Blue Jays agree to 3-year deal with manager John SchneiderOctober 21, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — By his own admission, John Schneider never amounted to much as a baseball player.
On Friday, Schneider fulfilled a dream he’d pursued for 15 years since giving up on playing and choosing to coach instead.
Benches clear, Schneider ejected, in Orioles-Blue Jays gameSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Benches cleared during the seventh inning of Baltimore's game against Toronto on Tuesday night after Orioles reliever Bryan Baker appeared to make a hand signal toward the Blue Jays' dugout.
No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managersAugust 12, 2022 GMT
St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila.
Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave Martinez.
Hernández homers twice, Jays win first game under SchneiderJuly 14, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays combined pitching and power to start interim manager John Schneider off with a win.
Teoscar Hernández hit a pair of two-run home runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Blue Jays fire Montoyo, promote Schneider for rest of seasonJuly 13, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday and promoted bench coach John Schneider to interim manager for the remainder of the season.
General manager Ross Atkins made the move even with the Blue Jays at 46-42 this season.
Jays 1B coach Budzinski leaves game for ‘personal matter’July 3, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski and manager Charlie Montoyo left in the third inning of Game 2 on Saturday because of a personal matter involving Budzinski, the team said.
Jays RH Gausman leaves game after being hit on foot by linerJuly 2, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman left Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader against Tampa Bay after he was hit in the right foot by a line drive from Rays shortstop Wander Franco.
Franco’s liner, which had an exit velocity of 100 miles per hour, struck Gausman and ricocheted to catcher Gabriel Moreno, who retired Franco at first to end the inning, leaving the bases loaded.
Hernández and Espinal HR, Kikuchi fans 8, Jays beat Rays 4-1July 1, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández and Santiago Espinal each hit two-run home runs, Yusei Kikuchi struck out a season-high eight over six innings to snap a seven-start winless streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Thursday night.
Bichette slam, Kirk HR as Blue Jays beat Chisox, avoid sweepJune 22, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit a grand slam and Alejandro Kirk homered for the second straight game, leading Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays over the injury-riddled Chicago White Sox 9-5 Wednesday.
Bichette homers and Blue Jays top Royals 8-0June 7, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bo Bichette hit one of three Toronto home runs and five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a two-hitter in an 8-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Ross Stripling (2-1) earned the win as he allowed just one hit over five innings, matching his season high.
Lowe, Margot help Rays hand Blue Jays 5th straight lossMay 14, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe hit a pair of triples and Manuel Margot had a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Friday night.
Blue Jays OF Hernández goes on IL with left oblique strainApril 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain.
Hernández was pulled from Wednesday’s 6-4 win over the Yankees with left side discomfort, and an MRI revealed the strain.
Guerrero slugs 3 HRs despite gash on hand, Jays beat YankeesApril 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. declared this spring that last year was just the trailer for the upstart Blue Jays. This season would be the feature-length film.
Blue Jays’ Hernández leaves vs Yanks with left side issueApril 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández was pulled from a game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night with left side discomfort.
Hernández grounded out to second base in the sixth inning and left the field in pain.
Springer answers boos with HR, 3 hits, leads Jays over YanksApril 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Greeted by boos at Yankee Stadium, George Springer responded with the type of racket he and his Toronto Blue Jays are ready to make.
Springer hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and an RBI double, and the Blue Jays made three dazzling defensive plays to beat New York 3-0 Monday night.
Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen put on IL with oblique strainApril 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen was put on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained left oblique muscle.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before a series opener at Yankee Stadium that Jansen felt soreness in his side while swinging, was having a scan and would not be available for the game.
Blue Jays extend manager Charlie Montoyo through 2023April 1, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays extended manager Charlie Montoyo's contract through the 2023 season on Friday.
Montoyo, 57, has overseen a tumultuous period in Blue Jays history, with the team playing home games in three cities last season, including two minor league parks, because of border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue Jays hungry after near-miss of wild card berth in 2021March 30, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — After a busy offseason, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said his team has “closed the gap” on fellow contenders in the competitive American League East.
If last year’s finish is any indication, Toronto didn’t have much ground to cover.
Blue Jays acquire 3B Matt Chapman from Oakland for 4 playersMarch 16, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the payroll-shredding Oakland Athletics for four players on Wednesday.
