MONTREAL (AP) — With opening day fast approaching, the Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their rotation.
The team added Trent Thornton to the group, giving the 25-year-old right-hander a chance to make his major league debut while the Blue Jays await the return of injured pitchers Ryan Borucki and Clay Buchholz.
Thornton will start Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, going fourth in the rotation in front of veteran left-hander Clayton Richard. Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and Matt Shoemaker are the top three.
“It killed me yesterday, I couldn’t tell Trent,” new Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said Tuesday. “He was in Florida, so somebody else did.”
Montoyo made the announcement before his team’s spring training finale against the Milwaukee Brewers, a 2-0 win for