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…
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.
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…
The TorontoBlue 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.
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…
After choosing to sit out an abbreviated 2020 MLB season due to health concerns, Giants catcher Buster Posey is slated to make his return to the lineup in Thursday’s season-opener against the Seattle Mariners. Posey, who elected not to play after he and his wife Kristen adopted identical newborn twin girls, said he’s already received…