Royals acquire infielder Ryan Jackson from Dodgers

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From the official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers …

Jackson was limited to 11 minor league games in 2014 due to a right wrist injury that ultimately required surgery. The 26-year-old was a fifth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2009 and played 20 games for St. Louis between 2012-2013. He has a good glove and will act as solid organizational infield depth for the Royals.

Blue Jays sign Marc Rzepczynski to minor league deal

Marc Rzepczynski
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The Blue Jays announced on Monday the signing of lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. “Scrabble,” as he’s affectionately known, spent the first two and a half years of his career with the Blue Jays in 2009-11.

Rzepczynski, 34, hasn’t appeared in the majors since July 2018. He struggled across 44 2/3 innings with the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate, last year. He posted a 5.04 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 28 walks.

While lefty relievers are always high in demand, it seems likely that Rzepczynski will begin the regular season in the minors and serve as organizational depth for the Blue Jays.