When outfielder Travis Snider was demoted in late April to work on his swing mechanics, the Blue Jays had a choice to make.
They considered several players at Triple-A Las Vegas to take Snider’s place, ultimately deciding on first baseman David Cooper.
But outfielder Eric Thames probably won’t be far behind. All three players made an impression in major league spring training, with Thames among the team leaders in at-bats. He had a breakout season by hitting .288/.370/.526 with 27 home runs and 104 RBIs at Double-A New Hampshire in 2010.
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