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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez on the mound against the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Friday April 14, 2017. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Blue Jays put Aaron Sanchez on the DL

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr famously tossed his drum sticks across the studio during the recording of the song Helter Skelter in July 1968, and in a fit of frustration screamed: “I got blisters on my fingers!”

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series on November 2, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs 8-7 victory landed them their first World Series title since 1908. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Now's the time to catch baseball fever

After a thrilling 2016 postseason that ended in the Chicago Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908, and coming off a USA World Baseball Classic title (led by tourney MVP Marcus Stroman), Major League Baseball looks poised for an even bigger 2017 campaign.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, left, is congratulated by Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Top 10 things you need to know

They took it right down to the wire, but disaster was avoided in November when Major League Baseball and the players association struck a new five-year labour agreement.

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson takes practice swings Monday, March 13, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Donaldson to make debut today

With opening day of the 2017 major league baseball season just two weeks away, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is ready to return to action.

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins holds a media availability to discuss the signing of Jose Bautista in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

GM happy Bautista returning

The curious offseason of the Toronto Blue Jays, the one in which they watched one franchise hero sign with a rival for a smaller contract than they had offered him, and then snapped up the second Jays legend for the relative pittance of a one-year guarantee, is perhaps best summed up by one statement offered by Ross Atkins on Thursday morning.