The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The team plays its home games at Rogers Centre.

The name “Blue Jays” originates from the bird of the same name, and blue is also the traditional colour of two of Toronto’s other professional sports teams: the Maple Leafs (ice hockey) and the Argonauts (Canadian football). In addition, the team was originally owned by the Labatt Brewing Company, makers of the popular beer Labatt’s Blue. Colloquially nicknamed the “Jays”, the team’s official colours are royal blue, navy blue, red, and powder blue.[1][2] An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Toronto in 1977. Originally based at Exhibition Stadium, the team began playing its home games at SkyDome upon its opening in 1989. Since 2000, the Blue Jays have been owned by Rogers Communications and in 2004, SkyDome was purchased by that company, which renamed it Rogers Centre. They are the second MLB franchise to be based outside the United States, and currently the only team based outside the U.S. after the first Canadian franchise, the Montreal Expos, became the Washington Nationals in 2005.

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Toronto Blue Jays News from Yahoo Sports Miami Marlins face reality, trade 2 relievers to Toronto Blue Jays for infield prospect

Miami sent relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop to the Toronto Blue Jays for infield prospect Jordan Groshans, who will start off in Jacksonville. Read More from this story

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Toronto Blue Jays News from Yahoo Sports Rays report: Jalen Beeks opens as Tampa Bay finishes 2-game series against Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG — Left-hander Jalen Beeks will serve as the opener for the Rays today as they close a quick two-game set against the Blue Jays at 12:10 p.m. Lefty Ryan Yarbrough will follow on the mound. The start is Beeks’ sixth of the season — building on the career-high he already set with his…

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Toronto Blue Jays News from Yahoo Sports Nolan Love came home to work with Blue Jays athletes

Aug. 3—JAMESTOWN — When Jamestown High School athletes get hurt, one of the people they turn to is athletic trainer Nolan Love. Love was once in their position, starring for the Blue Jays football, track and field and basketball teams. As a result of once being a Blue Jays athlete, Love said he can relate…