(43-45, 10 games back, AL East)
So much for the Jays getting back into contention after their 11-game winning streak. They’ve since lost nine of 14, and as FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi recently pointed out, it might be time for them to point toward 2014.
Still, while the Jays are in last place in the East, they’re a mere 5½ games back in the race for the second wild card. What’s more, they can make up ground this week when they visit two teams ahead of them in the wild-card standings, the Indians and Orioles.
Another reason the Jays won’t give up: Both right-hander Brandon Morrow and lefty J.A. Happ are expected back in August. The club will monitor their recoveries and also monitor Garza and the other starters available via trade.
Depending upon where everything stands, the Jays could be active in the final days before July 31. — Ken Rosenthal
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