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Report: Blue Jays have been scouting Martin Prado, Aaron Hill, and Chase Headley

Jul 4, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Jim Bowden reports that the Blue Jays have heavily scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill, and Chase Headley. The Jays could use an upgrade at second base as they’ve been relying on the light-hitting Munenori Kawasaki. They could also use an upgrade at third base, having recently lost Brett Lawrie to a broken finger. At the very least, they could use a right-handed hitter to platoon with Juan Francisco.

All three hitters, however, are having poor seasons. Prado and Hill have a .673 and .653 OPS for the Diamondbacks, respectively. Headley has a .605 OPS for the Padres. Headley is earning just over $10.5 million and can venture into free agency after the season. Prado is owed $11 million for this season as well as in each of the next two seasons. Hill is earning $11 million this season and $12 million in 2015-16.

The Jays enter Friday’s action at 47-40 in a virtual tie with the Orioles for first place in the AL East. They lead the third-place Yankees by 3.5 games.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 4, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Most teams scout everyone. Sometimes they like what they see and sometimes they do not.

    Lawrie should be back in early August.

    • renaado - Jul 4, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      I can see Aaron Hill comin back with the Jays.

    • sfp311 - Jul 4, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      I’d go with Prado out of those 3. They desperately need a right-handed bat that isn’t from Buffalo, and Prado can play multiple positions. Other then that, the starting rotation has been great, but I’d also be looking for a reliever that throws strikes. Just too many walks out of the bullpen this year.

  2. humbug668 - Jul 4, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I’d take Headley. No long-term commitment, and I get the feeling he’s just bored out in SD. A change of scenery would do him good.

    • rohlo - Jul 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      headley had one good season and has been mediocre the rest of his career!!! guy gets hurt alot too!! lmao he tunred down the padres offer,he would have been the highest paid player in team histomry and he turns it down! what a dumbass!! he will be kicking himself on that one becasue after 2 more bad years after his ONE good season he has been garbage and injured…he will never get offered anywhere near what he turned down!!! what an idiot!!!

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