Blue Jays sign three to Minors deals with invites

Blue Jays sign three to Minors deals with invites

The Blue Jays signed three players -- right-handed pitcher Wilton Lopez, outfielder Caleb Gindl and infielder Jake Fox -- to Minor League contracts Friday, with each receiving invites to Major League Spring Training.

Fox, 32, spent parts of four seasons in the Majors from 2007-11 with the Cubs, A's and Orioles. His best season came in 2009 with Chicago, where he played in 82 games and hit .259/.311/.468 with 11 homers and 44 RBIs.

Gindi was a fifth-round selection of Milwaukee's in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. The 26-year-old made his big league debut with the Brewers in 2013 and appeared in 65 games over the last two years.

Lopez, 31, is joining his fifth Major League organization. He's pitched in 292 games in the Majors, primarily as a reliever, with the Astros and Rockies over the last six years. He made just four appearances for Colorado in 2014. 

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.