Blue Jays sign Mathis to one-year deal

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed catcher Jeff Mathis (US $1,500,000) to a one-year contract for the 2012 season, thus avoiding arbitration.

This brings the total number of players unsigned and eligible for arbitration to six (RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Brandon Morrow, RHP Carlos Villanueva, 2B Kelly Johnson, OF Colby Rasmus and OF Ben Francisco).