Jays re­port­edly sign re­liever How­ell

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

The Toronto Blue Jays have re­port­edly landed free-agent left-handed re­liever J.P. How­ell. Mul­ti­ple re­ports Tues­day said the Blue Jays had signed How­ell to a one-year agree­ment pend­ing phys­i­cal. The team had not con­firmed the deal. How­ell, who is fa­mil­iar with the Amer­i­can League East af­ter spend­ing six years with Tampa Bay, pitched the last four sea­sons with the Los An­ge­les Dodgers. He was 1-1 with a 4.09 earned-run av­er­age through 64 games (50 2/3 in­nings) with L.A. in 2016, walk­ing 15 bat­ters while strik­ing out 44.

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