The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday.
Santiago, 35, should compete for a job as a utility infielder with Toronto. He can play shortstop, second base and third. Other players in the mix for a similar role include Maicer Izturis, Steve Tolleson, Ryan Goins and Munenori Kawasaki.
Santiago played 75 games for the Reds in 2014, producing a .246/.343/.324 slash line with eight doubles and two home runs. A right-handed hitter, Santiago has a lifetime .243 average over 13 seasons with the Reds, Tigers and Mariners.
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