Blue Jays release former closer BJ Ryan

July 8, 2009

BJ Ryan’s time has a Blue Jay has come to an end as the club announced the release of their former closer earlier today. Ryan 33, was removed from the closers role earlier this season and had 1-1 record with a 6.53 ERA in 25 appearances. He was in the fourth year of a five year, 47 million dollar deal.

To replace Ryan on the roster the Jays have activated current closer Scott Downs from the disabled list.

June 1st – June 7th

June 4, 2009

Schedule & Results

  • Monday June 1st – Off Day
  • Tuesday June 2nd - TOR 6 LAA 4 - Boxscore
  • Wednesday June 3rd  - LAA 8 TOR 1 – Boxscore
  • Thursday June 4th  -  LAA 6 TOR 5 – Boxscore
  • Friday June 5th - TOR 9 KC 3 – Boxscore
  • Saturday June 6th - KC 6 TOR 2 – Boxscore
  • Sunday June 7th – TOR 4 KC 0 – Boxscore

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Beeston back on interim basis

October 14, 2008

At a 1pm press conference today the Toronto Blue Jays announced the return of Paul Beeston to the Blue Jays baseball family as interim CEO. Beeston was President and CEO of the team during their glory days and is a member of the Level of Excellence. The Jays have stated Beeston will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the baseball club and Rogers Centre, plus assist in finding his long term replacement.

Diaz sent to Pirates to complete deal

August 25, 2008

Catcher Robinson Diaz was sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates today to complete the deal for Jose Bautista. Diaz who many expected to contend for the back up catchers position next season should Gregg Zaun leave was assigned to Indianapolis in the Pirates organization.

In another roster move outfielder Kevin Mench was returned to AAA Syracuse less than a week after being re-called. No word has been given yet on who will take Mench’s place on the 25-man roster but are expected to prior to tomorrow’s game.

The Weekly Recap: August 18th – 24th

August 24, 2008

The Results

  • Aug 18 – Off Day
  • Aug 19 – TOR 2 NYY 1 – WP Burnett (16-9) LP Veras (3-2) SV Ryan (24)
  • Aug 20 – TOR 1 NYY 5 – WP Pettitte (13-9) LP Purcey (2-4)
  • Aug 21 – TOR 14 NYY 3 – WP Halladay (15-9) LP Ponson (7-4)
  • Aug 22 – TOR 4 BOS 8 – WP Byrd (8-11) LP Marcum (8-6)
  • Aug 23 – TOR 11 BOS 0 – WP Litsch (9-7) LP Lester (12-5)
  • Aug 24 – TOR 5 BOS 6 – WP Papelbon (5-3) LP League (0-2) SV Delcarman (1)

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Marcum demoted to work on things

August 23, 2008

The Toronto Blue Jays have sent RHP Shaun Marcum to Triple A Syracuse shortly after his poor outing against the Boston Red Sox. Marcum struggled with his control in the loss and only managed to work 3 2/3 innings. Toronto expects Marcum to return but wanted to give the youngster a little more time to straighten out his mechanics after a recent right elbow injury.

To replace Marcum in the rotation LHP John Parrish has been re-called from Syracuse. Parrish is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA in 4 starts earlier this season for the Blue Jays.