Blue Jays sign Ortiz, Langerhans to minor-league contracts
- Updated: December 18, 2012
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Ramón Ortiz to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, reports Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
Ramon Ortiz, who went 13-6 with a 3.45 ERA last season for the Yankees’ Triple-A team, has signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays.
Ortiz, 39, was 13-6 with a 3.45 ERA with K/9 5.5 and BB/9 2.0 in 169 1/3 innings in Triple-A for the New York Yankees last season. The right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2011 for the Chicago Cubs. He has a career record of 86-84 with a career ERA of 4.86.
- The Blue Jays have also signed outfielder Ryan Langerhans to a minor-league contract, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. The deal includes an invite to MLB Spring Training.
Langerhans, 32, hit a .250/.369/.446 batting line with 11 home runs and 54 RBI’s in 401 plate appearances in Triple-A last season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Langerhans is a career .226/.332/.372 hitter in 1461 career plate appearances.
- Toronto agreed to signed infielder Lance Zawadzki to a minor-league contract, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.