Blue Jays first-base manager Mark Budzinski is distant from the squad aft the decease of his eldest daughter, Julia Budzinski, the squad announced Sunday.
“The Budzinskis person been portion of our Blue Jays household for the past 4 seasons. This devastating nonaccomplishment is felt by our full enactment and we grieve alongside Bud and his family,” Blue Jays wide manager Ross Atkins said successful a statement. “I person known Bud for much than 25 years and person ever admired his committedness arsenic a dada and hubby first. He is loved and well-respected by our full clubhouse and holds a peculiar spot successful each our hearts.”
Budzinski near the squad to walk clip with his wife, Monica, and his different children, Josh and Lily. Julia Budzinski’s property is unknown.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch, Budzinski’s roommate successful Triple-A, made a nationalist offering of enactment connected Sunday.
“He’s idiosyncratic I see a beloved friend,” Hinch told reporters. “His girl is the aforesaid property arsenic my daughters. Tough morning. Baseball is simply a large family. … Keep him successful your thoughts.”
Red Sox manager besides offered condolences.
“Our thoughts and prayers to Mark, the archetypal basal manager for the Blue Jays and the Blue Jay family,” Cora told reporters. “I conscionable recovered retired astir his girl passing distant successful an accident. It puts everything successful perspective.
“It’s a unspeakable mode to get america backmost to world but, similar I said, thoughts and prayers and I cognize it’s a pugnacious clip for him and the enactment and everybody involved.”
Budzinski and Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo near the during the 3rd inning of the 2nd crippled of a doubleheader connected Saturday night. The Blue Jays’ clubhouse was closed to reporters afterwards, with the squad saying Budzinski was “dealing with a idiosyncratic matter.”