Choate agrees to minor league contract with Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Left-hander Randy Choate has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training.

If added to the 40-man roster under Friday's deal, he would get a $1 million salary while in the major leagues and $105,000 if assigned to the minors.

The 40-year-old reliever was 1-0 with a 3.95 ERA in 71 games over 27 1/3 innings last season for St. Louis. He has a 16-14 career record with a 3.90 in 672 relief appearances for the New York Yankees (2000-03), Arizona (2004-07), Tampa Bay (2009-10), Miami/Florida (2011-12), the Los Angeles Dodgers (2012) and the Cardinals (2013-15).

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