Here is a rundown on newsworthy items involving the Vancouver Canadians so far in 2023.

C's Recap

First, we flip the calendar back to December 27, 2022 as that was the day 2021 Canadians catcher Ryan Gold signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.

Now we can look ahead to 2023.

January 4 – 2014-15 C’s lefty Ryan Borucki from Mundelein, Illinois agrees to a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.

January 13 – 2014 Canadians designated hitter Rowdy Tellez avoids arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.05 million.

January 15 – 2014 second baseman Tim Locastro inks a minor league pact with the New York Mets.

January 18 – Canadian Women’s National Team player and coach Ashley Stephenson joins the C’s coaching staff.

January 18 – 2011 outfielder Kevin Pillar signs a minor league deal with Atlanta.

January 25 – 2017 outfielder Reggie Pruitt is traded by the Winnipeg Goldeyes to the Milwaukee Milkmen of the independent American Association.

January 26 – 2013 lefty Matt Dermody receives a non-roster invite to Spring Training by the Boston Red Sox.

January 30 – The Toronto Blue Jays issue Spring Training non-roster invites to Canadians outfielder/catcher Zach Britton (2022), catcher Phil Clarke (2019, 2021), catcher/first baseman Andrés Sosa (2022), infielder Vinny Capra (2018), lefthanders Jimmy Burnette (2022), Brandon Eisert (2021), Jimmy Robbins (2022), Ricky Tiedemann (2022), righthanders Adrian Hernández (2021), Hayden Juenger (2021) and Sem Robberse (2021-2022).

Vancouver Canadians Jonathan Davis

January 30 – 2014 outfielder Jonathan Davis signs a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.

January 30 – 2018, 2021 and 2022 righty Will McAffer inks a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.

January 30 – 2011 righthander Aaron Sanchez gets a minor league deal from the Minnesota Twins.

January 31 – 2021-2022 pitching coach Phil Cundari joins High-A Lakewood in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system.

January 31 – 2015 lefty Tayler Saucedo agrees to a minor league pact with the Seattle Mariners.

February 1 – 2019 righthander Alek Manoah takes issue with MLB Network Analyst Anthony Recker on Twitter after Recker told Manoah “to put a bit more time in the gym”.

February 2 – 2016 and 2021 RHP Justin Maese receives a minor league contract from the New York Yankees.

February 3 – 2017 righty Graham Spraker receives a minor league deal from the Tampa Bay Rays.

February 9 – Utilityman Otto López (2018) and 3B/1B Damiano Palmegiani (2022) are named to Canada’s roster for the World Baseball Classic. Infielder Spencer Horwitz (2019, 2021) will play for Israel, RHPs Marcus Stroman (2012), Luis Quiñones (2019, 2021) and José Espada (2017-2018) will join Puerto Rico, RHP Graham Spraker (2017) and OF Chavez Young (2017) will suit up for Great Britain.

Vancouver Canadians Angel Perdomo

February 9 – 2015 lefthander Angel Perdomo signs a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 10 – The Vancouver Canadians unveil their promotions schedule for 2023 that include 14 giveaways.

February 15 – 2012 lefty Daniel Norris hooks up with the Cincinnati Reds on a minor league deal.

February 16 – 2019, 2021 and 2022 outfielder Cam Eden earns a non-roster invite to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays.

February 18 – Vancouver Canadians unveil 2023 coaching staff with 2022 manager Brent Lavallee and 2022 hitting coach Ryan Wright returning to the same roles. 2022 bullpen coach Joel Bonnett taking over as pitching coach. Former big leaguer Austin Bibens-Dirkx takes over as bullpen coach. Danny Canellas (2019) takes over as bench coach and Ashley Stephenson is the new position coach.

February 20 – Vancouver Canadians president Andy Dunn announces the Superstar Series featuring autograph sessions with former major leaguers will return to Nat Bailey Stadium in 2023 on the Sekeres + Price podcast.


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