Blue Jays' first-based coach, Mark Buzinski, has been away from the team after the death of his eldest daughter, Julia Buzinski, the team announced on Sunday.
"Budzinskis has been a member of the Blue Jays family for the past four seasons. This catastrophic loss is felt by our entire organization and we mourn with Bad and his family." Said Los Atkins, General Manager of Blue Jays, in a statement. "I have known Bud for over 25 years and have always praised his commitment as father and husband first. He is loved and respected throughout our clubhouse and I It occupies a special place in our hearts. "
Budzinski left the team and spent time with his wife Monica and other children Josh and Lily. The age of Julia Budzinski is unknown.
Tigers Manager A.J. We made a public call for participants.
"He's the one I think is my dear friend," Hinchtold reporter. "His daughter is the same age as my daughter. A tough morning. Baseball is a big family .... Keep him in your mind."
Red Socks manager also condolences I did.
"Our to Mark, Blue's first base coach Thoughts and prayers Jays and Blue Jay's family, "Colatold reporters. "I just learned that his daughter died in an accident. It's all in view.
" It's a terrible way to bring us back to reality, As I said, thoughts and prayers, and I know it's a tough time for everyone involved with him and the organization. "
Buzinsky and Toronto Manager Charlie Montoyo Leaved Saturday night during the third of the second game of the double header. Later, the Blue Jays clubhouse was closed to reporters, and the team said Budzinski was "addressing personal issues."