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Jays' Litsch elects free agency after refusing assignment

TSN.ca Staff

10/10/2012 4:43:03 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays and pitcher Jesse Litsch have parted ways.

On Wednesday, the club announced that the 27-year-old elected for free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment to the minor leagues.

Litsch, who missed the entire 2012 season with a shoulder infection, posted a 27-27 record with a 4.16 ERA in 88 games over five seasons with the Jays.