Blue Jays' Lawrie has 'blique outlook

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays juggles three baseballs in the dugout before the game against...

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays juggles three baseballs in the dugout before the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 21, 2014. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP)

Steve Simmons, QMI Agency

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TORONTO - On a sunny spring training morning two winters ago, Buck Martinez took me aside, pointed to the infield, and asked a question.

“Who does he remind you of?” Martinez said in his best broadcaster’s voice.

By the time I could come up with an answer, he was telling me: “George Brett,” he said. “I roomed with George Brett in the minors and in Kansas City. I know George Brett.

“And I’ve got to tell you, there’s a lot of George Brett in that kid.”


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