ZAUN RETURNS TO JAYS
In the end Blue Jays catcher Greg Zaun, who represented himself in contract talks with Jays GM J.P. Ricchardi couldn’t leave the only team that has provided him the opportunity to play on an everyday basis. Zaun decided Tuesday to resign with Toronto for two years at 7.5 million with an option for 2009. With only Jason Phillips on the roster and Curtis Thigpen at least a year away, the Zaun signing was a must for the catching strapped organization. At 36 years old it’s not a given that Zaun can catch 120 games and a quality back-up still needs to be found. Look for Toronto to continue to shop for catching help that will tutor Thigpen in Syracuse and provide an emergency back-up at the major league level.