Source: Tulo Toronto-bound; Rox land Reyes

Hawkins reportedly heads to Blue Jays with five-time All-Star; prospects to Colorado

Source: Tulo Toronto-bound; Rox land Reyes

After 10 years, Troy Tulowitzki's time with the Rockies has come to an end.

The Blue Jays have acquired the five-time All-Star shortstop from the Rockies, a source tells MLB.com's Thomas Harding. The clubs have not confirmed the deal.

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Inbox: Should Toronto give up top prospects?

As Trade Deadline nears, beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers questions from fans

Inbox: Should Toronto give up top prospects?

In light of the returns for Scott Kazmir and Johnny Cueto, do you think those around the Blue Jays (team, media, fans) are overrating players like Marcus Stroman, Daniel Norris and Jeff Hoffman?
-- Ian Stange

I don't really think it's an issue of overrating Stroman, Hoffman and Norris. That can happen from time to time, but I don't think it's relevant in this particular case. A lot of people seem to be making a big deal out of a report from Sportsnet, which suggested Cincinnati asked for Stroman and a package of prospects in return for Cueto. But in reality, it's not that surprising.

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Blue Jays split road trip, but it ends with disappointment

Blue Jays split road trip, but it ends with disappointment

SEATTLE -- The Blue Jays' West Coast trip, which began with such promise, ended in disappointment with a 6-5 loss to the Mariners on Sunday afternoon as the cons off-set any of the pros from the last six days.

Toronto, which has struggled on the road all season, went 3-3 with stops in Oakland and Seattle. On the surface, that doesn't sound too bad, but things appear a lot worse when the losses are examined a little more closely.

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Carrera's big day not enough as Blue Jays drop finale

Carrera's big day not enough as Blue Jays drop finale

SEATTLE -- Franklin Gutierrez hit a walk-off home run as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, in 10 innings in Sunday's series finale at Safeco Field.

"Guti's a veteran, and he's been big for us. He's really playing extremely good baseball," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon afterward. "It's kind of hard to keep him out of that lineup."

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Bullpen remains a major concern for Blue Jays

Schultz gives up tying homer vs. Seattle, before Loup takes the loss

Bullpen remains a major concern for Blue Jays

SEATTLE -- Toronto's bullpen has been an ongoing concern all season, and even after receiving a facelift on Saturday afternoon, it wasn't enough to change the club's fortunes during a weekend series vs. the Mariners.

The Blue Jays once again couldn't protect a lead late in the game as Bo Schultz surrendered a game tying two-run homer in the seventh, and lefty Aaron Loup surrendered a walk-off solo shot to Franklin Gutierrez in the 10th. That resulted in a 6-5 loss and forced Toronto to settle for a 3-3 road trip.

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Goins hits into wacky triple play vs. Mariners

Carrera falls off third base to become the final out

Goins hits into wacky triple play vs. Mariners

SEATTLE -- In a truly wacky series of events, the Mariners turned their 11th triple play in franchise history in the fourth inning of their 6-5 win over Toronto, their first since Aug. 9, 2010. It was the first time the Blue Jays had hit into a triple play since June 6, 2014 against the Cardinals.

Leading, 4-3, the Blue Jays put runners on first and third with nobody out, when second baseman Ryan Goins grounded a 1-2 curveball to first baseman Mark Trumbo.

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Doubront starts as Blue Jays open short Interleague set

Doubront starts as Blue Jays open short Interleague set

If the Blue Jays decide to make a serious push for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon they will have the opportunity to see him up close and personal beginning Tuesday night in a two-game series at Rogers Centre.

Sources told MLB.com that the Blue Jays, Cubs and Nationals are three teams that have expressed interest recently in Papelbon, although the Blue Jays' interests might be elsewhere. The Phillies would have to eat plenty of Papelbon's salary to make it happen, but they have said they are willing to do that.

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Umpire Joyce exits after being struck by foul ball

Umpire Joyce exits after being struck by foul ball

SEATTLE -- Third-base umpire Jim Joyce exited with a leg injury in the 10th inning of the Mariners' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano fouled a fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Loup down the third-base line with no outs in the 10th. The ball made contact with Joyce, who hesitated momentarily before calling the ball foul.

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Gibbons defies book, pushes right buttons

Blue Jays manager calls on Carrera in pinch, sticks with Colabello for winning rally

Gibbons defies book, pushes right buttons

SEATTLE -- A pair of unorthodox late-inning decisions by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons proved to be the difference in an 8-6 victory over the Mariners on Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field.

The interesting thought process began in the eighth, when Gibbons decided to use Ezequiel Carrera as a pinch-hitter instead of Justin Smoak, which led to a game-tying two-run shot, Carrera's second homer of the season. In the ninth, Gibbons then opted to stick with Chris Colabello with the bases loaded, and the veteran hitter came through with the go-ahead two-run single.

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Late rally gives Blue Jays final say in Seattle

Late rally gives Blue Jays final say in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Chris Colabello hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays came from behind to beat the Mariners, 8-6, in the second game of a three-game series Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field.

