The Toronto Blue Jays hope to announce this week that they have acquired slugger Troy Glaus from the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Hopefully, soon. But not today," Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said Monday evening. "Right now we're just trying to finish everything off." Ricciardi said Glaus had not yet completed a physical. Glaus and a prospect are expected to be sent to Toronto for reliever Miguel Batista and Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson. Glaus led Arizona in homers (37) and RBIs (97) last year, playing in 149 games despite occasional flare-ups of a strained tendon in the back of his left knee. He was the 2002 World Series MVP for Anaheim, following a regular season in which he had a career-high 111 RBIs. In 2000, Glaus led the AL with 47 homers. Batista, now 34, had 31 saves as last season, his second with the Blue Jays and his first as their closer. He went 29-26 with the Diamondbacks in 76 starts and 44 relief appearances with the Diamondbacks from 2001-03. The 28-year-old Hudson is a career .271 hitter and a spectacular defensive player.
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