Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki made it clear that he's still angry with Rockies GM Jeff Bridich over the July trade that sent him to Toronto.
In a story in Monday's USA Today, Tulowitzki said he and Bridich got into a shouting match over the phone the night he was traded.
"I'll never talk to him, never talk to those people," Tulowitzki said. "You get lied to, straight to your face, you get upset. I believe in forgiveness, but at the same time, I don't plan on being friendly with them, or anything like that."
Tulowitzki also said he preferred the Blue Jays' spring complex in Dunedin to the Rockies' facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"I like this place a lot better than Arizona," Tulowitzki said. "That place was like a country club. Guys got comfortable because it was so nice. This place has a better feel. It reminds you of spring training. The way it's supposed to be."
SLUGGER SITS: Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion missed Monday's intrasquad game a day after having an abscessed tooth pulled.
Manager John Gibbons said the All-Star 1B/DH was not with the team but is not expected to miss any more time.
"He's probably not eating real good right now," Gibbons said.
Yanks: Closer dazzles
TAMPA — Prospect Tyler Wade got an up-close look at Aroldis Chapman and saw why the Yankees left-hander is one of baseball's top relievers.
Wade, a left-handed hitter, was among four minor-leaguers to bat against Chapman during the closer's first batting practice session with the Yankees on Monday.
"It was like a blur," Wade said. "He's got really good breaking stuff. He makes you feel really uncomfortable. I kind of had to guess on him.
"It's what, Feb. 29, and it's tough," Wade added with a laugh.
Chapman threw 25 pitches overall.
"Physically I felt awesome out there," he said through a translator.
Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues last season, ranging from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph.
C Carlos Corporan thought Chapman was throwing his fastball around 97-98 mph Monday.
Wade had a swinging strike and foul ball in nine pitches. Chapman broke the bat of Jorge Mateo on foul grounder during a five-pitch sequence that included three swings and misses.