"Listen, I think our offense is starting to click," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon. "I think we're playing extremely good baseball. Today was a hiccup. It was a tough loss, no question about it."

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Activated from DL, Sanchez to bolster bullpen

Blue Jays righty understands transition from starter to reliever; Delabar optioned

Activated from DL, Sanchez to bolster bullpen

SEATTLE -- The Blue Jays finally added a big piece to their bullpen on Saturday afternoon as right-hander Aaron Sanchez made his long-awaited return following a six-week absence.

Sanchez was activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Mariners while right-hander Steve Delabar became the odd-man out and was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Sanchez entered Saturday's game in the eighth inning and pitched around a single to record a groundout and two lineouts, one of which was snared by Josh Donaldson to end the inning in the Blue Jays' 8-6 win.

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Estrada shoulders blame after rough start

Moved up a day with Hutchison scratched, Blue Jays righty doesn't use it as an excuse

Estrada shoulders blame after rough start

SEATTLE -- Even when Blue Jays righty Marco Estrada doesn't have his best stuff, he usually can find a way to at least partially survive with above-average command, but that wasn't the case Friday night at Safeco Field.

Estrada missed his spot more often than not and there were far too many pitches left up in the zone en route to a 5-2 loss to the Marienrs. The pitching line was decent enough until the fifth inning, but there was hard contact throughout and that ultimately resulted in a short night.

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Blue Jays fall to Felix, M's in opener

Blue Jays fall to Felix, M's in opener

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez forged a tie for the American League lead in wins with No. 12 as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays, 5-2, in Friday night's series opener at Safeco Field.

Mariners designated hitter Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth and second baseman Robinson Cano followed with a two-run triple in the fifth to secure Seattle's first set of back-to-back wins since June 30 and July 1.

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Saunders not expected back before September

Saunders not expected back before September

SEATTLE -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons doesn't envision a scenario where injured outfielder Michael Saunders would be able to return before September.

Toronto hasn't lost hope that Saunders will be back this season, but it's clear that it won't be happening soon. The 28-year-old has appeared in just nine games as he continues to experience difficulty recovering from left knee surgery.

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Bautista replies to ex-ESPN host's remarks

Blue Jays slugger doesn't accept apology for Cowherd's take on Dominican Republic

Bautista replies to ex-ESPN host's remarks

SEATTLE -- Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista used his platform as one of the biggest names in baseball to speak out against the controversial remarks made earlier this week by former ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd.

Cowherd made headlines Thursday when he suggested that baseball wasn't a complex sport and tried to back up his argument by saying a third of the sport was played by people from the Dominican Republic.

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Dickey starting to see fruits of his labor

Dickey starting to see fruits of his labor

OAKLAND -- R.A. Dickey began turning his season around nearly two months ago, but he finally has a win to show for his efforts after getting some run support in a 5-2 victory over the A's Thursday afternoon.

Toronto has the top offense in baseball, but for some reason runs have been hard to come by when Dickey's on the mound. Prior to Thursday, the Blue Jays hadn't scored more than two runs while he's been pitching in five straight starts and in 10 losses this year he's received 24 runs.

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Reyes OK after being struck by a ball in face

Reyes OK after being struck by a ball in face

OAKLAND -- Jose Reyes is expected to be available for this weekend's series against the Mariners despite being struck by a ball during the eighth inning of Thursday afternoon's 5-2 win over the A's.

The incident happened after Oakland's Billy Burns hit a little flare into short right field. Burns stretched the hit into a double and as he slid into second, the throw from Jose Bautista hit his back and ricocheted into Reyes' face.

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Hutchison scratched again due to flu

Estrada moves up to fill in; Blue Jays hope young righty can start Saturday

Hutchison scratched again due to flu

SEATTLE -- Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison was scratched from Friday's game against the Mariners, and the start instead went to Marco Estrada.

Hutchison has been dealing with a case of the flu this week. He was scratched from an outing against Oakland on Thursday afternoon and was considered questionable for the series opener in Seattle, a 5-2 loss by Toronto.

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Martin, Dickey lead Blue Jays to win over A's

Martin, Dickey lead Blue Jays to win over A's

OAKLAND -- Russell Martin homered and drove in three runs, R.A. Dickey allowed two runs in a sharp 8 1/3-inning effort and the Blue Jays beat the A's 5-2 on Thursday afternoon at the Coliseum.

Hours after Scott Kazmir was dealt to the Astros, Drew Pomeranz filled in as the A's starter, but only lasted 1 2/3 innings. The A's used four pitchers in total and surrendered two home runs to Toronto, including one to former A's third baseman Josh Donaldson in the fifth.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and listen to his podcast. Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Blue Jays reportedly interested in Indians' Carrasco

Blue Jays reportedly interested in Indians' Carrasco

OAKLAND -- The Blue Jays have expressed interest in acquiring right-hander Carlos Carrasco from the Indians according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

An additional report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed Toronto's interest, but stated that it would take "quite a haul" for the Indians to be motived enough to part ways with a promising young pitcher.

