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AL East: Blue Jays sign J.P. Howell

Check out what’s going on in the American League East.

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The Blue Jays have signed lefty reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract. The 33-year old comes to Toronto after four years in Los Angeles. That’s a giant gaping hole that Toronto has now filled, so take that Brett Cecil.

Here’s what else is going on in the American League East:

  • Real talks: Colby Rasmus’s ear injury last season was absolutely insane.
  • Toronto sign pitcher Lucas Harell to a minor league deal. Quick, everyone act quietly shocked.
  • Who will be the hero that rises for the Orioles this upcoming season?
  • The Red Sox and Fernando Abad will be heading to arbitration hearings.
  • The Yankees announce 23 non-roster invitees for spring training.
  • The Rays have four players on MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list.
  • The Blue Jays are in talks with the White Sox about a potential David Robertson deal. The ransom for such a king? A boat load of prospects.
  • Earlier in the winter, the Orioles offered Zach Britton a multi-year deal. And by multi-year”, they mean two years.
  • Red Sox prospect Rafael Devers is ready for the major league spotlight.
  • The Yankees have a solid farm system, minus one Achilles heel: catching prospects.
  • Can we please have a revitalization of of the original Rays jerseys.
  • Chris Davis is healthy now, so the American League East just got that much more intense.
  • Will the real Drew Pomeranz please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.
  • Should Yankee fans be concerned about the wall Gary Sanchez hit last September?