Blue Jays add Danner, Francis, Jimenez, Logue to 40-man roster; claim Anderson

Newly renovated batting cages at the Toronto Blue Jays' player development complex. (Toronto Blue Jays)

The Toronto Blue Jays have added pitchers Hagen Danner, Bowden Francis, Zach Logue and infielder Leo Jimenez to their 40-man roster.

Toronto also claimed right-hander Shaun Anderson off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Friday.

Danner was picked in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of Huntington Beach High School. He was initially a position player playing first base and catcher but was moved to the mound.

Francis was added to the roster in order to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. He was acquired by the Blue Jays along with Trevor Richards in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for Rowdy Tellez.

Logue made his debut in triple-A Buffalo this season pitching seven shutout innings allowing a walk while striking out eight. He was a ninth-round pick by the Blue Jays in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Jiminez was also eligible for the Rule 5 draft and signed with the Blue Jay in 2017 out of Panama. He hit .315 in single-A Dunedin giving him the 10th-best average by a Low-A player with at least 200 plate appearances in 2021.

Anderson appeared in 16 games with the Padres where he had an 8.49 ERA and recorded 19 strikeouts across 23.1 innings of work. He was a third-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2016.

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