"Bickford, we're having discussions, I think it's going to move forward this week," Anthopoulos said. "I'm not saying it's going to get done, but it's starting to move forward. Like anything, it seems like it's the same game plan, same playbook, each year. Wait, wait and wait and finally get going. Hollon, I think we're moving in the right direction, I think we're getting close with him."
• On Wednesday, the Blue Jays announced that they had signed their 20th-round selection, outfielder Chaz Frank.
Frank is a left-handed hitter from the University of North Carolina, and was the 22nd player to be signed by the club from this year's Draft.
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