The Blue Jays are trying to put themselves in better position to compete in a loaded AL East and make a deeper run in the playoffs. They will need all the help they can get from the incumbent roster, especially if the front office is unable to reel in big additions.
The Blue Jays are not only counting on the current players to perform better, but also continued health from a large portion of the roster. They haven’t suffered too many debilitating injuries in recent years and the pitching staff stayed remarkably healthy in 2023.
A few weeks before players gather under the palm trees of Florida, the Jays have injury concerns with a few players that are worth mentioning. Since every team suffers injuries and the other clubs don't feel bad for a team that suffers ill-timed maladies, the Blue Jays are not in any unique company. Like every team, they will suffer injuries and there may not be any singular reason why they suffer more injuries than other clubs. It may not always be the fault of the athletic training staff, for example. In any event, it will be something to monitor as they attempt to get through spring training and the regular season in one healthy piece.