Atkinson Plays it All

By on September 19, 2014
JUSTIN ATKINSON (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

JUSTIN ATKINSON (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DUNEDIN, FLA. –Surrey, BC native and Toronto Blue Jays prospect Justin Atkinson is adding another item to his tools of the trade and that as a catcher.  In his four years in the Blue Jays minor league system Atkinson has played all four infield positions and during instructional camp this year he is adding that of catcher.  “It will give him an extra tool,” said Blue Jays minor league catching coordinator Sal Fasano, “He could be the third catcher on a team.”  The Blue Jays instructional squad has workouts scheduled for this week with their first game scheduled for Monday September 22, vs the Phillies at the Mattick Complex.

Max Pentecost (injured left wrist, right hand) appears to have no problems going through catching drills at the Toronto Blue Jays Instructional League camp on September 18, 2014.  Taken 11th overall during this years June Draft Pentecost has been on the mend with the problem of his left wrist since early August. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Max Pentecost (injured left wrist) appears to have no problems going through catching drills at the Toronto Blue Jays Instructional League camp on September 18, 2014. Taken 11th overall during this years June Draft Pentecost has been on the mend with the problem of his left wrist since early August. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

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