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08:15 AM ET 03.09 | While Twins Nation looks for some news on when Joe Mauer might start catching again, a would-be battery mate is also being watched closely: Kevin Slowey. Toronto had three scouts -- including one with a video camera -- watching Slowey during his three-inning outing during the B-game. The Blue Jays have relievers to offer if they want to make a play for Slowey. Colorado also had a scout in attendance. The Rockies could be in the hunt for starting pitching if right-hander Aaron Cook has problems in his comeback from shoulder soreness. Slowey worked three scoreless innings Tuesday during the B-game. His only misfire came in the third when he hit Jason Jaramillo with a pitch.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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March 9, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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The Blue Jays? They don't need any more in that rotation! Don't sleep on 'em, folks!

Do not sleep on them, no sir!

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March 9, 2011  12:58 PM ET

Surprised the Yankees aren't inquiring about him

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March 9, 2011  03:48 PM ET

This move would be a surprise to most Jay fans. Morrow, Romero and Cecil, will round out the top three, with most likely Litsch and Drabek rounding out the rotation. Rzepczynski(alphabet, as Jay fans like to call him) would be a fifth starter on alot of teams, and with the crowded bullpen, he would likely be the back up plan if one of the starters really struggle, or are injured. Reyes is out of options, so if he doesn't make the team, he will be exposed to the waiver wire. Zach Stewart is still stretching out his innings, but has been impressive as of late. And then there is Dustin McGowan who has started throwing pain free, and will be ready in the early part of the season. Also in the wings, Scott Richmond, who was a lock to make the team last spring after having success the year before, but an injury derailed those plans last year. He's healthy and good to go this spring. The Jays have tons of depth for SP, so I'm thinking this has to be more rumor than truth. I'd be shocked if they made this deal.

 
March 9, 2011  06:37 PM ET
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This move would be a surprise to most Jay fans. Morrow, Romero and Cecil, will round out the top three, with most likely Litsch and Drabek rounding out the rotation. Rzepczynski(alphabet, as Jay fans like to call him) would be a fifth starter on alot of teams, and with the crowded bullpen, he would likely be the back up plan if one of the starters really struggle, or are injured. Reyes is out of options, so if he doesn't make the team, he will be exposed to the waiver wire. Zach Stewart is still stretching out his innings, but has been impressive as of late. And then there is Dustin McGowan who has started throwing pain free, and will be ready in the early part of the season. Also in the wings, Scott Richmond, who was a lock to make the team last spring after having success the year before, but an injury derailed those plans last year. He's healthy and good to go this spring. The Jays have tons of depth for SP, so I'm thinking this has to be more rumor than truth. I'd be shocked if they made this deal.

Jays's fan call Rzepczynski 'Scrabble', not 'Alphabet'... did you just make that name up on the spot? literally everytime he's mentioned the fans refer to him as Scrabble, not once have I seen 'Alphabet'... I agree with you on all other counts though, they have an excess of starting pitching, if anything they'd be dealing for a third baseman to move Bautista back to right field, or a prospect... As for Reyes, there's very little chance he makes the rotation, so unless he's traded he's probably gone

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