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Who’s still out there?

The Blue Jays have already made their big free-agent splash of the off-season, adding Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year deal. But there’s still a month-and-a-half left until the beginning of spring training and plenty of names left on the open market. Are there any fits that make sense?

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Richard Urena designated for assignment

With the Blue Jays influx of free agents from before Christmas being made official, there was some roster shuffling to be done in order to fit the newcomers into the 40-man roster. With Travis Shaw officially becoming a Blue Jay, Richard Urena was the odd-man-out.

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Justin Smoak out, Travis Shaw in

A couple of days ago, it was announced that Justin Smoak had inked a contract to join the Milwaukee Brewers. Today, the Blue Jays found his replacement, interestingly enough, with a former Brewer in Travis Shaw. So I guess you can sorta view this as a Smoak for Shaw swap.

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Don’t help the Yankees

It was reported on Tuesday that the New York Yankees are “actively” trying to trade away J.A. Happ and the $17 million in salary he’s owed next season.