The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Jose Tabata, per a report from FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Details have yet to be confirmed by the team.
Tabata, 28, was traded to the Dodgers halfway through the 2015 season for the Pirates’ Mike Morse. Neither outfielder performed spectacularly for their new teams, and Tabata floundered through two short-lived stints in Triple-A Oklahoma before getting released by the club last June. From there, he signed on with the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, batting a cool .244/.340/.333 with six extra bases during the latter half of their 2016 run.
Heyman adds that the outfielder has a major league invite, though he looks very unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster out of spring training.