Blue Jays make first round of spring cuts

Blue Jays make first round of spring cuts

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays made their first round of cuts on Sunday morning by sending left-hander Jayson Aquino and catcher Derrick Chung to Minor League camp.

Aquino made one appearance in the Grapefruit League before he was optioned to the Minors. He allowed two runs on two hits and didn't record an out in his lone appearance. The 22-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rockies during the offseason and likely will begin the year at Double-A New Hampshire.

Chung split last season between Class A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire. He combined to hit .281 with a .696 OPS in 349 at-bats.

The native of California likely will begin the year in New Hampshire with A.J. Jimenez slotted to begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo. Josh Thole also could begin the year in Buffalo unless the Blue Jays find a taker for Dioner Navarro.

Toronto currently has 65 players remaining in camp, which includes 32 pitchers, six catchers, 18 infielders and nine outfielders.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.