Blue Jays begin centre-field platoon

Jays outfielder Darin Mastroianni (right) is greeted at home plate by Colby Rasmus after driving...

Jays outfielder Darin Mastroianni (right) is greeted at home plate by Colby Rasmus after driving them both in with a two-run home run on June 28. Mastroianni and Rasmus will be sharing centre field under a platoon arrangement. (DAN HAMILTON/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:19 AM ET

ANAHEIM - Until further notice, Colby Rasmus and Darin Mastroianni will be engaged in a platoon in centre field for the Blue Jays, with Rasmus facing righthanders and Mastroianni facing lefties.

Mastroianni was in the lineup Tuesday against Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

On Monday, with lefty reliever Joe Thatcher on the mound, Mastroianni pinch hit and the Angels immediately went to a righthander.

"They had us either way," said manager John Gibbons, who was not keen on having Rasmus face Thatcher.


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