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Bichette Singles with RBI

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Toronto Blue Jays second rounder Bo Bichette singles to right and drives in a run but the Blue Jays GCL team lost to the Tigers West squad 7-4 on Saturday in Lakeland,  

Pinero goes Yard First Time

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  LAKELAND, Fla.–Toronto resident and Detroit Tigers ninth round pick in this June’s draft Daniel Pinero hit his first professional home run on Saturday against the Blue Jays Gulf Coast League squad.      Playing for the Tigers West squad Pinero connected to left off RHP Brayden Bouchey on an 0-2 offering with two aboard.      […]

Campbell & Green lead Threshers

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Clearwater Threshers left fielder Derek Campbell went 3-for-3, including his second homer of the season, and scored four runs to lead his team to an 11-4 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers Wednesday afternoon at Bright House Field in Clearwater. First baseman Zach Green smacked his eighth homer and plated four RBIs, while center fielder […]

Stumpf and Bichette

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Phillies reliever Daniel Stumpf pitches in a GCL preseason game on Tuesday.  On a suspension for drug use Stumpf could start his way back to the majors as soon as a week from Thursday with Class-A Clearwater.  Photo by Eddie Michels  

Bouchey hurls two shutout Innings

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Canadian Brayden Bouchey of White Rock, BC tossed two shutout innings in a Gulf Coast League pre season game on Tuesday against the Phillies.  Drafted in the 33 rd round by the Blue Jays Bouchey walked one and struck out one throwing 29-pitches. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)      

Colabello Singles, Doubles, Homers

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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder/first baseman Chris Colabello missed hitting for the cycle by a triple on Monday during a Gulf Coast League preseason game.  Colabello on a questionable 80-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs only batted three time during the game.

Cecil throws 24

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Lefty Brett Cecil (left lat) threw 24-pitches in a shortened inning on Saturday against recent Jays draft picks.  With a 90-91 MPH fastball and a 82-83 MPH breaking ball Cecil said afterwards, “I feel good.”  It’s not known when Cecil will pitch next. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Franklin Morales InterSquad Action

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  Franklin Morales (left) threw one inning during an inter squad game on Saturday facing mostly recent Jays draft picks.  Morales allowed one unearned run on one hit while striking out two.  It isn’t known yet when he will pitch again.

Wing Fest Monday!

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The annual tradition of Wing Fest returns to Bright House Field on Monday, June 20. Part of Feeding Frenzy, Wing Fest brings a dozen local restaurants to the ballpark for a competition decided by the fans. Participants in Feeding Frenzy may try the hot wing samples and vote for their favorites in two categories, with […]

“Green”Day at Bright House

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Clearwater Threshers first baseman Zach Green had three hits, including his seventh homer, and plated three RBIs, but it wasn’t enough as Clearwater dropped a 9-7 decision to the Bradenton Marauders Wednesday afternoon at Bright House Field. Threshers starting pitcher Shane Watson was pounded for five earned runs and 11 hits over three innings in […]