WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 18: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros looks on during a team workout at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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The long awaited Toronto Blue Jays debut of George Springer is quickly approaching according to skipper Charlie Montoyo.
Following yesterday’s first Grapefruit League win of the spring, the manager informed the media that Springer would occupy the designated hitter spot on Tuesday when the Blue Jays host the Philadelphia Phillies in Dunedin.
The outfielder did not make the trip to Tampa on Sunday when the team opened up their spring training schedule versus the Yankees and will not play today when the Jays take on the Pirates. The brain trust have not yet indicated when Springer will get his first spring reps in at centerfield.
George Springer gets his first game action of the spring Tuesday as the DH, says #BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo.
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Springer inked a massive offseason deal with the Jays signing a 6-year/ $150 million dollar deal to solidify their outfield. The 31-year old will be expected to do the majority of the heavy lifting on both sides of the diamond.
Springer hit .265/.359/.540 with 14 round trippers in 51 games last season and sports a…