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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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Blue Jays' Sanchez would like to start, but OK with bullpen role
by Michael Hurcomb |

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez said he would like to be part of the rotation coming out of spring training, but added he is OK with whatever role the team has in store, per

“I would like to start, but I understand the situation,” Sanchez said. ”We have a good team this year and have a chance to win a lot of ballgames. If that means me pitching at the back-end of the bullpen helps this team win more games, then obviously that’s what I’m here to do.”

Sanchez reiterated he would be comfortable if the team asked him to close out games.

“I find myself in one-run ball games almost every time out,” he said. “That’s what I live for. I’d rather have the game in my hands than anyone else’s, so I learned to go out there and attack these guys.”

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Everth Cabrera, Rickie Weeks could be on Blue Jays' radar
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Blue Jays might consider free agent infielder Everth Cabrera an option to play second base, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rickie Weeks might also draw some consideration, but he appears to be further down the list.

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Report: Johan Santana shut down due to shoulder discomfort
by Larry Hartstein |

Pitcher Johan Santana is having shoulder discomfort and has been ruled out of the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs, reports NBC Sports. Santana, 35, had been drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres, who were following his starts in Venezuela.

Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. He's had repeated shoulder problems and is trying to come back from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last June.

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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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