Blue Jays considering Alberto Callaspo at second base

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays are considering Alberto Callaspo at second base. They view him as a buy-low bounce-back candidate.

The switch-hitting Callaspo, 31, can play everywhere in the infield as well as both corner outfield spots. This past season with the Athletics, he hit a lackluster .223/.290/.290. However, he has shown the ability to hit at about the league average or better previously in his career and moving from the spacious O.co Coliseum to the Rogers Centre could help his numbers.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.