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Blue Jays Spring Training FAQs, important dates

@KeeganMatheson
February 13, 2020

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- With the Blue Jays' pitchers and catchers going through their first full workouts on Thursday and the majority of position players already in camp, the wheels are finally turning on the 2020 season. The Blue Jays made their big splash this offseason by signing starter Hyun-Jin Ryu

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- With the Blue Jays' pitchers and catchers going through their first full workouts on Thursday and the majority of position players already in camp, the wheels are finally turning on the 2020 season.

The Blue Jays made their big splash this offseason by signing starter Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year, $80 million contract, which has already brought dozens of Korean media to Spring Training to track the star lefty’s every move.

Toronto’s rotation also added Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark, which helps to solidify a group that was too often a revolving door in 2019. But much of the team’s growth entering '20 will come from within. Last season’s star rookie class -- headlined by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio-- has manager Charlie Montoyo optimistic about what comes next.

“You know why there’s more excitement? Because of the way we ended last year,” Montoyo said. “You’ve heard me say this before, but we played the toughest schedule in the second half and we played good baseball. We never quit.”

Montoyo’s lineup is fairly set, save for some depth jobs, but the competition for the No. 5 rotation spot and several bullpen openings will be the top stories as Grapefruit League play approaches.

Pitchers and catchers report
Feb. 12

First pitchers and catchers workout
Feb. 13

Full squad report date
Feb. 16

First full-squad workout
Feb. 17

New faces to know
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu
RHP Tanner Roark
RHP Chase Anderson
RHP Shun Yamaguchi
1B Travis Shaw

Top prospects to know
RHP Nate Pearson (No. 8 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list)
LHP Anthony Kay
RHP T.J. Zeuch
RHP Patrick Murphy
OF Anthony Alford
RHP Hector Perez
RHP Yennsy Diaz
C Reese McGuire
RHP Thomas Hatch

Where is the facility?
The Blue Jays’ Player Development Complex is located at 1700 Solon Avenue in Dunedin, Fla.

Can fans attend workouts?
The Player Development Complex is currently undergoing extensive renovations that will be completed this summer, so it will be closed to fans during 2020 Spring Training. In future years, the complex will be open to fans as it has been in the past.

First game
The Blue Jays open Spring Training on the road on Feb. 22 against the Yankees. After another road game the following day, they open up at home on Feb. 24 against the Braves.

First TV game
To be announced. Radio broadcasts of all games will be available either on Sportsnet 590 the FAN or online.

One other notable game
On March 12, the Blue Jays will play a split-squad game at TD Ballpark in Dunedin against the Canadian Junior National Team.

Last game in Florida
March 22 against the Braves.

Any additional exhibitions?
The Blue Jays play exhibition games against the Yankees on March 23 and 24 in Montreal at Olympic Stadium, the former home of the Expos.

Keegan Matheson is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter @KeeganMatheson.