The Blue Jays updated their roster this afternoon.
The most notable staff movement? Alek Manoah takes the path of the minors. He’s going to Dunedin in the Florida Complex League.
We’re going to focus on Manoah and we’ll come back with the others afterwards.
In fact, even if he was not placed on the injured list, it is just like. If the club had wanted to send him to launch, he would have been in the AAA.
There, he will take advantage of the facilities at the Dunedin, Florida complex to refuel. I don’t think he’s there to pitch every five days.
It happened to Roy Halladay once. And in my eyes, not pitching Manoah to Buffalo is the right thing to do right now.
We will wish good luck to the pitcher in this difficult moment for him.
As for other changes, Chris Bassitt, who will pitch tomorrow night against Houston, is back on the paternity list.
Santiago Espinal, who was injured, is back.
To take Manoah’s place, Bowden Francis was added to the club’s 40-man roster and recalled. I expect him to be the lucky starter Saturday against the Twins.
Jay Jackson and Ernie Clement return to Buffalo on the sidelines of Bassitt and Espinal’s Toronto returns to the roster.
Espinal will play third base tonight, by the way. Matt Chapman will therefore be off tonight.
The last look? We had to make room on the roster of 40 players for Francis, who was not there at the base.
Zach Thompson, who was already in the AAA, was therefore made DFA by the club. He didn’t have a good season.