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Round Up: Blue Jays celebrate first post-season berth since 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays may have clinched a playoff spot during an off-day on Thursday, but they didn’t hold back in celebrating that season-long accomplishment after Friday’s 9-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Before anyone started popping bottles of champagne, though, interim manager John Schneider delivered a message to his team, reminding them that…

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Whit Merrifield is starting to find his way with Blue Jays

The Whit Merrifield trade caught most baseball fans by surprise on Aug. 2, and rightly so. But now, late in the regular season, it’s beginning to prove beneficial for the Toronto Blue Jays. After spending his entire career with the Kansas City Royals, Merrifield had to quickly adjust to what it’s like to join a…

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Blue Jays prospect Yosver Zulueta impresses in triple-A debut

Now might be a good time to hop on the Yosver Zulueta hype train. The 24-year-old hurler made his triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday and didn’t look phased against the Rochester Red Wings – Washington’s triple-A affiliate. The Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect fared extremely well in his first action at the…

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Bottom of the order contributions are powering Blue Jays’ surging offence

More often than not, the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence has been led by the top half of their batting order this season, as it should be. Lately, however, they’ve received quality production one through nine, resulting in a very productive September. Of course, shortstop Bo Bichette has carried the freight this month, hitting .440/.481/.867 with…

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Pirates claim Zack Collins off waivers from Blue Jays

And just like that, another former Toronto Blue Jay is off to the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Wednesday, the Pirates claimed catcher Zack Collins off waivers from the Blue Jays, who designated the 27-year-old for assignment on Monday. It’s the second time this season they’ve lost a backstop to the ‘Steel City,’ after losing Tyler Heineman…

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Blue Jays’ Nate Pearson will throw for low-A Dunedin on Sunday

Nate Pearson is finally returning to game action this Sunday. The 26-year-old threw a successful batting practice session in Florida on Wednesday and is now headed out on a rehab assignment, according to TSN’s Scott Mitchell. Toronto’s talented right-hander is scheduled to make his debut with low-A Dunedin on Sunday. Barring any setbacks, Pearson could…