Jays, Astros could be Beach buddies

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles line up for the singing of the national anthem...

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles line up for the singing of the national anthem prior to the start of their MLB baseball spring training game in Dunedin, Florida February 24, 2013.(FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

The Blue Jays' first visit to Houston as an American League rival has been accompanied by plenty of conversation about the long-rumoured collaboration between the Astros and Jays on a shared spring training facility in North Palm Beach, Fla., potentially starting as soon as 2016.

Discussions between the two teams have been going on since last spring and while there are still some state and local government funding issues outstanding, the partnership is said to have a strong possibility.


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