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Blue Jays lineup features some notable omissions in Montreal

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to La belle province for their annual set of exhibition games, however, this year’s contingent features a few notable omissions.

The Blue Jays will host the Milwaukee Brewers on their home and native land in what will be the final two preseason games of the spring. The team released their roster of players who will make the trek to Montreal earlier yesterday.

The entire starting rotation will not make the trip to Montreal while Marcus Stroman tweeted that he was back in Toronto. Stroman not making the trip make sense seeing the hurler is tabbed for the opener on Thursday afternoon.

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, tweeted earlier yesterday that Clayton Richard would be pitching in a minor league contest in his final tuneup before heading north for the new campaign. Richard is scheduled to throw 80 pitches back in Florida on Tuesday.

The likes of Rowdy Tellez and Anthony Alford both surprisingly won’t be joining the team in Montreal for the exhibition games. The Jays opted for Brock Lundquist, Joshua Palacios and Roemon Fields over the talented Alford to round out their seven outfielders.

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The newly signed Daniel Hudson along with Bud Norris and Trent Thornton will also not be a part of the festivities.

Unfortunately, there will be no Vladimir Guerrero Jr. magic this time around as the young slugger is still rehabbing from an earlier oblique injury. Highly touted prospects Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio will attempt to fill the void as both rookies are thankfully Montreal bound.

The first contest will feature Sam Gaviglio toeing the rubber opposite the Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff. The Jays have yet to announce their starter for Game 2 while the Brewers will be countering with Corbin Burnes.

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The new look Jays will close out their spring schedule in Montreal before returning to Toronto to kick off the 2019 season on Thursday afternoon versus the Detroit Tigers.

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