Spring Training Rolls On

Thursday, March 07 2024 @ 03:19 PM EST

Contributed by: Gerry

Time for a new spring training thread. A spring training that is about to get biz-zay. The Jays play 13 games in the next 11 days. There are split squad games on the next two Sundays.

The next 11 days will take us to March 17. After an off day on the 18th the Jays will have eight spring training games before the season starts in Tampa.

The objective for the next 11 days is to get everyone healthy and ready to really bear down in the final week.

That plan has hit a few speed bumps. Alek Manoah continues to be shut down with a sore shoulder. Kevin Gausman had a sore shoulder too and the Jays are hopeful he can throw off a mound on Monday next. Ricky Tiedemann will start on Saturday. Bowden Francis, Mitch White and Paolo Espino will each be auditioning over the next week.

In other news the Ernie Clement vs. Santiago Espinal contest is heating up with Jeff Blair reporting that several teams will select Clement if he goes on waivers.

There is baseball tonight, Thursday, on Sportsnet at 6pm.