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Bang-bang play doesn't go Blue Jays' way

Call on infield hit stands, allowing A's to walk off in 10

Bang-bang play doesn't go Blue Jays' way

OAKLAND -- The old saying is that baseball is a game of inches and never was that more evident than on the final play of the Blue Jays' 4-3, 10-ininng loss to the A's on Wednesday night at the Coliseum.

Toronto's fate was decided by instant replay following a disputed call on the game's final play. Jose Reyes nearly saved the night with a diving stop of a ground ball by Ike Davis, but his throw to first was a split-second too late as Josh Reddick scored the winning run from third.

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Blue Jays tie it late, fall to A's in 10

Blue Jays tie it late, fall to A's in 10

OAKLAND -- A's pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single for a walk-off hit against Blue Jays right-hander Roberto Osuna that gave Oakland a 4-3 victory in the 10th inning Wednesday night.

The final play was reviewed, but the call stood, capping a wild night at the Coliseum that saw A's closer Tyler Clippard walk three and surrender a double to Devon Travis in a 40-pitch ninth, allowing the tying run to score to wipe away a potential Sonny Gray victory.

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In Oakland, Blue Jays show they can bash, brother

In Oakland, Blue Jays show they can bash, brother

OAKLAND -- The Blue Jays got home runs from Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Russell Martin, and Josh Donaldson chimed in with an RBI double to help sink his former A's team, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.

Lefty Mark Buehrle held the A's to one run over seven innings for his 11th win, scattering eight hits -- including Jake Smolinski's sixth-inning RBI triple -- and walking none with three strikeouts. The veteran has completed seven innings in seven consecutive starts and 11 of his last 12 and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine straight.

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Jane Lee is the Oakland Athletics beat reporter for MLB.com. She has been covering the club since January 2010.

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Bautista rocks another milestone

Blue Jays slugger cracks 223rd homer with Toronto, tied for second all-time

Bautista rocks another milestone

OAKLAND -- Jose Bautista continues to post eye-popping numbers year after year and it's to the point where his legacy will be remembered long after his playing days with the Blue Jays come to an end.

Bautista moved into a tie for second place on the club's all-time home run record with a solo shot to left field during Tuesday's 7-1 victory over the A's. It was home run No. 223 for Bautista in a Toronto uniform, which tied Vernon Wells and now trails only Carlos Delgado's 336.

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Donaldson back in Oakland: 'My heart started fluttering'

Happy with Blue Jays, third baseman still has fondness for A's years

Donaldson back in Oakland: 'My heart started fluttering'

OAKLAND -- Josh Donaldson returned to the place he called home for three seasons Tuesday, notching two doubles in a 7-1 victory over his former A's team -- but only after enduring a nearly two-hour cab ride from his San Francisco hotel.

The Blue Jays infielder, who morphed into one of the league's best third baseman as an Athletic after surviving several growing pains as a catcher in their Minor League system, had hardly settled into the visitor's clubhouse at the Coliseum before recalling the afternoon adventure.

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Jane Lee is the Oakland Athletics beat reporter for MLB.com. She has been covering the club since January 2010.

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Buehrle goes where no Blue Jays pitcher had gone before

Pitcher allows no more than 2 runs over at least 6 innings for 9th straight start

Buehrle goes where no Blue Jays pitcher had gone before

OAKLAND -- The Blue Jays have had a lot of big-name pitchers over the years with a group that's headlined by Roy Halladay, Dave Stieb, Roger Clemens and Pat Hentgen. But nobody on that list was able to accomplish what Mark Buehrle did Tuesday night in a 7-1 victory over the A's.

Buehrle became the first pitcher in franchise history to allow two earned runs or less while tossing at least six innings in nine consecutive starts. Stieb had two stretches of eight starts while Clemens did it once but no one took it quite as far as Buehrle.

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Jays sign Joba to Minor League deal

Veteran reliever will head to Triple-A Buffalo before team decides next move

Jays sign Joba to Minor League deal

OAKLAND -- The Blue Jays added some depth to their bullpen on Tuesday evening by signing right-hander Joba Chamberlain to a Minor League contract.

Chamberlain is currently working out at the club's Minor League complex in Dunedin, Fla. At some point in the near future, he will report to Triple-A Buffalo and from there the club will monitor his progress.

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Blue Jays could look for pitching before Deadline

Kazmir, Samardzija, Cueto among potential solutions who could be acquired via trade

Blue Jays could look for pitching before Deadline

TORONTO -- Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has made no secret of the fact that he wants to upgrade his starting rotation. If there was any doubt about that stance, it was removed with the decision to move Aaron Sanchez into the bullpen.

Toronto manager John Gibbons announced after Sunday's 4-0 victory that Sanchez will enter the mix in late-inning relief when he returns from a rehab assignment later this week. The uncertainty of Sanchez's role has been hanging over the franchise for most of the year, but now there is a clear direction.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.