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Blue Jays ink outfielder Ricardo Nanita to minor league deal

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The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Ricardo Nanita to a minor league deal including an invitation to 2014 Spring Training, the organization confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

Nanita, 32, has spent the past four years with the Blue Jays organization but has yet to make his Major League debut. He owns a .296 batting average in his career in 3,742 at bats.

He was promoted to the Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons in 2013 batting .261 with 11 doubles, and 14 RBI.

He is an experienced outfielder and has spent time as a first baseman and DH during his 11-year minor league career.

Most recently, he belted a solo home run on March 1, 2013, helping the Blue Jays defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 in Spring Training action.

Nanita [L/L], a Dominican Republic native, was named MILB.COM All-Star in 2012 and received Pacific Coast Player of the Week honours on August 20, 2012.

He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 14th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. This will be Nanita’s fifth year with the Blue Jays organization and 12th season overall.


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