Blue Jays re-sign reliever Juan Perez to minor-league deal

The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted left-hander Juan Perez off the 40-man roster Tuesday and signed him to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season.

Pitcher taken off Toronto's 40-man roster

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Juan Perez has been re-signed by the team to a minor-league deal. Perez was 1-2 with a 3.69 earned-run average last season. (Jon Blacker/Canadian Press)

The Toronto Blue Jays outrightedleft-hander Juan Perez off the 40-man roster Tuesday and signed him to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season.

His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow.

Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training.

Perez has spent most of his pro career in the minor leagues. He has a 2-4 record and 4.25 ERA in 61 career major-league games.

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