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Camp Report: Jays Looking for Leadoff Hitter

The spotlight in todays Camp Report is the No. 1 hole in the Jays lineup, the leadoff spot. General Manager J.P. Ricciardi and manager John Gibbons talks about the leadoff spot and what is likely to happen this year. We also take a look at how the Jays will begin to prepare Scott Downs to enter the starting rotation, why Halladay will be pitching to minor leaguers on Thursday, why Pete Walker will remain in the bullpen, and much much more,

The Jays simply don't have a Johnny Damon or a Scott Podsednik atop their lineup. They don't have a player with a better-than-average on-base percentage, don't have a player who takes a lot of pitches that leads to walks, don't have a player with exceptional speed. The best that manager John Gibbons can come up with is to have left fielder Reed Johnson, who had just 22 walks in 398 at... Recommended Stories

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