One reason to remain in Florida and not start the season at their Triple-A park in Buffalo, New York, which hosted games last season, was the weather. The game time temperature was 81 degrees under clear skies with a refreshing breeze blowing out at 10 mph.
“It’s weird,” Turner said. “The clubhouse and everything is actually really nice. I think they did a good job.”
Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder) is throwing at 150 feet on level ground. … OF Juan Soto (left shoulder) is hitting but hasn’t resumed throwing. … LHP Jon Lester (COVID-19) threw six innings in a simulated game Sunday and is being evaluated for his next step.
Blue Jays: OF George Springer (right quadriceps) is nearing his Toronto debut but needs more time to continue his running program. “Feels great except the running,” manager Charlie Montoyo said. … OF Teoscar Hernández (COVID-19) continues getting at-bats at the alternate site. … Montoyo said LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (minor right glute strain) is doing well and is day by day.
Washington RHP Erick Fedde (1-2) and Blue Jays LHP Steven Matz (4-0) are Wednesday night’s starters.
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