Blue Jays agree to minor-league deal with Ohka

Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos discusses his reason for signing veteran pitcher Tomo Ohka, who’s now developed a knuckleball, also Shi Davidi discusses possible bigger picture reasons for this pecular move.

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.

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