Blue Jays release catcher A.J. Jimenez

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The Toronto Blue Jays have released catcher A.J. Jimenez.

Jimenez was designated for assignment on Feb. 9 to make room on the roster for new signing Joe Smith.

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 2008 MLB Draft, Jimenez has struggled with injury issues in his time win the Blue Jays system. The 26-year-old missed a month last season with the Buffalo Bisons, playing in just 67 games.

Jimenez is known as a strong defender but has struggled at the plate throughout his career. He slashed .241/.290/.377 with the Bisons in 2016.

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