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Blue Jays outright P Juan Perez off 40-man roster

The Canadian Press

11/5/2013 3:40:41 PM

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted left-hander Juan Perez off the 40-man roster Tuesday and signed him to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season.

His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow.

Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training.

Perez has spent most of his pro career in the minor leagues. He has a 2-4 record and 4.25 ERA in 61 career major-league games.