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Jays coach Budzinski leaves team following daughter’s death

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TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski will be away from the team following the death of his eldest daughter, 17-year-old Julia. Budzinski and manager Charlie Montoyo left the dugout in the third inning of Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader against Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays lined up along the foul lines before first pitch Sunday for a moment of silence. Budzinski played four games for Cincinnati in 2003 and retired in 2005. After managing in Cleveland’s minor league system, he joined the then-Indians big league staff in 2017. Toronto hired Budzinski in November 2018.

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