A five-year veteran and three-time Gold Glove winner, Chapman hit .201 with 27 home runs and 72 RBIs in 151 games for the Athletics last season.
Yusei Kikuchi throws 40-pitch bullpen for Blue JaysMarch 15, 2022 GMT
DUNEDIN, Fla, (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, one day after the left-hander joined what projects as formidable Toronto Blue Jays rotation that includes Hyun Jin Ryu and Alek Manoah.
Judge HRs twice, Yankees beat Jays 6-2 to extend WC leadOctober 1, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge hit two of New York’s five home runs and the Yankees extended their AL wild-card lead by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night.
Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo also connected off Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray, and Brett Gardner added a solo homer as New York (91-68) slimmed its magic number to clinch a postseason spot to two.
Blue Jays’ Borucki gets ban dropped to 2 games on appealSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto reliever Ryan Borucki had his suspension for plunking Tampa Bay outfielder Kevin Kiermaier reduced to two games after an appeal and began serving the ban Friday night during a four-game series in Minnesota.
Blue Jays’ Borucki suspended 3 games for plunking KiermaierSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors.
Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffsSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs.
“Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on the back with his first pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday.
Blue Jays’ Breyvic Valera placed on the COVID-19 related ILSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays infielder Breyvic Valera was placed on the COVID-19 related IL and infielder Kevin Smith was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before Wednesday's game at AL East-leading Tampa Bay.
Rays’ Cash apologizes after Kiermaier takes, keeps data cardSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash apologized to Blue Jays management a day after Rays veteran Kevin Kiermaier scooped up a scouting data card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk's wristband and refused to give it back.
Blue Jays hit five homers, pound Orioles 22-7September 13, 2021 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández each hit a grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 22-7 Sunday, finishing two runs shy of the franchise record.
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild cardSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Blue Jays gave the Yankees a Bronx battering this week they haven't experienced since they were still the Highlanders.
The message there, according to manager Charlie Montoyo, is that after nearly two years away from their home park in Toronto, going on the road won't faze the Blue Jays.
Guerrero Jr, Semien power surging Jays past Yanks 8-0September 6, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 40th homer, Marcus Semien went deep twice and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-0 on Monday for their fifth straight win.
Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8) pitched six effective innings as the Blue Jays won for the eighth time in nine games.
Hernández hits 100th HR, Jays go deep 4 times, beat A’s 10-8September 4, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit his 100th career home run, José Berríos took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and the Blue Jays survived a late scare to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-8 Saturday, Toronto’s sixth win in seven games.
Semien hits walk-off HR, Jays rally three times to beat A’sSeptember 4, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a game-ending three-run homer in the ninth inning after Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tying grand slam in the eighth, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied three times to stun the Oakland Athletics 11-10 Friday night.
Ray fans 14, Kirk gets winning hit, Jays beat White Sox 3-1August 26, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Alejandro Kirk broke a tie with an RBI single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night.
After Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray matched his career high by striking out 14 over seven innings, Tim Mayza (4-1) worked a perfect eighth and Jordan Romano finished for his 13th save in 14 chances.
Jays score winning run on wild pitch, beat White Sox 2-1August 24, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-runner Breyvic Valera scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Monday night.
Valera ran for Reese McGuire after the Blue Jays catcher singled off Craig Kimbrel (2-4) to begin the inning.
Ryu cruises through 7 innings, Blue Jays beat Tigers 3-0August 21, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu cruised through seven innings, Randal Grichuk and Marcus Semien each homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Saturday.
Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk to remain at 499 career home runs.
Angels’ Ohtani hits 38th HR, but Jays hit 4 in 10-2 winAugust 12, 2021 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 38th home run this season, but the Toronto Blue Jays hit it out of the park four times, including two from George Springer and a grand slam by Teoscar Hernández, to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 10-2 Wednesday night.
Springer gets 4 hits, Matz wins as Jays beat Indians 8-6August 5, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — George Springer had four hits, including the 42nd leadoff home run of his career, and Steven Matz pitched six shutout innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Wednesday night.
Manoah wins in return, Springer 2 HRs, Blue Jays beat KC 4-0July 31, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah didn’t show any signs of rust in his return from a bruised back.
Manoah pitched seven dominant innings, George Springer hit two home runs and Toronto beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Saturday for its third straight win.
Blue Jays shut out Rangers in both ends of doubleheaderJuly 18, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a first-inning grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 31st homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk also went deep for Toronto as the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-0 win over the Texas Rangers and a sweep of their doubleheader on Sunday.
Guerrero, Biggio lift Blue Jays to 5-2 win over OriolesJune 27, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in two runs to raise his major league-leading RBI total to 66, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.
The Blue Jays tallied 12 hits in closing out a four-game series with their seventh win in eight games.
Guerrero hits 26th homer, Blue Jays beat Orioles 12-4June 27, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major league-leading 26th home run, Teoscar Hernández and Randal Grichuk also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 Saturday.
Gurriel hits RBI double in 9th, Blue Jays beat MarlinsJune 23, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays' bats came alive as soon as they had a chance to face someone other than Sandy Alcantara.
Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled on consecutive pitches against reliever Yimi García to break a ninth-inning tie, and Toronto beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night.
Springer finally healthy and joins Blue Jays’ potent lineupJune 23, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder George Springer was in the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday night for only his fifth game this year, and this time he hopes to stay a while.
The three-time All-Star began the season on the injured list because of a strained right quadriceps muscle.
Blue Jays’ Manoah suspended 5 games for hitting FrancoJune 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball senior vice president Michael Hill, who concluded the right-hander intentionally threw at Maikel Franco last weekend.
Guerrero’s go-ahead double helps Jays rally past O’s 10-7June 20, 2021 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major-league leading 23rd homer and later capped Toronto’s ninth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Blue Jays ended a five-game skid with a 10-7 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles.
Grichuk homers, Blue Jays beat sloppy White Sox 6-2June 10, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox were rolling along with Lance Lynn delivering another dominant start. Once he left the game, things turned around in a big way.
The bullpen stumbled. So did the defense, and the Blue Jays came away with the win.
Blue Jays place catcher Jansen on IL with hamstring injuryJune 9, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays placed Danny Jansen on the 10-day injured list Tuesday and recalled fellow catcher Riley Adams from Triple-A Buffalo.
Jansen strained his right hamstring running the bases during Sunday's 6-3 loss to Houston.
Blue Jays’ Phelps to miss rest of season after lat surgeryMay 25, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto pitcher David Phelps will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the latissimus dorsi muscle on the right side of his back.
The 34-year-old right-hander had the procedure Monday with Dr.
Blue Jays’ Biggio on IL with cervical spine ligament sprainMay 22, 2021 GMT
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays put third baseman Cavan Biggio on the 10-day injured list with a cervical spine ligament sprain on Saturday.
Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo expects Biggio to be ready to return when eligible to come of the IL.
Blue Jays shuffling back to Buffalo starting June 1May 5, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are returning to their home away from home, Buffalo, New York, starting in June. And this time, they’ll have a limited number of fans in attendance.
Forced from Canada by that government's coronavirus travel restrictions, the Blue Jays posted a A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: D-backs keep pitching amid no-hitter debateApril 27, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: D-backs keep pitching amid no-hitter debateApril 27, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday:
Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernández tests positive for virus.April 13, 2021 GMT
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández has tested positive for the coronavirus...
LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays’ Hernández to C-19 ILApril 10, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays’ Hernández to C-19 ILApril 9, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:
Trimmer Guerrero helps Jays finish series win over YanksApril 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. dropped 42 pounds after an underwhelming 2020.
He's hoping less can be more — and the 22-year-old sure still looks like a heavy hitter...
Springer’s Blue Jays’ debut delayed by start on injured listMarch 31, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer's Toronto Blue Jays debut will be delayed while he starts the season on the injured list with a strained oblique muscle...
Jays’ Montoyo says free agents asking about Toronto statusDecember 19, 2020 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Each time Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo has made a pitch to free agents this offseason, there's one topic he's known will come up...
Guerrero debuts with hit that sets up Jays’ 4-2 win over A’sApril 27, 2019 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. helped spark a walk-off celebration for the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut.
Guerrero doubled leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with two outs in a 402 win over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Friday night.