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2018 Schedule
73-89, 4th in AL East
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Solarte cut by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Yangervis Solarte, who hit a career-low .226 this past season, was not offered a 2019 contract by the Blue Jays, allowing him to become a free agent.

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12dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.


Players vote Granderson Man of Year for 3rd time

Outfielder Curtis Granderson was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for the third time as part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards. Boston's J.D. Martinez was voted Player of the Year, with Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich also honored.

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20dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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Conine's son suspended in minors for drug test

Griffin Conine, an outfielder in the Blue Jays system and son of former MLB star Jeff Conine, has been suspended for violating the minor league drug program.

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Astros acquire IF Diaz in trade with Blue Jays

The Astros, who could lose Marwin Gonzalez to free agency, acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz, who hit a career-high 18 homers last season, in a trade with the Blue Jays.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Plenty of velocity from the starters in this Fall Stars Game. Nate Pearson (Blue Jays) routinely hit 100-plus and topped out at 104 in the first. Forrest Whitley (Astros) hit 100, but had some trouble locating his breaking pitches.

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Jays exercise Smoak's option; decline Solarte's

First baseman Justin Smoak's $8 million option for 2019 has been exercised by the Toronto Blue Jays, who declined a $5.5 million option on infielder Yangervis Solarte.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Joe Espada, who was also a finalist for the job, told me about the Blue Jays hiring Charlie Montoyo as their new manager: "I'm extremely proud and excited for Charlie. Great man and well-deserved for this job."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sources within the Blue Jays organization told me that Joe Espada is a "strong candidate" for their vacant managerial position. Espada also interviewed with the Rangers, Angels, and Twins.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz has played for 7 major league clubs. A dozen of his college friends called his wife and raided his closet. Each wore one of his game used jerseys and surprised him after Game 6 of the NLCS.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.8527th
Quality Starts5830th
Batting Average.24419th
On Base Percentage.31222nd
Slugging Percentage.4277th