The rumblings have become something more – Jeff Blair says the Blue Jays are "zeroed in on signing" outfielder Brad Wilkerson. The Jays had been mulling Jason Michaels previously, but he went to the Pirates.
The Jays are looking for someone who can hit southpaws. Wilkerson, a left-handed hitter, handled ’em in ’07 and ’05, flailed against them in ’06. The Mariners designated him after 68 plate appearances of a .232/.348/.304 line.