A new dirt infield has been laid. The banners are back up and the boys are back in town.
All this means one thing: Baseball is BACK!
The Blue Jays kick off their 2016 season today in Tampa, Florida as they take on the Rays in the first of a four game series.
Marcus Stroman is set to take the mound for the Jays. Chris Acrher will pitch for the Rays.
It’s been an interesting off season for the 2015 AL East champs. After former GM Alex Anthopolus announced his departure from the head office, they appointed former Cleveland Indians GM Mark Shapiro as the team’s president and CEO.
Along with Shapiro, the Jays also introduced former Indians exec Ross Atkins as their new GM.
It’s not all good news for Canada’s team. The team are still in negotiations with first basemen Edwin Encarnacion and right fielder Jose Bautista over their contracts which are set to expire at the end of this season.
The Blue Jays 2016 season home opener is April 8th against the Boston Red Sox.