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2020 Toronto Blue Jays season

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The 2020 Toronto Blue Jays season is the 44th season of the Toronto Blue Jays franchise.

On March 12, 2020, MLB announced that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the regular season would be delayed by at least two weeks in addition to the remainder of spring training being cancelled.[1] Four days later, it was announced that the start of the season would be pushed back indefinitely due to the recommendation made by the CDC to restrict events of more than 50 people for eight weeks.[2] On June 23, commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally implemented a 60-game season. Players will report to training camps on July 1 in order to resume spring training and prepare for a July 23 or 24 Opening Day.[3] On July 18, the Canadian government denied approval for the Blue Jays to play their home games at Rogers Centre in Toronto, since the team is scheduled to play in areas of the United States hit hard by the coronavirus.[4] The Blue Jays will play their home games at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida or Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York for the 2020 season.[5]

Offseason[edit source | edit]

October 2019[edit source | edit]

November 2019[edit source | edit]

December 2019[edit source | edit]

January 2020[edit source | edit]

February 2020[edit source | edit]

June 2020[edit source | edit]

July 2020[edit source | edit]

  • On July 2, the Blue Jays claimed INF Breyvic Valera off waivers and added him to the 60-man training camp roster, they also added RHP Bryan Baker, UTL Patrick Kivlehan, and OF Josh Palacios to the 60-man training camp list as the corresponding moves to the transactions on June 30.[28]

Spring training[edit source | edit]

The Blue Jays announced they would return to Montreal to finish their spring training for the seventh consecutive year. The opponents would have been the New York Yankees.[29] However, spring training games, including the aforementioned series in Montreal, were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.[30] On June 23, MLB announced the resumption of spring training on July 1.[31]

Standings[edit source | edit]

American League East[edit source | edit]

Template:2020 AL East standings

American League Wild Card[edit source | edit]

Template:2020 AL Wild Card standings

Records vs opponents[edit source | edit]

Record Games Left
Opponent Home Road Total Home Road Total
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 7 3 10
Boston Red Sox 3 7 10
New York Yankees 7 3 10
Tampa Bay Rays 3 7 10
Totals 20 20 40
NL East
Atlanta Braves 3 3
Miami Marlins 2 2 4
New York Mets 3 3
Philadelphia Phillies 3 3 6
Washington Nationals 2 2 4
Totals 10 10 20
Grand Totals 30 30 60
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
July
August
September
Totals

2020 draft[edit source | edit]

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 5 Austin Martin SS Vanderbilt United States July 8[32]
2 42 CJ Van Eyk RHP Florida State United States June 18[33]
3 77 Trent Palmer RHP Jacksonville United States June 18[33]
4 106 Nick Frasso RHP Loyola Marymount United States July 8[34]
5 136 Zach Britton OF Louisville United States June 18[35]

Regular season[edit source | edit]

Game log[edit source | edit]

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
2020 Game Log: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)[36]

Roster[edit source | edit]

Template:Toronto Blue Jays roster

Farm system[edit source | edit]

(Updated to games played September 2, 2019)

Level
Team League Manager Win–loss record Position Postseason Ref.
Triple-A Buffalo Bisons International League
Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League
Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League
Class-A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League
Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians Northwest League
Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League
Rookie DSL Blue Jays Dominican Summer League

Notes[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. Mark Feinsand (March 12, 2020). "Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  2. "Opening of regular season to be pushed back". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. March 16, 2020. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  3. Feinsand, Mark (June 24, 2020). "Play Ball: MLB announces 2020 regular season". MLB.com. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  4. "Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada". ESPN.com. July 18, 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "The Blue Jays will call Buffalo or Dunedin home after Rogers Centre pitch strikes out". Toronto Star. July 18, 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Blue Jays acquire ex-Mariners reliever". Global News. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  7. "Blue Jays Outright Brock Stewart, Buddy Boshers". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  8. "Blue Jays begin roster tinkering by outrighting three pitchers". Jays Journal. 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  9. "Blue Jays acquire starter Chase Anderson from Brewers - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  10. "Blue Jays DFA Ryan Tepera, outright Devon Travis to triple-A - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  11. "Blue Jays: Why Devon Travis had no choice but to choose free agency". Jays Journal. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  12. "Blue Jays' reliever Ryan Tepera clears waivers, becomes free agent - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  13. "Blue Jays designate righty Shafer among moves". MLB.com. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  14. Dakers, Tom (2019-11-25). "Blue Jays trade Justin Shafer to Reds". Bluebird Banter. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  15. "Blue Jays sign A.J. Cole to minor-league deal with spring invite - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  16. "Blue Jays agree to terms with Canadian Aumont on minor-league contract". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2020-01-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "Blue Jays tender Matt Shoemaker, non-tender three players". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2020-01-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. "James Dykstra Signs with the Toronto Blue Jays". December 9, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. "Roark, Blue Jays finalize 2-year deal". Toronto Blue Jays. December 18, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. Harrigan, Thomas (December 27, 2019). "Blue Jays sign left-hander Ryu to 4-year deal". MLB.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. "Blue Jays officially sign Shun Yamaguchi to two-year deal". Sportsnet. December 28, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Blue Jays officially sign Shaw to one-year, $4M contract; DFA Urena". Sportsnet. December 30, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. "Blue Jays officially announce five minor-league signings". Jays Journal. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  24. "Blue Jays officially sign Rafael Dolis, designate Breyvic Valera". Jays Journal. 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  25. "Blue Jays To Sign Jake Petricka". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  26. "Blue Jays Sign Marc Rzepczynski". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  27. Mitchell, Scott (2020-07-02). "Answering key questions surrounding Toronto Blue Jays' current situation - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  28. "Blue Jays claim Breyvic Valera off waivers, add 3 others to player pool - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  29. "Blue Jays to play two spring training games against Yankees in Montreal". Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  30. "Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled". March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. Feinsand, Mark (June 24, 2020). "Play Ball: MLB announces 2020 regular season". MLB.com. Retrieved June 24, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. "Jim Callis on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  33. 33.0 33.1 Matheson, Keegan (June 18, 2020). "Blue Jays sign RHP draftees Van Eyk, Palmer". MLB.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  34. "Jonathan Mayo on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  35. Matheson, Keegan (June 18, 2020). "Toronto signs 5th-round outfielder Britton". MLB.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  36. "Toronto Blue Jays 2020 Schedule". MLB.com. Retrieved January 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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