Jays reportedly sign reliever Howell
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.