Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/12
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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday approved the big trade of last week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio from Miami to Toronto in exchange for Adeiny Hechavarria, Yunel Escobar,Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, and Anthony Desclafani. There had been some speculation Selig might reject the deal because the Marlins were giving away so many proven players to get prospects in return. In his statement announcing his approval, Selig noted, among other things, that he enlisted the aid of veteran baseball officials to determine whether the trade was plausible. He added, "It is, of course, up to the clubs involved to make the case to their respective fans that this transaction makes sense and enhances the competitive position of each, now or in the future."
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