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Twice delayed, outfielder George Springer getting closer to Blue Jays debut

19 days ago   |   By CBC

Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will play in an intrasquad game Friday, the next step on his return from two strained muscles that have delayed his Toronto debut.
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Blue Jays' George Springer to play intrasquad game Friday

Blue Jays' George Springer to play intrasquad game Friday

19 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Toronto Blue Jays star George Springer will play centre field in an intrasquad game on Friday as the team's marquee off-season signing continues to work his way back from a low-grade quad strain.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters on Thursday that Springer is doing all baseball activities and is “extremely confident and strong” ahead of the instrasquad game.
“Now it's just a matter of recovery and putting him in a position to play nine innings and feel like he can face elite major-league pitching,” Atkins said. “Very encouraged by where he is, he's super excited about...
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Blue Jays open series in Tampa Bay as underdogs on MLB odds

Blue Jays open series in Tampa Bay as underdogs on MLB odds

19 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays will have their first chance to avenge last year's postseason series loss to Tampa Bay on Friday when they open a three-game weekend series with the Rays as consensus +130 road underdogs on the lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto was swept in last fall's two-game Wild Card series, extending the woeful track record against Tampa Bay that the team carries into Friday night's matchup at Tropicana Field.
The Blue Jays were outscored by a wide 11-3 margin in their first postseason appearance since 2016, with each of their ALWS losses coming in Tampa...
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