Montoyo said that Springer will hit lead-off but serve as the designated hitter in the game. If everything goes well, Montoyo said, Springer could transition to the outfield for his second game.
Springer signed a six-year, $150 million contract with the Blue Jays in the off-season, the largest free-agent contract in franchise history. The 31-year-old hit .265/.359/.540 with 14 home runs last season with the Houston Astros.
The Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 2-2 tie in six-and-a-half innings on Monday.