4 more Blue Jays players whose jobs are in jeopardy after Cavan Biggio DFA

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Ernie Clement

Alongside teammate and close friend Davis Schneider, Ernie Clement was an immensely popular member of the 2023 Blue Jays despite the fact that he only appeared in 29 games. He's versatile, makes a ton of contact and just plays the game the right way. Not to mention, he was absolutely torching minor league pitching before the Jays first called him up to the big league roster.

This 29-game showing, along with the fact that he's also out of minor league options, was enough for the utilityman to crack the 2024 Opening Day roster. His ability to play all over the infield (and even some outfield in a pinch, although that has not been needed yet this year outside of a two-inning showing in left field) earned him a spot through and through.

Unfortunately, things haven't panned out for the 28-year-old. He was a feelgood story last year but now he's teetering on the edge of unplayable, like Biggio was before him. Clement has a decent-but-not-great .227 average this year but his OPS has dipped down to .589 and his OPS+ currently sits at 69, which means he's been 31 percent below league-average at the plate so far.

Again, Clement can bounce around the field, but he's also struggled quite a bit on defense. In just 36 games at third base, he's got -2 OAA and has committed five errors. He has not looked comfortable at the main position the Blue Jays need him to line up at.

While the organization lacks an immediate replacement for Cabrera in the bullpen, the same cannot be said for position player prospects. Addison Barger is down in Triple-A eyeing a second call-up to the big leagues, so the Jays already have Clement's replacement waiting in the wings.