Bichette out of Blue Jays lineup, Horwitz in leadoff spot vs. Guardians

Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette watches his single in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, March 4, 2024, in Dunedin, Fla. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays offence will be looking for a better outing against the Cleveland Guardians Saturday, but they’ll have to do it without Bo Bichette and Davis Schneider.

The Blue Jays shortstop will not be in the lineup with Isiah Kiner-Falefa moving taking his spot in the infield. Manager John Schneider told reporters that Bichette is dealing with right calf soreness, and the team will monitor how he feels throughout the day.

Spencer Horwitz will get a chance in the leadoff spot while playing second base, with Schneider getting the day off.

Addison Barger will play in his first game since being recalled from triple-A Buffalo, batting seventh in the lineup and starting at third base.

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