Toronto sends down backstop Ochinko, outfielder Dickerson

Toronto sends down backstop Ochinko, outfielder Dickerson

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays reassigned catcher Sean Ochinko and outfielder Chris Dickerson to Minor League camp on Sunday in the latest round of cuts.

Toronto has 43 players remaining in the Major League portion of Spring Training. That number includes 21 pitchers, three catchers, 12 infielders and seven outfielders.

Ochinko's departure had been a foregone conclusion for quite some time. He's behind Russell Martin, Dioner Navarro, Josh Thole and prospect A.J. Jimenez on the club's depth chart behind the plate.

The 27-year-old Ochinko split last year between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. He hit .213 with a .613 OPS during an injury shortened season.

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.