The Blue Jays have a good problem on their hands.
A couple of key players, Bo Bichette and Ken Giles, are nearing returns from their respective injuries, and a few other pitchers, Matt Shoemaker, Nate Pearson and Jordan Romano, shouldn’t be too far behind them.
The team had a busy trade deadline, adding Taijuan Walker, Jonathan Villar, Robbie Ray, and Ross Stripling in order to add some much-needed depth to the roster. Now, with more reinforcements from the Injured List on the way, the Blue Jays will have to figure out how to squeeze everybody on the 28-man roster.
This is a good problem to have, of course, but there’ll be some difficult decisions involved.
Here’s how the roster looks right now…
Starting pitchers: Hyun Jin Ryu, Taijuan Walker, Tanner Roark, Ross Stripling, Chase Anderson.
Relief pitchers: Anthony Bass, A.J. Cole, Rafael Dolis, Thomas Hatch, Anthony Kay, Ryan Borucki, Julian Merryweather, Robbie Ray, Shun Yamaguchi, Wilmer Font.
Catchers: Danny Jansen, Reese McGuire.
Infielders: Vladimir Guererro Jr., Rowdy Tellez, Travis Shaw, Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal, Joe Panik, Jonathan Villar.
Outfielders: Randal Grichuk, Lourdes Gurriel, Teoscar Hernandez, Derek Fisher.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation