Spring training is right around the corner, officially.
Though there had been an attempt by Major League Baseball to push back the start of the 2021 season, it looks as though that won’t be happening. The Blue Jays’ pitchers and catchers will report to Florida on Feb. 18 and the rest of the roster is set to arrive on Feb. 22.
Also worth noting, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported MLB’s health and safety guidelines for the upcoming season and the rule and roster-related changes the league is making…
Teams submit a 75-man spring training roster by 4:00 PM ET on Feb. 12.
Teams will operate with a 26-man roster during the regular season and the roster will expand to 28 players come September. Teams will also be allowed to carry a five-man Taxi Squad with them on the road. These players will ultimately be considered minor-leaguers while on the Taxi Squad.
There won’t be a restriction on the amount of pitchers on a 26-man roster nor will there be restrictions on position players pitching.
Double-headers will be seven innings and MLB is maintaining the extra innings runner starts on second base thing.
The league and players have not agreed on a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation