5 players whose 40-man roster spot is in jeopardy after Yariel Rodriguez signing

Yariel Rodriguez's addition to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster means there are 41 players fighting for 40 spots. Who is the odd man out?

Sep 24, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Trevor Richards (33)
Sep 24, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Trevor Richards (33) / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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RHP Wes Parsons

Parsons, 31, spent all of the 2023 season in the Blue Jays minor league system. He has quite a bit more big league experience under his belt than Little does, but the results have historically not been pretty. The right-hander sports a 7.01 ERA across 34 appearances and 43.2 innings in the major leagues.

Parsons is perhaps best known for his single start in the bigs that he made last year. On the last day of the regular season, he came up and performed admirably, pitching until his arm was about to fall off, but the results once again just were not there. He wound up going four innings with three strikeouts and three walks, surrendering nine earned runs on 10 hits.

Parsons' season-ending outing was seen all along as one where he'd be left out there to eat some innings regardless of the results, so he earns a pass for how that start went.

In the minor leagues, Parsons made 18 starts and had a 4.55 ERA. While the ERA leaves a bit to be desired, he still was one of the more consistently solid arms for the Buffalo Bisons. He struck out over 10 batters per nine innings and could now be something of a veteran leader down there. He could easily lose his handle on a 40-man roster spot but be stashed in Triple-A once again, filling an important role.