Jays sign Loewen to minor-league contract
New York Mets' Adam Loewen smiles as he takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout on Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Published Monday, January 14, 2013 3:36PM EST
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Canadian outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
The native of Surrey, B.C., spent most of last season with the New York Mets organization, posting a .227 average with eight home runs and 26 RBIs with triple-A Buffalo.
Loewen spent the 2009-11 seasons in the Blue Jays organization after converting to a position player from a pitcher. In 2011 with triple-A Las Vegas, the left-handed hitter batted .306 with 67 extra base hits.