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Blue Jays Sign Alfonzo To Minor League Contract

The Blue Jays signed infielder Edgardo Alfonzo to a minor league contract on Thursday.

The 32-year-old was released by the Angels earlier this month after batting .100 in 18 games.

Alfonzo has a career batting average of .285 with 281 doubles, 146 home runs and 740 RBIs.

The former all-star will report to Double-A New Hampshire on Friday.

Via Yahoo.com

Blue Jays Hope Tracks Of D-Train Head To Canada

In an article in Newsday speculating on the potential move of Florida Marlins right-hander Dontrelle Willis, the Jays suspected interest was broached.

"You have to know (Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi) is going for it," an unnamed GM was quoted as saying. "And nobody has more pitching prospects at triple-A."

Via Toronto Sun

Toronto's Newest Elbow Issue, Pitcher Gustavo Chacin

It looks like Toronto may have another sore elbow to deal with on its' already depleted pitching roster.

While preliminary tests by team trainers found nothing out of the ordinary, pitcher Gustavo Chacin will undergo an MRI exam this morning to see why he had to call it a night after three full innings and 72 pitches.

Chacin said he first felt a tightness in his left elbow while warming up. He suspected it would dissipate as he continued throwing into the game, but the barking never stopped.

"I'm thinking if I keep throwing maybe it's gone," said Chacin, who has no history of elbow problems. "This time, it's not."

Via Toronto Star

Papelbon Surrenders First Run Of 2006 In Loss To Toronto

Boston's Jonathan Papelbon opened up the 2006 campaign by pitching 15 1/3 consecutive shutout innings over 14 appearances, but finally gave up a run on Wednesday night when Toronto broke a 6-6 tie.

?I let my team down, but tomorrow I?ll be back and ready to go,? Papelbon said. ?This is just a bump in the road for me, but it?s a long season and we?ve still got a long way to go and I?ll go out a lot more innings and pitch. I?ll take this, learn from it, do my homework, study my film, see what happened and move on.?

Via Boston Herald

Blue Jays May 2006 Archive