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Breese Ill. Native Getting Look From Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — A person close to the situation has confirmed that the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year minor league contract with catcher Josh Thole. 97 more words


The Last Days of the Philosopher King

Wednesday night, as the final game of the Blue Jays-Mariners series rolled into the bottom of the 12th inning with both teams deadlocked at 1, and with the Blue Jays’ bullpen depleted of relievers, manager John Gibbons turned to an unlikely savior:  knuckleball starter R.A. 2,329 more words


Canadian Paxton stellar through seven innings as Mariners top Blue Jays

TORONTO — Canadian left-hander James Paxton struck out nine over seven innings and Seth Smith drove in the tiebreaking run in the fifth as the Seattle Mariners edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday. 450 more words


Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin out with sore left knee after falling in shower

TORONTO — An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Toronto catcher Russell Martin.

Feeling “woozy” following an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto residence Thursday, Martin injured his left knee when he passed out and fell while taking a cold shower. 199 more words


Toronto Blue Jays head into all-star break on high with 6-1 win over Detroit Tigers

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson belted a three-run home run and Josh Thole drove in a pair as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Sunday afternoon. 148 more words