Vancouver Sun



The heat will soon be on for the Toronto Blue Jays and they're ready to make their escape. As the weather becomes an issue in Dunedin, the Jays will wrap up their final homestead at TD Ballpark on May 24 before moving up to Buffalo for their next “home” start on June 1. GM Ross Atkins, pictured, said the decision to move out of their Florida spring training home sooner than mid-June was in part driven by the players. Weather and blinding sun during the early innings were an issue at TD Ballpark. “The option and alternativ­es and our players' preference were the two things,” Atkins said. “Weighing the weather, the facility ... and the players ultimately felt that was the best timing and the best decision.” To make room for the Blue Jays, Toronto's Buffalo AAA team is playing its home games in Trenton, N.J. Postmedia News

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