February 09 2017 10:45AM
It isn't really news, since we've known for over a week that he was going to a Blue Jay, but the Jays officially announced JP Howell's one-year, $3 million deal on Thursday morning.
Also, Mike Wilner tweeted that the Jays have signed super-utility guy Jake Elmore to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.
Can we please just get the fucking season started yet? What a morning!
February 04 2017 10:47PM
Source: #BlueJays in agreement with free-agent reliever Joe Smith on one-year, major-league contract.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 5, 2017
Late night Rosembomb! Ken Rosenthal tweeted late Saturday night/early Sunday morning that the Blue Jays are signing right-handed reliever Joe Smith to a one-year, major league deal.
Don't look now, but it appears that we have an actually bullpen! And the season hasn't even started yet!
January 30 2017 12:30PM
Everything you need to know about this signing can probably be summarized by the fact I had to use an image with ridiculous vertical dimensions to head the article. That's the only photo of Lucas Harrell on Getty Images because, well, he's kind of just a random name!
But hey, news is news, especially in late January, the dog days of Silly Season. So here we are, talking about the Blue Jays' most recent addition to the Triple-A Buffalo rotation.
#BlueJays sign righty Lucas Harrell to a minor league contract. He gets a spring training invite.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) January 30, 2017
January 28 2017 02:18PM
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays are one of a handful of teams interested in 37-year-old left-handed reliever Craig Breslow.
I know, I know. This doesn't seem very interesting considering Breslow hasn't had a good season in the Majors since 2013, and last season with the Marlins, he only managed to toss 14 forgettable innings. But this news comes just a few days after Breslow, a Yale graduate who's known as 'The Smartest Man in Baseball', impressed scouts at a throwing session featuring a new arm slot delivery and two-seam fastball with movement.
Blue Jays add lefty pitching depth, sign Brett Oberholtzer to Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training
December 07 2016 03:02PM
The Blue Jays bolstered their pitching depth today by signing left-handed pitcher Brett Oberlholtzer to a minor league contract. Oberholtzer, the former Astro, Phillie, and Angel, will be given an invite to spring training to possibly duke it out for a spot in the Jays' bullpen, but will more than likely serve as pitching depth for the organization with Triple-A Buffalo.
#BlueJays signed LHP Brett Oberholtzer to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) December 7, 2016