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Tuesday Bantering: No Springer Tonight

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The Kansas City Monarchs, a team in the Independent American Association announced that the Blue Jays have purchased Christian Colon from their team. Colon was a first-round draft pick in 2010 by the Royals.

He’s played parts of 6 seasons in the majors, hitting .249/.312/.310 in 161 games, playing mostly short and second. He’ll be depth for the Bisons when the Triple-A season starts. He turns 32 in May. He was #51 on Baseball America’s top 100 prospects list before the 2011 season.

This isn’t the news I was wanting to see.

I’d guess this means he won’t be activated until Friday at the earliest.

There is a story in the New York Times on Vladimir Guerrero’s weight loss.

They talked to his grandma about his eating habits.

Away from the gym, Guerrero became more disciplined — and the people around him helped. He increased his water intake. He stopped snacking after dinner. No more alcohol, fried food or sugar. He slashed his portion sizes, something Alvino said she had to get used to. She said a longtime family friend who also cooks has also kept an eye on the portions.

Alvino said she made Guerrero a cucumber-green apple-celery juice before the morning workouts and a papaya-oatmeal-cinnamon shake in the evenings. Lunch was the biggest meal of the day. Although Guerrero never ate a lot of rice, Alvino said, she started using a smaller spoon to serve him. He still got a normal amount of her stewed beans, his favorite, and meat or fish.

“If he finishes fast, I say, ‘Are you still hungry?’” she said. “He says, ‘No, abuela, I’m OK.’”

Guerrero still takes Alvino’s traditional Dominican meals to the stadium to share. If he is hungry after night games, she makes him a small meal of grilled chicken or fish and vegetables. (And if she makes mangú, a dish of mashed boiled plantains, she said, she uses water and milk but not butter.)