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The language of baseball is enough for Richard Urena

Posted: Mar 15 2015 | 9:18 pm
Dunedin, Fla, — Blue Jays shortstop prospect Richard Urena is fluent in baseball. Still, Urena admits that even after two years of minor league baseball with the Blue Jays organization he still struggles with the English language. He stands firm that he is capable of soaking up the best of his experiences in North American […]


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Blue Jays’ Matt Morgan makes jump to the pros

Matt Morgan works on a receiving drill at the Bobby Mattick Training Complex

Posted: Mar 15 2015 | 9:08 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. – Matt Morgan knew out of high school that the pros would be his next stop. The Blue Jays drafted Morgan in the fourth round of the Rule 4 Draft last year, making him the highest drafted catcher out of the state of Alabama since Lee Evans in 1996.


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Worried about his friend´s life

Adonys Cardona training at the minors-league spring traning 2015

Posted: Mar 12 2015 | 11:46 pm
Tampa, Fla— Víctor Sánchez´s near-death accident gave Blue Jays prospect Adonys Cardona a different perspective towards his future. The Seattle Mariners’ prospect, Sánchez, suffered a skull fracture after he was struck in the head by a boat propeller while he was swimming at Playa Medina, a popular beach in Carúpano, Venezuela. Cardona and Sánchez grew […]


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Blue Jays prospect Cole balances faith and baseball

Taylor Cole at Blue Jays camp in Dunedin, Fla practising his fielding.

Posted: Mar 12 2015 | 8:04 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. – Toronto Blue Jays prospect Taylor Cole has different priorities than an average baseball player. The 25-year-old pitcher missed two years of baseball to go on a Latter Day Saints mission in Toronto from 2008 – 2010; something he has no regrets about. The Las Vegas native was drafted right after high school […]


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Blue Jays hopeful Dan Jansen puts emphasis on leadership

Dan Jansen envisions a three-to-four year process before cracking the Blue Jays’ lineup.

Posted: Mar 10 2015 | 8:52 pm
TAMPA, Fla.—Minor-league catcher Dan Jansen is confident that he’ll make it to the big leagues. The 19-year-old talent from the Bluefield Blue Jays spoke on the past, present and future stages of his baseball career after spring training practice on Tuesday. Jansen was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round of the […]


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Blue Jays prospect Dawel Lugo’s background gives him clear path

Posted: Mar 10 2015 | 8:46 pm
Dominican player, Dawel Lugo owes his professional success to his father, a positive attitude and Merengue. The 20-year-old who last played for the Lansing Lugnuts in the Midwest League is at the Toronto Blue Jays annual spring training in hopes of being chosen to play for the minor league baseball team at the next level, […]


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Blue Jays prospect Matt Boyd pushes himself to the limit

Matt Boyd listened closely as his coach described skill-enhancing drills Monday at Toronto’s minor league spring training facility.

Posted: Mar 9 2015 | 8:32 pm
TAMPA, Fla – Matt Boyd knows how he will get to the major leagues. Boyd, a left-handed pitching prospect for the Blue Jays explained his game plan on Monday at Toronto’s minor league spring training facility. The 24 year old knows nothing comes easy and that focus, challenges, and work ethic will take him far […]


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