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Jays Notes: Miller, Redding, Murphy, Concepcion, Figueroa

Here’s a roundup of some obscure Jays-related tidbits this morning, including some minor league signing news:

  • The Chicago Cubs have signed reliever Trever Miller, according to the Chicago Tribune. Miller was one of the relievers that was thrown into the package of players that the Jays received along with Colby Rasmus in July.
  • Last week, the Blue Jays signed a pair of pitchers to minor league deals, right-hander Tim Redding and left-hander Bill Murphy, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy via MLB Trade Rumors. Redding last pitched in the Majors in 2009 and has spent almost all of his career in the National League. Murphy, on the other hand, returns to the Blue Jays organization after playing in Japan for two years. He was part of the Jays organization from 2008-09.
  • According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com via MLBTR, the Blue Jays are one of many teams eyeing international free agent pitcher Gerardo Concepcion. Click the link on Concepcion’s name to learn a bit more about him.
  • According to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas via Twitter and MLBTR, the Jays are close to signing 37-year-old right-handed pitcher Nelson Figueroa. Figueroa appeared in 29 innings for the Astros this season, and allowed two hits in eight shutout innings in his only Dominican Winter League start.
  • Right-handed reliever Chad Gaudin signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins earlier this month. Gaudin made six starts for the Las Vegas 51s in 2011 after being acquired from the Washington Nationals.

-JM

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