The last game of Spring Training proper today sees the Blue Jays make the fairly long trip to Fort Myers for a tilt with the Boston Red Sox. With the roster all but confirmed there isn't a lot left to play for so this game likely won't be the sexiest affair in the world. That being said, the Blue Jays are fielding what is nearly a fully strength roster aside from maybe the DH position.
The game will be televised on MLB.TV through NESN and will be the final chance to watch the Blue Jays in Grapefruit League action before the trek north to Montreal tomorrow in preparation for their Friday and Saturday games on the concrete field of Olympic Stadium.
Drew Hutchison will be making his final spring start to line him up for his Opening Day start on Monday with the standard five days rest. He'll get a look at a fairly strong lineup for the Red Sox which should be good preparation for the regular season.
In minor roster news, Ramon Santiago will be re-signing with the Blue Jays after being cut recently. If you'll recall, he broke his collarbone a little while back and will now rehab under the team's care and likely make his way to Buffalo in a few months. He was on fire this March and almost played his way into the infielder competition before suffering the brutal injury.
Ramon Santiago will sign back w/ jays. Off to hot start (5 for 12) before suffering broken collarbone @Enrique_Rojas1 on it— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 1, 2015
Liam Hendriks also has no idea if he's on this team:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just spoke to Liam Hendriks. He still hasn't heard yet if he's made the team. This could drag on until Montreal. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a></p>— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) <a href="https://twitter.com/SNBarryDavis/status/583286027726405632">April 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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|BLUE JAYS||RED SOX|
|Reyes. SS||Betts, CF|
|Martin, C||Victorino, RF|
|Bautista, RF||Ortiz, DH|
|Encarnacion, 1B||Ramirez, LF|
|Donaldson, 3B||Craig, 1B|
|Navarro, DH||Holt, SS|
|Pompey, CF||Weeks, 3B|
|Pillar, LF||Bianchi, 2B|
|Travis, 2B||Quintero, C|
|Hutchison, RHP||Wright, RHP|
Unlike the Blue Jays, the Red Sox will stay in Fort Myers and play three more lazy games against the Twins before finally heading north for their Opening Day game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday.
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