Blue Jays: Five players who could lose their roster spot at the deadline
Acquired just prior to the start of the 2022 campaign, former top prospect Bradley Zimmer is having a time at the plate this season. Used sparingly this year, mostly in a defensive replacement/pinch runner role, Zimmer has eight hits on the year through 75 at-bats while owning a .452 OPS on the season. He does have two home runs this year, one being off Justin Verlander and the other off Rays reliever Dusten Knight, but he has struck out 33 times, almost half of his at-bats on the campaign (44%).
As the trade deadline is only a week away, any addition the Blue Jays make to the squad requires one member to come off. Who could be dropped?
While the defense is his calling card, if the Blue Jays are looking to add a lefty-bat to the bench, I would imagine the front office is going to let go of Zimmer before they remove Zack Collins, Cavan Biggio, or Raimel Tapia.
Collins could be moved to AAA but considering they like to have Kirk hit in the DH spot on occasion, having the third catcher is an additional safety net that the club has utilized for most of the year. If his bat was playing a little better than a .107 batting average then I could see the argument to keep him and maybe move Collins but considering Tapia can cover centre field when George Springer needs an off-day, I think Zimmer is potentially on the chopping block.