In the bullpen, reliever Casey Janssen fashioned a pair of binoculars out of two paper cups and a roll of tape, and wore them around his neck.
But not everyone was laughing. Blue Jays manager John Farrell called the article "a slap in the face."
When Nationals righthander Steven Strasburg made his first rehab start last week for single-A Hagerstown, Md., more than 60 media members were in attendance.
Dan Uggla singled his first time up on Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to 31, the longest in the majors this season. He tied Rico Carty (who did it in 1970) for second place in franchise history. Tommy Holmes hit in 37 straight for the Boston Braves in 1945.
Colorado signed former Phillies righthander Kevin Millwood, who was released by the Red Sox on Saturday without ever getting to Boston from triple-A Pawtucket.
Millwood, 36, had signed with the Yankees before the season but was sent to triple-A Scranton and requested a release on May 15.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said first baseman Justin Morneau will return Friday after missing than two months following surgery to relieve a pinched nerve in his neck.
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart will have reconstructive surgery on his nonthrowing elbow, damaged while making a tag at second on July 23.
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