Alford stole three bases -- one of which resulted in the eventual winning run -- in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
The 25-year-old is out of minor-league options, so it's either head north with the big-league club or head to the waiver wire for Alford this spring. He's making his case early with his legs, but the outfielder will also need to prove he can handle himself defensively in all three spots and contribute a little with his bat if he's going to win a spot on the Jays' bench. The most important thing for Alford this spring might be to just stay healthy, however -- he played only 96 games last year between the minors and majors, and he's never played more than 125 in any season in his career. Feb 23 12:32 pm (EST)
- Alford is out of options heading into this season and will be playing at all three outfield positions in order to test his versatility, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. "I'm looking forward to seeing Anthony Alford," manager Charlie Montoyo said. "He's going to play a lot, let's see what he's got. He had a good offseason working on his hitting."
- Alford went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a stolen base and an additional run Monday in the Blue Jays' 11-10 win over the Orioles in 15 innings.
- Alford was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. All Anthony Alford (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Sep 29||W 8 - 3||TB||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 28||W 4 - 1||TB||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sep 24||L 11 - 4||BAL||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.250|
|Sep 23||W 11 - 10||BAL||3||2||0||0||1||2||1||0||2.334|
|Sep 22||L 8 - 3||@ NYY||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Sep 20||W 4 - 3||@ NYY||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Sep 18||W 11 - 10||@ BAL||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 17||W 8 - 5||@ BAL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sep 14||L 13 - 3||NYY||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Sep 12||L 7 - 4||BOS||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.167|
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