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TSN reports that the Jays have signed catcher-first baseman Jason Phillips to a minor league contract.
At a press conference this evening the Blue Jays finally announced the deal that has been mentioned for several days: Troy Glaus and prospect Sergio Santos join the Jays from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Orlando Hudson and Miguel Batista.
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The Red Sox have acquired top prospect Andy Marte for Edgar Renteria. With the previous acquisition of Mark Loretta, both the Sox infield and their offence has undergone a substantial renovation. Further changes may be in store, but it's a good time to take stock. Thanks to Cristian and Chuck for alerting us to the trade.
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Bauxite gv27 reports that the Jays have completed a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for Lyle Overbay and a PTBNL in exchange for David Bush, Gabe Gross and Zach Jackson.

The team will be holding a press conference any minute now.
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The Blue Jays made it official today announcing at the Winter Meetings that JP Ricciardi has signed an extension through 2010.
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Jeff Blair reports that the Blue Jays signed A.J. Burnett to a 5 year, $55 million contract.
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Jeff Blair reports in today's Globe and Mail that the Jays have signed Reed Johnson to a one year, $1.425 million contract.
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Bill Madden of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Blue Jays have signed LH reliever B.J. Ryan to a five year, $47 million contract.

Originally, Sportsnet published a denial from J.P. Ricciardi that the deal had been done, however they are now confirming the signing, but not the money.
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The Globe And Mail and TSN are both reporting that Batter's Box favourite Josh Towers has signed a two-year deal with the Jays.

It's reportedly a $5.2 million contract in total, with $2.3M due in 2006 and $2.9M in 2007. Hopefully the groundball-inducing Josh will have the same fine defence behind him over the next two years that he enjoyed in his breakout 2005, in which he earned just $358,000 for posting a 120 ERA+ in nearly 210 innings.

Congratulations, Josh!
Shortstop John McDonald was re-acquired by the Jays for cash considerations from the Tigers. McDonald is a capable late inning defensive replacement, and will provide depth in the event of a trade. Thanks to Dave, Hoju and Hugh for letting us know.