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MLB Spring Training Update: Dotel Out, Francisco Hurt, Rauch In

MLB Spring Training Update: Dotel Out, Francisco Hurt, Rauch In

As I expected, Octavio Dotel will not be competing for the closer job in Toronto.  Instead, he’ll likely be the setup man or 7th inning reliever.  Not only has he been lit up this spring to a tune of a 15.00 ERA, but he is also suffering from a sore right hamstring. The leading candidate for the job, Frank Francisco has been sidelined for over a week with tightness in his right pectoral muscle. He … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Octavio Dotel, Toronto Blue Jays

Jon Rauch Signs With The Blue Jays

Jon Rauch Signs With The Blue Jays

Reliever and part-time closer Jon Rauch signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Rauch gets a $3.5 million salary this year, and the Blue Jays have a $3.75 million club option for 2012 with a $250,000 buyout. Rauch joins a already stacked Blue Jays bullpen that includes Jason Frasor, Casey Janssen, SHawn Camp, Jesse Carlson, and Octavio “Don’t Tell Me” Dotel. Dotel will be the closer to start spring training and likely the season, but his age, injury … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jon Rauch, Octavio Dotel, Toronto Blue Jays