Molina files, Machi signs, Bastian out

Bengie Molina filed for free agency today, making him the fifth and final of Toronto’s major free agents to send in their paperwork. There’s an outside chance that the Jays would bring him back, but I don’t see it happening. If either Molina or Zaun are back in ’07, it seems more likely that it’ll be Zaun.

Toronto also signed pitcher Jean Machi to a major league contract. I hadn’t heard much about Machi before today, but his numbers look pretty impressive in Double-A last year. His signing a major league contract rather than a minor league contract means he’ll likely be in the running for a bullpen spot in 2007.

In other news: I’m heading on vacation tomorrow morning. My wife and I are leaving on a jet plane and will be back in the GTA in a week. Until then…

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