Kratz to catch Dickey in Blue Jays second spring training game


Feb 21, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43), center, walks with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Erik Kratz (31) as the Blue Jays work out at the Bobby Mattick Training Center. Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

As the Toronto Blue Jays get ready for their second game of spring training earlier this morning we learned that the Jays will be sending out newly acquired catcher Erik Kratz to catch R.A. Dickey‘s knuckleball. We’ve been hearing all camp that the Jays are high on Kratz and at this point if he is able to catch Dickey’s dancing pitch the backup catcher’s job appears to be his to lose.

Here is what the Blue Jays lineup will look like today against lefty starter Cliff Lee:

And for our Canadian readers, the Blue Jays also posted a picture of their televised spring training schedule on Twitter. Today’s game will be on Sportsnet One at 1:05PM.

Now if only it felt like spring here in Toronto… brr!