Jays Sign David Eckstein

UPDATE, 12-13-07 at 10:56am: Rosenthal says it’s a one-year, $4.5MM deal.  Who can complain about that?

FROM 12-13-07 at 8:30am:

This one’s from out in left field – Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are close to signing David Eckstein.  Rosenthal expects the signing to push newly inked defensive specialist John McDonald to a backup role.

Perhaps the Jays can go for some kind of offense/defense platoon.  If a groundballer like Jesse Litsch or Jeremy Accardo happens to be on the mound, the Jays could opt for defense.

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