If the Blue Jays’ disappointing record continues to reside south of the break-even border in July, the window of this current, aging Jays roster to compete may be deemed closed in the minds of the front office. And if president Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins are then looking to reload at the MLB level, the best trade chip they have is third baseman Josh Donaldson, a free-agent after 2018.

The news keeps going from bad to worse for a team that can’t hit with runners in scoring position, that is insisting — at least in their minds — they will overcome a dismal 2-10 start because it’s early, and that has a closer, Roberto Osuna, still seemingly recovering from a bad neck after blowing his only save opportunity since returning to the active roster. That last observation is not as much a condemnation of the 22-year-old Osuna as it is the fact the Jays have only led two games in late innings out of the 12 they have played.

How ominous has the situation become?

Consider that annual MVP candidate Donaldson is on the DL, suffering through a thrice-injured right calf since the start of spring.

Consider right-hander Aaron Sanchez finally turned himself in to trainers and revealed a blister issue has been worse than he had let on.