The Blue Jays announced Monday that they’re re-signed righty Luis Santos to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training.
The 26-year-old Santos (27 in February) made his Major League debut with the Jays back in September and tossed 16 2/3 innings of relief down the stretch. In that brief time, he posted a 2.70 ERA with a 16-to-4 K/BB ratio and a 33.3 percent ground-ball rate. He was also tagged for four home runs.
Santos spent most of the 2017 season as a starter for Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, working to a 4.07 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and a 36.5 percent ground-ball rate. He totaled 108 1/3 innings in the minors over the life of 21 starts and three relief appearances before making his late-season debut. The Jays outrighted Santos off the 40-man roster a month ago, allowing to become a free agent in the process, but he’ll return for another crack at forcing his way onto the big league roster in some capacity.