In recent days, the Blue Jays have expressed geniune interest in Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. While the Blue Jays aren’t buyers in the traditional sense, they are looking at ways of addressing needs for 2013 and beyond.
Kendrick, 30, will earn the prorated portion of $8.75MM in 2013, $9.35MM in 2014, and $9.5MM in 2015 before hitting free agency. This season, Kendrick is hitting .301/.344/.446 with eleven homers and is looking stronger than he did in 2012.
Source: MLB Trade Rumors