Toronto Blue Jays first-base coach Mark Budzinski will likely be away from the group after the loss of life of his eldest daughter, Julia Budzinski, the group introduced Sunday.
“The Budzinskis have been a part of our Blue Jays household during the last 4 seasons. This devastating loss is felt by our total group and we grieve alongside Bud and his household,” Ross Atkins, the Blue Jays’ government vice chairman of baseball operations and normal supervisor, mentioned in an announcement. “I’ve identified Bud for greater than 25 years and have all the time admired his dedication as a dad and husband first. He’s liked and well-respected by our total clubhouse and holds a particular place in all our hearts.”
The group mentioned Budzinski will likely be away from the group to be along with his spouse, Monica, and youngsters Josh and Lily. The Blue Jays didn’t launch Julia Budzinski’s age.
Mark Budzinski and supervisor Charlie Montoyo left within the third inning of the second recreation of the Blue Jays’ doubleheader Saturday in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays. After the sport, the Blue Jays closed their clubhouse and mentioned that Montoyo and the group’s different coaches had been with Budzinski, who was “coping with a private matter.”
Budzinski performed 4 video games for Cincinnati in 2003 and retired in 2005. After managing in Cleveland’s minor league system, he joined its large league employees in 2017. Toronto employed Budzinski in November 2018.
The Related Press contributed to this report.