Adam WellsAugust 2, 2022
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Before the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to upgrade their outfielders.

According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the Blue Jays are interested in Ian Happ because of his ability to play centerfield.

Springer was out of the game on Sunday with an elbow injury. The four-time All-Star told reporters on July 22 that he would have to fight through the year.

Prior to Tuesday's 6 p.m., the expectation is that Willson Contreras will be traded by the Cubs to another team. The deadline is ate time. The players said goodbye to the fans at Wrigley Field before the team left for a road trip that ends on Friday.

Since they are in the early stages of rebuilding their farm system, the Cubs have no reason to keep either player. After this season, he is free to sign a new contract.

It's possible for the team to net a significant return in a trade by virtue of having one more year of control over him before he becomes a free agent.

Springer has not been placed on the injured list, but the Blue Jays could make him their primary designated hitter to relieve some of the burden on his body. He had an exam on his elbow.

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Springer was in the lineup on July 26 after sitting out the first three games. He didn't play in the two games against Detroit over the weekend.

Over the past six years, Happ has been a versatile player for the Cubs. He has started in left field, center field andDH in the past. He has played a number of positions, including first base, second base, and third base.

He is having a good season with the bat. In 99 games with the Cubs, he has a.279 batting average with 36 extra- base hits and 46 runs scored.

The New York Yankees have a 12 game lead in the American League East. The top wild-card spot is theirs to lose, but they have a three-game lead.