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Blue Jays claim OF Dirks, sign LHP Francis

October 31, 2014, 2:24 PM | Twitter @bnicholsonsmith

The Blue Jays claimed outfielder Andy Dirks on waivers from the Tigers Friday. The Jays also signed Canadian left-hander Jeff Francis to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Hit-friendly AL East could unlock Smoak’s talent

October 29, 2014, 3:29 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

The Rogers Centre, a hitters’ haven situated in a hit-friendly AL East, should be more agreeable to Justin Smoak’s fly-ball game and could help unlock his ample talent.

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Smoak claim gives Jays options at first base


The decision to claim Justin Smoak led to lots of speculation about Adam Lind trades, but before you post your No. 26 jersey on Kijiji, let the dominoes fall. For now, Smoak gives the Jays another option.

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Jays claim 1B Smoak on waivers from Mariners

October 28, 2014, 2:34 PM | Twitter @bnicholsonsmith

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off of waivers in a move that adds depth at first base entering the off-season.

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Jays’ Hutchison just misses arbitration cutoff

October 27, 2014, 5:41 PM | Twitter @bnicholsonsmith

Drew Hutchison will narrowly miss eligibility for salary arbitration and his first shot at a seven-figure MLB payday this off-season, according to an industry source.

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Braves hire former Jays hitting coach Seitzer


The Blue Jays are in the market for a new hitting coach with Kevin Seitzer leaving for the Atlanta Braves after failing to reach a deal for a second season in Toronto.

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Blue Jays face tough calls as crunch time nears

October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

Melky Cabrera’s future in Toronto is one of the many tough calls facing the Jays, but it’s far from the only one. Shi Davidi looks ahead to the many decisions the Blue Jays must make once the off-season begins.

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Blue Jays increase price of ticket packages

October 23, 2014, 3:10 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

Cheap seats at Toronto Blue Jays games are suddenly much more expensive as the nosebleeds are being hit hardest by an across-the-board price hike on ticket packages for the 2015 season.

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Blue Jays’ Buehrle named Gold Glove finalist


Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle was among three American League pitchers named as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove award Thursday.

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Bautista: 50-50 chance Cabrera returns to Jays

October 22, 2014, 10:44 AM | Twitter @bnicholsonsmith

Will Melky Cabrera re-sign with the Blue Jays or leave as a free agent? Jose Bautista joined Mike Wilner on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Tuesday and put the chances of a new deal at 50-50.

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