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3/25/2015 | Pillar gets back into swing of things with homer in return

Kevin Pillar received a lot of attention over the past two weeks for the sneeze heard around the world, but he's taken all of the jokes in stride. Pillar made his return to the field on Wednesday afternoon following a 10-day absence, and it didn't take very long to get back into the swing of things.


3/25/2015 | Norris happy with progress of new changeup

Left-hander Daniel Norris has added another changeup to his arsenal of pitches, and the Blue Jays hope it will make him more effective against right-handed hitters.


3/25/2015 | Blue Jays option relievers Jenkins, Schultz to Minors

Projections for the Blue Jays' bullpen received some additional clarity on Wednesday when the club optioned right-handers Chad Jenkins and Bo Schultz to the Minor Leagues.


3/24/2015 | Estrada has start pushed back to rest ankle

Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada, who had been scheduled to start on Tuesday against the Twins, instead had his outing pushed back for a second time.


3/24/2015 | Donaldson displays power stroke vs. Twins

Josh Donaldson hit his third home run of the spring in the Blue Jays' 6-5 loss to the Twins on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.


3/24/2015 | Blue Jays announce dates for Honda Summer Camps

The Blue Jays announced dates for their Honda Summer Camps and instructional clinics that will run throughout Canada this summer. Camps will take place from June 24 in London, Ontario, through Aug. 19 in Montreal. Clinics begin April 25 and run through July 5.


3/24/2015 | Blue Jays weighing options on several roster spots

The Blue Jays have some significant decisions to make regarding their Opening Day roster, but some of those calls will not come until the last minute.


3/24/2015 | Encarnacion could return to lineup this week

Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is nearing a return to Grapefruit League action.


3/23/2015 | Inbox: What will Blue Jays do with Navarro?

What is the Blue Jays' most likely catcher scenario going into the season? Toronto beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.


3/23/2015 | On the Cusp: Toronto Blue Jays

Spring Training will be an outstanding evaluation time for several Blue Jays prospects on the cusp of making the Major League roster. The club has several Major League ready pitchers and players that can really make an impact on their upcoming season.


3/22/2015 | Osuna, Castro showing promise with scoreless spring

The Blue Jays' young arms took center stage on Sunday afternoon with Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro once again showing that the future could be a bright one for the pitching staff.


3/22/2015 | Rookie arms Osuna, Castro dazzle in shutout

The Blue Jays shut out the Rays, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon thanks to stellar efforts from rookie right-handers Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro. The Rays' Everett Teaford, eyeing a rotation spot, gave up two runs in three innings.


3/22/2015 | Gibbons confirms Cecil will start season as closer

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed the obvious on Sunday morning by stating that left-hander Brett Cecil will begin the year as his closer.


3/22/2015 | Estrada scratched from start with a sore ankle

Right-hander Marco Estrada was scratched from Sunday afternoon's game against the Rays because of a sore ankle. Estrada tweaked his ankle while taking pitchers' fielding practice earlier this week.


3/22/2015 | Izturis' status in doubt for Opening Day

Maicer Izturis has been shut down for the next 10 days because of a strained groin. He's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.


3/22/2015 | Toronto sends down backstop Ochinko, outfielder Dickerson

The Blue Jays reassigned catcher Sean Ochinko to Minor League camp on Sunday in the latest round of cuts. Toronto has 44 players remaining in the Major League portion of Spring Training. That number includes 21 pitchers, three catchers, 12 infielders and eight outfielders.


3/21/2015 | Izturis could miss Opening Day with strained groin

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that he doesn't think Maicer Izturis, sidelined with a pulled groin, will be ready to play on Opening Day, April 6, against the Yankees.


3/21/2015 | Gibbons, Blue Jays working through unanswered questions

With Opening Day just two weeks away, an unsettling number of critical questions remain unanswered for the Blue Jays in what manager John Gibbons acknowledged Saturday, "is an important year for us."


3/21/2015 | Relationship between Dickey, Martin progressing

The relationship between R.A. Dickey and Russell Martin continues to be a work in progress. On Saturday, Martin dropped to his left knee on every pitch in an effort to handle Dickey's elusive knuckleballs.


3/21/2015 | Home runs power Blue Jays as Dickey tosses six

Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista each launched first-inning home runs, and Josh Donaldson went deep in the sixth as the Blue Jays beat the Phillies, 6-3, before a sell-out crowd of 9,568 at Bright House Field.


3/20/2015 | Norris slows things down to improve command

It might only be Spring Training, but Daniel Norris is showing early signs of being able to learn from one outing and applying that knowledge to his next start.


3/20/2015 | Smoak crushes spring slump with pair of homers

Justin Smoak broke out of his spring slump in a big way Friday afternoon by hitting a pair of home runs in Toronto's 11-5 victory over the Rays.


3/20/2015 | Pillar to undergo MRI on oblique strain Saturday

Kevin Pillar is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine how much his strained oblique has improved over the past week.


3/20/2015 | Smoak's two blasts back Norris' strong start; Izturis injured

Daniel Norris started for the Blue Jays. The left-hander is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation and allowed a sacrifice fly to Evan Longoria in the first and nothing else. He allowed five hits while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings.


3/20/2015 | Izturis exits game vs. Rays with strained groin

The Blue Jays' string of bad luck this spring continued when infielder Maicer Izturis left Friday afternoon's 11-5 win over the Rays with a strained right groin.




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