Derrek Lee still wants to play in the “right opportunity”

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Derrek Lee is one of the bigger name free agents not to find a job this offseason, but the 36-year-old first baseman is not ready to retire.

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Lee hasn’t called it quits and is “still open to the right opportunity.”

Last offseason Lee signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal with the Orioles and was later traded to the Pirates. He was a shell of his former self, but .267 with 19 homers and a .771 OPS in 113 games is still reasonable production.

It’ll be interesting to see if he’s willing to accept a minor-league contract as Opening Day nears, because he might need an injury to a starting first baseman to snag a big-league deal.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.