Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista spent part of the off-season in Mexico, went to the Dominican Republic for the New Year's holiday and was home in Tampa for the last two weeks to begin training for the 2015 season.
Baltimore's Dan Duquette and Kenny Williams of the Chicago White Sox say they aren't focused on overtures from the Toronto Blue Jays, who appear to be seeking to replace Paul Beeston as team president.
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded Canadian Brett Lawrie for Josh Donaldson. In the trade, Oakland also acquired left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto.
The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Brook Jacoby as hitting coach. Jacoby, 54, was the hitting coach in Cincinnati from 2007-13 and served as minor league hitting co-ordinator in the Texas Rangers system last season.