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Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO

TORONTO, ONT – The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic.Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that city, provincial and federal authorities “kind of gave their approval,” but the Blue Jays are looking for a letter of support from the federal government.He also said Dr.

David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer, requires a few tweaks to MLB's submitted plan to play, which health authorities have been reviewing.Ford said he was in talks with Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro all weekend.The team later issued a statement that said it is starting to move players and personnel to its training

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