DUNEDIN, Fla. – Toronto closer Casey Janssen made his 2013 spring training debut, striking out two during a perfect seventh inning in the Blue Jays' 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
Janssen, who finished with 22 saves last season, had surgery in November to address lingering shoulder soreness.
J.A. Happ continued his strong exhibition season, allowing two hits in six shutout innings for Toronto. The left-hander could start the season at Triple-A, in a long relief role, or at some point move into a starting spot if the Blue Jays decide to drop struggling Ricky Romero from the rotation.
Boston reliever Alfredo Aceves got the start and scattererd two hits over five scorless innings.