Canada's Canada Day Team, CBN's ninth annual

*1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) hit third on our 2010 mythical Team Canada team. Here's Morneau during the World Baseball Classic, when the lineup is not mythical./Photo Courtesy of Big League Experience.  

 

Our ninth annual Canada Day team and past teams all the way back to 2001.

by Bob Elliott

And a happy 2010 Canada Day to you, too! Time to select our ninth annual Team Canada lineup. When we began this was a mythical team, like the original pitching staff for March’s World Baseball Classic. Everyone will show for this team since participation is mandatory due to a decree by national treasure/Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.), who threw out the first pitch Wednesday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. And everyone happens to be healthy after being examined by Dr. Ron Taylor. We have a few candidates to choose from: 18 Canadians on major league rosters; 109 in the minors or foreign lands; 34 in independent leagues and 706 collegians south of the border. Our lineup (stats as of June 30): _ Leading off will be catcher Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .247 batting average, one homer and 21 runs batted in for the Los Angeles Dodgers. _ Batting second is Kansas City Royals third baseman Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.), .281, nine, 28. _ In the No, 3 hole is Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (New Westminister, B.C.) .309, 17, 61, the former American League most valuable player award winner. _ Hitting clean-up is centre fielder Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, 19, 69 from the Boston Red Sox. He becomes a dual citizen July 2 when he becomes an American citizen. _ DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .351, nine, 37 of the Cincinnati Reds is next. _ Hitting sixth comes the tip of the next talent wave in right fielder Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .303, 10, 26 at triple-A Tacoma a Seattle Mariners farmhand. _ Next is Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .300, 13, 30 at triple-A Omaha from the Royals organization. Thorman switched from first base to left field when he switched organizations and hit 13 homers in his first 38 games. _ Batting eighth is second baseman Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .236, five, 23 at triple-A Syracuse, a Washington Nationals farmhand. _ And hitting ninth is Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .221, six, 21 at double-A Erie of the Detroit Tigers and the son of ex-Blue Jay Garth Iorg. Manager Ernie Whitt (from the Windsor suburb of Clinton Township, Mich.) will give the ball to Seattle’s Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 5-2 won-loss record, 2.47 earned run average in the opener. The rest of the rotation will be back-to-back Chicago Cubs starters Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 4-5, 4.09 and Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 4-4, 4.95, Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C) 6-4, 3.68 of the Jays and finally Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) of the Colorado Rockies. In the bullpen will be Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-1, 5.25 of the San Diego Padres; Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-3. 8.15, the set-up man for the Twins and Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, B.C.) 0-0, 4.70 with the St. Louis Cardinals and 5-4, 3.92 at triple-A Memphis. Other arms will be Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 3-2, 3.67 at double-A Jacksonville, who has pitched in two games with the Florida Marlins; Seattle’s Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) 2-2 3.03, with 13 saves combined at double-A West Tennessee and class-A High Desert; David Davidson (Thorold, Ont. 0-1, 3.00 at triple-A Indianapolis, triple-A New Orleans who also pitched one game with the Marlins and R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, B.C.) 2-1 0.79, triple-A Nashville and the Milwaukee Brewers. Back-up catchers will be George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .227, zero, eight of the Red Sox and Luke Carlin(Aylmer, Que.) .287, four, 23 at triple-A Reno, who was in two games with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also on the bench will be pinch hitter Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .296, three 12 of the Philadelphia Phillies; infielder Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .310, one, 10 at double-A Binghamton from the New York Mets; outfieldersNick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .257, 12, 55 at double-A Akron and the Cleveland Indians; and Rene Tosoni(Coquitlam, B.C.) .275, nine, 45 at double-A New Britain and the Twins. Now this team ought to be able to beat Italy.

Previous teams

2008 (All numbers are as of July 1 or thereabouts) Lineup 1. CF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .221, 1, 8 triple-A Norfolk. 2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .182, 0, 0, Washington Nationals, .267, two, 20 triple-A Columbus. 3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .308, 12, 63, Minnesota Twins 4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .284, 16, 43, Pittsburgh Pirates. 5. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .307, 8, 37, Los Angeles Dodgers. 6. RF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .262, 8, 28, Blue Jays. 7. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont. .257, eight, 27, Kansas City Royals. 8. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont. .280, 12, 38, Cincinnati Reds. 9. SS Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .284, 6, 39 triple-A Albuquerque.

