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Blue Jays by the numbers: 2016 uniform number assignments

Josh Thole will get to keep his #22!
Josh Thole will get to keep his #22!
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The list of uniform numbers assigned to Blue Jays players for spring training has been published on The following list includes both players on the 40-man roster and non-roster invitees. The biggest surprise is that reliever Drew Storen will not get to take his familiar #22 from backup catcher Josh Thole and instead will be wearing #45. Also, with #66 assigned to rule 5 player Joe Biagini, it looks like Munenori Kawasaki is not coming back.

# Name Notes
2 Troy Tulowitzki
3 Ezequiel Carrera
6 Marcus Stroman
7 David Adams Has worn #39 and #45 in the past, #7 was worn by Jose Reyes and Ben Revere in 2015
8 A.J. Jimenez
10 Edwin Encarnacion
11 Kevin Pillar
13 Andy Burns Justin Smoak wore #13 after David Price's acquisition in 2015
14 Justin Smoak Smoak lent #14 to Price last season
15 Chris Colabello
17 Ryan Goins
18 Darwin Barney
19 Jose Bautista
20 Josh Donaldson
21 Michael Saunders
22 Josh Thole
23 Dalton Pompey Pompey wore #45 in 2014 and 2015. Danny Valencia and Matt Hague wore #30 last season.
24 Scott Diamond Diamond previously wore #58 with the Twins
25 Marco Estrada
27 Brett Cecil
28 Scott Copeland
29 Devon Travis
30 Jesse Chavez Chavez wore #30 with A's in 2015, wore #20 with Jays in 2012. Dioner Navarro had #30 in 2014-2015.
31 Brad Penny Penny has worn many numbers, but #31 for the longest. Liam Hendriks wore this number in 2015.
32 Matt Dominguez Dominguez had worn #30 since 2012. Daniel Norris and LaTroy Hawkins wore #32 in 2015.
33 J.A. Happ Happ wore #33 with the Mariners in 2015, but #32 with the Pirates. He wore #48 in his first stint with the Jays.
35 Casey Kotchman Kotchman has worn many numbers, but he has worn #35 the longest. Jeff Francis had this number in 2015.
36 Drew Hutchison
37 Pat McCoy In his 14-game stint with the Tigers in 2014, McCoy wore #63.
39 Ben Rowen Rowen wore #39 with the Rangers in 2014.
41 Aaron Sanchez
43 R.A. Dickey
44 Pat Venditte Venditte wore #29 as an Athletic.
45 Drew Storen Storen takes over Pompey's old number, wore #22 with the Nationals.
46 Humberto Quintero Quintero had also worn many different numbers, even #46 once previously with the Astros from 2006 to 2007. Matt Boyd wore #46 for the Jays last year.
47 Bo Schultz
48 Junior Lake Lake wore #21 with the Cubs but switched to #48 last year with the Orioles. In 2015 Phil Coke wore #48 in his brief stint here.
49 Wade LeBlanc LeBlanc previously donned #49 with the Padres between 2009 and 2011. Colt Hynes wore #49 in 2015.
50 Steve Delabar
51 Wil Browning Miguel Castro wore #51 in 2015.
52 Ryan Tepera
53 Blake McFarland
54 Roberto Osuna
55 Russell Martin
56 Roberto Hernandez Hernandez takes over Mark Buehrle's old #56, having worn it with the Astros last season.
57 Chad Girodo Felix Doubront and Mark Lowe both wore this number in 2015.
58 Jio Mier #58 was Todd Redmond's during his three seasons with the Blue Jays.
59 Jon Berti
62 Aaron Loup
64 Chad Jenkins
66 Joe Biagini Could Biagini getting #66 be a sign that Munenori Kawasaki is not returning?
67 Roemon Fields Andrew Albers was assigned #67 last season.
68 Arnold Leon Leon also wore #68 with the A's.
69 Dwight Smith Jr. Nice.
70 Conner Greene
71 Rowdy Tellez
72 Matt Dean
73 Danny Jansen
74 Taylor Cole
75 Anthony Alford
76 Derrick Chung
77 Brady Dragmire
78 Richard Urena

Much of the "notes" section was completed with the help of the uniform database at