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Jays’ Borucki begins rotation audition with pre-season opener against Tigers

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball

When Ryan Borucki steps on the mound for the Blue Jays' pre-season opener on Saturday afternoon, it will mark the beginning of his audition for Toronto's fifth rotation spot.

Manny Machado, Padres strike $300M US deal: report

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that all-star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a 10-year, $300-million US contract with the rebuilding San Diego Padres.

‘He’s going to be a star someday’: Vlad Guerrero Jr. making best of possibly delayed debut

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not worrying about whether he will start the season with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 19-year-old is considered the top prospect entering 2019. Yet, it would not be surprising if Toronto kept the third baseman in the minor leagues for the first 15 days.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announces he will retire after season

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants says he will retire after this season, his 25th as a major league manager.

Reds’ Votto eyes rebound from ‘shock’ of disappointing 2018 season

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Joey Votto has spent the off-season trying to make sure he doesn't have another subpar season. The Cincinnati Reds star from Toronto hit only 12 homers in 2018, his fewest in a full season, and batted .284, his lowest since 2014.

Marcus Stroman laments Blue Jays’ lack of veteran presence

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Marcus Stroman is ready to embrace a leadership role with the Blue Jays this season, but he's also concerned that the lack of veteran presence on the team's roster will do a disservice to Toronto's young stars.

Canada’s Jameson Taillon gets opening day start for Pirates

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Jameson Taillon will be the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day starter on March 28 against the Reds at Cincinnati, manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday. Born to Canadian parents and raised in Texas, Taillon holds dual citizenship.

After a season of injuries, Jays’ ace Sanchez feeling optimistic early in spring training

Friday, February 15th, 2019
BBA Blue Jays Spring Training 20190215

Aaron Sanchez is feeling like the pitcher he was back in 2016. And his new manager can't stop smiling about that.

MLB stars say game being ‘poisoned’ by teams ‘trying not to win’

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Nationals Wrapup Baseball

Washington right-hander Max Scherzer said Thursday there are too many teams trying not to win, and all the rebuilding "poisons the game."

Allow him to introduce himself: Vlad Guerrero Jr. ready to make mark on MLB

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The author of 2018's most memorable Toronto Blue Jays moment never played a regular-season game for the Toronto Blue Jays. Barring an unforeseen circumstance, he won't crack the 2019 Opening Day roster. Still, the orbit of Canada's lone baseball team revolves around Montreal-born Vladimir Guerrero Jr.