Posts Tagged ‘michael saunders’

Saunders has short stay with Pittsburgh

Thursday in Bradenton Eddie Michels caught up with Michael Saunders, “I’m happy to be here”, said Saunders as he came into take his first BP as a Pittsburgh Pirate, “I can’t complain.”  After being  an All Star with Toronto in 2016 Saunders signed a free agent contract with Philadelphia in 2017 but was released in […]

Saunders a Buc

Outfielder Michael Saunders signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday which includes a non-roster invite to spring training.      “Michael had a very very good year in 2016,” said Pirates GM Neal Huntington, “He is a good hitter, a dangerous left handed hitter and he has an opportunity to come […]

Rays Rock Phils

  Clearwater, Fla. — Blake Snell gets the win Monday as the Rays beat the Phillies 7-2 in Grapefruit League play in Clearwater.  Snell went two innings allowing one run on four hits while walking none and striking out one. Tampa Bay Rays HITTERS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG Dickerson DH […]

Saunders Fitting in Well with Phillies

Clearwater, Fla.—Outfielder Michael Saunders appears to be fitting in well with his third major league team the Philadelphia Phillies.      Signed by the Phillies as a free agent during the off-season Saunders spent Sunday working out at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  He did instead of making the five-mile road trip to Dunedin, home of […]

Phillies Spring Training

HP Clay Buchholz, below,  takes PFP (pitchers fielding practice) on Tuesday at the Phillies Carpenter Complex.  Acquired from the Red Sox during the off season Buchholz was 8-10 with a 4.78 era in 2016 with the Sox.  In 2005 Buchholz was the Red Sox first round pick in the draft.    

Dickey, Saunders, Osuna – Jays Win

RA Dickey (right),  threw three shutout innings as the Blue Jays registered their fifth win of the spring beating the Braves 3-1.  Dickey allowed just one hit and walked one to get the win.  Michael Saunders put the Jays on the board for good in the third with his third homer of the spring, a solo shot […]

Saunders Long Balls Phils 9-6

Above, Michael Saunders’ three run homer in the first put the Toronto Blue Jays up to stay over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 en route to a 9-6 Grapefruit League win on Saturday in Dunedin.  Saunders also added a two run homer in the third and a single in the fifth going 3-3 on the day […]

40th Spring Start gets Tied Up

Dunedin, Fla. — The 2002 All-Star Game and spring training it’s OK to tie.  4-4 Jays and Phillies. RA Dickey got the start and pitched two innings giving up a run on two hits and Dwight Smith Jr. tied it in the bottom of the ninth scoring on a wild pitch. “Right now it’s not at […]

Jays Spring Training: Colabello Balancing Act, Domonic Brown

Spring training is on. Chris Colabello shows some balancing skills on picture day, Dominic Brown, RA Dickey, Jose Bautista, Tulowitzki, Russel Martin, Michael Saunders all ready to go…                

That Dreaded Field One Sprinkler

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Field one at the Mattick Complex appears to be about half way done on Friday December 11, 2015.  The field is the last original field at the complex dating back to the pre 1980’s and was the site last spring where Michael Sunders supposedly stepped on a sprinkler head tearing his left ACL.  The cost […]