Blue Jays agree to deal with Brian Moran, announce non-roster invites

Miami Marlins pitcher Brian Moran throws his first pitch in his major league debut in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays and relief pitcher Brian Moran agreed to a minor league deal on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Moran, 31, made his MLB debut last year — in his 10th professional season — with the Miami Marlins. The left-hander made 10 relief appearances, posting a 4.236 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

Toronto also announced its list of internal non-roster spring training invitees: pitchers Nate Pearson, Bryan Baker, Travis Bergen, Kirby Snead and Ty Tice; catchers Riley Adams and Alejandro Kirk; infielders Nash Knight, Kevin Smith and Logan Warmoth; outfielders Josh Palacios and Forrest Wall. These players are not yet on the team’s 40-man roster.

Of that group, Pearson (No. 1), Kirk (No. 12), Smith (No. 13) and Adams (No. 27) appear on MLB Pipeline’s latest top-30 Blue Jays prospect rankings.

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