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The Jays have some interest in free agents Johnny Damon and Carlos Delgado.
Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos said that the team has had internal discussions about Damon, while manager Cito Gaston is lobbying for Delgado's return to the club.
Damon's price would likely have to come down a little more in order for the Jays to have serious interest.
The Mets are no longer a likely destination for Delgado after having agreed to a one-year deal with Fernando Tatis on Thursday.
Former Blue Jays second baseman Roberto Alomar will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
Alomar missed out on induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown by eight votes earlier this month.
The 12-time All-Star will be enshrined in St. Marys, Ontario, along with reliever Paul Quantrill, former Twins owner Calvin Griffith and statistical guru Allan Roth.
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Matt Bush, the former number one overall pick by the Padres in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft, according to a report from Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.
Bush will receive a minor league contract.
Bush was drafted as a shortstop but converted to a pitcher.
San Diego traded Bush to Toronto last year, but the Jays eventually released him.
Roberto Alomar regrets ever leaving the Blue Jays. During their rebuilding years, Alomar and the Jays were unable to reach a deal on a contract and he ultimately signed with Baltimore for a three-year, $18M contract in 1995.
"One of the things in my career that hurt me the most is leaving Toronto," said Alomar, who played five years with the Blue Jays and was a key component of their back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. "To me Toronto is my second home, is still my second home."
The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Shawn Hill to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.
Toronto tried to sign Hill last March, but he opted to sign with San Diego instead.
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