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Blue Jays Interested In Crosby

The Blue Jays, who pursued shortstop Orlando Cabrera in a sign-and-trade deal with the White Sox, would like a potential starter to play shortstop. Crosby, who last season hit .237 with 7 HR 145 games for the Athletics, won the Rookie of the Year in 2004. However, Crosby has never carried much of an average, and his power numbers steadily declined. Injuries have been a factor in his development, and his defense hasn't given teams reason to pursue him.

The Blue Jays currently have Marco Scutaro starting at shortstop, so expect them to make a move by Opening Day. They did inquire about now Mariners infielder Ronny Cedeno when he was with the Cubs, as with Jack Wilson of the Pirates. In December, GM J.P. Ricciardi told me that the Blue Jays have virtually no money to spend. With the economy worsening, and the Blue Jays already forced to cut jobs, it is likely that they cannot take on too much extra payroll.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.