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Report: Blue Jays to sign Clay Buchholz

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Blue Jays are expected to sign pitcher Clay Buchholz. Specifics about the contract are not yet known.

Buchholz, 34, spent last year with the Diamondbacks, making 16 highly effective starts with a 2.01 ERA and an 81/22 K/BB ratio over 98 1/3 innings. However, injuries have long been an issue for the right-hander. He missed the last three weeks of the 2018 regular season with a flexor strain. Prior to that, Buchholz dealt with a strained oblique.

The Jays also reportedly signed Bud Norris to a minor league contract on Thursday. While Norris is expected to pitch out of the bullpen, Buchholz will vie for a spot at the back of the Jays’ starting rotation.

Triple-A Game features 33 runs, cycle, four-homer game from Yasmany Tomás

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The Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) and Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) played a wild one on Monday. The game featured 33 runs on 39 hits and 16 walks with 10 homers. Four of those homers were hit by Yasmany Tomás. Matt Szczur hit for the cycle while Kevin Cron knocked in six runs and hit a pair of homers, giving him 21 on the season. Reno won 25-8, by the way.

That’s some baseball they’re using in Triple-A, isn’t it?