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.