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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 04: Anthony Bass #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of the game at Target Field on August 4, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 9-3. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 04: Anthony Bass #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of the game at Target Field on August 4, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 9-3. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 20: Mitch White #45 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Mitch White was acquired from the Dodgers as a “Ross Stripling 2.0” type, with the ability to pitch in either the rotation or bullpen as needed. He did well with the Dodgers this season and at first, was optioned down to AAA once he joined the Jays (where he was at the time with Los Angeles) until Stripling went on the IL and White was called up, making his first start against the Twins earlier this month.

Since then, White has authored a 3.31 ERA through three starts, going a minimum of four innings per start and allowing only five earned runs off 16 hits compared to 10 strikeouts. He also owns a 2.52 FIP and has taken Yusei Kikuchi’s spot in the rotation for the time being, as the left-hander has struggled with his fastball command and has been moved to the bullpen. He will make the start tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.

Alex De Jesus started off in the Rookie League, playing in two games before being moved to High-A Vancouver on August 10th. Now ranked as the Jays #16 top prospect, De Jesus currently owns a .208/.309/.250 slash line with two doubles, six RBI, and a .559 OPS through 48 at-bats.

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He has been a bit wild at the plate, striking out 23 times through 12 games compared to seven walks, something the Domincian product will be developing and working on over time. He currently slots in at shortstop and owns a .960 fielding percentage with just one error.

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