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Former Blue Jays: Where are they now?

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

I thought we’d take a quick look at how some former Blue Jays are faring. This post will be for the former Jays on American League teams. We’ll look at the ones on National League teams later.

Let me know who I’ve missed.

Red Sox:

David Price: 2-4, 5.11 ERA in 7 starts.

Price was great for us, down the stretch in 2015, going 9-1 with a 2.30 ERA. A lot of us wanted the Jays to sign him that off season but the Red Sox offered him 7 years at more than $30 a year.


Adeiny Hechavarria: .271/.305/.344 with 2 home runs in 26 games.

A big signing for the Jays out of Cuba, his bat never came around and he was part of the huge trade with the Marlins that got us Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and others. His defense is still very good.

Rob Refsnyder: .192/.382/.308 in 13 games.

Rob was a Blue Jay for a few moments last year. He had a pretty rough time.


Danny Valencia: .212/.305/.423 in 19 games.

Valencia was a Blue Jay back in 2015 and 2016 until we traded him to the A’s for Liam Hendriks and Erik Kratz. He’s been playing in corner spots for the O’s.

Colby Rasmus: .095/.174/.143 in 8 games. He is currently on the DL with a hip flexor problem.

Colby’s been with the Astros, Rays and now the Orioles since leaving Toronto. He’s back after leaving the Rays for personal reasons last year.

Miguel Castro: 4.58 ERA in 19.2 innings. 8 walks and 16 RBI.

Miguel was our closer for a few minutes in April 2015, then Osuna got the job. Looks like he’s in middle relieve in Baltimore. 19.2 innings in 13 games.


Yan Gomes: .250/.329/.461 with 4 home runs in 21 games.

This is Yan’s 6th season in Cleveland, but it doesn’t seem that long.

Edwin Encarnacion: .209/.283/.452 with 9 home runs in 30 games.

Like usual, a slow start, but he’s getting going now.

Rajai Davis: .212/.263/.250 with 3 steals, 3 caught stealing.

Since his last year with the Jays, in 2014, Rajai has played for the Tigers, Cleveland, A’s, Red Sox and is now back with Cleveland. He’s 37 years old and I think nearing the end of the line.

Jeff Beliveau: 10.80 ERA in 3.1 innings.

He pitched 15.2 innings for us, last year, with 7.47 ERA (and when your ERA is a jet, you know things aren’t good).


Francisco Liriano: 3-1, 3.38 ERA in 5 starts. 29.1 innings, 20 hits, 3 homers, 14 walks and 21 strikeouts.

Seems like a lot of walks, but he’s doing pretty well. We traded him to the Astros for Norichika Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez.

Matt Boyd: 1-2. 2.48 ERA in 5 starts. 29 innings, 23 hits, 8 walks and 21 strikeouts.

He was part of the David Price trade. Looks like he’s figuring things out.

Daniel Norris: 0-2, 5.87 in 5 games, 2 starts. 15.1 innings, 16 hits, 9 walks and 18 strikeouts.

Also part of the Price trade. He’s on the DL at the moment “surgery to fix his groin”. You would think he’d have his vasectomy during the off season.

White Sox:

Danny Farquhar: I’m sure you know this but Farquhar is in hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He survived it, but it will be a long time before he pitches again, if he ever does.


Ryan Goins: .257/.297/.314 in 13 games.

On the list of well loved utility players there is he a three-way tie at the top of the list with Kawasaki and McDonald.


Jake Marisnick: .164/.176/.328 with 3 home runs in 27 games.

Poor guys missed out on the playoffs last year with an injury. He was a favorite prospect of mine, but his bat hasn’t come around. Part of the big trade with the Marlins.

Joe Smith: 9.64 ERA in 11 games. 9.1 innings, 12 hits, 2 homers, 4 walks and 10 strikeouts.

He was traded to Cleveland last year for Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor.


Franklin Barreto: Playing in Triple A with the Nashville Sounds. .290/.375/.532 with 3 homers.

Part of the Josh Donaldson trade. He was up with the A’s but didn’t get an at bat.

Kendall Graveman: 0-5, 8.89 ERA in 6 starts. 28.1 innings, 41 hits, 7 homers 11 walks and 23 k.

He’s been optioned to AAA. Also part of the Donaldson trade.

Brett Anderson: 1 start, 6.1 innings, 2 earned, 1 homer, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.

He was just called up for a start May 2. Brett made 7 starts for us last year.

Liam Hendriks: 9.00 ERA in 6 games. 3 innings, 7 hits, 3 earned, 1 homer, 3 walks and 1 strikeout.

We traded him to Oakland for Jesse Chavez. Chavez didn’t work out for us. Hendriks is into his third season with the A’s. He has a 4.10 ERA in 129 games.


Jesse Chavez: 6.00 ERA, in 9 games. In 18 innings he’s allowed 25 hits, 5 home runs, 5 walks and 19 strikeouts.

Chavez has been a Jays twice, back in 2011 and then again in 2016. In 2016 we traded him to the Dodgers for Mike Bolsinger, that trade didn’t go well for either team.