BLUE JAYS SIGN TWO

By on January 6, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ONTARIO

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

        The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed RHP OCTAVIO DOTEL to a US $3 million contract for 2011, with a club option of US $3.5 million for 2012. RHP CHAD CORDERO has agreed to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

        DOTEL, 37, spent last season with Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado, posting a 3-4 record with a 4.08 ERA ands 22 saves. The Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic native held opponents to a .218 average while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings over the course of 2010. The right-hander has appeared in 630 games (34 starts), over a 12-year career, pitching for 10 different clubs, amassing a 49-43 record with a 3.75 ERA and 105 saves. His .205 opponent’s average as a reliever is the 7th best mark in the majors since he entered the league in 1999, among active pitchers.

        CORDERO, 28, appeared in nine games for Seattle last season, posting a 0-1 record with a 6.52 ERA. In seven seasons for Montreal, Washington, and Seattle, the Upland, California native has recorded a 20-15 mark with a 2.89 ERA and 128 saves, including a career high 47 saves in 2005 for Washington.

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