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The Toronto Blue Jays have a lot of work to do in order to replenish the Buffalo Bisons roster. When we exclude possible promotions from AA, the current roster sits at only four players: RHP Bobby Korecky, LHP Chad Girodo, 2B Jon Berti, and 3B Andy Burns.
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Looking through the current 40-man roster of the Blue Jays, we can also expect the following to join them (at a minimum): RHPChad Jenkins
, SHPPat Venditte
, RHPBen Rowen
, CA.J. Jimenez
, 3BMatt Dominguez
, 1BMatt Hague
, and LFEzequiel Carrera
The Jays also recently re-signed C Luis Hurtado who should head to Buffalo unless they start him lower and promote him later.
That’s a total of 12 players and 2 more likely to join them from the 40-man roster when the season begins. There’s a lot of room to be filled and quite a few candidates to pick from. Some promotions from AA will also round out a lot of the left over room.
There will still be room to add quite a few free agent players, so I’ll take a shot at identifying 10 players that I believe would fit in well as depth pieces for the Blue Jays in 2016.
The chosen 10 will be posted in pairs, beginning with 5 pitchers and followed by 5 position players.
Next: First up, a couple of quality relievers