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Toronto Blue Jays' Nate Pearson delivers a pitch during live batting practice at a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Hard-throwing Pearson one of many talented young Blue Jays

Feb. 27, 2020 3:07 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays already have an intriguing young lineup with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio hoping to build off promising 2019 seasons. A hard-throwing pitching prospect could be joining them in the big leagues soon. Right-hander Nate Pearson had a...

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, right, and bench coach Walt Weiss watch from a golf cart as the pitchers and catchers get loose during spring training baseball camp Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM Anthopoulos

Feb. 17, 2020 11:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff were given one-year contract extensions through the 2021 season on Monday. Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos was extended for three years through the 2024 season and given the additional title of president of baseball operations. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1987, file photo, New York Yankees' Rickey Henderson, bottom, steals second base below Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernández during a baseball game in New York.  Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)

Former star SS Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Feb. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernández was taken off a life support system in...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1999, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Tony Fernandez throws to first as he tumbles to the turf during third-inning AL action against the Chicago White Sox in Toronto. 
Former All-Star shortstop Fernandez remained on a life support system Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, pending a decision by his family on how to proceed, the director of his foundation said. He had been in a medically induced coma, said Imrad Hallim, the director and co-founder of the Tony Fernández Foundation. Fernandez was ill with a kidney disease for years and waiting for a transplant. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Former star SS Tony Fernández remains on life support system

Feb. 16, 2020 1:45 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former All-Star shortstop Tony Fernández remained on a life support system Sunday pending a decision by his family on how to proceed, the director of his foundation said. He had been in a medically induced coma, said Imrad Hallim, the director and co-founder of the Tony Fernández...

Bo Bichette: Tough to hear Astros' response to scandal

Feb. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette says it's been tough to watch the Houston Astros response to their sign-stealing scandal exposed in Commissioner Rob Manfred's report. "I don't know what they're really thinking," the 21-year old Toronto Blue Jays shortstop and son of former player Dante Bichette said...

FILE - In this  Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 file photo,Toronto Blue Jays newly signed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu holds up a jersey for his expected baby following a news conference announcing his signing to the team in Toronto. Hyun-Jin Ryu is now the clear and undisputed ace of a major league rotation — with all the pressure and responsibility that comes with that. What the Blue Jays need is some stability in their rotation. They used 21 different starters last year, then made several additions in the offseason. Ryu was the most prominent acquisition. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Now with Toronto, Ryu ready to be the ace

Feb. 13, 2020 4:51 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is now the clear ace of a major league rotation — with all the pressure and responsibility that comes with that. “We win games by having all the players put in their efforts,” Ryu said through a translator Thursday. “At the same time, I do...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Reese McGuire takes batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla.  McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida. Deputies were dispatched to a shopping center parking lot in Dunedin, Fla., on Friday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2020, following reports that a man sitting inside an SUV was exposing himself, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Blue Jays' Reese McGuire charged with indecency in Florida

Feb. 12, 2020 5:26 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays catcher catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida. Deputies were dispatched to a shopping center parking lot in Dunedin on Friday afternoon following reports that a man sitting inside an SUV was exposing himself, according to a Pinellas...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Mike Bolsinger, left, walks off the mound as Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Houston. Bolsinger sued the Astros on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, file)

Ex-Blue Jays reliever sues Astros in sign-stealing scandal

Feb. 10, 2020 4:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career. Bolsinger’s suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Feb. 8, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes of favorites stretching on bright green grass in Florida and Arizona. This year the players bring along dark clouds of scandal — the 2017...

FILE - In this May 29, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws a pitch in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami. The Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher's No. 34 this season. The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. Halladay was 40 when he was killed in a plane crash in November 2017.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Phillies to retire Halladay's 34 on perfect game anniversary

Feb. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 this season. The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. It was the 20th perfect game in MLB history. Halladay was 40...