The Halladay deadline approacheth!

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Rememeber how J.C. Ricciardi made a point of telling everyone that the
Jays won’t listen to Roy Halladay offers all the way up to the
deadline? Yeah, not so much:

While the official non-waiver trading deadline is 4 p.m. ET Friday,
the official Halladay trading deadline is Tuesday evening, according to
Ricciardi, though not a single GM in the game seems to believe he’ll
hold to that. Apparently we’ll go at least into that final day, as
Ricciardi had not approached Halladay about waiving his no-trade rights
as of Monday evening.

I still don’t think he’s going anywhere, but on the off chance he does, it’ ain’t happening today.

Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.