John Lott of the National Post recaps yesterday’s intersquad affair that featured 13-man batting orders, nine pitchers and only two umpires. Taking part in his first big league camp, Aaron Sanchez allowed the “game’s” only and run and gave up four hard singles while Munenori Kawasaki played part-time bat boy. Spring Training officially kicks off today with the Blue Jays taking on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1pm on MLB Network in Canada.
@Wilnerness590 Did you also report on how many people wore arm sleeves today?
— Brandon Morrow (@2Morrow23) February 24, 2014
Morrow even jokingly put bandages all over his calf in a picture shared by Gregor Chisholm of BlueJays.com.
MLBPA executive director Tony Clark was in Dunedin yesterday and spoke to the media about several issues including home plate collisions, Alex Rodriguez and the state of baseball. Richard Griffin reports at the Toronto Star.
Nikolai Ballevski wonders what happened to the ninja GM Alex Anthopoulos at Breaking Blue.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the Blue Jays are no longer looking for a spring training site in Palm Beach County.
In a pair of pieces, one at the Vancouver Sun and the other at YourVanC’s, Charlie Caskey catches up with Alberta boy and Blue Jays prospect Shane Dawson while also making predictions of the Lansing Lugnuts rotation.