Colt Hynes, a left-handed reliever who pitched in five games for the Blue Jays last year, has agreed to sign a minor-league deal with Toronto, an industry source told Sportsnet.
Hynes made the Blue Jays’ opening day roster in 2015, but was sent to triple-A after allowing eight hits in three innings pitched. The 30-year-old bounced back in the minor leagues, finishing the season with a 3.47 ERA, 38 strikeouts and 18 walks in 46.2 innings between double-A New Hampshire and triple-A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays claimed Hynes from the Los Angeles Dodgers in August of 2014 and designated him for assignment the following September. He made his MLB debut with the 2013 Padres six years after being selected in the 31st round of the amateur draft.
The Blue Jays have signed a wide array of pitchers to minor-league deals, including David Aardsma, Scott Diamond, Roberto Hernandez, Wade LeBlanc and Brad Penny.
The Blue Jays also outrighted Chad Jenkins to triple-A Buffalo, according to their website. The right-hander had been designated for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Gavin Floyd.