4 weak spots the Blue Jays are going to need to address sooner rather than later

What areas should the Jays fix as soon as possible before it’s too late?
Apr 9, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39)
Apr 9, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Entering the MLB regular season, the Jays were dealt an early blow when catcher Danny Jansen suffered a wrist injury during spring training. As a result, Jansen ended up starting the season on the shelf while Brian Serven put together a strong enough spring showing to win the backup job. In doing so, Serven and Alejandro Kirk would serve to hold down the fort until Jansen made his return in April.

However, things haven’t gone as planned as Serven, who is not known for his offensive prowess, has been limited to just two starts and had been held hitless in the five games he has played. Consequently, Kirk has taken upon a larger than normal workload and has suffered at the plate. Although he has driven in seven runs, Kirk has compiled only 6 hits for a .146 average, .364 OPS, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts in 12 games of action. Having both catchers currently in a funk at the same time is certainly not an ideal situation for the Jays, especially when they have been having trouble scoring runs already as of late.

Therefore, the Jays desperately need Jansen back as soon as possible and hope that he can provide the much-needed offensive spark for the team. But with Jansen running into frequent injury trouble almost all of last season, he will need to stay as healthy as he can to be productive. Otherwise, the Jays could be in for a long season with regards to their catcher’s position, as the apparent depth they once thought they had isn’t materializing.