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Report: Blue Jays close to signing Kevin Gregg

Feb 2, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are “close” to signing reliever Kevin Gregg. Last week manager Cito Gaston was asked about the Blue Jays’ closer situation and replied:

We have a couple of guys that can close, [Scott] Downs, [Jason] Frasor. But we’re going to kind of throw that up in the air. And who knows? We might even be lucky enough to bring somebody else in that can help out, too. It’s going to be between those two and anybody else that [general manager] Alex Anthopoulos brings into camp.

Along those same lines Gregg’s agent said previously that the 32-year-old right-hander was looking for a place where he’d have a chance to close, so Toronto is probably the best fit.
Over the past three seasons Gregg has blown 20 saves in 104 chances while posting a 3.86 ERA with 107 walks in 221.1 innings, so he’s hardly anyone’s idea of an ideal closer. However, the same is true of Jason Frasor and Scott Downs, and if nothing else adding Gregg gives the Blue Jays another setup-caliber reliever to work into the mix.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Oh brother. Yesterday I could have sworn I read something that suggested Gopher Gregg might be coming back to the Feesh. When I woke up this morning, I thought, “Thank Buddha, it was only a horrible dream.”
    Unfortunately, my relief was tempered by recalling that I have some good friends in Toronto and if he signs with the Feather Lice I will surely be hearing from him within a very short period of time. What can I say to comfort them, he’s taken such a terrible beating since last season and even worse this offseason?
    I can see that I’m going to have to fly up there and take him to another Cowboy Junkies concert. Friendship is such a cross to carry.

  2. online stock trading - Feb 16, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    There is obviously a lot to learn. There are some good points here.

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