Blue Jays finalize Opening Day 26-man roster by placing Hyun Jin Ryu and Mitch White on the 15-day Injured List

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Cam Lewis
1 year ago
The Toronto Blue Jays made their Opening Day roster for the 2023 season official on Thursday morning.
Here are the 26 players that’ll be kicking things off in St. Louis… 
  • Starting Pitchers (5): Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassitt, Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi
  • Relief Pitchers (8): Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Erik Swanson, Anthony Bass, Yimi Garcia, Adam Cimber, Trevor Richards, Zach Pop
  • Catchers (2): Alejandro Kirk, Danny Jansen
  • Infielders (7): Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Matt Chapman, Brandon Belt, Santiago Espinal, Cavan Biggio, Whit Merrifield
  • Outfielders (4): Kevin Kiermaier, George Springer, Daulton Varsho, Nathan Lukes
Headed to the 15-day Injured List, as expected, are pitchers Hyun Jin Ryu and Mitch White.
Ryu had season-ending Tommy John surgery last year and isn’t expected to join the team until well into the summer. The Blue Jays could eventually move him to the 60-day Injured List in order to open up another spot on the 40-man roster but there are some tricky specifics when it comes to the Blue Jays getting insurance money for his injury that could be in play here.
White suffered a right shoulder impingement during the off-season and didn’t make any appearances during spring training. There isn’t a specific timetable for when White is expected to join the team, but he’ll likely slot in as the Blue Jays’ long reliever and No. 6 starter once he does. It’s also worth noting that White is out of options and can’t be assigned to Triple-A without going through waivers.


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