Blue Jays reportedly had scouts at Cubs-Brewers game

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 21: Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff #53 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 21, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 21: Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff #53 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 21, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays were “among the teams with a scout” at Friday night’s Cubs-Brewers game, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com

According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Blue Jays were “among the teams with a scout at Miller Park [Friday] for [the] Cubs-Brewers [game]”.

While it is unclear exactly which players the Blue Jays might’ve been scouting for either team, the team was likely looking for Brewers players to gain in a potential Ken Giles or Marcus Stroman swap.

As for the streaky Cubs, Jon Morosi recently connected the Chicago to Blue Jays infielder Eric Sogard.

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Though there haven’t been any specific names mentioned in any Sogard-Cubs talks, the Blue Jays definitely could be scouting the Cubs roster for potential returns.

The Brewers, now 55-50, currently sit two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League Central division lead, while the Cubs sit between the two teams at 55-48, a game ahead of Milwaukee and a game behind the Cards.

Recently, the Brewers announced that Brandon Woodruff would be hitting the injured list, while Jhoulys Chacín was also placed on the 10-day IL soon after.

Additionally, Gio Gonzalez left his start on Friday with what is now being described as “shoulder tightness“.

Next. Blue Jays: San Francisco Giants “have inquired” about Sogard. dark

At this point, the Brewers will likely need some sort of pitching reinforcements ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, with the Blue Jays perhaps one of the most likely sources for those types of reinforcements. More to come.

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