The Toronto Blue Jays meet the Texas Rangers tomorrow for Game 5, and a quartet of key players spent time in Vancouver which helped them get there.
Pitchers Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and Roberto Osuna, as well as outfielder Kevin Pillar all spent time with the Vancouver Canadians.
Team president Andy Dunn says it’s been a treat watching them flourish as big league players on a big league stage.
“It’s fun to watch the guys, it’s fun to watch them go through the experience they’re picking up. I mean there’s nothing like playing postseason baseball. When all those kids were playing in Vancouver, we were playing postseason baseball and I think that’s contributing a little bit to those guys being in some of those situations.”
Stroman will be the starting pitcher for the Jays, Pillar will be in the outfield, and Osuna will be operating as a relief pitcher in one of Canadian baseball’s biggest games in 22 years.