Blue Jays Sign Justin Germano

The Blue Jays announced that they have signed right-hander Justin Germano to a minor league contract.  The deal comes with an invitation to major league spring training next year.

Germano elected free agency from the Cubs in late October after being outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.  The 30-year-old had a a 6.75 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in twelve starts and one relief appearance for the Cubs in 2012.  Prior to that, Germano was with the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate where he posted a 2.40 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9.


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22 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Justin Germano"


2 years 9 months ago

Let me guess. He throws hard.

$5427573
2 years 9 months ago

Are they going to switch him to relief and see how it goes?

BaseballWizard
2 years 9 months ago

I’m surprised that AA didn’t sign Germano to a Major League deal so that he could DFA him next week.

joeblowto
2 years 9 months ago

Jays are looking for AAA filler. Cupboard is bare at the high minor league level.

greatgame
2 years 9 months ago

How would a minor league contract like this be structured? Pay? Incentives?

Dirty jay
2 years 9 months ago

I think how it works, is that he gets paid whatever the minor league salary is, and if he plays in the mlb then he salary goes up to the mlb min wage for those games. He could also have some incentive, that if he makes the team out of st then he gets double the mlb min wage or something similar. I think that’s how vizquel’s worked.

Runtime
2 years 9 months ago

Most likely going to replace Aaron Laffey.

johnsmith4
2 years 9 months ago

Germano should legally change his name to Aaron Laffey to help Blue Jays fans understand the signing.

Joeypower
2 years 9 months ago

AAA roster boys!!

George Vander Buist
2 years 9 months ago

Gonna be some great games in Buffalo this year

Joe Turner
2 years 9 months ago

Only 2 hours from Toronto, and they have one of the best stadiums in AAA.

Sdarrens
2 years 9 months ago

well the Blue Jays need to go after Tori Hunter, Shane Victorino, Kevin Youkils for infield outfieldDH help and then look to signing Edwin Jackson, Dan Haren or Joe Saunders for pitching help. Other players they should consider are Xavier Nady, Jason Bay, Nate McLouth for OF off the bench help

jaysfordays14
2 years 9 months ago

Xavier Nady? Did our bat boy file for free agency too?

Sdarrens
2 years 9 months ago

Funny guy. Like I said he along with the other 2 would be good off the bench. Maybe they could replace Davis and Sierra.

jaysfordays14
2 years 9 months ago

Those 3 are huge question marks, not to mention aging veterans that have their best days behind them. Sierra, on the other hands, did a solid job as a rookie last year, and given that his ceiling is limited to a backup role, I don’t see why the Jays shouldn’t roll with him this season.

Joe Turner
2 years 9 months ago

I will renounce by Blue Jays fandom if they ever signed Kevin Youkilis. Also, the suggestion that the Jays will sign 4-5 high profile free agents is ludicrous. I’d be surprised if any team did that.

2 years 9 months ago

Whats the point?

horseiv
2 years 9 months ago

It is because we have no AAA pitchers just A, A+, AA so we need some depth for development of our use. This is def a one more year strategy. Doesn’t seem like we are interested again in this hole contending thing

2 years 9 months ago

Well, hope he likes Buffalo, either way.

johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

He likes traveling. Has been all over the place. opted out of Pawtucket MiLB deal, Then Epstein picked him up and was awful.

The perfect description of AAAA retread.

Joe Turner
2 years 9 months ago

Who doesn’t?

michael hughes
2 years 9 months ago

He really has been all over the place. He even went to Japan, came back, went to Korea, came back, and now he’s going all over America. He’s still making a bunch of money compared to most people though, so keep on truckin’, I guess.