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73-89, 4th in AL East
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25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Plenty of velocity from the starters in this Fall Stars Game. Nate Pearson (Blue Jays) routinely hit 100-plus and topped out at 104 in the first. Forrest Whitley (Astros) hit 100, but had some trouble locating his breaking pitches.

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Jays exercise Smoak's option; decline Solarte's

First baseman Justin Smoak's $8 million option for 2019 has been exercised by the Toronto Blue Jays, who declined a $5.5 million option on infielder Yangervis Solarte.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Joe Espada, who was also a finalist for the job, told me about the Blue Jays hiring Charlie Montoyo as their new manager: "I'm extremely proud and excited for Charlie. Great man and well-deserved for this job."

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Jays hire Rays bench coach Montoyo as manager

Charlie Montoyo, who has served with the Rays in various jobs since their inaugural season in 1998, has been hired as the new manager of the Blue Jays.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sources within the Blue Jays organization told me that Joe Espada is a "strong candidate" for their vacant managerial position. Espada also interviewed with the Rangers, Angels, and Twins.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz has played for 7 major league clubs. A dozen of his college friends called his wife and raided his closet. Each wore one of his game used jerseys and surprised him after Game 6 of the NLCS.


Rays, but not Snell, beat Blue Jays 4-3

C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start.

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Blue Jays to part with Gibbons after season

John Gibbons, who ranks second only to Cito Gaston for wins and games managed in Blue Jays history, will not return to manage the team in 2019.


Astros reach 100 wins, close out AL West title

The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer. Houston was assured of its second straight AL West title hours later when Oakland lost at Seattle.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.8527th
Quality Starts5830th
Batting Average.24419th
On Base Percentage.31222nd
Slugging Percentage.4277th