A summary of the off-season transactions involving former Toronto Blue Jays players.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Tyler O'Neill, Fergie Jenkins, Jimmy Key and the 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees announcement.
Without Scott Rolen, Canadian slugger Joey Votto likely wouldn’t be a six-time All-Star, and that's just one of the new Hall of Famer's Canadian connections.
Ontario Terriers and Okanagan College alum Trevor Brigden (North York Ont.), who pitched for Canada at the WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier in 2021, has been invited to big league camp by the Tampa Bay Rays. Photo: Baseball Canada January 24, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Right-hander Trevor Brigden is one of 18 minor... Continue Reading →
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Abraham Toro, Roy Halladay and Rusty Staub.
Junior National Team alum and former big league left-hander Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) will attempt a comeback to play for Canada at the World Baseball Classic. The 38-year-old left-hander hasn’t thrown a pitch or hit in an international competition for Canada since 2019, but given his track record, no one should bet against him.
Canadian Women's National Team legend Ashley Stephenson has been hired as a coach by the Toronto Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate, Vancouver Canadians.
He played on a World Series-winning team with Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra and pitched for Hall of Fame managers Connie Mack and Casey Stengel. However with the way umpires check pitchers for substances today, Ralph Buxton, the man sometimes referred to as the “Pine Tar Baby,” would’ve been in trouble. But that’s all part of the story of this little-talked-about right-hander, who in 1938 became the first player born in Saskatchewan to compete in the major leagues.
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) confirmed on Monday that he plans to play for Canada in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.