ARLINGTON -- The Blue Jays are going to make a couple of minor changes to their 25-man roster before the American League Division Series rematch against the Rangers gets underway Thursday afternoon.
Toronto has yet to officially announce its roster for the ALDS, but it's expected to look very similar to the one used in the AL Wild Card Game. The lone exception likely comes in the form of needing to add starters J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez to the active roster before Game 1 (4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT on TBS in the United States and in English on Sportsnet and in French on TVA in Canada).
"We have to make two adjustments," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday afternoon. "[General manager] Ross [Atkins] is on his way down so we're going to finalize some things ... Two on, two off. No additional moves."
Neither Happ nor Sanchez were on the roster for the AL Wild Card Game because they were not available to pitch after starting over the weekend in Boston. Happ is scheduled to pitch Game 2, while Sanchez will get the ball in Game 3.
Toronto has to officially announce its roster by 10 a.m. ET on Thursday..
Martin in the clear
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin injured his left pinky finger during the celebration of Toronto's victory in the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. He suffered a minor cut that required stitches, but he's not expected to miss any time.
The 33-year-old likely caught a break with the cut taking place on his left hand instead of his right. If it had been his right hand, Martin likely would have experienced issues gripping the ball, but on his glove hand the expectation is that he will be able to bandage and protect the area enough to avoid any setbacks.
"He just got a couple of stitches in his finger in that celebration," Gibbons said. "Celebrations and brawls haven't been too good for us. We're all right in games, games we're doing OK. ... He has a couple of stitches in there, but he's a hockey kid, man. He would have gone back out there to play."
This marks the sixth consecutive year for Martin in the postseason. He's a .199/.318/.319 hitter in 49 career playoff games.
Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.