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Overbay to miss some spring games

A hat tip to Jeff Blair of the Globe today for unearthing a newsy bit of information at the Mattick. Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss the first week of Grapefruit League games due to a pair of hernia surgeries he had over the winter.

Overbay has been in camp all week taking part in fielding drills and batting practice, so he’s not completely hindered here. Sounds like holding him out is more precautionary than anything, especially since Spring Training is longer than usual this year. Might as well be careful.

Anyways, that’s it for now. Later.


Spring photos: Volume 3

More photos from around camp today. Enjoy.


First baseman Lyle Overbay fielding a ground ball during practice


DSC02306.jpgBench coach Brian Butterfield hitting a grounder during fielding drills


Infielder Kevin Millar during fielding drills


Pitching prospect Ricky Romero prepares to throw during a bullpen session


Second baseman Aaron Hill in the batting cage


Infielder Joe Inglett prepares to swing during batting practice

Spring photos: Volume 2

Some more pics from the Jays’ workout today.



Roy Halladay preparing a throw during a bullpen session


Lyle Overbay getting ready to take some cuts in batting practice


Adam Lind watching batting practice


Manager Cito Gaston talks hitting with coach Gene Tenace


Manager Cito Gaston takes in batting practice


Adam Loewen watches batting practice


Travis Snider steps out of the batting cage


Infielder Joe Inglett prepares to field a grounder


Second baseman Aaron Hill fielding a ground ball


Shortstops Marco Scutaro (left) and John McDonald during fielding drills


Pitching prospect Brett Cecil fires a pitch during a bullpen session


Ace Roy Halladay throws while pitching coach Brad Arnsberg admires


Left-hander David Purcey in his windup during a bullpen session


Catcher Michael Barrett and Brett Cecil after their bullpen session


Reliever Jesse Carlson throws during a bullpen session


Casey Janssen throws during a bullpen session


Jesse Litsch prepares to throw during a bullpen session


Reliever Jason Frasor follows through on a pitch during a bullpen session


Reliever Brandon League prepares a pitch during his bullpen session

Downs, Maroth visit the training room

Some injury news today from the Mattick. Scott Downs didn’t throw during the bullpen sessions today and it was revealed that he underwent a precautionary MRI exam on his left elbow. Mike Maroth is also scheduled to have one on his left knee.

GM J.P. Ricciardi said that Downs’ MRI came back clean, but he felt a “twinge” in his throwing arm. The lefty will take four or five days off, according to Ricciardi, but the injury isn’t considered serious.

As for Maroth, his left knee locked up on him and he’s being examined as well. I’ll keep you posted on that injury as we know more. We spoke with Lyle Overbay today — check later for more on that.


Where is everyone?

Funny, there’s only two beat reporters here at the Mattick today. Apparently, there’s something going on over at Legends Field in Tampa. I wonder what that could be? Something about some dude named Rodriguez?

I wouldn’t know. I cover the Blue Jays.

Slow day here at camp, though Marco Scutaro arrived, leaving only Jose Bautista, Scott Rolen and Lyle Overbay as the absent position players from the big league team. Kevin Millar arrived yesterday and we chatted with him today. Check a bit later for a story on that.

I’ll also be posting some photos a bit later from Day 1 at camp yesterday. I was having some computer issues and wasn’t able to post them until now. Also just sat down with Cito, and discussed a few things with him.

When asked if Bautista and Millar could both make the roster, Gaston said that’s a possibility, adding that it depends on how many pitchers the team decides to head north with. He said the Jays might consider going with one less pitcher at the very beginning of the season.

Adam Lind made fun of my graying hair today, and told me I was getting old. Nice, since he and I are pretty much the same age. I asked him if I should dye my hair Dennis the Menace yellow like he’s got going on right now. Not really in a position to make fun of someone’s hair, Lindy.

And Travis Snider told me I was a crazy person for running two marathons over the winter. “I don’t think I ran 26 miles all offseason,” he said. Maybe not, but Snider has shown up to camp a bit trimmer and looking like he’s in great shape. He said he’s dropped about 8-10 pounds.

More later.

In my CD player: Pearl Jam — Vitalogy, because this is my favorite rock album of all-time. Now, don’t mistake me here. I won’t claim this to be the best rock album of all-time — just MY personal fave. Vitalogy was my first rock casette tape when I was a kid and it was what launched my love for rock, especially ’90s grunge. This album never gets old.

Flight of the Conchords: Watched it last night and enjoyed it thoroughly. Season 2 has been up and down so far, but the fifth episode was one of the better ones of this season.

Last night: Went out and completely embarrassed myself in a round of billiards with the Star’s Rich Griffin. We were playing best of five, and I looked good from the get go. Down to one ball plus the eight in Game 1, and Griff had five left on the table. He went on a run and I never took another shot. Game 2, I was down to the eight ball and Griff had four on the table still. Another run, another loss. From there, my confidence went through the floor and Griff destroyed me. Terrible. Just terrible.



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