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2016 Schedule
10-13, 4th in AL East

Lineup: Blue Jays (10-13) at Rays (10-11)

  • 1. Michael Saunders, LF (L)
  • 2. Josh Donaldson, 3B (R)
  • 3. Jose Bautista, RF (R)
  • 4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH (R)
  • 5. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (R)
  • 6. Justin Smoak, 1B (S)
  • 7. Russell Martin, C (R)
  • 8. Kevin Pillar, CF (R)
  • 9. Ryan Goins, 2B (L)
  • SP: Aaron Sanchez, RHP
  • Daily notes

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon suspensions have ramped up debate on whether the current MLB penalty structure is enough of a deterrent to potential PED users. Recent developments will also spur discussion on whether teams should be stuck with the tab on multi-million dollar deals for players who break the rules. It's a volatile and contentious topic that can only add to the complexity of the ongoing MLB labor talks.

Don't count Russell Martin out

Martin's slow start (.154 average) is not overly concerning, especially considering his history. Prone to having off months, he batted just .197 in April 2015 and .138 that August. Which surging, slumping players will continue? (Insider)

#TBT: Los Dominican Jays

El 27 de abril de 2014 ocurrió algo inédito en la historia de las Grandes Ligas y los Azulejos de Toronto. Leer

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Colabello torn up over drug test

The Blue Jays' Chris Colabello told Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell that his positive test for a banned PED and resulting 80-game suspension has been gut-wrenching: "I cried. I cried and cried and cried. It hurts me to hear people to call into question my character." Toronto Sun

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Blue Jays recall RHP Tepera from Triple-A

The Blue Jays, who lead the majors with seven bullpen losses, recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte to the Bisons.

Stats & Info

Tuesday night fireworks

The long ball was king on Tuesday night, with 10 home runs of at least 425 feet being sent into orbit. Edwin Encarnacion had the longest of the day -- a 451-foot blast.

Stats & Info

Trout sends another one into orbit

Mike Trout hit his 50th home run of at least 425 feet on Monday, the most in the MLB since 2012. The homer was the third-longest blast of Monday night, trailing only long balls from Matt Joyce and Michael Saunders.

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Toronto drops to No. 15

The Blue Jays closed out a so-so week with two weekend wins over the A's. But all eyes turn to Justin Smoak, who faces pressure now that Chris Colabello is out serving an 80-game PED suspension. Week 3 Power Rankings

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier, on former Twin Chris Colabello, who was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance: "He's a good friend of mine, and an awesome teammate. I haven't talked to him to get his side of the story. Until then, I'm not going to pass any kind of judgment."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Colabello's 80-game PED ban must come as a gut punch to his teammates. I recently talked to a Blue Jays official who said Colabello elicited respect from "everyone In the organization" for his professionalism and uplifting back story. Today's news puts a huge dent in the feel-good narrative. And Colabello has a lot of work to do to resurrect his career -- regardless of the circumstances that led to the suspension.

Colabello suspended 80 games for PEDs

Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello was suspended 80 games by MLB for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing drug. He was just 2-for-29 this season, but hit .321 with 15 HRs last season.

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Blue Jays' Colabello suspended 80 games

Blue Jays 1B/OF Chris Colabello was suspended for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs9113th
Batting Average.23821st
On Base Percentage.31812th
Slugging Percentage.39016th
Earned Run Average4.0018th
Quality Starts13Tied-5th
WHIP1.2913th
BAA.25016th

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