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Blue Jays face new set of questions after trading Sogard to Rays

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29.07.2019

TORONTO – Here we go.

Speculation finally gave way to action Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to send Eric Sogard to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in an intra-divisional trade. Yet even before Sogard left the Blue Jays’ home dugout and started packing his bags for Tampa, a whole new set of questions arose.

Among them: what are the Blue Jays getting back for Sogard? Will Bo Bichette replace him on the big-league roster? If not, why? And who will be the next player the front office trades? By Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, we’ll have conclusive answers to all of those questions.

In the meantime, here’s where things stand after a 10-9 loss to the Rays in which Aaron Sanchez flashed dominant stuff on his way to 10 strikeouts before the Blue Jays blew a seven-run lead.

It wasn’t immediately clear what the Blue Jays would get back for Sogard, as the sides were still finalizing the deal Sunday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the talks.........

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