Rotowire: Dec 19 / 10:29a ET
News: Albers signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.
Impact: After spending the previous season in South Korea, Albers will return to his native Canada in an attempt to work his way back to the big leagues. He captured some attention for his work with the Twins in the 2013 season, during which he compiled a 4.05 ERA over 10 second-half starts. He'll provide the team with some organizational starting depth at the Triple-A level, and could be called upon to make a few spot starts with the Blue Jays in 2015.