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Players that could lose their 40-man spot if/when the Blue Jays make trades

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 24: Santiago Espinal #5 Bradley Zimmer #7 and Vinny Capra #44 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate their teams victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 24, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 24: Santiago Espinal #5 Bradley Zimmer #7 and Vinny Capra #44 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate their teams victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 24, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 05: Andrew Vasquez #50 of the Toronto Blue Jays smiles during a MLB game against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre on June 05, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Andrew Vasquez

Signing a Major League deal with the Blue Jays this past offseason, former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Andrew Vasquez has performed well in AAA but has struggled at the big league level.

In Buffalo, the southpaw has made eight appearances and has yet to yield an earned run through 9.1 innings while also only allowing two hits. With the Blue Jays, Vasquez currently owns an 8.10 ERA through 6.2 innings, allowing six hits and six earned runs compared to six strikeouts. He has also been wild on the mound, earning three walks and three hit batters this season.

The California product is currently on the 15-day IL after suffering an ankle sprain back on June 9th and it doesn’t appear he has been given a rehab assignment as of yet. He could be moved to the 60-day IL to free a roster spot but it also wouldn’t be surprising if the Jays decide to cut him loose if they acquire a left-handed reliever before the trade deadline. The Jays also have fellow southpaw Matt Gage at their disposal and he has been a stronger member of the bullpen compared to Vasquez, making his spot on the roster that much more expendable.

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