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Toronto Wants Tallet To Start Upon Return

Blue Jays starter Brian Tallet, on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm strain, is expected to be back "sometime in May" according to Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston.

Tallet, who went on the DL April 18, is currently rehabbing at the Jays' Minor League facility in Dunedin, Fla.

With the Blue Jays starting rotation pitching very well as of late, many wonder how Tallet will fit into the equation upon his return.

"We're going to have him start," Gaston said. "We don't want to send him back to the bullpen only to bring him back as a starter. His program is based on that he's coming back as a starter."

Via MLB.com

Toronto's Molina Throws Out Four Runners

Blue Jays catcher Jose Molina threw out four Rays baserunners trying to steal second on Sunday.

It marked the first time a catcher has nailed that many runners in a single game in nearly eight years.

Molina caught a runner in each of the game's first four innings, including Carl Crawford twice.

Toronto lost to Tampa Bay 6-0.


Blue Jays Expecting Hill Back Friday

The Blue Jays are expecting to have second baseman Aaron Hill back on Friday night.

He'll come off the 15-day disabled list and play against the Rays in Tampa Bay.

Hill has been bothered a sore right hamstring since the first week of the season.

Via MLB.com

Gaston Compares Morrow To Halladay

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston compared Brandon Morrow to Roy Halladay.

Between starts the right-hander lowered his arm slot and adjusted his pitching motion.

"I give him so much credit for listening and trying it," said Gaston. "You have a lot of players that you can try to get them to do things, they won't do it or they say 'I can?t do it,' or they'll do it for a day and they won't do it anymore."

Gaston said the switch reminded him of one undertaken by Halladay.

"I came back here as the hitting coach one year (2000), I've seen Doc not last one inning out there, they hit him so hard, it was unbelievable," said Gaston. "He adjusted by dropping his arm angle a little bit, it certainly made him the pitcher that he is today which is the best pitcher in baseball."

Via National Post

Phillies Like Toronto's Scott Downs

The Phillies are looking at Blue Jays left-hander Scott Downs, according to the Boston Globe.

Philadelphia wants to add a lefty to the bullpen with J.C. Romero out due to injury.

Nothing is imminent with Toronto playing well, but things could change if they begin to struggle.

Via Boston Globe

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