2013 Toronto Blue Jays season
|2013 Toronto Blue Jays
|Major league affiliations|
(Buck Martinez, Pat Tabler, Jack Morris)
|Local radio||Blue Jays Radio Network
Sportsnet 590 the FAN
(Jerry Howarth, Jack Morris, Mike Wilner)
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The 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season is the 37th season of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays franchise, and the 24th full season of play (25th overall) at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays hope to improve upon their 73–89 record and fourth-place finish from 2012.
Coaching staff 
On October 21, 2012, the Blue Jays officially announced that they had released their manager John Farrell from his contract in the same agreement that sent David Carpenter to the Red Sox in exchange for Mike Avilés.
On November 20, 2012, the Blue Jays announced that former manager John Gibbons would once again manage the Blue Jays, in 2013.
On November 26, 2012, the Blue Jays announced most of the coaching staff that will be working under John Gibbons. Five of its six coaching positions were filled. DeMarlo Hale (bench coach), Chad Mottola (hitting coach), Dwayne Murphy (first base coach) Luis Rivera (third base coach) and Pete Walker (pitching coach) were all signed on. The following month, Pat Hentgen was hired as the bullpen coach.
Departing players 
After the end of the 2012 season, the Blue Jays lost a number of players including Carlos Villanueva, Kelly Johnson, Jason Frasor and Brandon Lyon. They also declined the option for Rajai Davis, but instead gave him a $2.5 million one-year contract.
Player signings 
The Blue Jays started their offseason by signing free agent Maicer Izturis to a three-year $9 million deal with an option year, on November 8. On November 16, they signed free agent Melky Cabrera to a two-year $16 million deal.
On the same day as the Izturis signing, the Blue Jays acquired RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. They then completed a trade with the Cleveland Indians in which they acquired RHP Esmil Rogers and lost the newly-acquired Mike Avilés and Yan Gomes.
On November 14, Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins completed a blockbuster trade. Toronto acquired pitcher Josh Johnson, pitcher Mark Buehrle, shortstop José Reyes, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and catcher John Buck. In return, Toronto sent pitcher Henderson Álvarez, pitching prospect Justin Nicolino, outfield prospect Jake Marisnick, infielder Yunel Escobar, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, catcher Jeff Mathis and pitching prospect Anthony Desclafani. Toronto also received $8+ million in cash from the Marlins. The mega-trade is described as a fire sale after the Marlins took on huge salaries a year prior, and dumped all of their high-salaried players.
On December 17, 2012, the Blue Jays acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey in a trade with the New York Mets that sent prospects Travis D'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, minor leaguer Wuilmer Becrra and catcher John Buck to New York. Toronto also received catcher Josh Thole and minor league catcher Mike Nickeas in the trade. As part of the transaction, the Blue Jays signed Dickey to an extension worth a total of $29 million over 3 years with a $12 million 4th year option. 
Opening Day 
The Blue Jays began their 2013 season on April 2, with a home game against the Cleveland Indians. On February 5, 2013 at the annual state of the franchise address, manager John Gibbons named reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey as the opening day starter for the Blue Jays.
American League East 
|New York Yankees||28||17||0.622||—||15–9||13–8|
|Boston Red Sox||27||19||0.587||1½||13–10||14–9|
|Tampa Bay Rays||24||21||0.533||4||14–8||10–13|
|Toronto Blue Jays||18||27||0.400||10||10–13||8–14|
American League Wild Card 
|New York Yankees||28||17||0.622|
|Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|Boston Red Sox||27||19||0.587||+1½|
|Tampa Bay Rays||24||21||0.533||1|
|Kansas City Royals||21||21||0.500||2½|
|Chicago White Sox||21||23||0.477||3½|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||18||27||0.400||7|
|Toronto Blue Jays||18||27||0.400||7|
Records vs opponents 
- Source: MLB Standings Grid
Toronto Blue Jays roster
|Active roster||Inactive roster||Coaches/Other|
60-day disabled list
25 active, 15 inactive
7- or 15-day disabled list
Game log 
Legend Blue Jays Win Blue Jays Loss Game Postponed
|2013 Game Log|
April 10–17 (Home 6–8, Road 4–9)
May 8–9 (Home 4–4, Road 4–5)
June 0–0 (Home 0–0, Road 0–0)
July 0–0 (Home 0–0, Road 0–0)
August 0–0 (Home 0–0, Road 0–0)
September 0–0 (Home 0–0, Road 0–0)
- "Blue Jays complete deal with Red Sox". Retrieved October 21, 2012.
- "Gibbons fills out coaching staff, minus 'pen coach". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Dickey deal official as Blue Jays acquire ace". Retrieved December 17, 2012.
- Toman, Chris (February 5, 2013). "Blue Jays set rotation around No. 1 Dickey". MLB.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- "Jays manager John Gibbons says Dickey will start opening night". TSN.ca. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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