The 2020 season is two weeks old, so it’s already time for teams to trim their active rosters from 30 players down to 28 players.
Originally, the plan was for teams to get two weeks with a 30-man roster and then another two weeks with a 28-man roster before getting down to the normal 26-man roster, but it was decided that teams would be allowed to carry 28 players for the entirety of the season.
So, from a Blue Jays perspective, the team needs to send a couple of players down to the Alternate Training Site and they’ll also have to make room on the active roster for Chase Anderson, who was apparently set to be activated at some point during the series in Atlanta.
We’ll start off with some names that obviously aren’t going anywhere. The entire starting rotation of Hyun Jin Ryu, Matt Shoemaker, Nate Pearson, Trent Thornton, and Tanner Roark will remain intact, and position players like Vlad Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel, Danny Jansen, Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, Travis Shaw, Reese McGuire aren’t going to be sent down.
Given the way pitchers are dropping like mad …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation