The outfield situation in the Blue Jays system just even more complicated. Dalton Pompey and Anthony Alford, both of whom were injured coming out of spring training, have been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
#BlueJays activate OFers Anthony Alford and Dalton Pompey from rehab assignments, option both to triple-A Buffalo.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 19, 2018
The Jays currently have Kevin Pillar, Randal Grichuk, Curtis Granderson, Teoscar Hernandez, and technically Steve Pearce making up their big league outfield while they have Dwight Smith, Roemon Fields, Ian Parmley, and Darrell Sweeney in Buffalo. Pompey and Alford will both be, I would expect, slotted into starting roles in Buffalo, while Smith and Fields rotate playing time.
There’s already a roster conundrum in Toronto involving Hernandez. Given the way he’s been hitting, how do you send him down? But when Kendrys Morales and Josh Donaldson come off the disabled list, there might not be a spot for him on the roster. But then if you send Hernandez down, how do you find time for him, Pompey, Alford, Smith, and Fields?
it’s insane the amount of depth Toronto has right now in the outfield right around the Major League level. It’s certainly a good problem to have.