Progress in Dunedin

The artificial turf field at the Toronto Blue Jays new player development complex in Dunedin is progressing. The small stone base for the turf is in place and work is progressing but it appears that this along with the other fields and clubhouse won’t be ready in time for the start of spring training in mid- February. This particular field is being built on top of two former dog parks, a wetland and a supposed spring fed pond. That along with a children’s bike path to the elementary school in the back ground it has been built over.

A new high fence is being erected at the Toronto Blue Jays new minor-league complex in Dunedin to protect the adjacent elementary school children from batted balls landing in their playground. Two sides of the playground have baseball fields adjacent to it. — Photos and text from Eddie Michels.

Another angle of the base for the artificial turf field at the new minor-league complex.

TEPERA BECOMES FREE AGENT

TEPERA CLEARS RELEASE WAIVERS
 The TORONTO BLUE JAYS announced that RHP RYAN TEPERA has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent. TEPERA, 32, put together a 0-2 record with a 4.98 ERA across 22 relief appearances and one start last season. He started the season on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and made his season debut on April 18. The righty made 12 appearances before returning to the injured list on May 21 with a right elbow impingement. He was selected by the Blue Jays in the 19th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. The Houston, TX, native has a career record of 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA across five seasons with Toronto. He was previously designated for assignment on November 4. Player Profile: Ryan Teperahttps://www.mlb.com/player/ryan-tepera-572193