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Pitcher Justin Germano joins Jays on minor league deal

The Toronto Blue Jays on Friday announced the signing of pitcher Justin Germano to a one-year minor league contract with an invite to 2013 spring training.

Right-handed starter went 2-10 with 6.20 ERA in 13 games with Cubs, Red Sox in 2012

This past season, Justin Germano posted a 2-10 record and 6.20 earned-run average over 12 starts with the Cubs and one relief appearance for the Red Sox. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

His 2012 pitching performance certainly won’t be confused with that of aces Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez or Kyle Lohse.

But Justin Germano has found a fan early in the major league free-agent season in the Toronto Blue Jays, who announced the signing of the former Chicago Cubs right-hander to a minor league contract Friday.

The 30-year-old also received an invited to Jays’ spring training in late February.

Germano posted a 2-10 record and 6.20 earned-run average over 12 starts with the Cubs and one relief appearance for Boston this past season.

In 93 career games in the majors including 48 starts, he is 10-30 with a 5.27 ERA.

Germano also has pitched for San Diego, Cincinnati and Cleveland.