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The Buffalo Bisons have announced a 50-cent price increase for individual-game tickets for the 2013 season, their first with the Toronto Blue Jays, but will continue to offer discounts for tickets purchased in advance of game day.

Individual special reserved seats (dugout to dugout) will increase to $13 for all games while reserved seats will be $12 for all days except Friday, when they will also be $13. General admission seats will be $10 for adults and $7 for youths and seniors ($11 and $8 on Fridays). All tickets are discounted by $1 when purchased in advance at either the Coca-Cola Field box office or online at Bisons.com.

As in the past, the team is planning numerous ticket packages/promotions during the season that will discount tickets by as much as $4 per seat. Individual tickets go on sale in March.

There will be no increase in season ticket prices, with discounts representing 36 percent off the individual ticket prices. Special reserved season tickets for the 72-game schedule are $530 while reserved seats are $490.

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The Bisons have also unveiled three holiday packs combining tickets and merchandise that are now on sale at Bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD (843-4373). Flex tickets are good for any home game, excluding special events.

All packs include a holiday ornament and two tickets to Opening Day, April 4 against Rochester. Pack 1 ($39) also includes two undated flex tickets and a 25 Seasons DVD. Pack 2 ($59) comes with four undated flex tickets and a logo T-shirt while pack 3 ($79) comes with six undated flex seats and a logo sweatshirt.

Holiday packs can be picked up at the ballpark box office beginning Monday or mailed for a $6 shipping charge. Orders must be made by Dec. 17 to guarantee Christmas shipping. The deadline for box office pickup is Dec. 21 at noon.

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The Blue Jays announced the signing of St. Francis product Jim Negrych to a minor-league deal Tuesday and added three more players on minor-league deals Wednesday: outfielder Ricardo Nanita and pitchers Neil Wagner and Alex Hinshaw. All four received invitations to major-league spring training.

Nanita, 31, is a close friend of Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. He has played at Las Vegas the last two years, batting .306 with a career-high 12 homers and 62 RBIs in 93 games last year.

Hinshaw, 30, began last season with Triple-A Tucson before being promoted for 31 games to San Diego, where he was 1-1 with a 4.50 earned-run average. Wagner, 28, went 4-2 with a 5.46 earned-run average in 46 relief appearances with Sacramento and Tucson.

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