Rotation RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 5-0, 2.15 ERA, Oakland A’s. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 9-3, 3.26 Chicago Cubs. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.), 5-4, 3.79, Seattle Mariners. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C) 3-7, 5.6, Colorado Rockies. RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-5, 5.83 Washington Nationals.

Bullpen LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) 0-1, 7.95 Baltimore Orioles. RHP Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 3-2, 2.97 Twins. RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 6.98 and 10 saves, Milwaukee Brewers. LHP David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-2, 3.54 double-A Altoona. LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, B.C.) 1-0, 0.54 triple-A Lehigh Valley. RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 4-0, 3.08, Lehigh. RHP Scott Mathieson (Langley, B.C.) injured with the Phillies.

Bench C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .154, 0, 2, San Diego Padres. C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .228, 14, 42 triple-A Pawtucket. C Chris Robinson (Dorchester, Ont.) .217, 1, 19 double-A Tennessee. INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .249, 14, 44 triple-A Richmond. INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .182, 1, 9 triple-A, Round Rock. INF Emmanuel Garcia (Montreal, QUe.) .258, 3, 29 double-A Binghamton. INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .261, 3, 16 Binghamton. INF Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.) .270, 5, 32 double-A Frisco. INF Matt Rogelstad (Coquitlam, B.C.) .282, 8, 39 single-A Potomac. OF Sebastian Boucher (Ottawa, Ont.) .226, 1, 13 double-A Bowie, .282, 0, 5, triple-A Norfolk OF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .242, 3, 16 triple-A Tacoma.

2007 Lineup 1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .200, zero, two, Atlanta Braves. 2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .292, eight, 43, 11 steals, Dodgers. 3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) .277, 20, 54 RBIs, Twins. 4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) .276, 11, 46 RBIs, Pirates. 5. DH Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .242, nine, 30, Braves. 6. RF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .287, five, 37, Royals. 7. CF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .229, 10, 29, Tokyo Yakult Swallows. 8. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) out with a concussion, Brewers 9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .310, three, 18, triple-A Round Rock (Astros).

Rotation LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-4, 3.64, Baltimore Orioles. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) 6-5, 3.61, Colorado Rockies. RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 3-3, 2.70, Washington Nationals. RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 1-1, 1.42, Oakland A’s. LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) 2-0, 3.56, Orioles. RHP Scott Mathieson (Vancouver, BC) coming off Tommy John, Philadelphia Phillies.

Bullpen Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-0, 0.50, seven saves, Texas Rangers. Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 1-3, 3.45, 15 saves, Chicago Cubs. Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-2, 5.51), Twins. Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 5.79, Seattle Mariners. Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 3.00, three saves, triple-A Omaha (Royals). Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 1.17, triple-A Richmond (Braves). David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-0, 5.08, two saves, double-A Altoona (Pirates).

Bench INF Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .271, four, 21 triple-A Nashville (Brewers). OF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .275, nine, 23, Blue Jays. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .207, 13, 28 triple-A Portland (Padres). 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .317, 9, 41 triple-A Louisville. OF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .206, three, triple-A Norfolk (Orioles).

2006 Lineup 1. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .150, four RBIs Red Sox; .254 seven 23 triple-A Pawtucket. 2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .211, one, four, Braves. 3. LF Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) .285, 20, 57, Pittsburgh Pirates. 4. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) .288, 19, 64, Twins. 5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .267, 10, 31, Brewers. 6. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .294, four, 20, Los Angeles Dodgers. 7. DH Matt Stairs (Saint John, N.B.) .287, seven, 18, Royals. 8. RF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .220, three, seven Royals; .233, 11, 32 triple-A Omaha. 9. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C) .229, one, 16, Somerset, Atlantic League (IND).

Rotation RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 3-0, 3.86, Oakland A’s. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 8-6, 4.72, Orioles. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) 5-7, 4.25, Rockies. RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-3, 4.66, Nationals; 3-2, 2.64 double-A Harrisburg. LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C) 0-2, 7.12 Orioles, 4-2, 2.72 double-A Bowie.

Bullpen Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 1-4, 4.41, 31 saves, Cubs. Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-1, 1.35, Phillies. Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-4, 5.19, Twins. Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) two scoreless innings, Dodgers. Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 1-2, 9.11, three saves, Braves. Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, B.C.) 0-2, 6.75, Phillies, 6-2 3.05, double-A Reading.

