Jose Molina signs with Blue Jays

Updated: February 19, 2010, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Catcher Jose Molina has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Molina has a major league deal for $400,000, and if he's on the Opening Day roster he would be guaranteed $1 million: an $800,000 salary this year plus a $1.2 million club option for 2011 with a $200,000 buyout.

The 34-year-old spent the last two seasons with the New York Yankees and hit .217 last year with four doubles, one homer and 11 RBIs. He has a .235 average in 10 major league seasons with 20 homers and 136 RBIs, also playing for the Chicago Cubs (1999) and Angels (2001-2007).

Toronto placed right-hander Jesse Litsch on the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster.


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