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Blue Jays to play Reds in Olympic Stadium on April 3 and 4

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Since a report from Montreal's 98.5 FM's Jeremy Filosa way back in mid-August that the Blue Jays were playing two spring training exhibition games at Olympic Stadium, there have been multiple confirmations by both Toronto (Shi Davidi) and national (Jon Morosi) reporters. Now we have a semi-official confirmation of the event: the two games now appear on both the Blue Jays' and the Reds' April schedules, as noticed by the eagle-eyed Rob Silver:

As of time of writing, event details have not been made available on the evenko website. According to a story from Le Journal de Montréal, Paul Beeston and Alex Anthopoulos will be at the Bell Centre next Tuesday to announce it for the media. (Aside: by then the Blue Jays would have made their decisions on the contract options of Brandon Morrow, Adam Lind, Dustin McGowan, and J.A. Happ, so expect them to be asked about those.)

The great Tony Perez, who played three seasons in Montreal in addition to his 16 in Cincinnati, has confirmed that he will be attending the series.

Like earlier in 2014, two games will be played: a 7:07 pm evening game on Friday, April 3 and a 1:07 matinee on Saturday, April 4. We are just 154 days and 2 hours away from baseball's return to Canada.

Unlike some other teams in the league, the rest of the Blue Jays' spring training schedule has not been officially released. But looking at the team schedules that have been released we can pull out at least a handful of Grapefruit League games:

  • Mar 5: TOR @ BAL (night)
  • Mar 6: BAL @ TOR
  • Mar 7: TOR @ PHI
  • Mar 11: TOR @ BAL
  • Mar 13: BAL @ TOR
  • Mar 14: NYY @ TOR
  • Mar 15: TOR @ ATL
  • Mar 17: TOR @ NYY (night)
  • Mar 21: TOR @ PHI
  • Mar 25: TOR @ BAL
  • Mar 26: PHI @ TOR
  • Mar 27: DET @ TOR
  • Mar 29: BAL @ TOR
  • Mar 30: PHI @ TOR