The Blue Jays are signing reliever Vinny Nittoli to a minor league contract, studies Robert Murray of FanSided (Twitter link). The 31-year-old just lately opted out of the same association with the division-rival Yankees.
A former 25h-round decide, Nittoli has spent the majority of his profession within the Mariners group. He reached the massive leagues with Seattle final 12 months, getting the briefest cup of espresso with one inning of reduction in his solely look. The M’s outrighted him off their 40-man roster and later launched him, and he caught on with the Twins for the stretch run. That settlement with Minnesota didn’t lead to an enormous league look, and Nittoli returned to the open market as a minor league free agent, the place he caught on with New York.
Assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the whole thing of the 2022 marketing campaign, the right-hander labored 36 2/3 innings throughout 22 appearances. He posted a 3.44 ERA, punching out a powerful 29.9% of batters confronted towards a effective 8.8% stroll charge. He’ll add some non-roster depth behind a Toronto reduction corps that ranks twenty first in MLB with a 4.11 ERA.