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Blue Jays are on the hunt for veteran relievers

Francisco Rodriguez AP

Their potential interest in a trade for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon appears to be on hold, at least or now, but the Blue Jays are definitely in the market for veteran bullpen help.

Jon Morosi of reports that they’re “making a strong push” to sign right-hander Ronald Belisario and have been “in contact” with right-handers Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano, and Burke Badenhop.

Toronto’s closer for most of the past three seasons, Casey Janssen, signed a one-year deal with Washington yesterday.

Belisario would likely be a middle relief option given his 5.56 ERA for the White Sox last season and 3.75 career mark, whereas Rodriguez and Soriano would likely be late-inning options and possibly even closers.

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