Bench INF-OFMark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) .244, 4, 19, Royals; .380, 2, 14, Omaha. C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .274, eight, 30 double-A Mobile (Padres). INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .120, zero, one with the Braves; .324, 15, 44 triple-A Richmond. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) injured triple-A Portland (Padres). INF Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .314, 15, 48 double-A Chattanooga (Reds). INF Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .315, one, 11 Edmonton, Northern League IND).

2005 Lineup 1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .327, one, five, Atlanta Braves. 2. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) disabled list Red Sox. 3. RF Larry Walker (Maple RIdge, B.C.) .294, four, 15, St. Louis Cardinals 4. 1B Justin Morneau ( New Westminster, B.C.) .411, two, six, Minnesota Twins. 5. 3B Cory Koskie (Anola, Man.) .258, seven, 16, Blue Jays. 6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) .313, six, 17, Pittsburgh Pirates. 7. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .269, four, 11, Kansas City Royals. 8. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .302, seven, 22 RBIs Triple-A Durham, (Tampa Bay Devil Rays). 9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .326, two, 11, Triple-A Round Rock (Houston Astros).

Rotation RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 1.94, Oakland A’s. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-1, 2.31, Baltimore Orioles. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) 2-1, 4.58, Colorado Rockies.

Bullpen Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) injured, Los Angeles Dodgers. Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 1.08, Braves. Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 2-3, 5.65, Chicago Cubs. Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-1, 4.02, New York Yankees. Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 5.19, Philadelphia Phillies. Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-0, 0.00, Twins. Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.) 2-2, 1.95, Double-A Norwich (San Francisco Giants). Vince Perkins (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 4.11 Double-A New Hampshire (Jays). Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 0-2, 4.74 Double-A Akron (Cleveland Indians). Aaron Myette (Surrey, B.C.) in Japan.

Bench INF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .273, zero, four, Kansas City Royals. INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .303, five, 25 Double-A Mississippi Braves (Braves). INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C.) .500, zero, one, Somerset, Atlantic league (IND). OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C) .265, five 18, Triple-A Omaha (Royals). C Richard Martin (Montreal, Que.) .280, one, 18 Double-A Jacksonville (Dodgers).

2004 Lineup 1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) .286, nine, 25, Pittsburgh Pirates. 2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .301, zero, six, triple-A Syracuse. 3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) .350, three homers, five, missed first 67 games, Colorado Rockies. 4. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .247, 12, 33, Twins. 5. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) .323, 19, 57 triple-A Rochester (Twins). 6. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .276, 10, 29, Kansas City Royals. 7. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .173, four, 10, 24 Royals and platoon mate Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .198, five, 25 Syracuse (Jays). 8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .190, two, 14, triple-A Durham. 9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .264, five, 30, triple-A Toledo.

Rotation RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 3-4, 4.13, Oakland A’s. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-2, 3.69, Baltimore Orioles. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) 11-1, 2.27 double-A Tulsa (Rockies). RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 5-6, 2.87 double-A Harrisburg, promoted to the Montreal Expos. RHP Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 6-3, 5.43, triple-A Edmonton. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 0-0, 1.96 re-habbing, single-A Lansing.

Bullpen Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 2-0, 1.64, 19 saves, Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 5-2, 3.19, Philadelphia Phillies. Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-3, 4.54, Atlanta Braves. Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-2, 3.61, with 10 saves, Cincinnati Reds. Aaron Myette (Surrey, B.C.) 3-2, 2.56, triple-A Louisville (Reds). Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, B.C.) disabled, Texas Rangers.

Bench INF Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .230, zero, four, St. Louis Cardinals. INF Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .262, four, 14 triple-A Columbus. OF Simon Pond (North Vancouver, B.C.) .265, five, 17 Syracuse (Jays). C John Suomi (Etobicoke, Ont.) .304, six, 47 single-A Modesto).

2003 Lineup 1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) .300 10, 32 triple-A Portland; .250, one, two Padres. 2. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .283, two, eight, Kansas City Royals; .279, eight, 30, triple-A Omaha. 3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .314, 12, 50, Minnesota Twins. 4. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) .293, eight, 50, Colorado Rockies. 5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, four, 13, Pittsburgh Pirates. 6. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) .280, two, seven, Twins; .309, 19, 42 combined triple-A Rochester, double-A New Britain. 7. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .242, six, 34 triple-A Toledo. 8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .301, 10, 29 hitting 20 homers combined triple-A Durham and Orlando, 9. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .230, three, 21, triple-A Richmond, Atlanta Braves.

