I have no idea why he’s wearing a jersey with a name that starts with “M” on it in this photo day picture from Spring Training, but that most definitely is Josh Roenicke, who is now a member of the Colorado Rockies system, according to MLB Trade Rumors.
In and of itself, that’s not exactly the most interesting news you’ll have heard today– Roenicke is an almost-29-year-old reliever in Triple-A with an ERA over 6 and a WHIP of 1.79 in an organization with more right-handed relievers than it knows what to do with.
The major thing about it, of course, is that this is the corresponding move to the call-up of Brett Lawrie, who the Jays needed to make room for on the 40-man before he could join the club.
Nothing official on Lawrie has been confirmed yet, but… the Jays really don’t need to. It’s happening. Like… nowish.