Blue Jays reveal 2016 opening day roster

MLB insider Shi Davidi joins Barry Davis to break down the Blue Jays final opening day roster decisions.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Wednesday that Joe Biagini, Ryan Tepera, Arnold Leon and Ezequiel Carrera made their opening day roster. The team won’t be completely finalized until the Blue Jays determine whether Edwin Encarnacion can avoid the disabled list, as expected, but most questions have now been answered.

When the season begins against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, the Blue Jays are expected to have eight relievers and, until Marco Estrada returns, just four starting pitchers…

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Starting Lineup (9)
Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Russell Martin, C
Chris Colabello, 1B
Ryan Goins, 2B
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Michael Saunders, LF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Jose Bautista, RF

Bench (4)
Josh Thole, C
Darwin Barney, IF
Ezequiel Carrera, OF
Justin Smoak, 1B/DH

Starting Rotation (4)
Marcus Stroman, RHP
R.A. Dickey, RHP
Aaron Sanchez, RHP
J.A. Happ, LHP

Bullpen (8)
Roberto Osuna, RHP
Drew Storen, RHP
Brett Cecil, LHP
Gavin Floyd, RHP
Jesse Chavez, RHP
Ryan Tepera, RHP
Joe Biagini, RHP
Arnold Leon, RHP

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