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Toronto upgraded its pitching staff Friday, signing Gavin Floyd to add another arm to its starting rotation.
While details of the deal are not yet known, Floyd will be joining a team in need of some pitching help. The Blue Jays, who have Marcus Stroman, Marco Estrada, R.A. Dickey,J.A. Happ, Jesse Chavez, Drew Hutchison, and Aaron Sanchez all presumably competing for starting spots, have an abundance of options but not necessarily great ones.
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Conor Gillaspie is joining the Giants on a minor league deal:
#Giants sign 3B Conor Gillaspie to minor league deal. San Fran originally drafted him in supp first round in 2008.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) February 6, 2016
Juan Uribe is open to serving in various capacities in 2016:
Juan Uribe said to be willing to discuss salaries at 2 different scales--one price to be a utility player,or a higher price to be a regular.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 5, 2016
Arizona has expressed interest in free agent reliever Tyler Clippard:
The #Dbacks, who badly want another back-end reliever, have identified Tyler Clippard as the one atop their wish list— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 5, 2016
Baltimore avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton:
Britton, orioles settle at $6.75M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 5, 2016
Clippard is also an option for the Rays:
Add #Rays to list of teams considering RH Tyler Clippard as a late bullpen add. Can offer benefits of pitching at home, Florida tax break— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 5, 2016
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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 2008, the Pirates signed Freddie Sanchez to two-year, $11 million deal.