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Toronto Blue Jays
AL BEast Notebook – March 20
- Blue Jays were well-represented on the WBC champion Dominican team this month, with Jose Reyes hitting leadoff and Edwin Encarnacion batting cleanup for the team that went a perfect 8-0 in the tournament. They each hit doubles in the first inning to give the DR 2-0 lead in the final game, which would be all they needed. Reyes and Encarnacion were also honored by selection onto the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
- Closer Casey Janssen has been dealing with soreness in his right shoulder but made a step towards being ready for Opening Day with an outing in a Minor League game on Sunday. “We’re going to see how he feels tomorrow; it’s a day-by-day thing,” said pitching coach Pete Walker. “I’m adamant that he’s not going to go unless he’s 100 percent, not 95 percent, not 97 percent.” He will need to make a few Grapefruit League appearances, throw on back-to-back days and feel good afterward to really be ready to pitch when the games matter. There isn’t m...
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@jay_horwitzpr how quickly we forget
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) March 20, 2013
This is why tweeting at seven in the morning is never a good idea. Poor Jay. But hey, they say you don't become a true tweeter until you make a gaffe like this. And to his credit, he responded and apologized on twitter to all those people who mercilessly attacked him for what was nothing...
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