Vet­eran righty So­ri­ano joins Jays’ staff

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - BASEBALL -

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays added more depth to their pitch­ing staff Sun­day, sign­ing vet­eran right-han­der Rafael So­ri­ano to a mi­nor league con­tract with an in­vite to ma­jor league spring train­ing.

The 36-year-old So­ri­ano signed with the Chicago Cubs last June and ap­peared in six games dur­ing the 2015 sea­son.

He has posted 40 -plus saves on three oc­ca­sions, in­clud­ing a league­lead­ing 45 for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010.

So­ri­ano has a 24-28 record with a 2.89 earned-run av­er­age and 207 saves for six dif­fer­ent clubs — Seat­tle, At­lanta, Tampa Bay, the New York Yan­kees, Wash­ing­ton and Cincin­nati.

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