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The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have agreed to terms with RHP MICHAEL BROADWAY, SS JONATHAN DIAZ and RHP MARCUS WALDEN on 2014 minor league contracts, all with an invitation to attend Major League spring training.

Broadway, 26, split time between Harrisburg (AA) and Syracuse (AAA) in the Washington system, going 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and six saves in 30 relief outings. The 6-5, 215 lb. right-hander was originally a 4th round selection by Atlanta in 2005 and has recorded a 28-24 record with a 4.36 ERA over nine minor league seasons.

Diaz, 28, returns to the Blue Jays organization after spending 2013 in the Red Sox system. The 5-9, 165 lb. infielder spent the majority of the season with Pawtucket (AAA), however did make his Major League debut last season, appearing five games for the Red Sox, going 0-4 with two runs scored. Diaz was selected in the 12th round by the Blue Jays in 2006 and remained with the club through 2012 appearing in 708 games over those seven seasons.

Walden, 25, returns for a 7th season as a Blue Jay, having been selected in the 9th round by Toronto in 2007. The minor league free agent pitched for New Hampshire in 2012 (AA) posting a 6-14 record with a 3.71 ERA in 26 starts. The right-hander is 32-32 with a 3.65 ERA over his six minor league seasons.

 

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