Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and I talked about the A-Rod business on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” show this morning, touching on the overblown nature of the response and whether or not the penalties for PED users should be tougher:
Sadly, the part where Ken Rosenthal came out while I was talking and hit me with a folding chair was cut off.
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.