The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed RHP RAMON ORTIZ and OF RYAN LANGERHANS to minor league contracts for 2013 with invites to attend Major League spring training.
ORTIZ, 39, spent the 2012 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International League (AAA) in the New York Yankees organization. The right-hander posted a 13-6 record with a 3.45 ERA in 27 starts. In 11 Major League seasons with Anaheim, Cincinnati, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs he has recorded an 86-84 record with a 4.93 ERA in 296 games (214 starts).
LANGERHANS, 32, spent most of 2012 with Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) in the Angels organization, posting a .250 average with 11 home runs and 54 RBI. The left-handed hitter has appeared in 593 Major League games for Atlanta, Oakland, Washington, Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels, batting .226 with 33 home runs and 125 RBI.