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93-69, 1st in AL East
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2dJayson Stark

Sources: Jays eye Bautista, Encarnacion deals

The Blue Jays plan to explore contract extensions for sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion this spring, sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark.

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Blue Jays, Aardsma agree to minor league deal

Pitcher David Aardsma will report to spring training after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays, which will be his ninth team since entering the majors in 2004.

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Jays to talk extension with Bautista

Jose Bautista wants to play the rest of his career for the Blue Jays, and Toronto plans to begin negotiations about an extension during spring training, sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark. Bautista had led MLB in home runs (227) over the last six seasons.

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Stroman needs to carry the Blue Jays

Toronto's rotation depth took a hit over the offseason, so several guys will need to step up this year. Most important is Marcus Stroman, who will have to stay healthy and pitch to his potential, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Blue Jays installing dirt infield

Toronto announced a plan Wednesday to eschew its turf infield for dirt. Whether the entire artificial turf will be replaced for grass at some point is unknown. The Jays and Rays are the only MLB teams who play on artificial surfaces.

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Bautista bat flip still on Banister's mind

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was asked if he's replayed Game 5 of last year's ALDS in a Q&A with the American-Statesman. "Oh, yeah, Ive watched it," he said. "Im sure [Jose] Bautistas bat flip will be on the cover of MLB 16. My son will probably be using it with all his friends when they play the video game." Full interview

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Jays to sport unique hat color combo

On Thursday, MLB released designs for new spring training hats and jerseys. Toronto's new hat will showcase a navy-on-navy design with the Maple Leaf. New spring training gear

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New-look MLB spring training gear

Some teams are throwing it back, back, back, back, back, and others are featuring logos that resemble ... emojis?

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How should Toronto manage Travis?

Devon Travis had surgery on his left shoulder in 2015 and the consensus within the organization appears to be that he'll make a timely return in 2016. How conservative should the Blue Jays be with Travis' return? Injury updates (Insider)

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How will Toronto arrange the top of its order?

Buster Olney takes a look at six teams and addresses how he'd arrange their batting orders. How does Olney think Toronto should adjust the top of its postseason batting order in 2016? Who should bat third? (Insider)

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Jays have a weapon in Brett Cecil

The left-hander's curveball is just that in name only -- seeing as it drops more like a slider -- but the offering is as good as it gets when it comes to breaking pitches. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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Most intriguing players in the American League East (4:26)
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Market picking up for Antonio Bastardo?

The free-agent reliever is reportedly receiving interest from the Blue Jays, Mets, Orioles and Dodgers. MLB rumors roundup

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Blue Jays should be good once again

The Jays might not run away with the AL East like they did last year, but they remain one of the best teams in the majors, according to Buster Olney. A full season from Marcus Stroman will help to fill the void left by David Price's departure. Top 10 teams (Insider)

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Gallardo makes sense for the Jays

Although Toronto has a solid rotation, adding Yovani Gallardo to the mix would be a huge upgrade, Jim Bowden writes. Fits for free agents (Insider)

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Jays can do it with the glove, too

It isn't just the offense in Toronto that makes the Blue Jays such a strong team. Their defense, led by "baseball's Spider-Man" Kevin Pillar, is one of the best in the game, according to Buster Olney. Top 10 defenses (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8911st
Batting Average.2692nd
On Base Percentage.3401st
Slugging Percentage.4571st
Earned Run Average3.8012th
Quality Starts8412th
WHIP1.217th
BAA.24811th

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