Blue Jays sign LHP Buddy Boshers to MiLB contract

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 07: Buddy Boshers #62 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of the game on August 7, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 07: Buddy Boshers #62 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of the game on August 7, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays have signed former Los Angeles Angel Buddy Boshers to a minor-league contract. He will head to Triple-A Buffalo.

According to Keegan Matheson of Baseball Toronto, the Blue Jays have signed left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers to a minor-league contract. Boshers will report to Triple-A Buffalo, per Matheson.

Scott MacArthur of Sportsnet and Scott Mitchell of TSN were also among those to confirm the report, with Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 noting that Boshers will be going to Buffalo on Monday.

Boshers, 31, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2008 and made his debut for the club in 2013, appearing in 25 games that season and pitching to an ERA of 4.70 while striking out 13.

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After brief stints with the Colorado Rockies and Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League, the native of Huntsville, Alabama latched on with the Minnesota Twins, tossing 71.0 frames in 2016 and 2017 to an ERA of 4.56, striking out 65 and walking 17.

Recently, he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization. The Reds released him on March 28, and he proceeded to join the Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League, allowing a single hit and zero runs in 2.1 innings of work.

A lefty with the ability to throw more than one inning out of the pen, Boshers will likely serve as simple bullpen depth for the injured and tired Blue Jays bullpen.

In 544.0 minor-league innings, Boshers carries an ERA of 3.51, has racked up 554 strikeouts and has walked 221, saving 11 games and pitching to a record of 30-17 in 42 starts. Since 2008, he has finished 67 minor-league contests.

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He has pitched parts of six seasons in Triple-A, three seasons in Double-A, and two seasons at High-A. His most recent MiLB stint was with the Indianapolis Indians, the highest affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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