Jimenez was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The Blue Jays needed to add some catching depth behind Russell Martin with Dioner Navarro and Josh Thole presumably leaving in free agency. Jimenez, 26, has hit just .245/.292/.355 in parts of four seasons at the Triple-A level. He has never hit more than five home runs in a season.
Jimenez cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports. Jimenez was designated for assignment Monday, making room for Jesus Montero on the 40-man roster. Jimenez hasn't shown much offensive potential in the upper levels of the minors, and he's yet to make a big-league appearance.
Jimenez was designated for assignment Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. After three straight seasons struggling at the Triple-A level, the Blue Jays decided to kick the backstop off the 40-man roster in order to make room for the newly-acquired Jesus Montero. He's out of options, so he'll have to clear waivers in order to stay in the organization, although there's a good chance that he'll go unclaimed given his poor history at the plate.
Blue Jays catcher prospect A.J. Jimenez is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left wrist and could miss the remainder of the season, according to Sportsnet.ca. Jimenez has struggled with injuries since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012. "His ability is good," Blue Jays assistant general manager Tony LaCava, who oversees the minor-league system, said. "You just wish he could get reps and stay on the field." Jimenez, who is lauded for his defense, is batting .194 with one triple, seven doubles and nine RBI in 28 games between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015.
The Blue Jays reassigned A.J. Jimenez and Cory Burns down to minor-league camp, according to Sportsnet.ca. Jimenez was held without a hit in six spring at-bats. Burns allowed two runs over 3 2/3 innings in Grapefruit League play.