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Blue Jays have inquired about free agent lefty Brad Hand

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The Toronto Blue Jays are looking for some additional bullpen depth, and are aiming at filling it with a quality left-hander.

According to reports, the team has focused some of their efforts on signing free agent reliever Brad Hand.

The 30-year old, who surprisingly had his option declined by the Cleveland Indians in late October, had amassed a 2-1 record, 2.05 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and an AL-best 16 saves out of 16 opportunities in 2020.

Prior to last season, he had made three straight MLB All-Star appearances from 2017-2019.

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Phillies pushing hard to re-sign catcher JT Realmuto

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The JT Realmuto sweepstakes are nearing the end, and it now appears that he could return to Philadelphia.

According to reports, the Phillies are working towards closing a deal with the veteran catcher that has a lot of suitors.

The Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays are among the other teams pursuing Realmuto.

The 29-year old posted a .266 average with an .840 OPS, 11 homers and 32 RBI through 47 games in the shortened 2020 campaign. The two-time MLB All-Star compiled a career-high 25 homers in 2019.

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Blue Jays make big splash by adding star outfielder George Springer, reliever Kirby Yates

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The Toronto Blue Jays were quiet for a lot of this offseason despite all the rumours suggesting they were in on just about every notable free agent. Well, on Tuesday, they broke the silence in a big way.

The team signed superstar outfielder George Springer to a six-year, $150 million deal, which is now the largest free agent contract in Blue Jays history. They also added veteran reliever Kirby Yates on a one-year, $5.5 million contract that includes $4.5 million in performance incentives.

Rumour is that they are also in on free agent outfielder Michael Brantley, who is close friends with Springer and apart of the same agency as him.

More to come.

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Yankees finalizing six-year deal with DJ LeMahieu

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It appears that star infielder DJ LeMahieu is heading back to New York.

The New York Yankees have reportedly re-signed their second baseman to a six-year, $90 million contract extension.

The 32-year old was reportedly offered a four-year, $60 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a four-year, $78 million contract from the Toronto Blue Jays, but always preferred to stay in New York and ended up using other teams as leverages to drive up his contract with the Yankees.

LeMahieu posted an MLB-best .364 batting average, 1.011 OPS, 10 homers and 27 RBI in 50 games this past season.

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