Maple Leafs’ Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Rielly take batting practice with Blue Jays

MLB baseballs fill a bag on the field ahead of Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

It may not have been the right sport, but at least they were wearing the right colour when four members of the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the field for batting practice at Rogers Centre on Wednesday.

Forwards William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews joined defenceman Morgan Rielly for some batting practice and a few grounders, based on the videos tweeted out by the Blue Jays. Matthews appeared to hit one out of the park before rounding the bases and exclaiming: “That feels so good!”

Toronto outfielder George Springer joined the quartet for a photo, too.

Both the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs have games on Wednesday night. The Blue Jays play the Yankees at home, while the Leafs are in St. Thomas, Ont., to face the Sabres in a pre-season match. None of the four Leafs who took batting practice are scheduled to play, however.

Both games can be seen on Sportsnet and Sportsnet+: the Leafs are on at 6:30 p.m. ET, while the Jays are at 7 p.m. ET.

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