Stripling, Romano put on IL

BLUE JAYS ROSTER MOVES

The Toronto Blue Jays have made the following roster moves:

  • RHP Ross Stripling has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm flexor strain (retroactive to April 12)
  • RHP Jordan Romano has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right ulnar neuritis (retroactive to April 14)
  • LHP Anthony Kay have been recalled from the club’s alternate training site and will be active for tonight’s game
  • RHP Joel Payamps have been recalled from the club’s alternate training site and will be active for tonight’s game

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Kansas City Royals shut down the Los Angeles Angels, 6-1 — KSNT News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNT)- Kansas City’s bullpen and slugging paved the way for a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Brad Keller got the start on Wednesday afternoon. After having two rough previous starts, Keller had a successful start for the Royals. Keller went 5.2 innings pitched, giving up four hits, one run, one…

Kansas City Royals shut down the Los Angeles Angels, 6-1 — KSNT News

Red Sox manager Alex Cora after five-game winning streak: ‘It’s a good vibe’ — Boston Herald

The Red Sox have erased a 0-3 start to the season and won five in a row. Inside the locker room, the Sox are feeling good. “It’s a good vibe,” manager Alex Cora said after the Sox’ 6-4 win over the Orioles in extra innings on Saturday. “It’s a good vibe. We’ve got a bunch…

Red Sox manager Alex Cora after five-game winning streak: ‘It’s a good vibe’ — Boston Herald

Hernandez, Borucki, Chatwood out

BLUE JAYS ROSTER MOVES

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the following roster moves:

  • OF Teoscar Hernández has been placed on the injured list following exposure to a positive COVID-19 case with a close contact outside of the team. Contact tracing and follow-up testing is underway.
  • LHP Ryan Borucki has been placed on the injured list due to side effects from his COVID-19 vaccination.
  • RHP Tyler Chatwood has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right-triceps inflammation.
  • OF Josh PalaciosRHP Joel Payamps,and RHP Ty Tice have been recalled from the club’s alternate training site and will be active for tonight’s game.

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JAYS SIGN ATKINS TO FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION

BLUE JAYS SIGN ROSS ATKINS TO CONTRACT EXTENSION

The Toronto Blue Jays today announce that Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations & General Manager, Ross Atkins has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the organization.

“Simply put, Ross makes the Blue Jays better. I am extremely pleased that he will continue leading our Baseball Operations group during this exciting era for our players, staff, and most importantly, our fans, as we move closer to building a sustainable championship contender for years to come,” said Mark Shapiro, President & CEO, Toronto Blue Jays.

“Coming to Toronto with my family has enriched our lives in countless ways and having the opportunity to remain a Blue Jay is something I do not take for granted,” said Ross Atkins, Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations & General Manager. “I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Edward Rogers and the Rogers executive team, Mark Shapiro, and the talented individuals that I am fortunate enough to work with every day. I cannot wait to continue our pursuit to bring World Series Championships back to Canada and celebrate with our fans when that day comes.”

Atkins was hired by the Blue Jays in December 2015 after spending 15 seasons in Cleveland’s front office. With Toronto, Atkins has led the club to two postseason appearances in five years (2016, 2020) and played an integral role in shaping the team’s player development philosophy and capabilities. He is the seventh General Manager in franchise history.

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Oakland A’s lose to Dodgers, break more records in historically bad start — East Bay Times

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s are not a terrible team, but they’re playing terrible baseball. That’s the scope of a dismal 0-5 start to the season, a historic losing streak extended by a 10-3 loss to the defending World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night at the Coliseum. The 0-5 start is the A’s…

Oakland A’s lose to Dodgers, break more records in historically bad start — East Bay Times

BLUE JAYS EXTEND STAY IN DUNEDIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario

March 30, 2021

UPDATE ON BLUE JAYS HOME GAME TIMES AND LOCATION

The Toronto Blue Jays today announce the club will play its third homestand (May 14 to 24) at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL, with updated game times summarized below and a complete updated 2021 regular season schedule in the attached:

  • Weeknight games shifted 30 minutes later to 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Saturday games shifted four hours later to 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Sunday games remain at 1:07 p.m. ET
  • Getaway days shifted two hours earlier to 1:07 p.m. ET

Tickets for the third Blue Jays regular season homestand, starting May 14 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. ET (bluejays.com/tickets).

No decision has been made on a Blue Jays home location following the first three homestands, but the primary goal remains returning to play on Canadian soil as soon as it is safe to do so. The club has been actively working through plans for what a safe return to Rogers Centre would look like, while also scenario planning alternatives in Dunedin and Buffalo.

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Oakland A’s drop Opening Night game to Houston Astros; but fans get their jeers in — Marin Independent Journal

OAKLAND — Fans returned to the Oakland Coliseum for the first time since 2019 and made it clear they hadn’t forgotten the opposing team’s involvement in baseball’s biggest scandal of that winter. Boos, chants of “Cheater!” rained down from the some-10,436 fans in attendance, a sellout, who’ve been waiting over a year to express their…

Oakland A’s drop Opening Night game to Houston Astros; but fans get their jeers in — Marin Independent Journal

BLUE JAYS TRANSACTIONS, OPENING DAY ROSTER

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the 26-man active roster and five-player taxi squad for Opening Day. A complete list is below.

The following roster moves have also been made:

  • LHP Tim Mayza has been selected to the Major League roster
  • INF Joe Panik has been selected to the Major League roster
  • RHP Joel Payamps has been recalled from the club’s alternate training site
  • LHP Travis Bergen has been optioned to the club’s alternate training site
  • LHP Anthony Kay has been optioned to the club’s alternate training site
  • RHP Thomas Hatch has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 29) with a right elbow impingement
  • RHP Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 29) with a right adductor strain
  • LHP Robbie Ray has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 29) with a left elbow contusion
  • OF George Springer has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 29) with a left oblique strain
  • RHP Kirby Yates has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 29) due to right elbow surgery
  • C Reese McGuire has been designated for assignment
  • INF Breyvic Valera has been designated for assignment