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Quick mid-day notes from the AL East

Posted By Chad Jennings On November 8, 2012 @ 2:58 pm In Misc | Comments Disabled

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A few nuggets from elsewhere in the American League East…

The Red Sox are reportedly interested in Tino Martinez [2] to fill their hitting coach vacancy. A source told ESPN Boston that the Red Sox have already had some discussions with Martinez. This would be a good place to insert a joke about Boston also needing Martinez to play first base.

The Rays are believed to be one of the front-runners to land Justin Upton. [3]Of course, they first need Upton’s brother B.J. to decline his qualifying offer. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays don’t have enough money for both Uptons.

• The Blue Jays made a couple of moves today. They acquired reliever Jeremy Jeffress [4] from the Royals, and they signed free agent infielder Maicer Izturis [5]to a three-year deal.


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[2] The Red Sox are reportedly interested in Tino Martinez: http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8606745/boston-red-sox-considering-former-new-york-yankee-tino-martinez-source-says

[3] The Rays are believed to be one of the front-runners to land Justin Upton. : http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/article/assorted_notes_from_the_gms_meetings/12161323?new_post=true

[4] They acquired reliever Jeremy Jeffress: https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/266606578029969408

[5] they signed free agent infielder Maicer Izturis : https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/266600493336371201