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Gavin Floyd signs with the Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays have re-signed righty reliever Gavin Floyd to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He was with the Jays last year too, but was shut down last June with a sprained shoulder capsule.

Floyd pitched in 28 games out of the pen last year after being converted to the role in 2015. He had his moment, posting an ERA+ of 10 and a WHIP of 1.00. If he can show that he’s healthy he stands a good shot of making Toronto’s bullpen as a long man.

It feels like eons ago that he was a 17-game winner with the White Sox, but he’s just 33.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.