Blue Jays activate Adam Cimber, select Ernie Clement, amongst other moves

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Per a news release from the team themselves, the Toronto Blue Jays are making a slew of roster moves ahead of this evening's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Catching up on Blue Jays roster moves:

  • RHP Adam Cimber has been activated from the 15-day injured list.
  • UTIL Ernie Clement has been selected to the 40-man and active rosters.
  • RHP Mitch White has been transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room for Clement.
  • RHP Thomas Hatch has been optioned to Triple-A.
  • UTIL Otto Lopez has been optioned to Triple-A.

Still keeping up?

The activation of Cimber is going to end up being a huge move for a Blue Jays pitching staff that has felt awfully bare as of late. The right-hander has been on the shelf since April 24th and made a handful of rehab assignments before his formal activation.

To kick off his 2023 season, the 32-year-old has 11 appearances and has posted a 4.50 ERA and 95 ERA+ across 10 innings of work. He is only one year removed from being one of the more reliable arms on the team, so there's still plenty of hope he returns to that form.

Clement, 27, has done everything he can to put himself on the map for Blue Jays' front office members and fans. The utilityman has appeared in 35 games for the Buffalo Bisons this year, hitting five home runs, scoring 26 runs, driving in 25 of his own, hitting for a .328 average and drawing 17 walks against just four strikeouts. He has plenty of experience at all four infield spots as well as the corner outfield.

For White, his placement on the 60-day injured list is likely nothing more than a move to free up a temporary spot on the 40-man. Like Cimber, he has been on the comeback trail and had made five rehab appearances in the minors before he began to experience soreness and had his rehab halted.

Hatch, 28, made it into a pair of games for the Blue Jays after being recalled from Buffalo himself. The right-hander has been dreadful for the team since his strong 17-game showing back in 2020 and is surely running out of chances to make an impact for this organization.

For Lopez, 24, his latest stint in the big leagues lasted around a day. The speedster did not make it into a single game for the Blue Jays and will now head back to Buffalo, where he had just begun to heat up at the plate before his brief promotion. His ability to get on base and play all over the diamond gives him significant value for the Jays, so don't be surprised to see him back up in the near future.