by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) The Blue Jays have optioned catcher Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo Sunday. Thole was once believed to have been the favorite for the backup position in order to serve as R.A. Dickey's personal catcher this season. He produced a mediocre .171/.237/.286 slash line this spring.
Thole gets contract from Jays
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/19/2013) Toronto avoided arbitration with catcher Josh Thole on Friday, signing the backstop to a two-year contract with an option for a third year.
Thole to join Dickey in Toronto
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/17/2012) Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey isn't the only one headed to Toronto in a deal that sent Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard and Wulimer Becerra to the Mets Monday. He'll be joined by catcher Josh Thole, who caught Dickey for the majority of his Cy Young season. The Blue Jays also acquired Mike Nickeas in the deal. Thole hit .234 with one home run in 321 at-bats for the Mets last season.