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ST. Saints Jersey . PETERSBURG, Florida – The Blue Jays remain hopeful that Jose Reyess and Casey Janssens stints on the disabled list will be brief and with that, roster decisions are looming in the next 10 to 14 days. “Ideally, we wouldnt carry three,” said general manager Alex Anthopoulos of the clubs current catching situation. “Its really game-to-game right now.” Dioner Navarro is locked in as the starting catcher and Josh Thole broke camp as the back-up specifically because of his history and comfort level with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Erik Kratz, a late-camp cut, ended up beginning the season with the Blue Jays as Janssens roster replacement. If all else was equal, it would have been Kratz in Tholes spot. The prevailing opinion during spring training was that Kratz would be the backup because, while not a batting average or on-base percentage hitter, Kratz offers a power threat that Thole doesnt. Kratz hit 18 home runs in 375 at-bats playing behind Carlos Ruiz in Philadelphia over the last two seasons. In a pinch-hit at-bat on opening day, his first at-bat as a Blue Jay, Kratz launched a two-run home run over the centre field fence. Thole hit .175/.256/.242 for a .497 OPS last season. A left-handed bat, his insertion into the line-up on days when Dickey lines up against the divisions top left-handers like David Price, CC Sabathia and Jon Lester, creates a significant hole at the bottom of the order. The back-up catcher likely will have to play more this season – Navarro hasnt appeared in more than 89 games since 2009. One wonders if theres wisdom in tying another roster spot to Dickey, one pitcher who throws a specific pitch. “The thing is Josh has had some offensive success,” said Anthopoulos. “I know he didnt have it last year and the second half of the year with the Mets in 2012 but in the past, if you look at it, hes been a .700 OPS guy, he can draw some walks, low strikeout rate, he can put the ball in play and grind out some at-bats.” Anthopoulos cautions against jumping to conclusions, reminding that rosters can be changed in a heartbeat. The Blue Jays could play an 18-inning game, necessitating the recall of a reliever in support of a tired bullpen; somebody else could get hurt. There are a number of variables, a number of possibilities. “Obviously, Josh was the guy who made the team out of spring,” said Anthopoulos. “That hasnt changed at all and well see as the year goes along.” HAPPS ROLE J.A. Happ threw a light side session on Wednesday as he works his way back from a back problem. Hes eligible to come off the disabled list on April 13 and, at the moment, there isnt a spot for Happ in the starting rotation. Anthopoulos hasnt yet approached Happ about being a reliever. “Well deal with all that,” said Anthopoulos. “Hopefully, like anything, we have five starters that are rolling and theyre winning all their games and we have too many starters. Thatd be a great problem to have. Id sign up for that right now. You deal with those things as they come. Everyday something else can happen, in the next 10 days, two weeks. You cant plan that far ahead.” ANTHOPOULOS ISNT SHOPPING FOR INFIELDER A self-explanatory headline. Anthopoulos isnt looking to swing a deal for a middle infielder to support the club while Reyes is out. “We expect Jose to be back somewhat soon,” said Anthopoulos. Archie Manning Jersey . 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On Saturday, he streaked down the right side and sent Niklas Kronwalls centring pass over Jonathan Berniers left shoulder.I just got pretty good wood on it and it posted in, said Zetterberg, who called his one-shot performance in Wednesdays loss to Boston one of the worst of his career.Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said he was certain the veteran would bounce back.He obviously had a tough game against Boston and he knew it, Babcock said. Hes a good leader and determined player and he dug in.Tonight its harder to have the same energy but he got better as the game went on and so did our team.Detroits Jonas Gustavson made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout while Bernier stopped 31 in his third loss of the season.Tomas Tatar almost ended the game 80 seconds into overtime but his shot past a distracted Bernier nicked the left post and zipped away.The Red Wings were in control for most of Fridays meeting but the Original Six rivals treated a boisterous crowd — there were plenty of blue-and-white jerseys in the stands — to a much more dramatic show in the rematch.Even in defeat, Maple Leafs winger James Van Riemsdyk was pleased with Torontos effort a night after a lacklustre loss at home.I thought we battleed hard, much more than last night, he said. Brandin Cooks Jersey. They made a great play at the end. ... I thought we played a lot smarter with the puck and away from the puck. Played more to our system.Both goalies were sharp throughout regulation but Gustavson faced tougher chances, including Van Riemsdyks breakaway in the first period and a quick series of shots late in the second.Overall the guys did a really good job, Gustavson said. They had some shots, but most were from the outside and I could see the puck and they cleared the rebounds.Toronto had the man advantage five times Saturday but couldnt convert any of those chances. Detroit has killed all 17 penalties its incurred this season.Detroits Gustav Nyquist, whod scored in each of the teams first four games, saw his streak end but not without two great looks at the top of the net. Both shots were high.The Red Wings were without winger Johan Franzen, who left Fridays win with leg spasms after scoring the teams first two goals. Babcock said hed be a game-time decision and Franzen was scratched after warming up.Regular goalie Jimmy Howard, who got the win Friday night, was placed on the 48-hour injured reserve with a sore groin.NOTES: Detroit C Stephen Weiss took Franzens spot in the lineup Saturday night. Hed been a healthy scratch in the teams first four games. ... Toronto RW Brandon Kozun missed the game after suffering a high ankle sprain in Fridays loss. The Maple Leafs did not know the results of his MRI on Saturday. ... The Red Wings recalled G Petr Mrazek from AHL Grand Rapids to back up Gustavson. cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys Ray Ban Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Sale Cheap Michael Kors ' ' '
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