Toronto Blue Jays

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

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February 21 In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, FULL STORY

MLB Notes: Donaldson sidelined with calf ailment

MLB Notes: Donaldson sidelined with calf ailment

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February 19 Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson expects to be sidelined two to three weeks due to a right calf strain. FULL STORY

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

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February 06 Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday. FULL STORY

Bautista reaches deal with Blue Jays

Bautista reaches deal with Blue Jays

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January 17 The 36-year-old Bautista is a six-time All-Star but didn't draw much interest on the free-agent market after hitting just 22 homers with 69 RBIs in 2016. FULL STORY

Encarnacion's deal with Indians a risk worth taking

Encarnacion's deal with Indians a risk worth taking

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December 24 Free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion struck a deal with the Cleveland Indians late Thursday night. It will earn him $60 million over three years and an additional $20 million if the Tribe picks up a fourth-year option. FULL STORY