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Blue Jays sign Canadian OF Loewen to minor-league contract

The Canadian Press

1/14/2013 2:26:23 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Canadian outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

The native of Surrey, B.C., spent most of last season with the New York Mets organization, posting a .227 average with eight home runs and 26 RBIs with triple-A Buffalo.

Loewen spent the 2009-11 seasons in the Blue Jays organization after converting to a position player from a pitcher. In 2011 with triple-A Las Vegas, the left-handed hitter batted .306 with 67 extra base hits.