Posts Tagged ‘Mattick Complex’

Darrell Ceciliani takes BP

Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani (left shoulder) takes batting practice at the Mattick Complex in Dunedin.  Ceciliani, an outfielder, was one of the last cuts by the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of spring training.  

Toronto Dirt-Jays

With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing a regulation dirt infield being installed at the Rogers Centre in Toronto the new regulation dirt half field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium nears completion.  Formally an artificial surface but was changed this past fall after an incident during spring training 2015 that saw Marcus Stroman injure his left knee causing him […]

The Runners Go!

(Above) Getting two RBI is fairly easy with a single when the runners are off on the pitch except the way Sarasota native Tim Schalch did in the MSBL on Friday at the Mattick Complex.  Playing along Billy Colome at short Schalch got an infield hit in the hole to short that scored two runs for the Brandon Bombers […]

Schugel Cuts

Former Twins minor leaguer Jeff Schugel still is getting in his cuts at the plate at the MSBL Fall Classic at the Mattick Complex in Dunedin.  Playing in the 52+ division for the Blues Schugel during his senior off season is a scout for the Cincinnati Reds.  His son AJ is a pitcher for the […]

Fixing Field One

The Toronto Blue Jays are taking no chances for the 2016 spring training as they are spending six figures to completely redo Field One at the team’s Mattick Complex.  The field is an original at the complex dating back to the early 1970’s.  It is better known now as the field that a sprinkler head supposedly caused […]

JAYS OUT: No More Insurance Needed

On Thursday, two of the three Toronto Blue Jay insurance policy’s Jeff Francis (L) and Drew Hutchinson wait in the bullpen at the Mattick Complex.  These two along with Bo Schultz pitching in an inter squad game between Blue Jay prospects during their last day of instructional camp.  The three pitchers continued to workout at the Mattick […]

Godzilla at Mattick

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui is shown taking in the Yankee vs Blue Jays instructional game on Friday at the Mattick Complex.  Matsui is a guest coach with the Yankees after playing 10 seasons in the majors for the Yankees, Angels, A’s and Rays.  He hit .282 with 175 homers, 760 RBI and made the All […]

What a Sprinkler Head can Do

The Toronto Blue Jays are finally redoing field one at their Mattick Complex in Dunedin, the field where  supposedly a sprinkler head caused damage to outfielder Michael Saunders left knee.  The hole pictured is where the supposed culprit of a sprinkler head had been for about 30-plus years causing no reported injuries to anyone except Saunders.  It’s understood […]

Road to Show goes through Lansing

Sporting his new knee brace Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman threw his last bullpen session at the Mattick Complex before starting his rehab assignment with Class-A Lansing on Wednesday.      “I feel great and I am ready to pitch,” said Stroman, “I’m on my five day now so it was my normal bullpen.  I’ll have […]

Joba and Vlady Jr.

  Former Yankees and Tigers hurler Joba Chamberlain is getting a look see by the Toronto Blue Jays at their Mattick minor league complex.  “He looks good,” said Toronto’s minor league pitching coordinator Rick Langford, “He’s straight down the middle and is locating all his pitches.”  As to how long he will be at the […]