Blue Jays set to hit road for Winter Tour

TORONTO — The Blue Jays will be hitting the road later this month for the seventh annual Winter Tour, and this year’s stops will include Edmonton, Regina and Toronto.

Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis, Aaron Sanchez and Marco Estrada are among the confirmed participants for the western portion of the tour. The Blue Jays are expected to announce details of the Toronto segment in the coming days.

• Winter Tour info

The Winter Tour is the brainchild of former Blue Jays president Paul Beeston. It was based on the old caravan-style tour that Toronto did across the country during the 1980s, and each year, the team covers a different part of Canada.

“We have the best fans in the league,” Pillar said. “No matter which ballpark we’re in, you can always see and hear Blue Jays fans. They’re everywhere. I love coming back for Winter Tour and meeting all of our fans who support us across Canada. We look forward to it every year.”

The Winter Tour will officially begin in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Jan. 12. Members of the organization will spend two days in …

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