"He couldn't have done that last year," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "[When] we had Rajai [Davis] here, it was a little bit different; we could move some guys around. ... He's not your ideal guy in center field, but he has played enough of it and he's got good instincts, doesn't panic out there and has a good arm. He can fill in, and he did a nice job with that."
• Left-hander J.A. Happ allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over five innings for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Saturday night. It marked the beginning of Happ's rehab assignment for a sore back, but there's currently no timetable for his return. Happ will likely have to settle for a role in the Blue Jays' bullpen when he comes back unless there's an injury or someone on the staff falters.
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