Rotation RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 7-2, 4.63, Cincinnati Reds. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 2-4, 6.21, Reds. RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) 9-2, 2.99 triple-A Sacramento, two scoreless outings double-A Midland (Oakland A’s). RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-4, 5.64, triple-A Salt Lake (Anaheim Angels). LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) injured Baltimore Orioles prospect.

Bullpen Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 2.06, 29 saves, Los Angeles Dodgers. Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, B.C.) injured Texas Rangers closer. Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 1-2, 1.57, Dodgers. Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-0, 1.64, Philadelphia Phillies. Chris Mears (Victoria, B.C.) 5-1, 2.92 triple-A Toledo, who was recalled by the Detroit Tigers. Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 1-2, 4.94, triple-A Iowa Cubs. Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 3-3, 3.75 triple-A Fresno.

Bench INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C.) .277, three, 25, double-A Altoona). OF Jeff Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .234, seven, 20 triple-A Salt Lake City. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .211, four, 23 triple-A Indianapolis).

2002 Lineup 1. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .250, two, nine triple-A Memphis Redbirds, St. Louis Cardinals. 2. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C.) .237, 0, 7  Memphis. 3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.).263, 8, 36, Minnesota Twins. 4. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) .333, 17, 75, Colorado Rockies. 5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, 4, 13, Milwaukee Brewers. 6. LF Aaron Guiel (Lnagley, B.C.) .381, 1, 7, Kansas City Royals, .353, nine, 50, triple-A Omaha. 7. 1B Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .290, eight, 29 triple-A Pawtucket, Boston Red Sox. 8. CF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .307, one, 15, triple-A Buffalo, Cleveland Indians.. 9. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, B.C.) .256, five, 26, triple-A Sacramento, Oakland A’s.

Rotation RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 5-7 4.80, Florida Marlins. RHP hris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-6, 3.60, Cincinnati Reds. RHP Aaron Myette (Surrey, B.C.) 5-4, 3.39 triple-A Oklahoma, Texas Rangers. LHP Eric Cyr (Montreal, Que.) 4-6, 3.24, double-A Mobile, four games San Diego Padres. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 6-3, 1.97 double-A Bowie, two games with the Baltimore Orioles.

Bullpen Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 0-0, 1.30, 29 saves, Los Angeles Dodgers. Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, B.C.) injured Texas Rangers closer. Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-2, 3.40, Dodgers. Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-4, 5.59, Philadelphia Phillies. Phil Devey (Lachute, Que.) 1-3, 4.98, triple-A Las Vegas;  double-A Jacksonville 3-1, 1.91), Dodgers

2001 Lineup 1. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C.) .385, one, 12 triple-A Colorado Springs. 2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .317, five, 29, triple-A Memphis; .286 with St. Louis. 3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) .344, 25, 78, Colorado Rockies. 4. 1B Matt Stairs (Fredricton, N.B.) .268, 10, 32, Chicago Cubs. 5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .257, 8, 43, Minnesota Twins. 6. DH Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .339, 8, 45 Triple-A Tacoma. 7. C farmhand Cody McKay (Vancouver, B.C.) .261, 1, 15 triple-A Sacramento, Oakland A’s. 8. LF Rob Ducey (Cambridge, Ont.) .236, three, 10, Montreal Expos. 9. CF Ntema (Pappy) Ndungidi (Montreal, Que.) .239, three, 28 double-A Bowie, Baltimore Orioles.

Rotation RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) 8-8, 4.95, Florida Marlins. RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 4-6, 4.27, Cincinnati Reds. RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-4, 5.88, Los Angeles Dodgers. RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-2, 3.66 triple-A Salt Lake. RHP Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 4-3, 3.78 triple-A Iowa.

Bullpen RHP Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 7-1, 1.96, Blue Jays. RHP Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, B.C.) 3-4, 3.26, 10 saves, Texas Rangers. LHP Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 4-1, 3.04, Philadelphia Phillies. RHP Dave Wainhouse (Scarborough, Ont.) 2-3, 3.76, five saves, triple-A Iowa.

Bench INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) injured Arizona Diamondback farmhand. OF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .242, two, 10, triple-A Ottawa. OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C.) .269, 5, 29 triple-A Omaha. OF Ryan Radmanovich (Calgary, Alta.) .267, 11, 39 triple-A Portland). C Alex Andreopoulos (High Park, Ont.) .227, one, four triple-A Buffalo. C Andy Stewart (Oshawa, Ont.) Jays bullpen catcher.