The Toronto Blue Jays have reached a verbal agreement on a minor-league deal with veteran right-hander Tomo Ohka, a source has told Sportsnet.
The 37-year-old is a knuckleballer now and rejoins the club in a depth move. He may end up starting the season with double-A New Hampshire.
Ohka hasn’t pitched in the big-leagues since 2009 when he went 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA in 18 games with Cleveland.
The native of Kyoto, Japan made 10 starts for the Blue Jays in 2007, going 2-5 with a 5.79 ERA.