The Associated Press
DUNEDIN, Florida: Scott Diamond tossed two perfect innings, prospect Connor Panas homered and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad blanked the Canadian junior national team 12-0 on Thursday.
Diamond, who has not allowed a run in five outings, struck out four. The left-hander is battling for an opening-day roster spot but has not appeared in a big league game since going 6-13 with Minnesota in 2013.
Panas, a ninth-round selection out of Canisius College in last year’s draft, hit an RBI double off 18-year-old starter Josh Burgmann in the second. He added a solo shot to right field in the fifth as part of a four-run inning.
Russell Martin went 0 for 1, grounding into a double play in the first.