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@ Tampa Bay Rays (90-72)
  • Tropicana Field

AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
BOS 108-54 5-5 W1
NYY 100-62 7-3 L1
TB 90-72 5-5 W2
TOR 73-89 4-6 L2
BAL 47-115 3-7 W1

Top Blue Jays News

  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: Leaves Fall League for family matter

    Guerrero's time at the Arizona Fall League will end early as the prospect left to attend a family matter Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

    Guerrero couldn't manage to hit a home run in 19 games in Arizona, but otherwise did nothing to quell the hype that surrounds him. The 19-year-old hit an impressive .351/.409/.442 with seven doubles in the AFL.

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  • Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Outrighted from 40-man roster

    Shafer (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

    Shafer was cast off the 40-man roster in order to free up a spot for one of the Blue Jays' younger prospects. The 26-year-old spent a majority of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level but posted a 3.24 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 8.1 innings in the majors.

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  • Blue Jays' Yangervis Solarte: Has 2019 option declined

    The Blue Jays declined Solarte's 2019 club option Wednesday.

    Solarte doesn't have six full years of major-league service time yet, so he'll remain on Toronto's 40-man roster as an arbitration-eligible player. The Blue Jays will now have until Nov. 30 to either tender Solarte a contract, trade him, or cut him loose. The 31-year-old hit just .226/.277/.378 with 17 homers in 122 games in 2018.

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  • Blue Jays' Justin Smoak: Option picked up by Toronto

    Smoak's 2019 club option was picked up by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    Smoak will make just $8 million in 2019 after hitting a combined .256/.353/.495 with 63 homers and 167 RBI over the past two seasons. The switch hitter figures to reprise his role as Toronto's primary first baseman.

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  • Blue Jays' Jon Berti: Designated for assignment

    Berti was designated for assignment by Toronto on Friday.

    In order to make room for Julian Merryweather (elbow) -- who was acquired by the team as the player to be named later in the Josh Donaldson deal -- Berti was cast off the 40-man roster. Berti was called up by the Blue Jays in late September, and went 4-for-15 with two extra-base hits and two RBI during his first taste of the majors. The 28-year-old will take a spin through waivers to see where he will end up.

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  • Blue Jays' Julian Merryweather: Officially dealt to Toronto

    Merryweather (elbow) was traded to the Blue Jays from Cleveland on Friday as the player to be named later in the Josh Donaldson trade.

    Merryweather was reported as the PTBNL last month, but he wasn't able to be officially traded since he was on the minor-league disabled list. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery back in March, so he may miss some time at the beginning of next season.

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  • Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Should be ready for spring training

    Sanchez's surgery last week was performed to repair the UCL on the outside of his right index finger, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 reports. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February, according to Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins.

    Despite a disappointing campaign that was once again impacted by injuries, Sanchez is still viewed by the organization as a rotation member in 2019. He's logged just 141 innings over the past two seasons combined, and in addition to staying healthy, Sanchez needs to regain the lost velocity on his fastball if he's going to return to the form he showed in 2016 when he pitched to a 3.00 ERA over 192 innings for the Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Dealing with elbow, knee soreness

    Bichette has been removed from the Arizona Fall League roster due to minor elbow and knee soreness, John Lott of The Athletic reports.

    It sounds like he is dealing with some nagging injuries after playing 131 games for Double-A New Hampshire this season. He will take advantage of a lengthy layoff to rest up before making his Triple-A debut in April. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. figures to beat Bichette to Toronto, but it's possible we see both of the organization's top prospects reach the majors at some point in 2019.

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  • Blue Jays' Sam Gaviglio: Drilled for five runs

    Gaviglio (3-10) pitched 5.2 innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in the loss to the Rays.

    Gaviglio ends his 2018 campaign with an unsightly 5.31 ERA and a 105:38 K:BB in 123.2 innings. He allowed two runs through the first four innings Sunday, but the Rays tagged him for three more in the fifth. The 28-year-old last earned a win on Aug. 21.

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  • Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar: Collects three hits in loss

    Pillar went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

    Pillar finished off the season on a high note, giving him a .252 average, 65 runs scored and 57 extra-base hits for the 2018 campaign. The 28-year-old recorded double-digit home runs and stolen bases for the second consecutive season.

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  • Blue Jays' Danny Jansen: On bench Sunday

    Jansen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

    Jansen went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Saturday's game as his September struggles -- .178/.288/.333 slash line in 45 at-bats -- continued. Reese McGuire grabs another start behind the plate for the Blue Jays, and the two figure to battle for catching duties come spring training.

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  • Blue Jays' Yangervis Solarte: Sitting again Sunday

    Solarte is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

    Solarte will hit the bench for the second straight game and third time in the last four games as he is 5-for-35 in September. The Blue Jays continue to prioritize giving starts to their younger assets, with Aledmys Diaz at third base and Richard Urena at shortstop. Solarte has a .226/.277/.378 slash line and 17 home runs in a disappointing 2018 season.

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