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Blue Jays mourns the death of first-base coach Mark Budinsky's daughter

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The Canadian Press

Canadian press

TORONTO — The first base coach, Mark Budzinski, is absent from Toronto Blue Jays after his daughter's death. The

team announced the death of Julia Budzinski on Sunday morning.

Mark Budzinski left Blue Jays early in the second game of the day and night double header against Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

After losing to Tampa 11-5, the Blue Jays issued a statement that post-match media was not available.

The team also closed the clubhouse for reporters as coaching staff supported Buzinski to tackle "personal issues."

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2022.