Players that could lose their 40-man spot if/when the Blue Jays make trades
The most recent acquisition to the Blue Jays squad is left-hander Anthony Banda, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations after being designated for assignment back on June 27th. You may recognize the name as he did spend a few years with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2018 to 2020.
Banda has struggled with the Pirates this season, owning a 6.41 ERA through 19.2 innings of work. The left-hander is similar to Beasley in that some days he can give you two solid innings with limited damage but then put up a three-spot against the Tampa Bay Rays where he fails to record an out. He has allowed 35 hits on the season so far and opponents own a collective .372 batting average on the year, with the Texas product offering a changeup/fastball combo with some offspeed breaking pitches mixed in between.
The former Pirates reliever pitched a solid inning for the Jays two nights ago in Oakland, allowing just one hit and no earned runs on the evening. I would imagine that the left-hander’s spot in the bullpen is safe unless the Jays add some veteran bullpen depth at the trade deadline or until he starts to struggle, as fellow southpaw Matt Gage awaits his return to the big league club.