Toronto Blue Jays: Spring Training Water Cooler Report
A steady stream of Toronto Blue Jays happenings and highlights from the proverbial Spring Training water cooler in Dunedin.
Chatwood To Work Late In Games
Pitcher Tyler Chatwood chatted with the media yesterday and discussing his role for the upcoming season. According to the hurler, he is slated to pitcher in high leverage situations late in games. The 31-year old spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Cubs enjoying success as recent as 2019 where he went 5-3 with 3.76 earned run average in 38 appearances.
Harris Added To The Roster
The team has added pitcher Hobie Harris to their Spring Training roster following the Red Sox reclaiming Joel Payamps off waivers earlier this week. Harris was claimed from the New York Yankees in the Triple-A portion of the 2019 Rule-5 Draft. The 27-year old has made 129 minor league appearances never pitching above Double-A.
As you can see in the below video, the guy throws absolute gas.
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Snider Back With AA
Former Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider reunited with Alex Anthopoulos as he agreed to a minor-league pact with the Atlanta Braves. The deal is reportedly worth 600K, however, Snider is merely Triple-A depth at this stage of his career.
As well, pitcher Shun Yamaguchi landed with the San Francisco Giants after Toronto cut ties with him last week.
Trophy Or Bust
Bo Bichette has his eyes on the prize this season, the shortstop went on the record proclaiming that “If we don’t come home with a trophy that’ll be disappointing.” The budding young Blue Jays are bubbling with confidence following a postseason berth last year.
One thing is for sure, this core is bred to win at any cost and won’t take losing lightly.
Noda Sent To Dodgers
Ryan Noda was shipped to the Dodgers to complete the Ross Stripling trade that was consummated back in August. Initially, Kendall Williams and a player to be named later were sent to Los Angeles for Stripling which now sees Noda as the missing piece.
The Blue Jays first Grapefruit League contest versus the Yankees will be on television as Sportsnet airs the YES broadcast Sunday afternoon.