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Blue Jays: Prospects recap during the first week of Spring

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 28: Toronto Blue Jays players stand in the dugout prior to the game against the New York Yankees during a spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 28, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 28: Toronto Blue Jays players stand in the dugout prior to the game against the New York Yankees during a spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 28, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /
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CLEARWATER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 25: Arquimedes Gamboa #70 of the Philadelphia Phillies tags Josh Palacios #77 of the Toronto Blue Jays as he slides into second base during the spring training game at Spectrum Field on February 25, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 25: Arquimedes Gamboa #70 of the Philadelphia Phillies tags Josh Palacios #77 of the Toronto Blue Jays as he slides into second base during the spring training game at Spectrum Field on February 25, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Quick Hits

Orelvis Martinez – Infielder

His first spring training with the Blue Jays, Orelvis Martinez has one hit in three plate appearances with one strikeout. He has one error on the season when he was a defensive replacement for Bo Bichette at shortstop against the Phillies.

Kevin Smith – Infielder

In his fourth spring training with the Blue Jays, Kevin Smith has been taking some reps at the hot corner this spring and has one hit for a double in three plate appearances with one strikeout.

Austin Martin – Infielder

The Blue Jays first-round pick last season, Austin Martin has three plate appearances with two walks and a stolen base to his name. While playing shortstop, Martin also has two errors on the spring campaign.

Otto Lopez – Infielder

In four games with the Blue Jays, Otto Lopez has five at-bats with no hits, a strikeout and one walk along with one error. Lopez did earn a run when he pinch ran for Marcus Semien in the Blue Jays game against the Yankees.

Miguel Hiraldo – Infielder

Used in two games this spring, Hiraldo only has one plate appearance and it resulted in a walk and then a stolen base.

Leonardo Jimenez – Infielder

In three games this spring, Leonardo Jimenez has one plate appearance which was a force out at second. Jimenez has a throwing error on the spring season while playing shortstop.

Cullen Large – Outfielder

In two games this spring, Cullen Large has one at-bat on record that resulted in a fly out to left field against the Detroit Tigers.

Josh Palacios – Outfielder

In three games, Palacios has six at-bats resulting in two hits (one was a double), one RBI, and one strikeout.

Philip Clarke – Catcher

In two plate appearances this spring, Clarke has two at-bats that both resulted in walks, one of which contributed to an RBI.

Chris Bec – Catcher

A non-roster invite in his first spring training with the Blue Jays, Bec has one at-bat that resulted in a strikeout against the New York Yankees.

Riley Adams – Catcher

Similar to Clarke, Riley Adams has two plate appearances with one walk and one RBI.

Gabriel Moreno – Catcher

In one plate appearance against the Yankees, Moreno hit a line drive out to right field.

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