The 17-year-old right-hander worked a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth against the Blue Jays, walking off to a standing ovation at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida:
Afterward, Braden described the moment to Sportsnet's Arash Madani:
Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman liked what he saw out of the youngster:
Roy died at the age of 40 in November after his plane crashed off the coast of Florida. The eight-time All-Star went 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA in 12 seasons with Toronto, and he won two Cy Young awards in his 16-year career.
The Blue Jays announced earlier this year they will retire Roy's No. 32 on Opening Day.