The Blue Jays signed Alex Gonzalez
to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports
. The combination of Gonzalez and John McDonald
makes it hard to envision a deal with free agent Marco Scutaro
, though the club may still offer arbitration to obtain draft picks for the Type A free agent.
Gonzalez, 32, hit .238/.279/.355 for the Reds and Red Sox last year, but he played tremendous defense, as usual, according to UZR/150
. Longtime Blue Jays fans will experience deja vu next year - the other
Alex Gonzalez played short for the Jays from 1994-2001.