Troy Glaus got a look at the rebuilt Toronto Blue Jays and waived his right to block a trade up north. The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt the power-hitting Glaus and top minor-league shortstop prospect Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays on Tuesday for Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson and pitcher Miguel Batista. "With the moves that they made, and things that they've been able to do, this team seems poised to make a run. We're young and very, very talented," said Glaus, who had a limited no-trade clause that included the Blue Jays. Toronto, expanding its payroll from $45 million to about $75 million, has been one of the most active teams this offseason. The Blue Jays added front line starter A.J. Burnett and first baseman Lyle Overbay. They also gave closer B.J. Ryan a five-year, $47 million contract -- the most lucrative deal for a reliever. Glaus also weighed whether he wanted to play on turf, but he talked to Toronto's Reed Johnson and Anaheim's Garret Anderson and decided he could play on the new turf at the Rogers Centre. "Once I got that alleviated in my mind and I looked at the roster, the decision became fairly easy," Glaus said.
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