April 2009

Meet your 2009 Toronto Blue Jays

The Opening Day roster is set. The Blue Jays returned Brad Mills and Raul Chavez to Minors camp today and optioned Joe Inglett to Triple-A. Thus ends the battle for the fifth starting job, the backup catching role and the bench.

So, here’s the 25-man roster, barring injury over the next four games:

ROTATION: Roy Halladay, David Purcey, Jesse Litsch, Ricky Romero, Scott Richmond

BULLPEN: B.J. Ryan, Scott Downs, Jesse Carlson, Brian Tallet, Jason Frasor, Shawn Camp, Brandon League

STARTERS: 1B Lyle Overbay, 2B Aaron Hill, SS Marco Scutaro, 3B Scott Rolen, C Rod Barajas, DH Adam Lind, LF Travis Snider, CF Vernon Wells, RF Alex Rios

BENCH: Kevin Millar, Michael Barrett, Jose Bautista, John McDonald

This is my last game of the spring. I will be flying back to Toronto tomorrow, taking a couple days off and gearing up for Opening Day. So, here’s the final lineups of the spring for you.

Don’t forget, you can follow my in-game updates at www.twitter.com/mlbastian 

Today’s lineup:

Lastings Milledge, CF
Roger Bernadina, LF
Elijah Dukes, DH
Brad Eldred, 1B
Kory Castro, 3B
Josh Bard, C
Justin Maxwell, RF
Pete Orr, 2B
Alberto Gonzalez, SS

John Lannan, P

Aaron Hill, 2B
Adam Lind, DH
Alex Rios, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Kevin Millar, 1B
Scott Rolen, 3B
Rod Barajas, C
Travis Snider, LF
John McDonald, SS

Roy Halladay, P