TORONTO (WKBW) — The Toronto Blue Jays made some moves on Monday to bolster its minor league affiliates, including the Buffalo Bisons.
The Blue Jays signed five players including a member of the Bisons' 2019 roster, a former Bison, and a World Series champion.
Catcher Patrick Cantwell who played 22 games last season for the Bisons will participate in his fourth season within the Blue Jays organization.
Cantwell received the ‘Fremo’ Vallone Community Service Award, which recognizes players who help out the Western New York community.
Infielder Ruben Tejada, who played for the Buffalo Bisons from 2010 to 2012 joins the Blue Jays organization, after playing six games for the New York Mets in 2019.
Former World Series champion infielder Joe Panik joins the Blue Jays organization, after playing in 142 games in 2019 with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.
Panik won the World Series with the Giants in 2014, was named an all-star in 2015, and won a Gold Glove in 2016.
Relief pitcher Ryan Dull returns to the Blue Jays organization after he was claimed off waivers by the club in September 2019.
Another catcher joins the Blue Jays organization, as Caleb Joseph rounds out Monday's signings.
Joseph played in 38 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2019.