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Toronto Blue Jays Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Graterol was optioned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Graterol has only accumulated 14 major-league at-bats and holds a career slash line of .270/.320/.335 across all minor league levels. Barring an injury to Russell Martin or Jarod Saltalamacchia, the 28-year-old will spend the year in Triple-A as organizational depth.
News: Leone was optioned to minor-league camp on Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Leone put together a nice spring as he was vying for a spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen, posting a 3.09 ERA with a 15:4 K:BB across 11.2 innings. The 25-year-old has struggled since he enjoyed success as a rookie with the Mariners in 2014. Leone will head to Triple-A Buffalo and try to work himself into a middle-relief option.
News: Schultz (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday and will miss the entire 2017 season, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Impact: Early indications were that Schultz was just undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, but the right-hander opted to go with the Tommy John procedure after ligament damage was detected. With Schultz facing a 12-to-18 month timeline for his recovery, he'll end up having missed much of the past two seasons due to injury, after hip surgery last offseason sidelined him until late June. Given the health questions surrounding Schultz along with the fact that he'll be 32 years old when next spring rolls around, it wouldn't be surprised if he was non-tendered next fall.
News: Perez was released by the Indians on Wednesday.
Impact: The 32-year-old southpaw has not pitched in an affiliated game since 2015 and does not figure to reach the majors again in his career.