We knew they weren't making the team, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see all three of today's cuts in Toronto at some point this season.
Aaron Sanchez had a great spring training. He pitched 12.1 innings, allowed 9 hits, 6 walks with 8 strikeouts and no earned runs. more walks than you'd like to see, but he was pretty terrific.
Dan Johnson was great this spring too, hitting .360/.370/.760, with 3 home runs and 10 RBI in 25 at bats. Too bad he can't play second base.
Kevin Pillar didn't have as much fun. He hit .152/.176/.242 in 33 at bats. He had an outside chance of being the fourth outfielder, but he would have had to hit much better than this.
Other minor bits of news:
Gibbons says organization's plan is to stretch out McGowan in time left in spring training too see if he can handle starting.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) March 22, 2014
Gibby still doesn't sound like his heart is in this idea. I wish he would show some enthusiasm for it.
Gibbons says it will be tough choice between Kratz and Thole as backup catcher. Key is who's better catching Dickey's knuckleball.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) March 22, 2014
I thought Kratz had the job. He's hitting, he's looked ok catching Dickey. Thole has looked....well much the same as he looked last year, with the bat. I'd be disappointed if he was the choice.