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Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) celebrates with shortstop Willy Adames in front of the dugout after Arozarena hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, April 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Matz wins 4th straight start, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-3

Matz wins 4th straight start, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-3

 

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Bogaerts’ 3-run HR, Rodriguez lift BoSox over Blue Jays 4-2

Bogaerts’ 3-run HR, Rodriguez lift BoSox over Blue Jays 4-2

 

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu throws to a New York Yankees batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Ryu sharp into 7th, Semien homers as Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

Ryu sharp into 7th, Semien homers as Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

 

Los Angeles Angels' Jose Iglesias (4) congratulates Mike Trout after his solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Angels win 7-5 in home opener for Florida-based Blue Jays

Angels win 7-5 in home opener for Florida-based Blue Jays

Los Angeles Angels' Jose Iglesias (4) congratulates Mike Trout after his solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Gibson strong rebound for Rangers in 2-1 win over Blue Jays

Gibson strong rebound for Rangers in 2-1 win over Blue Jays

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availability to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availability to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 5, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Blue Jays spoil Rangers home opener before largest MLB crowd

Blue Jays spoil Rangers home opener before largest MLB crowd

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 5, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) walks on the field during a team workout, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says Springer is day-to-day with a strained left oblique muscle and could be available when Toronto plays its first game at its temporary home in Dunedin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kathy Willens

Blue Jays GM says Springer could be ready to return for Dunedin opener

Blue Jays GM says Springer could be ready to return for Dunedin opener

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) walks on the field during a team workout, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says Springer is day-to-day with a strained left oblique muscle and could be available when Toronto plays its first game at its temporary home in Dunedin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kathy Willens
Toronto Blue Jays’ George Springer grounds out during the fourth inning of a Spring training baseball game Friday, March 5, 2021, at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla. The Blue Jays have the bats to do some damage in the American League East this season. Whether they'll have the arms to hold the opposition at bay remains the big question mark.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Nesius

After a busy off-season, optimism abounds for Toronto Blue Jays in 2021

After a busy off-season, optimism abounds for Toronto Blue Jays in 2021

Toronto Blue Jays’ George Springer grounds out during the fourth inning of a Spring training baseball game Friday, March 5, 2021, at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla. The Blue Jays have the bats to do some damage in the American League East this season. Whether they'll have the arms to hold the opposition at bay remains the big question mark.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Nesius

Gary Sanchez goes deep, Yankees hit three home runs to beat Blue Jays 4-1

Gary Sanchez goes deep, Yankees hit three home runs to beat Blue Jays 4-1

Houston Astros George Springer reacts after scoring on a single by Jose Altuve against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series on October 16, 2020, in San Diego. A quick signing at the start of baseball's free agency period has been followed by a month-long period of relative inactivity for the Toronto Blue Jays. For now, big names like George Springer, DJ LeMahieu, Trevor Bauer and J.T. Realmuto are still available and the trade rumblings should soon find a higher gear. It appears to be a matter of when the first big domino will fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregory Bull

Things remain quiet on Blue Jays’ front but that could change at any time

Things remain quiet on Blue Jays’ front but that could change at any time

Houston Astros George Springer reacts after scoring on a single by Jose Altuve against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series on October 16, 2020, in San Diego. A quick signing at the start of baseball's free agency period has been followed by a month-long period of relative inactivity for the Toronto Blue Jays. For now, big names like George Springer, DJ LeMahieu, Trevor Bauer and J.T. Realmuto are still available and the trade rumblings should soon find a higher gear. It appears to be a matter of when the first big domino will fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregory Bull
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availablity to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Jays ‘prepared’ if things pick up on free agency and trade fronts this off-season

Jays ‘prepared’ if things pick up on free agency and trade fronts this off-season

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availablity to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availablity to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Already active on free agent front, Jays GM Atkins may look to add another starter

Already active on free agent front, Jays GM Atkins may look to add another starter

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is seen at a media availablity to introduce new pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in Toronto on January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez celebrates his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara

Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez wins Silver Slugger Award

Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez wins Silver Slugger Award

Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez celebrates his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris O'Meara
Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro watches during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Friday, February 24, 2017/ Short on specifics and long on bullishness, Shapiro set an optimistic tone during his first general media availability since the team was eliminated from the post-season a few weeks ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro short on specifics, long on bullishness

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro short on specifics, long on bullishness

Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro watches during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Friday, February 24, 2017/ Short on specifics and long on bullishness, Shapiro set an optimistic tone during his first general media availability since the team was eliminated from the post-season a few weeks ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Atkins reflects on unusual 2020 season for Jays team that surprisingly made playoffs

Atkins reflects on unusual 2020 season for Jays team that surprisingly made playoffs

Atkins reflects on unusual 2020 season for Jays team that surprisingly made playoffs

Atkins reflects on unusual 2020 season for Jays team that surprisingly made playoffs
Toronto Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston on August 9, 2020. The Toronto Blue Jays will send Matt Shoemaker to the mound for Game 1 of their wild-card series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Snell will start for Tampa Bay in the opener of the best-of-three series on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer

Toronto Blue Jays won’t pitch ace Ryu in playoff opener against Rays

Toronto grabbed eighth playoff spot with a record of 32-28

Toronto Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston on August 9, 2020. The Toronto Blue Jays will send Matt Shoemaker to the mound for Game 1 of their wild-card series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Snell will start for Tampa Bay in the opener of the best-of-three series on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michael Dwyer
Blue Jays dump Yankees 14-1 to inch closer to securing post-season berth

Blue Jays dump Yankees 14-1 to inch closer to securing post-season berth

Blue Jays dump Yankees 14-1 to inch closer to securing post-season berth

Blue Jays dump Yankees 14-1 to inch closer to securing post-season berth
Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak
Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays