Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo Moonlights at Salsa Clubs

His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Aaron Judge and Yankees Ready for Stacked A.L. East

In a division of big bats and headline names, four teams are separated by tiny margins. “This division is always good, but it feels really good,” said Aaron Boone.

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The Toronto Blue Jays Set Their Sights on the World Series

By adding Matt Chapman, a team on the rise might have the best infield in baseball. The goal: Win the World Series.

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Corbin Burnes and Robbie Ray Win 2021 Cy Young Awards

Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes and Toronto’s Robbie Ray had hit rock bottom before they worked their way up to stardom.

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Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman and the Big Free Agency Questions

Is Carlos Correa the next $300 million player? Would Freddie Freeman leave Atlanta? Can Toronto keep its bargain-bin finds? We may be waiting a long time to find out.

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Yankees Battle with Boston, Toronto and Seattle for Wild Cards

Wins by the Yankees and the Red Sox would give both teams wild-card spots in the playoffs. A loss by either team, or both, could extend the regular season.

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MLB Playoff Races: Yankees vs. Red Sox Will Highlight a Chaotic 10 Days

The Red Sox are battling the Yankees for a wild-card spot as the Giants try to hold off the Dodgers for a division title. It should be an interesting 10 days.

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Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray Pushed Toward Greatness by Randy Johnson

Robbie Ray’s path from walks leader to Cy Young Award favorite has been eerily similar to Randy Johnson’s. It was Johnson who helped push Ray toward greatness.

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The Triple Crown Is in His Reach. The M.V.P. Probably Isn’t.

Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is having a season for the ages, but he’ll have a hard time catching Shohei Ohtani.

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Wild-Card Races Muddled by Streaks, Injuries and the Virus

September began with a crowded field contending for wild-card spots. Each team has its own challenges, Boston’s coronavirus issues chief among them.

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Miguel Cabrera Hits His 500th Home Run

Miguel Cabrera is the 28th player to join the 500-homer club. Despite a surge of new members in recent years, there may be a long wait for a 29th.

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Blue Jays (and Their Fan Cutouts) Play Their Last Game in Florida

The Blue Jays are still barred from playing in Canada, but as they decamp from Florida, their fans — in plastic cutout form — will make the trip to Buffalo.

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Roberto Alomar Is Placed on Baseball’s Ineligible List

Following a sexual misconduct investigation, Alomar has been placed on baseball’s ineligible list, but will keep his plaque in the Hall of Fame.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Trainer and Grandmother Helped With Weight Loss

The Blue Jays star sought help from a trainer — and his grandmother — to reimagine his body. He’s down 42 pounds and his O.P.S. is up 244 points.

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The Rangers Play Baseball in Front of a Packed House

Playing without capacity restrictions for their home opener, Texas hosted the largest American sports crowd of the pandemic.

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The Yankees Start 2021 With Some Enthusiasm, and a Loss

Falling to Toronto in extra innings couldn’t dampen the spirits of a team buoyed by playing in front of a Yankee Stadium crowd for the first time in more than a year.

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2021 MLB Season Preview: Team-by-Team Capsules

Reasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.

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Yankees Host Fans at First Spring Training Game

Spring training started with a loss to Toronto, but Yankees players were just happy to have fans back. “It felt a lot more normal.”

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Toronto Blue Jays Will Play Most Home Games in Buffalo

The Canadian government said the Jays could not host games because of coronavirus risks, so the team will move them to the home of its Class AAA affiliate in New York.

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Blue Jays Can’t Play Games in Canada Because of Pandemic

Canada’s immigration minister said repeated cross-border travel among players and staff members posed a health risk. The team is likely to play the regular season in the U.S.

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Interpreting More Than Words for a Baseball Star

At one point, Bryan Lee, the interpreter for the Toronto Blue Jays ace Hyun-jin Ryu, was not cutting his hair or changing his T-shirt, to be in sync with the pitcher.

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Baseball’s New Rules: No Spitting, No Arguing, and Lots of Testing

M.L.B. has a new 113-page manual with protocols to keep players and staff members from getting infected by the virus during its upcoming, shortened season.

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