Springer set to make Blue Jays debut as Toronto tries for sweep of Nationals

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — George Springer will make his Blue Jays debut tonight when Toronto finishes a two-game series with the Washington Nationals.

The Blue Jays say Springer will lead off the Blue Jays' batting order at the designated hitter position.

Springer, the 2017 World Series MVP while with Houston, signed a team-record US$150 million, six-year deal with the Blue Jays this off-season. However, his anticipated debut has been delayed by injuries.

The outfielder suffered a strained oblique in spring training, and then a right quadriceps strain when he was about to return from his first ailment.

Toronto (11-11) looks to sweep the series with the Nationals after posting a 9-5 win Tuesday behind a three-homer, seven-RBI performance from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press