Jays re-sign Bautista, McGowan, Chavez, add Gathright

The Toronto Blue Jays re-signed three players from last season's roster and added Joey Gathright to their roster on Sunday.

Jose Bautista will be back for another season with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto signed the infielder-outfielder to a $2.4-million US, one-year deal Sunday. Bautista, 29, hit 13 home runs and 40 runs batted in for a .235 batting average last season.

The Jays also signed injured right-hander Dustin McGowan to a $500,000, one-year contract, along with outfielder Joey Gathright and catcher Raul Chavez, who were both given minor-league contracts.   

McGowan missed last season recovering from shoulder and knee surgery.

Gathright split his season with the Chicago Cubs and Boston, playing 37 games and recording a .267 average.

Chavez played 51 games with the Jays last season, driving in two home runs and 15 RBIs for a .258 average.