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Atkins preaches patience as Jays struggle

TORONTO – Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is preaching patience.

Atkins addressed reporters at Rogers Centre this morning, hours before Toronto hosted the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon.

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The 20-minute news conference in front of the home dugout was mainly focused on the Blue Jays’ disappointing 19-24 record.

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Atkins says that although the results haven’t been there, he’s encouraged by the sense of urgency in Toronto’s clubhouse.

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He says that he appreciates manager John Schneider’s steady hand during a difficult span.

Atkins is typically made available to reporters on a monthly basis.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2024.

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