Sights of Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training


The Toronto Blue Jays pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training on Sunday at the Blue Jays’ facility in Dunedin, Florida–becoming one of the final teams in MLB to commence the road to the 2014 season.

Various outlets including @BlueJays twitter and Sportsnet reporter @BarryDavis tweeted out pics of various players getting back into baseball form beginning with long toss and side sessions. A welcomed sight for many baseball fans, especially those in Canada, as the snow is just about to melt off the ground and Spring is right around the corner.

Blue Jays biggest acquisition of the off-season, catcher Dioner Navarro

A healthy Dustin McGowan returned to the Blue Jays bullpen last season, a great sight to see McGowan at Spring training

The knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey looks to improve upon a shaky 1st season with the Blue Jays

An All-Star in 2013, Steve Delabar leads the Blue Jays strong bullpen once again this upcoming season

A collage of several pitchers throwing bullpens

Manager John Gibbons back for a 2nd season

Kyle Drabek missed the entire 2013 season rehabbing from his 2nd Tommy John surgery, but will look to earn a spot in the Blue Jays rotation

All 3 acquisitions of Blue Jays trade with the New York Mets from last offseason, including catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas

The full slew of pitchers and catchers invited to spring training

Two pitchers competing for a spot in the starting rotation, Esmil Rogers and Kyle Drabek

Brandon Morrow has his 2013 season shut down early due to a forearm injury. But comes into spring training having bulked up 25lbs by lifting weights (according to Toronto SUN)

Esmil Rogers started 20 games for the Blue Jays last season when injuries hit the rotation, and had strung together a few great starts.

J.A. Happ, who Gibbons has been hinted to be one of the favourites to be a 4th starter in the Jays’ rotation

Ricky Romero spent the majority of his 2013 season in AAA Buffalo, is still determined to regain his 2011 form and rejoin the Blue Jays

Sergio Santos, who was rumored to be dealt to the Oakland Athletics in the offseason, now has to put that behind him and turn his attention to the Jays’ bullpen

Like Drabek, Drew Hutchison also missed the entire 2013 season coming off Tommy John Surgery, he will contend for a spot in the Jays’ rotation

Feb 16, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher

Drew Hutchison

(36) works out at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

And finally the Blue Jays’ #1 prospect Aaron Sanchez received an invite to Spring Training

Feb 17, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) throws pitches as he works out for spring training at

Bobby Mattick

Training Center . Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports