Thursday, May 1, 2008
According to an AL executive, the Blue Jays have mild interest in outfielder Brad Wilkerson. A couple Blue Jay outfielders are struggling right now, so it would make sense to bring in the lefty to platoon with Shannon Stewart in left. Wilkerson doesn't have much success at Rogers Centre, but that really doesn't mean anything. He is familiar with playing on turf, which could come handy in the late innings defensive wise.
Wilkerson probably isn't the most ideal candidate to come in, but to get a quick fix, rather than someone like Kenny Lofton, who would need a rehab assignment, Wilkerson is your guy. Prospect Travis Snider is not ready to play everyday in the bigs yet, so bringing in Wilkerson should be able to help this season.