Blue Jays news and notes from around the league

TORONTO - APRIL 4: Matt Stairs
TORONTO - APRIL 4: Matt Stairs /

Although nothing earth-shattering has occurred in Blue Jays land for some time, there has been some news and notes from around the league with Jays connections.

Stairs To San Diego

Former Blue Jays slugger and Canadian’ Matt Stairs accepted a position with the San Diego Padres as their hitting coach for 2018. Stairs slugged 265 home runs over his 19-year career including 32 while a member of the Blue Jays from 2007-08.

Butterfield A Cubbie

Third-base coach Brian Butterfield will not be back with the Boston Red Sox next season as he will join the Chicago Cubs. Butterfield spent 10 seasons with the Blue Jays as the bench and third-base coach.

Cherington On Way Out

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Glove, Blue Jays Vice President of Player Operations Ben Cherington may be on the move. Cherington is one of the leading candidates for the vacant Atlanta Braves General Manager position.

SIbling Stupidity

The brother of Blue Jays prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. found himself in some hot water this week. Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros made a racist gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish after taking him deep during Game 3 of the World Series. Gurriel was punished with a 5-game suspension that he will serve commencing next season.

Darvish handled the entire situation with class releasing this statement about the incident.

Morrow Magic

Much has been talked about this postseason about the resurgence of former Jays hurler Brandon Morrow and his success pitching out of the bullpen for the Dodgers. However, even more, astounding the of number times Manager Dave Roberts has called on Morrow in the postseason.

The Dodgers have played 12 playoff games thus far and Morrow has thrown in 11 of them accumulating a 1.46 earned run average in 12.1 innings of work. The free-agent to be is setting himself up nicely for a hefty raise this offseason.

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Jays Send Three To Australia

The Jays will be sending three farmhands to Australia to represent the Canberra Cavalry. Canadian Connor Panas, pitcher Tayler Saucedo, and southpaw Daniel Lietz. The Cavalry kick off their season in the middle of November.

You are now officially caught up with all the news and notes surrounding the Blue Jays from around the league.