The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitchers Claudio Vargas, Richard Thompson and Juan Perez and infielders Eugenio Velez and Luis Jimenez to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Vargas spent last season with triple-A Nashville. He went 7-1 with a 3.69 earned-run average.
Thompson played for the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland in 2012, going 0-1 with a 15.43...
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December 11, 2012
Two players who very easily could have given up on their dream of making it to the major leagues were among the seven players called up to the big leagues by the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. Seattle promoted seven players, all off the roster of Class AAA Tacoma. Five of them -- first baseman Mike Carp, outfielder Casper Wells, infielder Alex Liddi, reliever Shawn Kelley and starter...
Next up on in our the MWaH/LAAI Top 30 Angels Prospect countdown is the possible third baseman of the future for the Angels, Luis Jimenez, that is assuming his free-swinging ways don't hold him back.
Luis JimenezPosition: 3B Level: Double-ABats: Rightt Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 205 lbs.Age: 23 Born: January 18, 1988
2011 Season Stats (AA): 490 AB, .290...