Taking a day

Wednesday is my first scheduled day off of the spring but BlueJays.com will still have full coverage of everything happening at camp during my absence. On that same day, Carlos Villanueva is expected to throw his first bullpen session since going through a mysterious hand injury that likely is related to a circulation problem. If everything goes well, he will throw another bullpen session on Friday and shouldn’t be too far behind the rest of his teammates despite the recent setback.

On the main site, you’ll find my feature on veteran Omar Vizquel and his quest to crack  Toronto’s 25-man roster to cap what has been an illustrious career. There’s also a notebook item with injury updates on Villanueva/Jesse Litsch plus an item on the Blue Jays looking to be more aggressive on the basepaths.

Upon my return look for articles later this week on Brett Cecil, who has been one of the biggest story lines this spring after dropping 32 pounds during the offseason following a frustrating 2011 season. I’ll also be working on some items about Eric Thames, Brett Lawrie and some of the club’s top prospects who are in camp with the team.

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @gregorMLB where I’m posting daily pictures and various tidbits from Spring Training.

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