Trio of Blue Jays set to debut, while three others go on DL

RHPs Castro and Osuna and 2B Travis make roster; Saunders, Izturis and Stroman injured

Trio of Blue Jays set to debut, while three others go on DL

The Blue Jays made several moves Sunday to set their 25-man roster for Monday's season opener against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Outfielder Michael Saunders (left knee meniscus tear) and infielder Maicer Izturis (right groin strain) were placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. Right-hander Marcus Stroman, out for the year after having right knee surgery, was placed on the 60-day DL, while lefty Juan Oramas was designated for assignment.

That cleared the way for Toronto to select the contracts of right-handers Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna and second baseman Devon Travis. All three players are set to make their Major League debuts. Castro and Osuna are both 20 and have not pitched above Class A, while Travis, acquired from the Tigers in the offseason, is 24 and will be playing above Double-A for the first time.

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Toronto's Opening Day roster is as follows:

Pitchers (13): RHPs Castro, R.A. Dickey, Marco Estrada, Liam Hendriks, Drew Hutchison, Osuna, Todd Redmond, Aaron Sanchez; LHPs Mark Buehrle, Brett Cecil, Colt Hynes, Aaron Loup, Daniel Norris

Catchers (2): Russell Martin, Dioner Navarro

Infielders (7):  3B Josh Donaldson, DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion, SS Jose Reyes, 1B Justin Smoak, SS/3B Steve Tolleson, 2B Travis, 3B/1B Danny Valencia

Outfielders (3): RF Jose Bautista, LF Kevin Pillar, CF Dalton Pompey

Andrew Simon is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.