Full squad in action for first time

Full squad in action for first time

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays went through their first official day of full-squad workouts on Saturday morning at the Bobby Mattick Training Center.

All 65 players in camp were on the field as the Toronto coaching staff put the club through a series of drills. Pitchers once again went through bullpen sessions, while the position players took fielding and batting practice.

"I think it was a chance for not only the position players to join the pitchers that have been here for a little while, but to feel the overall energy and the optimism among the group," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said.

"I know that can be said across baseball for the first day, but there is some genuine belief and confidence among the group that is here. So it was a good first day."

Toronto hitters will step into the batter's box against their counterparts on the mound for the first time on Sunday, as the group looks to gradually increase the level of intensity in camp each day.

The Blue Jays will continue their daily work at the Bobby Mattick Training Center right up until March 3 when they play host to the Pirates in the first game of the Grapefruit League season.