Blue Jays signed RHP Victor Zambrano to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Zambrano found a team that could have a rotation spot for him, but he didn't get the major league contract he desired. Zambrano hopes to be able to open the year as a starter despite undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. The Jays are probably better off with John Thomson as their fifth starter if he's healthy, but the added depth is nice. Shaun Marcum, Casey Janssen and Josh Towers have seen their chances of beginning the year in the majors diminsh.