March 15, 2011
Who: Phillies (12-7) at Toronto Blue Jays (8-8) When: 1:05 p.m. Where: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin, Fla. TV/Radio: None On the mound: RHP Joe Blanton; RHP Jesse Litsch
December 5, 2013 |
Righthander Brad Lincoln, once a promising prospect after being selected fourth overall in the 2006 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, has been acquired by the Phillies from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Phillies sent catcher Erik Kratz and lefthander Rob Rasmussen to Toronto in the deal, which was announced Tuesday night. Lincoln, 28, split his time between Toronto and triple-A Buffalo last season. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Toronto. Lincoln had 25 strikeouts and 22 walks in 312/3 innings.
May 26, 2013 |
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays moved pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list yesterday as the lefthander recovers from injuries after being hit in the head by a line drive earlier in this month. Happ suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee when he fell to the ground in pain after being struck behind the left ear by a liner off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings on May 7. Happ left the field on the stretcher and spent the night in hospital. "He's lucky, extremely lucky," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
May 8, 2003 |
Former American League MVP Jose Canseco claims he was told three years ago by several players, including Alex Rodriguez, that he was being "blackballed" by baseball. In an interview with Fox Sports Net that was broadcast last night, Canseco said he was never given a chance to go back into baseball after playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2001 even though he had 462 career home runs and still wanted to play. After reading a partial transcript of the interview yesterday, Rodriguez said he didn't recall such a conversation with Canseco.
August 16, 2011 |
Kevin Comer is a baseball player, but the recent Seneca High graduate got to experience his own version of midnight madness. Fewer than 10 minutes before the midnight Monday deadline for draft picks to sign with major-league teams, Comer agreed to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal that includes a $1.65 million bonus as well as provisions for his college education. "It was wild," said Comer, a righthanded pitcher who was the 57th overall pick in the June draft. "It really didn't look like it was going to happen.
August 17, 2011 |
Kevin Comer is a baseball player, but the recent Seneca High graduate got to experience his own version of midnight madness. Less than 10 minutes before the midnight Monday deadline for draft picks to sign with major-league teams, Comer agreed to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal that includes a $1.65 million bonus as well as provisions for his college education. "It was wild," said Comer, a righthanded pitcher who was the 57th overall pick in the June draft. "It really didn't look like it was going to happen.
December 14, 2013
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Detroit Tigers and righthanded pitcher Joba Chamberlain agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced. Chamberlain was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. The converted starter was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 games over seven seasons with the Yankees.
December 1, 2014
All-star third baseman Josh Donaldson is the latest Oakland star traded away in a rebuilding effort. Billy Beane looked at the large deficit by which his Athletics lost the AL West to the Angels, then evaluated how Oakland barely held off Seattle on the season's final day for the second wild card. The general manager realized he needed to rebuild his roster once more, but at least initially he didn't envision the move he made Friday night: letting Donaldson go to the Toronto Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie, lefthander Sean Nolin, righthander Kendall Graveman, and minor-league shortstop Franklin Barreto.
July 22, 2011
The game of baseball has changed a lot since Pat Gillick became general manager of the expansion Toronto Blue Jays in 1976. "I guess you've got to be a good texter to be a good GM now," he said with a laugh earlier this season. Still, some core principles don't change. Here are Gillick's bedrock verities for being a successful executive. Listen: "You've got to be a good listener. Sometimes people hire people to do jobs and then they don't let them do their jobs.
October 23, 2012
The Phillies announced their 2013 spring training schedule on Monday, and it includes 16 games at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., and two exhibition games at Citizens Bank Park against the Toronto Blue Jays. Spring training three-game ticket packs will go on sale Dec. 12, and individual ticket sales for spring training games will begin Jan. 10, the team said. Tickets can be purchased at phillies.com or by phone at 215-463-1000. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 12, with the full squad reporting Feb. 15. Spring Training Schedule FEBRUARY Home game in bold 23 Houston, 1:05 24 Detroit at Lakeland 25 Detroit, 1:05 26 New York Yankees, 1:05 27 Minnesota at Ft. Myers 28 Atlanta, 1:05 MARCH 1 New York Yankees at Tampa 2 Toronto at Dunedin 3 Toronto (ss)