11 Blue Jays players that won't be back in 2024

Jul 29, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider (14) relieves pitcher
Jul 29, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider (14) relieves pitcher / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Adam Cimber, Mason McCoy, Wes Parsons, Zach Pop

There shouldn't be any real surprises here, as this entire quartet failed to positively contribute to the Blue Jays this year.

Cimber, 33, made just 22 appearances during the regular season, missing a ton of time due to multiple different injuries. He finished the year on the 60-day injured list and made his last appearance for the team on June 18. He coughed up 17 earned runs on 25 hits in under 21 innings of work and was nowhere close to a productive big leaguer. A non-tender seems likely for him in the near future.

Wes Parsons spent the vast majority of the season in Triple-A pitching for the Buffalo Bisons. While his 4.55 ERA doesn't exactly jump off the page, he began striking out batters at a higher rate than he'd ever been at before and was a huge part of the Bisons' success. However, he made his lone big league start for the Blue Jays in Game 162 and completely melted down. The Jays needed length from him, so they kept him in for four innings before saying enough was enough, but he had already surrendered nine runs on 10 hits with three walks. He's not coming back.

Pop, 27, made the Opening Day roster after a promising spring showing and had a sub-2.00 ERA until a meltdown against the Astros at the end of April. His final regular season appearance came on May 4 and he was, well, awful in Triple-A to round out the year. In 34 outings for Buffalo, he posted a 5.30 ERA and surrendered entirely too many base hits to really feel like someone the Jays need to keep around. When it comes time to protect prospects from the Rule 5 Draft, look for Pop to lose his spot on the 40-man roster and likely hit free agency.

McCoy, the only position player in this group, is going to hit minor league free agency any day now and is not likely to be brought back. Don't get me wrong, he is absolutely the best defensive infielder in the entire Blue Jays organization, but he's going to be pushed out of a job by some of the aforementioned prospects. The 28-year-old is a career minor leaguer but was able to get in to the first six big league games of his career, scoring two runs and striking out in his lone at-bat. He has value for sure, but don't look for him to log anymore games in the Jays system.