Rejoice fellow Toronto Blue Jays fans, baseball is back as the start of the Grapefruit League campaign gets underway today at 1:05 p.m. eastern time.
The Blue Jays will travel to George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida where they will take on the New York Yankees. The game will be available on Sportsnet, however, it will be the YES broadcast so prepare for some Yankee bias.
Marcus Semien will make his Blue Jays debut at second base and bat second but don’t expect to see George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez or Randal Grichuk as the trio will not be making the trip to Tampa.
The game will showcase a number of regulars as Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Danny Jansen all get the start. Rowdy Tellez, Jonathan Davis and Joshua Palacios round out the starting nine.
First lineup of spring for the #BlueJays in Tampa tomorrow.
1. Biggio — 3B
2. Semien — 2B
3. Bichette — SS
4. Gurriel Jr. — LF
5. Guerrero Jr. — 1B
6. Tellez — DH
7. Jansen — C
8. Palacios — RF
9. Davis — CF
Springer, Grichuk, Hernandez are the regular not going.
— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) February 27, 2021
Anthony Kay will toe the rubber to start with T.J. Zeuch, Jacob Waguespack, Bryan Baker and Joey Murray expected to follow. The contest will be just seven innings under the new Spring Training game length guidelines.
Both Baker and Murray are non-roster invitees…