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Here's MLB's new protective cap for pitchers (PHOTO)

Major League Baseball approved a protective cap in January for pitchers designed to minimize the injuries caused by being hit by batted balls, especially line drives drilled back to the mound. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Todd Redmond showed off the latest model.The cushioned safety plates, made by isoBLOX, are sewn into the hat and custom fitted. The caps weigh an extra...
Via The Other Paper
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Blue Jays Pitcher Neil Wagner Makes Case For Pine Tar

      That’s Blue Jays reliever Neil Wagner pitching tonight during the 8th inning of Toronto’s 3-2 win over Cleveland. And some…
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Adam Lind on the DL, Juan Francisco to take his spot

The Toronto Blue Jays have been without Adam Lind since he injured his back in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.  The entire team had Wednesday off thanks to a rainout and he was held out of both games of a double-header on Thursday.  Before today's game with the Cleveland Indians,  Lind went through some stretching programs to see if his back had recovered.  Apparently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Jays Pitcher Todd Redmond Models New Protective Cap For Pitchers (Photo)

It’s always scary when a pitcher takes a line drive to the head, which is why the MLB approved a model of a special protective cap that was supposed to be available for the 2014 season. When Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was struck in the head during spring training, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb (who during the 2013 season was also hit with a line drive) complained...
Via NESN.com
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Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working hard on his English, is awesome (video)

Munenori Kawasaki began the season with the Buffalo Bison, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate but was called up on Thursday when Maicer Izturis tore his ACL. This afforded the Internet the opportunity to again marvel at the unbridled enthusiasm of the young man. Not only that, Kawasaki has been working on his English — […] The post Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki talks learning English

Munenori Kawasaki is one enthusiastic ballplayer. The infielder was recalled from the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo on Thursday after Maicer Izturis went down with an LCL tear. It appears Kawasaki has been hard at work off the field, too, telling SportsNet Canada he has been studying both English and Spanish every day. The intensity, the passion, the desire...
Via NESN.com
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Blue Jays Injury Updates: Adam Lind, Colby Rasmus, Casey Janssen, Jose Reyes

A lot of very important updates for the Blue Jays came through this morning.  Three of these players have had their return to the team pushed back for various reasons including one fairly concerning one.  The Blue Jays wrap up a three-game series in Minnesota today with a day/night double-header.  They'll be short handed on the bench, let's get to why.Adam LindLind was...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll

The Toronto Blue Jays won another series this past weekend, taking two out of three games against the Baltimore Orioles. The Jays shut out the Orioles in the first game 2-0.  After having a poor start in his first outing of the season, Dustin McGowan bounced back against Baltimore.  McGowan pitched 6.1 innings, giving up five hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out two batters...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays are Movin’ and Shakin’

On Sunday, Maicer Izturis took a fall heading up the steps in the dugout at Oriole Park and claims he heard his knee “pop”. Izturis, who had been having a pretty decent season thus far, has now been placed on the disabled list after it was later revealed  that we will undergo surgery on his left knee to correct an LCL tear, putting him out for the rest of the 2014 season.That...
Via The MLB Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Is Back And Has Mastered English….Sorta

He’s back, the Toronto Blue Jays recalled Munenori Kawasaki from Triple “A” Buffalo to fill in for the injured Maicer Izturis. Kawasaki not only contributed with the bat in his return but he once again provided a golden interview that is sure to make you chuckle. Kawasaki speaks about his improved English and his infant son who he assures is a “Canuck”. This guy is a beauty...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Adam Lind could be headed to disabled list

Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind left Tuesday’s game with lower-back tightness. Although manager John Gibbons said he was merely “day-to-day,” Lind was not looking or talking like a player who would be on the field any time soon. The 30-year-old was in obvious discomfort after the game, walking gingerly and struggling to tie his shoes as he changed into street clothes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Infielder Expected To Miss 4-6 Months After Tripping On Dugout Steps

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will likely be sidelined four to six months after falling down the dugout steps in Baltimore prior to Sunday’s game against the Orioles. #BlueJays infielder Maicer Izturis expected to miss 4-6 months with ligament tear in knee. Will get second opinion before surgery set.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 14, 2014 The 33-year-old told reporters...
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Dioner Navarro Solidifies the Toronto Blue Jays Catching

Dioner Navarro joined the Toronto Blue Jays this season with the intention of winning games. Navarro quickly understood the devastating season the Jays had in 2013 and stated in an interview that his sole purpose was to win and so far, he’s proven just that. The Jays are currently in a 3-way tie for first place in the AL East and I can’t help but wonder how Navarro has contributed...
Via The MLB Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Updates: Maicer Izturis, Colby Rasmus, J.A. Happ, Jose Reyes, Casey Janssen

The Toronto Blue Jays are off today, enjoying a well-deserved off-day in Minnesota after winning a series in Baltimore and climbing back up to a tie for first place in the division.  The Blue Jays won 11-3 yesterday despite a lot of injuries.  Let's go over all five situations.Maicer IzturisIzturis was scheduled to play second base in yesterday's game.  He was on his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles ball girl's embarrassing mishap

Photo: www.bleacherreport.com In today’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, an Orioles ball girl mistakenly fielded a live hit by Edwin Encarnacion.  As the Orioles announcers say, it was actually a pretty nice catch, just not actually a foul ball unfortunately.  Encarnacion was given a ground rule double on the hit, moving Adam Lind to third and saving the Orioles...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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