February 18 2017 12:30PM
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There was some absolutely terrifying news out of Blue Jays camp today, as multiple sources reported that Josh Donaldson wasn't at the team's first full workout because he "felt something" in his calf. Donaldson will get an MRI on his calf today, a Blue Jays spokesperson said. Uh oh!
Donaldson absent from first workout, "felt something in his right calf," getting checked out, per #Bluejays spokesman.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) February 18, 2017
February 16 2017 10:11AM
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have made yesterday's rumours official, agreeing to a minor-league deal with Mat Latos. According to John Lott, Latos has the possibility of earning $1.5 million at the major league level.
#BlueJays have agreed to sign RHP Mat Latos per sources— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) February 16, 2017
Fresh from signing a minor league deal, pitcher Mat Latos has arrived in #BlueJays camp. $1M if he makes team, $500,000 in incentives.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) February 16, 2017
February 13 2017 12:25PM
Last week, the Blue Jays designated catcher A.J. Jimenez for assignment in order to make room on their 40-man roster for their offseason signings. Now that he's cleared through waivers, the Jays have apparently decided to cut ties with the soon-to-be 27-year-old.
Per #BlueJays, catcher A.J. Jimenez has been released.— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) February 13, 2017
February 10 2017 01:43PM
Thought it may not have been the name fans were hoping to hear, the Blue Jays have added another piece to their outfield puzzle. Jon Heyman reported on Twitter that the Jays have inked former top prospect Jose Tabata to a minor-league deal.
jose tabata signs minors deal with blue jays. gets MLB invite. yet another comeback attempt.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 10, 2017
February 09 2017 06:17PM
Just like with the Howell contract earlier today, we all already knew this had happened, it was just made official today. The Blue Jays have inked right-handed reliever Joe Smith to a one-year deal worth $3 million.
The more interesting thing here, though, is the corresponding roster move. In order to free up space for Smith on the 40-man, the Jays have designated catcher AJ Jimenez for assignment. This move was ultimately made possible by the Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing, as the Jays have a real backup catcher with big league experience.