George Springer’s Toronto Blue Jays debut is near.
The $150 million man will play centre field in an intrasquad game at the Blue Jays’ Alternate Training Site in Dunedin on Friday afternoon. If all goes well, we could feasibly see Springer activated from the Injured List to join the team down the road in Tampa Bay on Saturday or Sunday, but I would still bet on the team waiting until Tuesday when they’re back in Dunedin to play the Nationals.
That intrasquad game will also feature Nate Pearson tossing two or three innings. Springer vs Pearson?! That should be televised!
Pearson, of course, is still a ways away from being ready to make his 2021 debut as he’s building himself up to a starter’s load all the way from scratch after missing virtually all of spring training with a groin injury. I would guess he’s back with the team in mid-May, barring some kind of setback.
Also, according to Ross Atkins, there’s a good chance that Tyler Chatwood is activated from the Injured List on Friday and that Jordan Romano follows him on Saturday. Ross Stripling threw off a mound on Thursday and apparently he …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation