The Jays are in Texas to take on the Rangers in front of an at full capacity, barbecue resembling, brand new stadium. The Rangers will be Odor-less as Rougned Odor didn’t make the team out of Spring Training.
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Alright, let’s play ball!
We have one positive injury update:
George Springer is “doing really well,” per Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo.— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) April 5, 2021
Next step in Springer's recovery from an oblique strain is taking live batting practice on Tuesday. He's eligible to come off IL on Thursday.
Here are today’s lineups. Jonathan Davis gets a start in center, Gurriel gets a day off, and Rowdy will play first base.
|Marcus Semien - 2B||Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS|
|Cavan Biggio - 3B||David Dahl - LF|
|Bo Bichette - SS||Joey Gallo - RF|
|Teoscar Hernandez - LF||Nick Solak - 2B|
|Vladimir Guerrero - DH||Nate Lowe - 1B|
|Rowdy Tellez - 1B||Jose Trevino - C|
|Randal Grichuk - RF||Brock Holt - DH|
|Danny Jansen - C||Eli White - CF|
|Jonathan Davis - CF||Charlie Culberson - 3B|
|Steven Matz - LHP||Mike Foltynewicz - RHP|
GO JAYS GO!
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