Pair of Blue Jays relievers set unique record that you may have never knew existed

What record does two members of the Jays’ relief corps currently hold?
Wild Card Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins - Game One
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It is always quite an amazing feat whenever a player manages to get their name into the record books. Sometimes it could be for the good, and in other times it could be worth forgetting, as it depends on what the nature of the record is based on. But in the case for two relievers of the Toronto Blue Jays, they found themselves setting a unique record that most people probably never knew even existed.

Génesis Cabrera and Yimi García both hold the record for the most seasons wearing the number they have on their uniforms. In the case for Cabrera, that number is 92 and for García, he's got number 93. For both players, they currently have had their jersey number for a record five seasons and counting now.

Five seasons doesn’t sound like a long time, but since most players in the league usually select uniform numbers towards the lower end of the scale, higher-number selections are usually less frequent in nature. As a result, without Cabrera or García even knowing, they are now in the record books.

Interestingly, for the bulk of the higher jersey numbers, the record holders happen to be mainly pitchers. So either pitchers tend to love bigger numbers on their backs, or their longevity in their position somehow outlast many of the positional players.

Outside of the jersey number record though, Cabrera’s actual statistical numbers for 2024 haven’t been as pretty after a rough start to the season. Overall, he has posted a dismal 9.53 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in just 5.2 innings pitched over six appearances. Not only that, he had also been suspended two games in an altercation with Rays infielder José Caballero. On the other hand, García has been lights out since the start of the year, compiling a 1-0 record with 1 save, along with a stellar 1.35 ERA, 0.45 WHIP, with a whopping 11 strikeouts in just 6.2 innings of work.