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2018 Schedule
73-89, 4th in AL East
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5d

Rule 5 draft: Blue Jays take Royals RHP Luciano

Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

When he was Tampa Bay's bench coach, Charlie Montoyo organized and called the Rays' various defensive shifts. He's bringing some of them — and the "opener" — to Toronto. "I've seen it work, so we're going to use all this stuff." We'll see how much. Oh, and as a shift proponent, he's all about keeping the defensive rules the way they are. "They're big-league players. They should make an adjustment; and I think they will."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays first-year manager Charlie Montoyo on the biggest difference he's had since taking over in Toronto: "I had a lot of friends before. I have even more now." That quip brought a lot of laughter from reporters. One of his newest friends is Jays CF Kevin Pillar, who Montoyo called just after he took the job. Pillar was on his way to Japan at the time. Said Pillar during the brief mid-air phone conversation: "I can't wait to throw champagne on your head."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays first-year manager Charlie Montoyo on the biggest difference he's had since taking over in Toronto: "I had a lot of friends before. I have even more now." That quip brought a lot of laughter from reporters. One of his newest friends is Jays CF Kevin Pillar, who Montoyo called just after he took the job. Pillar was on his way to Japan at the time. Said Pillar during the brief mid-air phone conversation: "I can't wait to throw champagne on your head."

Is Tulowitzki's career over after release from Blue Jays? (0:52)
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18d

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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20dDavid 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.

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21d

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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29d

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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31d

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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48d

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.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs70917th
Batting Average.24419th
On Base Percentage.31222nd
Slugging Percentage.4277th
Earned Run Average4.8527th
Quality Starts5830th
WHIP1.4127th
BAA.26526th