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Report: Blue Jays also interested in Jonathan Papelbon trade
by Sean d'Oliveira |

Along with the Brewers, the Phillies have also discussed trading closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Blue Jays, soruces told

Papelbon is due $13 million next season, which is believed to be one of the sticking points in negotiations. In 2014, Papelbon had 39 saves with a 2.04 ERA.

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Pitcher Johan Santana shut down in Venezuelan Winter League
by Sean d'Oliveira |

Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana has been scratched from pitching in any of the remaining Venezuelan Winter League championship series games, reports FOXSports.

Santana has been experiencing discomfort in his shoulder. Teams that have indicated interest in Santana include the Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres. Santana's agent said Santana may still throw for major-league scouts, but wasn't sure.

He last pitched in the major leagues in 2012 and produced a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts.

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Blue Jays retain President and CEO Paul Beeston for 2015
by Chris Cwik |

The Blue Jays have reached an extension with their President and CEO Paul Beeston, the team announced.

The deal will take Beeston through the 2015 season. Beeston plans to retire at the end of the season. The team had reportedly been in pursuit of Orioles Vice President Dan Duquette, but neither side could agree on the right amount of compensation in a possible deal. 

The team said it will not discuss the process or timing behind finding a replacement for Beeston.

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Santana fine after throwing bullpen session; winter-league status is TBD
by Michael Hurcomb |

Free agent starting pitcher Johan Santana threw a bullpen session Sunday and is said to be feeling fine, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. It is now up to his Venezuelan winter league team to decide if he will pitch for them in the finals.

Santana has been dealing with some shoulder discomfort, which has put his status for the remainder of the winter-league season in doubt. Santana is hoping to latch on with another major-league team after suffering a torn Achilles in June.

The Yankees, Padres and Blue Jays are among the teams showing interest in signing the former two-time AL Cy Young award winner.

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Report: Negotiations for O's Duquette to join Jays' front office are over
by Michael Hurcomb |

The negotiations between the Orioles and Blue Jays regarding the move of executive vice president Dan Duquette to the Toronto front office are over, according to The talks have ended after the Blue Jays have refused to consider the Orioles' demands to include prospect Jeff Hoffman and two other prospects as compensation in a deal for Duquette.

The Blue Jays had been looking to hire Duquette as their next president and CEO to succeed Paul Beeston, whose contract expired in October. 

Orioles managing partner Peter G. Angelos has refused to let Duquette out of his contract, which runs through 2018, unless the team receives compensation in return. According to the report, it is believed the Blue Jays never put forth any prospects for consideration as compensation for Duquette.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGMelky Cabrera , LF.301
HRJose Bautista , RF35
RBIJose Bautista , RF103
OBPJose Bautista , RF.403
SLGEdwin Encarnacion , 1B.547
RJose Bautista , RF101
SBJose Reyes , SS30
WR.A. Dickey , SP14
ERAMark Buehrle , SP3.39
WHIPR.A. Dickey , SP1.23
KDrew Hutchison , SP184
SVCasey Janssen , RP25
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