Blue Jays spring training

A look at the Toronto Blue Jays as they prepare for the 2013 baseball season.

 Sean Reid-Foley showed his boom-or-bust profile on Friday night. (Fred Thornhill/CP)
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Sean Reid-Foley showed his boom-or-bust profile on Friday night. (Fred Thornhill/CP)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flashed some impressive power on Friday. (Fred Thornhill/CP)
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flashed some impressive power on Friday. (Fred Thornhill/CP)
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Toronto Blue Jays
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FILE PHOTO: Sep 17, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) calls for the umpire during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
FILE PHOTO: Sep 17, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) calls for the umpire during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Sep 17, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) calls for the umpire during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
FILE PHOTO: Sep 17, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) calls for the umpire during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Justin Smoak lifts Toronto Blue Jays past Tampa Bay Rays with walk-off home run
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Justin Smoak lifts Toronto Blue Jays past Tampa Bay Rays with walk-off home run
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Justin Smoak lifts Toronto Blue Jays past Tampa Bay Rays with walk-off home run
Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. The Rays entered having won five straight and a major league-high 14 games in September, a surge that had brought them within 5 1-2 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's second wild card.
Sep 20, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Smoak (14) hits a solo walk off home run in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 win over Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
Sep 20, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Smoak (14) hits a solo walk off home run in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 win over Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Rays steal 4 bases vs. Blue Jays
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Rays steal 4 bases vs. Blue Jays
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Rays steal 4 bases vs. Blue Jays
Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle each steal a base, while Mallex Smith swipes two bags for his 34th and 35th steals of the season
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
The Toronto Blue Jays overturned a six-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to shock the Tampa Bay Rays.
Blue Jays overturn 8-2 deficit in improbable ninth-inning comeback
The Toronto Blue Jays overturned a six-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to shock the Tampa Bay Rays.
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates with Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates with Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez watches his two-run home run next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez watches his two-run home run next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez round the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez round the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak reacts after hitting the game-winning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot
Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak reacts after hitting the game-winning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates with Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates with Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates with Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez watches his two-run home run next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez watches his two-run home run next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez watches his two-run home run next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez round the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez round the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez round the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Blue Jays were down 8-2 entering the bottom of the ninth Thursday.
Blue Jays post improbable 9th-inning comeback, making Rays' playoff odds even slimmer
The Blue Jays were down 8-2 entering the bottom of the ninth Thursday.
The Blue Jays handed the Wild Card-hopeful Rays a devastating loss on Thursday by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the ninth to come back and win 9-8.
Blue Jays score seven runs in ninth to come back and beat Rays 9-8
The Blue Jays handed the Wild Card-hopeful Rays a devastating loss on Thursday by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the ninth to come back and win 9-8.
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
Smoak's walk-off HR in the 9th
Justin Smoak smashes a walk-off solo homer to cap a seven-run 9th inning for the Blue Jays against the Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Recap: TOR 9, TB, 8
9/20/18: Blue Jays walk off with 7-run 9th vs. Rays
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Jansen's 3-run HR in the 9th
Danny Jansen clobbers a three-run home run to bring the Blue Jays within two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
Morales singles in the 9th
Kendrys Morales comes off the bench and lifts a single that falls in to keep the Blue Jays' rally going in the 9th inning
The Toronto Blue Jays overturned a six-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to shock the Tampa Bay Rays.
Blue Jays overturn 8-2 deficit in improbable ninth-inning comeback
The Toronto Blue Jays overturned a six-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to shock the Tampa Bay Rays.

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