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Ken Griffey Jr has just become the sixth man in major league history to hit 600 career homers.
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If you haven't been paying attention for the last three hours, well, uh, a lot of things are different.
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John Smoltz will undergo season-ending surgery next week.  He's 41 years old, and we may have seen the last of him.
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Boston behemoth Manny Ramirez -- that's "Man-Ram" to mortals like you and me -- hit his 500th home run today, becoming the 24th major leaguer to get to that milestone. You know what?

Yawwwwn.


Okay, that's an exaggeration. But seriously ...
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Hey, the guy beat cancer. Anyone surprised Jon Lester can no-hit a big league ballclub?
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This is why outfielders are often encouraged not to dive after fly balls.

Vernon Wells will be out for 6-8 weeks with a broken wrist, and Jeremy Accardo joins him on the DL with "a right forearm strain." Joe Inglett is back, again, along with.. Armando Benitez?
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The Blue Jays are looking at some more bats, adding Kevin Mench and Brad Wilkerson to the lineup. Mench was obtained from Texas for "cash considerations." Wilkerson was signed off the scrap heap. Joe Inglett has been optioned back to Syracuse.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Gustavo Chacin and Sergio Santos have been designated for assignment. After they clear waivers, which seems probable, they can be outrighted to Syracuse.

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The Canadian Press is reporting that Adam Lind has received the call up and will be starting in left field and batting eight for the Blue Jays today. Thanks to many for bringing up rumours. Jeff Blair's take is here. Joe Inglett is the man getting sent down.

Lind was hitting .365/.423/.587 in AAA, with 3 home runs, 6 walks and 10 strikeouts through 69 PAs.

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I didn't realize Banks was available, but apparently the Jays had to make room for Shawn Camp, and Banks was subsequently claimed by the Padres.

Apparently Banks was less valuable to the Jays than Tracey Thorpe, Jean Machi, Russ Adams, and Sergio Santos. Not to mention Gus Chacin, Bill Murphy, and Buck Coats.

Brilliant.
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TSN is reporting that the Blue Jays have released DH Frank Thomas.
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