Report: Kacy Clemens among minor-leaguers released by Blue Jays

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First-baseman Kacy Clemens, the son of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens, was among the minor-league players cut by the Blue Jays last week, according to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America.

Clemens, 25, began the 2019 season in double-A New Hampshire but was demoted to single-A+ Dunedin in May and finished the season there. He hit .191/.283/.310 in 434 plate appearances last season with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs.

On May 30, Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reported that the Blue Jays had released 29 minor-league players as the fate of the minor-league season hangs in the balance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cooper reported the names of 26 players:

1B: Christian Williams, Jake Brodt, Kacy Clemens, Pedro Hurtado

3B: Jesus Navarro, Jose Zepeda

SS: Gustavo Gutierrez

C: Francisco Ruiz, Junior Ramos

OF: D.J. Daniels, Yeison Jimenez, Aldo Ovando, Hunter Steinmetz

LHP: Juan Diaz, Junior A. Guzman, Warnel Valdez,

RHP: Brayan Aquino, Joneivy Polonia, Jorman Gonzalez, Juan Acosta, Juan Martinez, Miguel Olivo, Ronald Govea, Santos Moreno, Turner Larkins, Yunior Hinojosa

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