Blue Jays sign Choate

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed LHP Randy Choate to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.
Choate, 40, appeared in 71 games for the Cardinals last season, posting a 3.95 ERA over 27.1 innings. A 15-year veteran, the San Antonio, Texas native owns a 16-14 record with a 3.90 ERA in 672 games, all out of the bullpen. His 672 games are the 6th most among active pitchers since his debut in 2000.