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Bisons and Baseball

Bisons outfielder Jonathan Davis already has what might rate as the catch of the year in the major leagues, a diving grab in deep left-center for the Toronto Blue Jays May 29 at Tampa Bay. He added maybe the catch of the year in the minors Friday night in Sahlen Field. Davis' leaping grab against the fence in left-center in the Herd's opening-game victory over Norfolk l…

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is gone to Toronto and now the other member of the Buffalo Bisons with Hall of Fame lineage is off to the big leagues as well. Infielder Cavan Biggio, son of former Houston Astros standout Craig Biggio, is being recalled by the Blue Jays to make his major-league debut Friday night in Rogers Centre against the San Diego Padres. In addition to Big…

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It took 46 at-bats over 13 games before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finally struck for his first home run in the major leagues. And the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman liked the feeling so much he did it twice Tuesday night in leading the Jays to a 7-3 win over the San Francisco Giants in Oracle Park. After entering the game batting just .191, Guerrero struck with a 438-foot …

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Usually you can draw a few conclusions from the first month of the season, but it's impossible to figure out what to make of April when you look at the American League East. (OK, the Orioles were supposed to be terrible and they have been. The Blue Jays were supposed to range from mediocre to terrible and have been. Toss them out of this discussion). The Yankees can'…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is gone to Toronto, conceivably for good. Now, you never completely know how these things go. As Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham said Monday, "the big leagues are a different animal, man." And even Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout got sent back to Triple-A for 20 games in 2012 as a 23-year-old. But Guerrero certainly looks like a sure b…

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TORONTO – Blue Jays games are now appointment viewing again. That's because the Vladdy Jr. Show is on stage. A franchise going through a major rebuild took its first big step forward Friday night with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s much-anticipated debut. It started with the 20-year-old wearing a replica of his Hall of Fame father's Montreal Expos jersey as he walked into the …

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted a game-winning home run for the Buffalo Bisons early Wednesday afternoon in Syracuse. A few hours later, the 20-year-old who is the top prospect in Minor League Baseball got his long-awaited call to the big leagues. Guerrero is being recalled by the parent Toronto Blue Jays and is expected to make his major-league debut Friday night in Roger…

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About an hour after word broke in Toronto that the Blue Jays are calling up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. from the Bisons to make his big-league debut, the 20-year-old's Hall of Fame father offered his congratulations on Twitter. Vladimir Guerrero Sr. did it with a classic picture of his son, then 3, tipping his hat to Montreal Expos fans in 2002 at Olympic Stadium. Wrote Vl…

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Buffalo Bisons shortstop Bo Bichette, the Toronto Blue Jays' No. 2 prospect, is going to be sidelined for an indefinite period with a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch during a game Monday night in Syracuse. Bichette, 21, was struck by a pitch in the third inning from Syracuse's Hector Santiago and was forced to leave the game. The Bisons had a 3-0 lead at the…

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Every time the umpire called strike two, Reese McGuire called for a change-up. It was 2017, McGuire’s first full season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization after being traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the catcher was in the early stages of developing relationships with the pitchers at Double-A New Hampshire. The learning curve with each new teammate was as varie…

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It's Vladdy Jr. time again for the Buffalo Bisons. Third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the top prospect in minor league baseball, is reportedly rejoining the Herd for its road trip that begins Thursday night at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Guerrero has been on injury rehab at Class A Dunedin (Fla.), where he has gone 4 for 15 in four games. He is on the mend from an obliq…

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With his wife half a world away in the United States, no roommate, and a tenuous grasp on the local language, Andy Burns had many nights to himself during his two seasons in South Korea. “Between the video games and Netflix, there’s a lot of down time to just think about some stuff,” Burns said, pleased to have re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and re-joined the Trip…

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The equipment now unpacked, the first sounds of balls on bats and in gloves were heard Tuesday in Sahlen Field as the countdown to opening day hit full speed ahead. But before the Buffalo Bisons' season has even started, upheaval in Toronto has made a major dent in the Herd's roster. First baseman Rowdy Tellez, who was still at spring training in Florida awaiting the…

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As expected, the preliminary Opening Day roster for the Buffalo Bisons' seventh season as a Toronto affiliate is sprinkled with some big names in the Blue Jays' organization. The biggest one, of course, won't be here yet as third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. remains in Florida while rehabbing the oblique injury he suffered March 8. Even though the Bisons await Guerrero…

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Good news for Buffalo Bisons fans: It appears the Toronto Blue Jays are planning to send Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Sahlen Field for some injury rehab work at some point in April before his inevitable promotion to the major leagues. Prior to Tuesday's exhibition finale against the Milwaukee Brewers in Montreal's Olympic Stadium, new Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo told re…