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Toronto Blue Jays: The familiar faces in the NL East

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TORONTO - APRIL 12: A view of Rogers Centre and the CN Tower as fans enter for the match between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre April 12, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 12: A view of Rogers Centre and the CN Tower as fans enter for the match between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre April 12, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 15: Wilmer Difo #1 of the Washington Nationals turns a double play in the third inning during MLB game action as Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base at Rogers Centre on June 15, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JUNE 15: Wilmer Difo #1 of the Washington Nationals turns a double play in the third inning during MLB game action as Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base at Rogers Centre on June 15, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Washington Nationals

Days before the 2019 season, the Jays signed Daniel Hudson to bolster their bullpen, and he was flipped to the Nationals at the deadline for minor league pitcher Kyle Johnston. Hudson pitched the final out in game seven of the World Series and was re-signed to a two-year deal in Washington.

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This player may not come to mind, but Yan Gomes was a member of the Blue Jays in 2012. When he made his major league debut, he was the first Brazilian player to reach the major leagues. He was traded to Cleveland along with Mike Aviles after the 2012 season, which netted the Blue Jays relief pitcher Esmil Rogers. He was acquired by the Nationals from Cleveland prior to the 2019 season and they re-signed him to a two-year deal this past offseason.

Eric Thames was on the Blue Jays for the 2011 season and parts of 2012. He then played for the Mariners before going overseas to play in Korea. As he resurrected his career overseas, he returned to the big leagues with the Brewers in 2017 and burst onto the scene playing video-game-like baseball until he cooled down considerably. The Nationals signed him to a contract in the offseason.

While he only played in the AL East for two seasons in 2016 and 2017 as a member of the Yankees, until he was shipped to the Marlins as part of the trade for Stanton, Starlin Castro is also now on the Nationals as they signed him to a two-year deal a couple of months ago.

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Did we miss anyone? Do you miss any of these guys, or are you looking forward to seeing them again in 2020? Let us know in the comments section below.

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