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Rogers Communications considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays


SportsNet reports that Rogers Communications is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays.

There is no deal imminent, but the sale of the team — as well as other corporate assets — is reportedly being considered in order to create liquidity to allow the company to do other things. There is no suggestion in the article that the possibility of a sale is being driven by anything specific to the Jays, their business or their future. Rogers, Canada’s largest media company, says it still wishes to broadcast Jays games, but notes that it doesn’t need to own the club to hold broadcast rights.

Rogers has owned the Blue Jays since 2000. Before that they were owned by Interbew, a forerunner to brewing giant InBev, from 1995-2000. From the team’s inception in 1976 through 1995 they were owned by the Labatt Brewing Company.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.