Blue Jays Sign Franklin Morales

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Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays have signed southpaw Franklin Morales to a one-year $2 million dollar nonguaranteed contract that also contains incentives the team has announced. Morales had been in camp with the Milwaukee Brewers, but was released earlier this week when the team opted to keep left-hander Chris Capuano instead.

Morales has pitched for the Red Sox, Rockies, and in 2015, he worked out of the World Series Champion Royals pen. He was 4-2 with an ERA of 3.18 in 67 games for the Royals. He allowed 8.4, 2.0 walks, and fanned 5.9 hitters per nine innings of work. His presence gives the Blue Jays an effective veteran southpaw to work out of the bullpen.