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Notes on 2015 Blue Jays Spring Training Uniform Numbers

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Since the end of January, there have been a few changes to the Blue Jays' player numbers assignment, according to a very low-resolution photo posted by BlueJays.com's Gregor Chisholm. Since the Jays don't place players' surnames on the spring training jersey, study this chart well if you plan to catch some spring games this year.

Notes
  • What numbers will Danny Valencia and Chris Colabello be truly wearing? We won't know for sure until they report. The Blue Jays' website back at the end of January listed them both as wearing #15. Then I got an email from the Jays' PR department saying that the website was in error and that Valencia is going to wear #15 with Colabello wearing #23. Right now, on BlueJays.com's roster page (as of the time of publishing at least), Valencia is listed as #15 and Colabello isn't even listed as an non-roster invitee (NRI). However, Chisholm's tweet shows that Colabello is indeed invited to spring training, but he is shown wearing #15 while Valencia is listed as #23! Madness!
  • Ricky Romero's old #24 is now unassigned again. NRI Jake Fox was assigned that number and has since been shifted to Dustin McGowan's old #29 (update: it looks like McGowan will be signing with the Dodgers). Romero is still rehabbing his knee, so he will be reporting to minor league camp (his knee worked pretty well last night).
  • The newly acquired Chris Dickerson takes over #33 from Andy Dirks, who will also be rehabbing in minor league camp.
  • Devon Travis cedes his #9 to Ramon Santiago (veteran's privilege) in favour of #77.
  • Jayson Aquino, who was acquired in a trade for Tyler Ybarra (update: his daughter is doing well), slots in at #78. If he wears that number in the regular season, he would have the second-highest uniform number of any Blue Jays player. The highest was #88, worn by Rene Gonzales (Gonzales' favourite number was 8 but took #88 after joining the Orioles, probably because he didn't want to be beaten up by Cal Ripken).
Sortable Spring Training Uniform Numbers

# Player List
1 Jonathan Diaz NRI
2 Luis Rivera Coach
3 Ezequiel Carrera NRI
4 Kyle Drabek 40-Man
5 John Gibbons Manager
6 Marcus Stroman 40-Man
7 Jose Reyes 40-Man
8 A.J. Jimenez 40-Man
9 Ramon Santiago NRI
10 Edwin Encarnacion 40-Man
11 Kevin Pillar 40-Man
12 RETIRED Retired
13 Maicer Izturis 40-Man
14 Justin Smoak 40-Man
15? Chris Colabello NRI
16 DeMarlo Hale Coach
17 Ryan Goins 40-Man
18 Steve Tolleson 40-Man
19 Jose Bautista 40-Man
20 Josh Donaldson 40-Man
21 Michael Saunders 40-Man
22 Josh Thole 40-Man
23? Danny Valencia 40-Man
24 UNASSIGNED Available
25 Marco Estrada 40-Man
26 Brook Jacoby Coach
27 Brett Cecil 40-Man
28 Matt Hague 40-Man
29 Jake Fox NRI
30 Dioner Navarro 40-Man
31 Liam Hendriks 40-Man
32 Daniel Norris 40-Man
33 Chris Dickerson NRI
34 Tim Leiper Coach
35 Jeff Francis NRI
36 Drew Hutchison 40-Man
37 Daric Barton NRI
38 Dane Johnson Coach
39 Caleb Gindl NRI
40 Pete Walker Coach
41 Aaron Sanchez 40-Man
42 RETIRED Retired
43 R.A. Dickey 40-Man
44 Cory Burns NRI
45 Dalton Pompey 40-Man
46 Wilton Lopez NRI
47 Bo Schultz 40-Man
48 Greg Burke NRI
49 Colt Hynes 40-Man
50 Steve Delabar 40-Man
51 Juan Pablo Oramas 40-Man
52 Ryan Tepera 40-Man
53 Gregory Infante NRI
54 Scott Copeland NRI
55 Russell Martin 40-Man
56 Mark Buehrle 40-Man
57 Preston Guilmet 40-Man
58 Todd Redmond 40-Man
59 Rob Rasmussen 40-Man
60 Eric Owens Coach
61 Alex Andreopoulos Coach
62 Aaron Loup 40-Man
63 Scott Barnes 40-Man
64 Chad Jenkins 40-Man
65 Jesus Figueroa Coach
66 Munenori Kawasaki NRI
67 Andrew Albers NRI
68 Derrick Chung NRI
69 Sean Ochinko NRI
70 Jack Murphy NRI
71 Miguel Castro NRI
72 Roberto Osuna NRI
73 Mitch Nay NRI
74 Dwight Smith Jr. NRI
75 Anthony Alford NRI
76 Matt West 40-Man
77 Devon Travis NRI
78 Jayson Aquino 40-Man