 2020, the 54-year-old Texan's reward for guiding the team to back-to-back playoff appearances.
Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored the winning run in the 11th to give Puerto Rico a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Netherlands on Monday night in Los Angeles.
Toronto Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson made his spring training debut Monday, going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since injuring his right calf more than a month ago.
The Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder spent Sunday switching from a Triple-A exhibition game to a Double-A contest on adjacent fields, attempting to reach on bunt singles in all seven at-bats.
Mike Aviles got four hits and drove in three runs as Puerto Rico, already assured a spot in the World Baseball Classic semifinals, beat Venezuela 13-2 Saturday for its sixth straight win in the tournament.