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Gaston thinks Jays could beef up with trade

Gaston thinks Jays could beef up with trade

TORONTO -- If the Blue Jays remain within striking distance of a playoff spot over the course of the next month, manager Cito Gaston believes the club will definitely be open to exploring deals as the July 31 Trade Deadline approaches.

"Without a doubt we'd be talking about adding someone," Gaston said Sunday, "adding people that probably would help us get over the hump. I know that [team president and CEO Paul Beeston] and [general manager Alex Anthopoulos] and certainly the organization is all for that. But, you've got to make sure you add the right people."

Asked what areas he might want to see upgraded, Gaston pointed to his relief corps. Toronto has boasted strong starting pitching and a powerful offense that revolves around home runs, but the club's bullpen has been inconsistent throughout the season.

"You could always be stronger in the bullpen," Gaston said. "Other than that, everything else is pretty good. We've won ballgames the last two games on home runs and that's what you've got. That's what it is. It's not going to change that much."

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