With the end of the minor league regular seasons and the arrival of September comes the expansion of the active roster limit to 40 and the call-up of rookies looking to make their major league debuts. Since the completion of their final game on Sunday, the Blue Jays made a number of moves that affected their 40-man roster. Gone are Matt Hague and Darin Mastroianni as George Kottaras, Dalton Pompey, Daniel Norris, John Mayberry Jr., and Kendall Graveman were added.
Those moves led to a big update to the Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map (click here for the permanent link), which is a graphical representation of how each member of the current 40-man roster arrived on the team.
Recent changes include:
- The addition of the MAYBERRY JR. Line, which runs to Pierre (John Mayberry Jr. was acquired in a trade for minor leaguer Gustavo Pierre).
- The addition of the NORRIS Line, which runs to Downs (Daniel Norris was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft with a pick that arrived from the Angels when they signed reliever Scott Downs as a free agnet in the 2010-2011 offseason).
- The addition of POMPEY, GRAVEMAN, and KOTTARAS.
- Removing the "red cross" from MORROW and adding it to LAWRIE.
Past versions of the route map can be found here:
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