• Lefty Aaron Loup continued his excellent spring Saturday, allowing just one hit while striking out a batter in a scoreless seventh inning to lower his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.13. Loup has allowed just one run on six hits while recording eight strikeouts in eight appearances. Gibbons said he has been impressed by Loup this spring.
"These guys all talked about him coming in. They said this guy can really, really pitch. He's steady. You can't rattle this kid," Gibbons said. "Everything they said has come true. I've seen the exact same thing."
• The Blue Jays won't send many of their starters to Fort Myers, Fla., to face the Twins on Sunday. Outfielders Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose and Colby Rasmus are expected to make the trip, as is catcher Josh Thole. Most of the other Major Leaguers will get the day off, but not left-hander Mark Buehrle, who will pitch in a Minor League game at Toronto's Minor League complex.