The 25-year-old Hutchison was competing for the final spot in Toronto's rotation during Spring Training, but that job ultimately went to Aaron Sanchez. Hutchison is still expected to play a big role this season, as he joins Gavin Floyd and Jesse Chavez as potential backup starters on the depth chart.
Hutchison went 13-5 with a 5.57 ERA last season. That cost him a realistic shot of winning a job this spring, but it seems like only a matter of time before Hutchison receives another opportunity at the big league level.
• Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was not available to pitch Tuesday night after he appeared in each of Toronto's first two games of the season. Osuna became the second reliever in franchise history to save the first two games of the year, joining Miguel Batista who did it in 2005.
"Back-to-back, this early, we'll back off him tonight," manager John Gibbons said prior to the game.
• When Michael Saunders hit a two-run homer during Toronto's 5-3 victory over the Rays on Monday night, he became the 11th Canadian player in franchise history to go deep wearing a Blue Jays uniform. The rest of the group includes Brett Lawrie, Matt Stairs, Russell Martin, Corey Koskie, Dave McKay, Dalton Pompey, Rob Ducey, Adam Loewen, Simon Pond and Paul Hodgson.