A Brief History of Blue Jays Catchers of the Future

A.J. Jimenez was unceremoniously released this week. The reaction among some Blue Jays fans on Twitter, noticeably our own Gideon Turk, was mostly “so goes another Toronto Catcher of the Future” (henceforth abbreviated as TCF) and while it might be a stretch to even say that Jiminez was ever the TCF at all, it does provide an opportunity to look back over the storied history...
Via BP Toronto
3 days ago

Blue Jays Designate A.J. Jimenez, Announce Joe Smith Signing

The Blue Jays have announced that catcher A.J. Jimenez was designated for assignment. His roster spot was needed for the previously reported signing of righty Joe Smith, whose deal was also announced. Jimenez, 26, has taken an odd career route to date. He has remained in the Toronto organization for all of his nine professional seasons, but hasn’t yet cracked the majors. Most recently...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago

A.J. Jimenez Added to 40-man Roster

Have the Jays already chosen their backup catcher? No, probably not. But they’ve definitely added to the list of contenders: #BlueJays announce they've selected the contract of C A.J. Jimenez, adding him to the 40-man roster. #MLB — Scott MacArthur (@ScottyMacThinks) November 8, 2016 Jimenez is an interesting player. Once thought to be “the catcher of the future,” (how...
Via BP Toronto
November 08, 2016

Tribe Hackathon aims to enhance park experience

Even from the back of the room, the celebratory shouts could be heard. AJ Jimenez nearly knocked off his Indians baseball cap as he unleashed an emphatic fist pump. His teammates, Chad Milburn and Tim Zeller, followed him up to the front to collect their prize, with a fourth, Chris Jungjohann, unable to attend.
May 23, 2016

Blue Jays claim C/1B Montero off waivers from Mariners

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays made the move Monday. Catcher A.J. Jimenez was designated for assignment. The 26-year-old Montero hit .223 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 38 games for Seattle last season. Once a top prospect in the majors with the Yankees, he is a...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Drew Hutchinson nailed in head by own catcher’s throw (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchinson was drilled in the head by a baseball on Sunday. Surprisingly, the ball did not come off an opponent’s bat. Blue Jays catcher A.J. Jimenez was attempting to throw out a base stealer when the throw sailed a bit low on him and nailed Hutchinson in the back of his head. The ball ricocheted off toward third base. Hutchinson appeared to avoid...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Drew Hutchison gets nailed in the head on throw to second

On Sunday, we saw a rare incident in the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison was hit in the head by a throw from his own catcher, A.J. Jimenez, in an attempt to pick off a runner stealing second. As Jimenez got up to throw the ball to pick off Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller, Hutchison turned to watch the ball...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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