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.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.