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Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car in Florida, airlifted to hospital

Feb. 27, 2024 18:45 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson has left the team to be with his family after his 4-year-old son, Toby, was hit by a car Sunday. Manager John Schneider said Toby was airlifted to a hospital, and he is “on the road to recovery.” Schneider also...

Turner already showing what he can provide for the Blue Jays

Feb. 24, 2024 18:22 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider already is seeing the potential benefits of having Justin Turner in his starting lineup. Turner hit an RBI single, walked and scored a run in a 14-13 Grapefruit League victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday....

Blue Jays slugger Guerrero focused on his offseason preparation ahead of the 2024 season

Feb. 20, 2024 15:37 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the big winner earlier this month in salary arbitration. Now the Toronto Blue Jays slugger feels that his hard work during the offseason will propel him to big season on the field. “I believe I had a great...

Whit Merrifield and the Philadelphia Phillies finalize a $8 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 19, 2024 17:51 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Whit Merrifield was willing to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies for less guaranteed money and perhaps less playing time than he could get elsewhere. “It checked a lot of boxes for me,” the 35-year-old infielder and outfielder said Monday after...

Outfielder Randal Grichuk, Diamondbacks agree to $2M, 1-year deal with mutual option for 2025

Feb. 17, 2024 15:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and outfielder Randal Grichuk have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2025. Grichuk will be paid $1.5 million this season and would make $6 million in 2025, or the D-backs could pay a $500,000 buyout....

Yariel Rodríguez’s Toronto Blue Jays' contract allows him to earn up to $47.5 million over 5 years

Feb. 13, 2024 15:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban pitcher Yariel Rodríguez’s $32 million, five-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays contains options, escalators and performance bonuses that allow the 26-year-old right-hander to earn up to $47.5 million as a starter and $37.5 million as a reliever. ...

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins record $19.9 million in salary arbitration against Toronto Blue Jays

Feb. 07, 2024 21:59 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won a record $19.9 million in salary arbitration on Wednesday when a three-person panel picked his request rather than the Toronto Blue Jays' $18.05 million offer. Scott Buchheit, Walt De Treux and Jeanne Charles made the decision a...

Former Astros closer Giles, top prospect Waldrep among non-roster invites by Braves

Feb. 02, 2024 13:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Houston Astros closer Ken Giles and top prospect Hurston Waldrep were among 23 non-roster players invited to spring training Friday by the Atlanta Braves. The six-time reigning NL East champion will have a total of 60 players in their big league camp at North...

Justin Turner and Toronto Blue Jays agree to $13 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 31, 2024 11:52 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Veteran infielder Justin Turner and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn up to $14.5 million. The 39-year-old hit .276 with 23 homers, 96 RBIs and an .800 OPS last season for the Boston Red Sox. The two-time...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman apologized to Marcus Stroman, who says they laughed about 2019 remarks

Jan. 18, 2024 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Cashman apologized to Marcus Stroman over 2019 remarks by the Yankees general manager before New York negotiated a $37 million, two-year contract with the 32-year-old right-hander. Cashman discussed trading for Stroman with Toronto before the Blue Jays dealt...