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4/17/2014 | Janssen shut down; Reyes back Saturday

Casey Janssen has been temporarily shut down because of a strain in his lower back and abdominal muscle. The news isn't all bad on the injury front for Toronto, as shortstop Jose Reyes still plans to rejoin the ballclub in Cleveland and is expected to play on Saturday.

4/17/2014 | Command issues plague Dickey in Game 1 loss

R.A. Dickey's rough start to the season continued as he allowed five runs over just 4 1/3 innings in the Blue Jays' 7-0 loss to the Twins on Thursday afternoon.

4/17/2014 | Toronto announces 'Connect with the Jays' nights

The Blue Jays have announced plans to host two "Connect with the Jays" nights at Rogers Centre this season in their latest attempt to embrace social media and reach out to the fanbase. The promotion will include T-shirt giveaways on June 24 and Aug. 5, with the actual design being determined by fans through a social media vote.

4/17/2014 | Toronto taking wait-and-see approach with Lind

The Blue Jays are taking a wait-and-see approach with Adam Lind as they continue to hope the veteran designated hitter will be able to avoid the disabled list.

4/17/2014 | Well-rested Masterson opens set vs. Blue Jays

The Indians hope extra rest will give Justin Masterson an edge when he takes the mound against the Blue Jays on Friday night at 7:05 ET at Progressive Field.

4/16/2014 | A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

The A's on Wednesday claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, then optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

4/16/2014 | Weather forces postponement of Blue Jays-Twins

The scheduled game between the Twins and Blue Jays on Wednesday at Target Field was postponed due to inclement weather, and it will be made up as the second game of a split doubleheader on Thursday.

4/16/2014 | McGowan, Pelfrey to meet in Jays-Twins nightcap

The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of inclement weather. Toronto's Dustin McGowan and Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey will square off in the nightcap.

4/16/2014 | Blue Jays, Twins to cap series with twin bill

The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of bitterly cold weather and the chance of snow. R.A. Dickey will take the mound for Toronto in Game 1, while the Twins will counter with right-hander Kyle Gibson. In Game 2, it will be Toronto's Dustin McGowan vs. Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey.

4/15/2014 | Back tightness could force Lind to miss time

Adam Lind is considered day to day with a lower-back injury, but it appears possible his condition will eventually need an extended period of time off.

4/15/2014 | Blue Jays overcome early deficit as offense erupts

The Blue Jays' offense broke out of its early-game deep freeze to score five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 9-3 victory over the Twins on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday night at Target Field. Brett Lawrie added a grand slam in the ninth inning for good measure.

4/15/2014 | Blue Jays celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

The Blue Jays paid their respect to the memory of Jackie Robinson prior to their Tuesday night game against the Twins.

4/15/2014 | Squeezed out of rotation, Happ joins 'pen

J.A. Happ, activated from the 15-day disabled list following Sunday afternoon's game against the Orioles, is scheduled to pitch out of the bullpen for the time being. But that's not what Happ was expecting a couple of months ago, and with more 114 career starts under his belt, it's clear that he feels the starting rotation is where he belongs.

4/15/2014 | Blue Jays expect Reyes back Friday in Cleveland

Jose Reyes still appears on track to re-join the Blue Jays in time for their upcoming weekend series in Cleveland. Reyes played in an extended spring training game in Florida on Monday and was in the lineup for Class A Dunedin on Tuesday night.

4/14/2014 | Buehrle continues to be model of consistency

One of these days, it really is going to happen. Mark Buehrle is going to slow down. Everybody does, right? But the 35-year-old Buehrle of 2014 is pretty much the same as the 32-year-old Buehrle of 2011, who was pretty much the same as the 29-year-old Buehrle of 2008.

4/14/2014 | Izturis may be out for season; surgery likely

Blue Jays second baseman Maicer Izturis will likely miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. Toronto announced Monday evening that Izturis will require surgery to repair a complete tear of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL). The recommended recovery time is four to six months, but Izturis will seek a second opinion prior to scheduling surgery.

4/14/2014 | Inbox: Will Toronto carry three long relievers?

Why did the Blue Jays activate J.A. Happ from the disabled list when they already have Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers in the bullpen? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers this question and others in the latest Inbox.

4/13/2014 | Dickey appreciates Robinson's impact

The Blue Jays will be in Minnesota on Tuesday when Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson in recognition of becoming the first African-American player in the game. Pitcher R.A. Dickey is a player who knows what Robinson did -- both on and off the field -- and both understands and appreciates it.

4/13/2014 | Reyes, Janssen head off to Florida

Jose Reyes and Casey Janssen headed to Florida before Sunday's game to begin rehab work, and both could be back with the Blue Jays within days.

4/13/2014 | Injury bug bites Izturis, Rasmus

The Blue Jays encountered some injury problems during Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Orioles in the series finale at Camden Yards, with Maicer Izturis and Colby Rasmus needing to exit the game early.

4/13/2014 | Blue Jays, Twins out to keep momentum going

Brandon Morrow and Phil Hughes will square off on Tuesday at Target Field, as the Blue Jays face the Twins in the opener of a three-game set.

4/13/2014 | Blue Jays' offense comes to life to back Buehrle

Toronto showcased its power with homers by Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus and Brett Lawrie, as the Blue Jays finished with 17 hits overall to back a strong start by Mark Buehrle en route to an 11-3 rout of the Orioles at Camden Yards.

4/13/2014 | Hutchison continues to look strong early in '14

There was some good news for the Blue Jays in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Orioles, because Toronto again got some solid starting pitching from Drew Hutchison.

4/13/2014 | Blue Jays' bats make presence felt in finale

The Blue Jays got great pitching in the first two games of their series against the O's, but were waiting for their bats to awaken. They did so in a big way on Sunday.

4/12/2014 | Gibbons loses challenge on safe call at first

Toronto manager John Gibbons challenged a call in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Blue Jays' 2-1, 12-inning loss to the Orioles on Saturday but came up empty for the fourth straight time this season.

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