Blue Jays Sign Miguel Batista

The Blue Jays have signed Miguel Batista to a minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).  The Rockies released the 42-year-old prior to Opening Day.

The right-hander hooked on with Colorado in January on a minor league deal but couldn't break camp.  In 52 2/3 innings with the Braves and Mets last season, Batista posted a 4.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 5.2 BB/9, and a 46.2 percent ground-ball rate.

Batista has appeared with eleven different Major League clubs over parts of 18 seasons and has a 4.48 career ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.


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