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Jays lefty Tiedemann scratched from spring start

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Tiedemann has been scratched from starting Saturday’s pre-season opener against Philadelphia due to left hamstring discomfort.

Manager John Schneider says it’s a precautionary move and the team expects to have more details once imaging results are complete.

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Tiedemann experienced discomfort while doing conditioning work this morning at the team’s player development complex.

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He’ll likely start the season in the minor leagues but, if healthy, could be in the mix for potentially landing the No. 5 spot in Toronto’s rotation.

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Schneider says right-hander Chad Dallas will get the start against the Phillies instead.

The pre-season will continue for the next few weeks ahead of the regular-season opener March 28 at Tampa Bay.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2024.

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