How are members of the 2023 Blue Jays doing on their new teams?

Apr 10, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Chapman (26)
Apr 10, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Chapman (26) / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
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Adam Cimber

Cimber is another hurler that had stretches of excellence and stretches of disappointment throughout his tenure on the Blue Jays. The quirky right-hander spent three years in Toronto and had a combined 3.22 ERA and 128 ERA+ across 138 outings. He dealt with injuries last year and limped to the finish line with a 7.40 ERA, which is an outlier compared to the numbers he had put up in years past.

The 33-year-old is currently a member of the Los Angeles Angels and he looks to be in tip-top shape so far this season. In nine outings, Cimber has a 0.90 ERA with six strikeouts and one walk. Low-leverage stints seem to work best for him, but he does an excellent job in those situations whenver he's called upon.

Paul DeJong

DeJong came over to the Blue Jays at last year's trade deadline as an injury replacement for Bo Bichette. DeJong's tenure wound up lasting just 13 games, as he went 3-for-44 (.068) with 18 strikeouts and zero walks, posting an OPS+ of -62. He latched on with the Giants to end the year but hit just .184 with 16 more strikeouts and no walks.

The 2019 All-Star is now getting consistent playing time as a member of the Chicago White Sox. Perhaps lower expectations and playing for a rebuilding team is what he needed, as he is hitting .275 with three home runs and an .893 OPS through his first 15 games on the South Side.

Santiago Espinal

Espinal spent four years on the Blue Jays' roster and turned into a well-liked figure. His play on the field was a bit inconsistent, though, highlighted by an All-Star Game appearance in 2022 but followed up with an 80 OPS+ showing last year.

Espinal was only just traded to the Reds less than a month ago. He was squeezed out of a roster spot by the other infielders on the Blue Jays who played the same position(s) he did. He is hitting .133 through his first 12 games in Cincinnati, driving in five runs, stealing three bases and owning an OPS+ of 1.