Here is the complete 2023 Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day roster

Mar 25, 2023; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) and shortstop
Mar 25, 2023; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) and shortstop / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays' 2023 Opening Day roster is set.

It took until the very last Spring Training game, but the Blue Jays have officially set their 2023 Opening Day roster. The final bench spot had been down to one of Vinny Capra, Nathan Lukes or Otto Lopez, with Lukes emerging victorious in this battle.

The bullpen had been another question mark for the Jays heading into spring, as there figured to be at least one spot that had yet to be locked down. Mitch White's trip to the injured list opened things up even more, with Zach Pop beating out Nate Pearson, Zach Thompson and Trent Thornton for the final spot.

Let's take a look at the full roster the Blue Jays will be rolling with.

Editor's note: An injury could pop up between now and Opening Day, but with all of the roster battles coming to a close, this is going to be the squad as of right now.

Catchers: Danny Jansen (R), Alejandro Kirk (R)

Jansen, 27, and Kirk, 24, give the Blue Jays the best catching duo in many years. Kirk made the All-Star Game last year and won a Silver Slugger Award as well. Jansen has some serious pop in his bat and is the superior defender of the two. John Schneider has made it clear that the catchers will split time down the middle in the upcoming season.

Infielders: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R), Brandon Belt (L), Santiago Espinal (R), Bo Bichette (R), Matt Chapman (R)

This group is exactly what was expected. Guerrero and Bichette are going to continue to be the faces of this franchise while Espinal is likely going to begin the season on the bench as the backup infielder. Belt is projected to be the club's primary designated hitter and Chapman, who is a pending free agent, will look to capitalize this year and earn himself a serious payday in the upcoming offseason.

Outfielders: Daulton Varsho (L), Kevin Kiermaier (L), George Springer (R), Nathan Lukes (L)

Varsho-Kiermaier-Springer figures to be the everyday lineup configuration for the Jays from left to right. Varsho and Springer can both play all three spots in the outfield grass, so there's a good chance we see some shuffling of this group regularly. Lukes, 28, finally earns a shot in the big leagues after spending seven years in the minors without a promotion. He can also play all three outfield positions and figures to be an oft-used fourth outfielder.

Utility: Whit Merrifield (R), Cavan Biggio (L)

While the presence of Lukes takes some of the outfield burden off of Merrifield and Biggio (who are infielders by trade), all three of them still figure to get time in the grass. Merrifield is expected to be the club's starting second baseman while also seeing considerable time in left. Biggio, who can play first base as well, is going to be a backup infielder who sees occasional time in right field.

Starting pitchers: Alek Manoah (R), Kevin Gausman (R), Chris Bassitt (R), José Berríos (R), Yusei Kikuchi (L)

Manoah-Gausman-Bassitt-Berríos-Kikuchi is going to be the starting rotation to kick off the new year. Manoah earned the Opening Day nod after an incredible season last year, but Gausman will be pound-for-pound as great on the mound as Manoah throughout the year. Bassitt, a respected veteran of the game, will give the Jays a full year of starts while Berríos and Kikuchi are both looking for rebound performances.

Bullpen: Jordan Romano (R), Erik Swanson (R), Yimi García (R), Anthony Bass (R), Adam Cimber (R), Zach Pop (R), Trevor Richards (R), Tim Mayza (L)

Romano and Swanson are going to form a lethal combination at the back end of the bullpen for the club. García and Bass will serve as setup men who can also go multiple innings and even earn occasional save chances. Cimber will continue to be one of the more heavily relied upon relievers in the game while Pop and Richards have been annointed the clubs' "long-relief" options in the absence of Mitch White. Finally, Mayza is going to be the lone left-handed pitcher in the bullpen, a move that could end up hurting the club down the line, but there are some options down in the minor leagues in case of emergency.

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