We get the Jays and Phillies, again. This time with a Sportsnet broadcast. Buck, and I’m guessing Joe.
And we get to see Yusei Kikuchi again. And our first look at Raimel Tapia. Teoscar Hernandez is back in the lineup.
|Didi Gregorius - SS||George Springer - CF|
|Jean Segura - 2B||Raimel Tapia - LF|
|Bryce Harper - RF||Vladimir Guerrero - DH|
|Nick Castellanos - LF||Teoscar Hernandez - RF|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Santiago Espinal - SS|
|Rhys Hoskins - DH||Danny Jansen - C|
|Johan Camargo - 1B||Greg Bird - 1B|
|Bryson Stott - 3B||Otto Lopez - 2B|
|Adam Haseley - CF||Gosuke Katoh - 3B|
|Bailey Falter - LHP||Yusei Kikuchi - LHP|
The Jays signed Josh Fuentes to a minor league contract. Fuentes played for the Rockie for the last three seasons, hitting .243/.269/.377 with 12 home runs in 149 games. He’s played first and third with a few innings in the corner outfield spots. He’ll be depth at Buffalo.
And Charlie says that the team could carry 10 pitchers in the bullpen. 10 seems excessive. Heck 8 seems a lot, to me, but then teams are doing that stuff. There will be some short starts early in the season.
With 5 starts, that would leave 13 spots for batters, which makes it tough to carry 3 catchers. But who knows.
And Pete Walker made a statement to the media yesterday, coming short of an apology for his actions, likely for legal reasons, but apologizing to his family, the Jays and the Jays fans.